Introduction to Animal Science

Introduction to Animal Science : Global, Biological, Social and Industry Perspectives

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For introductory courses in Animal Science.

Now in its Third Edition, Introduction to Animal Science: Global, Biological, Social and Industry Perspectives continues to present the most complete, up-to-date coverage of the traditional disciplines that are so essential to a soild foundation in Animal Science: nutrition, digestion, feeds, genetics, reproduction, disease, and animal behavior. Species-focused chapters include the major species (horse, dair cattle, beef cattle, sheep, goat, poultry, and swine) as well as the minor species (aquaculture, pets/companion animals, the lamoids, and rabbits).

In addition, however, the study of modern Animal Science also requires a comprehensive, non-traditional approach that effectively introduces the discipline as an ever-changing and integral part of every aspect of human existence. For this reason, author W. Stephen Damron not only presents thorough coverage of the major species and their respective concerns - he also challenges the reader to consider the many pressing interests relevant to Animal Science as it influences and is influenced by society today.
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  • Hardback | 848 pages
  • 205.7 x 256.5 x 30.5mm | 3,447.34g
  • Pearson
  • United States
  • English
  • 3rd edition
  • 0131189328
  • 9780131189324

Table of contents

PART I THE PLACE OF ANIMALS AND ANIMAL SCIENCE IN THE LIVES OF HUMANS

1. Introduction to Animal Science

2. The Value of Animals to Mankind

3. Factors Affecting World Agricultural Structure

4. Worldwide Systems of Agricultural Production

PART 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

PART III THE ANIMAL INDUSTRIES

15. Vertical Integration Comparison: Beef, Pork and Poultry

16. Beef Cattle

17. Dair Cattle

18. Poultry

19. Swine

20. Sheep and Goats

21. Horses

22. Aquaculture

23. Pet and Companion Animals

24. Lamoids

25. Rabbits

PART IV ANIMALS AND SOCIETY

26. Careers and Career Preparation in Animal Science

27. Animals as Consumers of Grain: Asset or Liability?

28. Food Safety and Consumer Concers

29. Animal Welfare and Animal Rights

30. Animals in Sustainable Agriculture
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