Handbook of Livestock Management

ISBN-10: 0131189336

ISBN-13: 9780131189331

Edition: 4th 2007 (Revised)

Authors: Richard A. Battaglia

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Discusses a wide range of species and topics, showing step-by-step how to perform the skills and techniques essential for those in animal management. Taking a hands-on approach, it reflects the authorrsquo;s authoritative experience and emphasizes how to maintain and maximize an animalrsquo;s well-being and productivity. Over 800 illustrations, external parts and skeletal drawings, and new photographs offer readers a close look at each species and each livestock management technique. Features chapters on beef cattle, dairy cattle, swine, horses, sheep, goats, poultry, livestock restraint and herd health.nbsp;Covers all aspects of each species from breeding and conception through their complete lifecycle.nbsp;Recommends techniques that are best for both the livestock manager and the animal. Provides cautionary notes at appropriate danger points with each step-by-step procedure. Follows a predictable format that includes an introduction to each technique, lists of necessary equipment, a discussion of required restraint, cautionary notes at appropriate danger points, a description of the normal recovery sequence, and a discussion of postprocedural management.nbsp;nbsp;Excellent for those involved in livestock management.
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Book details

List price: $163.20
Edition: 4th
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication date: 7/21/2006
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 656
Size: 8.50" wide x 11.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 3.652
Language: English

Preface
Acknowledgments
About the Author
Livestock Restraint Techniques
Introduction
Types of Restraint
Working with Rope
Cattle Restraint
Swine Restraint
Horse Restraint
Sheep Restraint
Goat Restraint
Beef Cattle Management Techniques
Introduction
Identification
Orphan Calf Care
Milking
Implanting
Pasture Breeding
Sorting
Castration
Weighing
Weaning
Branding
Clipping
Body Condition Scoring
Beef Quality Assurance
Cattle Management Techniques
Introduction
Approaching, Catching, and Haltering
Training (Breaking) to Lead
Washing
Moving Cattle
Loading and Transporting
Heat Detection
Artificial Insemination
Estrus Synchronization
Pregnancy Examination
Normal Calving
Abnormal (Assisted) Calving
Neonatal Care
Stomach Tubing
Treatment of Bloat
Dehorning
Bolusing and Drenching
Control of Internal Parasites
Control of External Parasites
Treatment of Ringworm
Treatment of Pinkeye
Hoof Trimming
Control of Foot Rot
Dairy Cattle Management Techniques
Introduction
Identification
Natural Breeding
Dry Cow Care
Care of the Young Dairy Calf
Clipping
Training to Milk
Milking
Mastitis Treatment
Mastitis Prevention
Downer Cows
Euthanasia
Removal of Supernumerary Teats
Weaning and Training to Drink and Eat
Body Condition Scoring of Dairy Cows
Swine Management Techniques
Characteristics of Swine
Housing of Swine
Heat Detection: Test Mating
Diagnosis of Pregnancy
Farrowing
Navel Cord Care
Clipping Needle Teeth
Tail Docking
Iron Injections
Ear Notching
Ear Tagging
Branding
Tattooing
Castration
Washing Swine and Equipment
Ringing
Removal of Tusks from Boars
Cooling Swine
Internal and External Parasite Control
Training, Grooming, and Exhibiting Swine
Weighing Pigs
Moving or Transporting Pigs on the Farm
Transporting Pigs off the Farm
Backfat and Loin Muscle Determinations
Artificial Insemination in Swine
Assuring Quality Pork
Horse Management Techniques
Introduction
Approaching, Catching, and Haltering
Leading
Tying
Grooming
Picking Up and Cleaning Feet
Thinning and Shortening Manes and Tails
Clipping
Bathing
Sheath and Genital Cleaning
Wrapping the Tail
Wrapping Legs
Trimming Hooves
Shoe Removal
Emergency Shoe Replacement
Aging Horses by Their Teeth
Tooth Care
Measuring Height
Identification
Taking the Horse's Temperature, Pulse, and Respiration
Passing the Stomach Tube
Saddling
Bridling
Cleaning and Preservation of Leather
Loading
Trailering (Hauling) Horses
Breeding Horses
Foaling
Resuscitating the Asphyxiated Foal
Care of the Newborn Foal
Castration
Parasite Control Program
Fly Control
Body Condition Scoring
Sheep Management Techniques
Introduction
Breeding
Diagnosis of Pregnancy
Lambing
Neonatal Care
Docking
Castration
Identification
Fostering Lambs
Weaning and Mastitis Control
Artificial Rearing
Worming to Control Internal Parasites
Control of External Parasites
Foot Trimming
Treatment of Foot Rot
Treatment of Bloat
Age Determination
Preparing for Sale or Exhibition
Catching, Handling, Moving, and Weighing
Shearing
Annual Management Calendar
Goat Management Techniques
Introduction
Catching, Handling, and Controlling Goats
Grooming and Clipping
Breeding
Kidding
Neonatal Care
Milking
Disbudding
Deodorizing
Castration
Identification
Dehorning
Foot Trimming
Treatment of Foot Rot
Wattle Removal
Age Determination
Maintaining Herd Health
Harnessing Your Goat
Packing Your Goat
Poultry Management Techniques
Introduction
Parts of the Fowl
Catching, Holding, and Carrying Poultry
Identification
Inspecting for Defects, Abnormalities, External Parasites, and Molt
Producing and Incubating Fertile Eggs
Brooding Chicks
Dubbing and Dewattling Chickens
Desnooding of Turkey Poults
Toe Clipping
Debeaking
Caponizing
Processing Poultry for Food
Processing Eggs for Food
Planning Poultry Health Programs
Animal Health Management
Introduction
Concepts of Health and Disease
Sanitation
Drugs
Administering Pharmaceuticals and Biologicals
The Vital Signs: Temperature, Pulse, and Respiration
Recognizing the Healthy Animal
Recognizing the Abnormal or Sick Animal
Management Aids for Protecting the Herd from Infections
Evaluating Herd Health
Wounds
First Aid Techniques
First Aid Kits and Medicine Chest
Commonly Used Veterinary Medical Abbreviations
Establishing and Managing the Herd Health Program
Appendices
External Parts of the Cow
Skeleton of the Cow
External Parts of the Pig
Skeleton of the Pig
External Parts of the Horse
Skeleton of the Horse
External Parts of the Sheep
Skeleton of the Sheep
External Parts of the Goat
Skeleton of the Goat
Parts of the Rooster and Hen
Skeleton of the Fowl
Parts of the Turkey Tom and Hen
Age-Weight Relationships for Domestic Livestock
Gestation and Incubation Table
Normal Range of Reproductive Behavior
Absorptive Capacities of Various Bedding Materials
Diseases of and Immunizing Agents for Domestic Livestock
Common Diseases of Domestic Livestock and Their Symptoms
Useful Abbreviations, Conversion Factors, and Mathematical Formulae
Nutrient Functions and Deficiency Symptoms
Male, Female, Castrate Livestock Terminology
Digestive System Sizes and Capacities
Glossary
Index
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