Growth of Farm Animals

ISBN-10: 1845935586
ISBN-13: 9781845935580
Edition: 3rd 2009
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Book details

List price: $49.95
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: CABI
Publication date: 7/25/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 368
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 2.442
Language: English

An understanding of the processes that change the shape and composition of farm animals is fundamental to all aspects of production. Updated to include new chapters on avian growth and global warming, and citing new research throughout, this comprehensive textbook provides key information on how animals grow and change in shape and composition, and the factors that affect these processes. Presented in a larger format with new photographs and focus boxes, this third edition continues to fill the important role of helping to understand how the basics of growth must be thoroughly understood if farm animals are to be used efficiently and humanely in producing food for mankind.

General Aspects of Growth
Cells
Principles of Cell Growth
Tissues: Basic Structure and Growth
Tissues: Growth and Structure Relative to Product Value for Human Consumption
Mammary Gland Growth and Product Yield
Hormonal Influences on Growth
Genetic Influences on Growth
The Immune System and Growth
Gametes, Fertilization and Embryonic Growth in Mammals
Prenatal and Postnatal Growth in Mammals
Growth of Avian Species
Efficiency and Growth
Compensatory Growth
Growth and Puberty in Breeding Animals
Measuring and Predicting Growth and Body Composition in the Live Animal
Measurements on the Carcass
'Growth Promoters', Performance Enhancers, Feed Additives and Alternative Approaches
The Future

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