Handbook of Livestock Management

Handbook of Livestock Management

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For courses in Animal Management.Written by expert animal agriculture producers for animal agriculture producers, this comprehensive text/reference describes in detail the skills and techniques needed by those who manage livestock-with a focus on maintaining and maximizing animal well-being and productivity. Hands-on in approach, it fills the gap between classroom and laboratory-showing step-by-step how to perform the various manipulative skills of the animal agriculturist in a real-world context. Unusually complete in coverage, it presents techniques and discussions for managing all species of animal agriculture including beef cattle, general cattle, sheep, goats, and poultry, from breeding and conception through their complete lifecycle.
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  • Hardback | 620 pages
  • 210.8 x 281.9 x 27.9mm | 1,519.55g
  • Pearson
  • United States
  • 3rd edition
  • 0130104914
  • 9780130104915

Table of contents

1. Livestock Restraint Techniques. Introduction. Types of Restraint. Working with Rope. Cattle Restraint. Swine Restraint. Horse Restraint. Sheep Restraint. Goat Restraint.2. Beef Cattle Management. Introduction. Identification. Orphan Calf Care. Milking. Implanting. Pasture Breeding. Sorting. Castration. Weighing. Weaning. Branding. Clipping. Body Condition Scoring. Beef Quality Assurance.3. Cattle Management. 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.4. Dairy Cattle Management. Introduction. Identification. Natural Breeding. Dry Cow Care. Care of the Young Dairy Calf. Clipping. Training to Milk. Milking. Mastitis Treatment. Downer Cows. Removal of Supernumeracy Teats. Weaning and Training to Drink and Eat. Body Condition Scoring of Dairy Cows.5. Swine Management. 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. Tatooing. 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.6. Horse Management. Introduction. Approaching, Catching, and Haltering. Leading. Tying. Grooming. Picking Up and Cleaning Feet. Thinning and Shortening Manes and Tails. Clipping. Bathing. Wrapping the Tail. Wrapping Legs. Trimming Hoofs. 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. Care of the Newborn Foal. Castration. Parasite Control Program.7. Sheep Management. 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 of Exhibition. Catching, Handling, Moving, and Weighing. Shearing.8. Goat Management. 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.9. Poultry Management. 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.10. 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.Appendix A. The Skeleton of the Cow. Appendix B. The Skeleton of the Pig. Appendix C. The Skeleton of the Horse. Appendix D. The Skeleton of the Sheep. Appendix E. The Skeleton of the Goat. Appendix F. The Skeleton of the Fowl. Appendix G. Age-Weight Relationships for Domestic Livestock. Appendix H. Gestation and Incubation Table. Appendix I. Normal Range of Reproductive Behavior. Appendix J. Absorptive Capacities of Various Bedding Materials. Appendix K. Diseases of and Immunizing Agents for Domestic Livestock. Appendix L. Common Diseases of Domestic Livestock and Their Symptoms. Appendix M. Some Useful Abbreviations, Conversion Factors, and Mathematical Formulas. Appendix N. Nutrients, Their Functions, and Deficiency Symptoms. Glossary. Index.
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About Richard A. Battaglia

RICHARD A. BATTAGLIA, Professor and Head of the Department of Animal and Veterinary Science, University of Idaho, Moscow.Dr. Battaglia was raised in a farm setting (mixed livestock and grain) near Belleville, Illinois. He graduated from Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, with a B.S. degree in Animal Industries in 1966. He received the M.S. degree in 1968 and Ph.D. in 1969, both from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University in Blacksburg, Virginia. He worked for two years as Animal Scientist (Reproductive Physiologist) at Oklahoma State University; three years as Animal Production Program and Horse Program Coordinator at the University of Minnesota Technical College for Agriculture in Waseca, Minnesota; ten years as an Animal Scientist and Horse Extension Specialist at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana; and eight years at South Dakota State University, where he served as Program Leader for Agriculture, Director of Cooperative Extension Service, Dean of the College of Agriculture and Biological Sciences, and Development Officer for the University Foundation. In 1991, he joined the College of Agriculture at the University of Idaho as Professor and Head of the Department of Animal and Veterinary Science. He is a member of the American Society of Animal Science, American Registry of Professional Animal Scientists, Equine Nutrition and Physiology Society, and the National Association of Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture.
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