Introduction to Animal Science : Global, Biological, Social, and Industry Perspectives
For courses in Introduction to Animal Science; Agriculture and Society; Social Issues in Agriculture.Unique in focus and cutting-edge in content, this lavishly illustrated introduction to animal science covers the full range of topics-traditional and non-traditional-that reflect the way agriculture is changing today, and that will prepare students for the modern agricultural workforce. It explores animal science from a variety of integrated perspectives-global, biological, species, industry, and society-by examining not only the topics traditionally covered at the introductory level (e.g., major species, nutrition, digestion, feeds, genetics, reproduction, disease, and animal behavior), but also by exploring the dynamic nature of animal science and the many ways in which it is a piece of a much larger whole of agriculture (e.g., vertical integration or industry structure) and agriculture within society (e.g., how animals fit into all of society and how animals contribute to the well-being of man from a worldwide perspective).
- Hardback | 812 pages
- 208.8 x 260.6 x 37.8mm | 1,741.81g
- 24 Mar 2004
- Pearson Education (US)
- United States
- 2nd edition
About W. Stephen Damron
W. Stephen Damron, Ph.D., is Professor of Animal Science at Oklahoma State University. His career as an educator has spanned nearly a quarter of a century and he is the recipient of eleven teaching awards, including the prestigious NACTA and Gamma Sigma Delta Distinguished Teaching awards. Dr. Damron is a member of boar the American Society of Anima! Science and the National Association of Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture,
Table of contents
I. THE PLACE OF ANIMALS AND ANIMAL SCIENCE IN THE LIVES OF HUMANS. 1. Introduction to the Animal Sciences. 2. The Value of Animals to Mankind. 3. Factors Affecting World Agricultural Structure. 4. Worldwide Systems of Agricultural Production. II. THE BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES OF ANIMAL SCIENCE. 5. Introduction to Nutrition. 6. The Gastrointestinal Tract and Nutrition. 7. Feedstuffs Classification. 8. Genetics. 9. Animal Breeding. 10. Biotechnology and Genetic Engineering. 11. Animal Reproduction. 12. Lactation. 13. Animal Behavior. 14. Animal Health. III. THE ANIMAL INDUSTRIES. 15. Vertical Integration Comparison: Beef, Pork, and Poultry. 16. Beef Cattle. 17. Dairy Cattle. 18. Poultry. 19. Swine. 20. Sheep and Goats. 21. Horses. 22. Aquaculture. 23. Pet and Companion Animals. 24. Lamoids. 25. Rabbits. IV. ANIMALS AND SOCIETY. 26. Careers and Career Preparation in the Animal Sciences. 27. Animals As Consumers of Grain: Asset or Liability? 28. Food Safety and Consumer Concerns. 29. Animal Welfare and Animal Rights. 30. Animals in Sustainable Agriculture. Glossary. Index.