Animal Health and Production Compendium

Animal Health and Production Compendium

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This book offers a full description of the product, sales copy, review quotes, table of contents, marketing information. It is the "Animal Health and Production Compendium", 2005 Edition and is available on CD-ROM and the Internet. "The Animal Health and Production Compendium" is a time-saving encyclopedic, interactive database that draws together scientific information on all aspects of animal health and production. It includes information on diseases, breeds, nutrition, husbandry and treatment of livestock and poultry. The "AHPC" is an excellent resource for veterinarians, researchers, the animal production, health and food industries information specialists, extension workers, lecturers, students, policy makers, quarantine specialists, farmers, and breeders. It is designed to help a wide variety of users. Save time, by providing instant access to vital information. Prevent, diagnose and treat diseases. Select breeds and choose animal husbandry techniques. Prepare lecture notes, reports, presentations, and extension literature. Compile maps, graphs and tables. Perform statistical analysis. Teach / train. Study. Advise others and carry out risk analysis.
The "AHPC" provides information on diseases. It gives detailed information about 300 diseases and disorders. Each disease has a datasheet covering epidemiology, geographic and host range, economic impacts, pathology, clinical signs, diagnosis, prevention, treatment, zoonoses and food safety issues The book offers up-to-date information on disease distribution, along with 20,000 disease names and synonyms. It lists unique international veterinary drugs, vaccines and pesticides database - compiled from 5 continents and gives details about breeds, nutrition and husbandry. It gives detailed information on over 300 livestock and poultry breeds. Each datasheet covers status, husbandry, geographic range, health, nutrition, performance, products, economics, genetics and reproduction of the breed. It offers information from FAO's Domestic Animal Diversity Information System (DAD-IS) populating over 1000 further livestock breed datasheet and also offers feed information detailing feed composition and nutrition requirements. It gives details about food-animal production.
It is a library of information on food-animal production topics (cattle, buffaloes, sheep, goats, pigs, poultry), including husbandry, housing, handling, identification, transport, behaviour, nutrition, genetics, reproduction, techniques, welfare, slaughter, meat, milk, eggs, products legislation The "AHPC" includes: over 2000 images to allow for easy identification and teaching; geographic information system software to display global and regional maps from underlying geographic databases; bibliographic database with over 85,000 records, all soft-linked from citations within the text; interactive glossary, with more than 70,000 definitions; an electronic library of specially commissioned and previously published information; and electronic notepads for keeping personal notes or sharing notes over a network. It is developed by an International Development Consortium. The "AHPC" is an initiative of over 20 partners in a global development Consortium, which includes technical institutions, development-assistance agencies and private-sector companies.
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Product details

  • CD-ROM
  • Wallingford, United Kingdom
  • English, French, Spanish
  • New edition
  • 2005th New edition
  • 0851990851
  • 9780851990859

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"An excellent 'one stop shop' research tool." Judith Wood, Librarian, Australian Pesticides & Veterinary Medicines Authority (APVMA), Australia "Excellent as an aide memoire and a first stop for reference." Veterinary Review, January 2003 "A wonderful and revolutionary innovation" John David Kabasa, Makerere University, Uganda "The AHPC is an electronic tool, with a user-friendly interface...removing the need to search separately through numerous sources." Appropriate Technology, Vol. 29, No. 3 "An excellent aid for the active researcher" JPC Greyling, University of the Free State, South Africa "The Compendium is attractive, the searches work fast, and, in terms of its remit - to educate in the areas of production and animal health - it works well." Animal Welfare, Vol. 12, February 2003"
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