Category : Technology & Engineering
Editor : Elsevier
ISBN : 9781483279770
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
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Introduction to Laboratory Animal Science and Technology discusses the principles involved in the healthy maintenance of animals in the laboratory or animal house. This book is divided into eight six units of study of the physical requirements of animals, physiological data, and techniques of husbandry, followed by summary data capsules and recommended further reading. After an overview of the laboratory animals, this book goes on dealing with various aspects of animal care, including their accommodation, health care routine, and animal health and hygiene. The next chapters examine the components of animal diet, the biological aspects of animal reproduction, breeding and heredity. The final chapter emphasizes the legal requirements concerning anesthesia, laboratory procedures, and the issue of euthanasia. This book will prove useful to laboratory technicians, students, students, researchers, and the general public who are concerned for animals and their use in laboratory work.

Category : Nature
Editor :
ISBN : WISC:89070897442
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Language : en
Views : 744
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For freshman-level courses in Introductory Animal Science. This highly acclaimed, best-selling introduction to animal science explores the depth and breadth of both the livestock and poultry industries. It provides a sound overview of the biological principles of animal science (e.g. reproduction, genetics, nutrition, consumer products, etc.), and offers comprehensive coverage of the practical areas of breeding, feeding, and management of major farm animal species.

Category : Nature
Editor : Pearson College Division
ISBN : WISC:89070905013
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Language : en
Views : 578
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This textbook concentrates mainly on the science involved in the raising of production animals, rather than the art of animal husbandry, which must involve thousands of hours of working directly with livestock for mastery. Fourteen chapters cover introductory animal reproduction, genetics, nutrition, breeds, animal health, and general management of various common livestock species. Coverage includes traditional large industries such as dairy cow, goat, beef, sheep, swine, poultry, and equine, and other less common species such as rabbit, camel, and ostrich. The included CD-ROM features study guide software with chapter summaries, vocabulary practice, and self- tests. Shapiro teaches preveterinary science at Los Angeles Pierce College and was a dairy farmer for nearly 20 years. Annotation copyrighted by Book News Inc., Portland, OR

Category : Nature
Editor : John Wiley & Sons Incorporated
ISBN : WISC:89065100836
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Language : en
Views : 736
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A comprehensive and balanced overview of animal agriculture in contemporary society! It develops the principles of animal biology as a science within the context of life-cycle production of animals for economic and biologic efficiency. Individual chapters describe and analyze particular animal industries such as dairy cattle, poultry, aquatic animals, etc. The book also discusses a wide variety of animal products.

Category : Science
Editor : National Academies Press
ISBN : 9780309316477
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
Views : 436
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By 2050 the world's population is projected to grow by one-third, reaching between 9 and 10 billion. With globalization and expected growth in global affluence, a substantial increase in per capita meat, dairy, and fish consumption is also anticipated. The demand for calories from animal products will nearly double, highlighting the critical importance of the world's animal agriculture system. Meeting the nutritional needs of this population and its demand for animal products will require a significant investment of resources as well as policy changes that are supportive of agricultural production. Ensuring sustainable agricultural growth will be essential to addressing this global challenge to food security. Critical Role of Animal Science Research in Food Security and Sustainability identifies areas of research and development, technology, and resource needs for research in the field of animal agriculture, both nationally and internationally. This report assesses the global demand for products of animal origin in 2050 within the framework of ensuring global food security; evaluates how climate change and natural resource constraints may impact the ability to meet future global demand for animal products in sustainable production systems; and identifies factors that may impact the ability of the United States to meet demand for animal products, including the need for trained human capital, product safety and quality, and effective communication and adoption of new knowledge, information, and technologies. The agricultural sector worldwide faces numerous daunting challenges that will require innovations, new technologies, and new ways of approaching agriculture if the food, feed, and fiber needs of the global population are to be met. The recommendations of Critical Role of Animal Science Research in Food Security and Sustainability will inform a new roadmap for animal science research to meet the challenges of sustainable animal production in the 21st century.

Category : Animal industry
Editor :
ISBN : CORNELL:31924002895294
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Language : en
Views : 490
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Basic principles: The effect of climate; Maintenance of health; Nutrition; Breeding; Husbandry: Cattle; Dairy cattle; Beef cattle; Buffalo; Sheep; Goats; Pigs;Camels; Poultry; Animal products; Milk and milk products; The preparation of meat and carcase by products; Appendices; The african nomad; Marking livestock for identification; Head-yoke for single draft-ox; Index.

Category : Technology & Engineering
Editor : Academic Press
ISBN : 9780128170533
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Language : en
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Animal Agriculture: Sustainability, Challenges and Innovations discusses the land-based production of high-quality protein by livestock and poultry and how it plays an important role in improving human nutrition, growth and health. With exponential growth of the global population and marked rises in meat consumption per capita, demands for animal-source protein are expected to increase 72% between 2013 and 2050. This raises concerns about the sustainability and environmental impacts of animal agriculture. An attractive solution to meeting increasing needs for animal products and mitigating undesirable effects of agricultural practices is to enhance the efficiency of animal growth, reproduction, and lactation. Currently, there is no resource that offers specific knowledge of both animal science and technology, including biotechnology for the sustainability of animal agriculture for the expanding global demand of food in the face of diminishing resources. This book fills that gap, giving readers all the necessary information on important issues facing modern animal agriculture, namely its sustainability, challenges and innovative solutions. Integrates new knowledge in animal breeding, biotechnology, nutrition, reproduction and management Addresses the urgent issue of sustainability in modern animal agriculture Provides practical solutions on how to solve the current and future problems that face animal agriculture worldwide

Category : Medical
Editor : Oxford University Press
ISBN : 9780192508393
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Language : en
Views : 144
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Every year billions of animals, from housecats to racehorses to pythons, are treated by veterinarians. The use of veterinary science to treat the health of animals has a long history; for the past five centuries it has developed as our understanding of animals' fundamental biology, pathology, and pharmacology has grown. Rapid global changes expected in the twenty-first century will require the profession to respond proactively, embracing new challenges and opportunities. James Yeates, Chief Veterinary Officer of the RSPCA, introduces the field of veterinary science, covering the history of its scientific and clinical aspects from early practices to recent challenges such as the outbreak of BSE and antibiotic resistance, and considering the differences between human medicine and veterinary medicine. Analysing the key roles played by diagnosis, treatment, and prevention with regard to the health of farm animals and pets, he relates this to wider aspects concerning public health, such as zoonoses (diseases that jump from animals to humans). Yeates also covers recent 'One Health' approaches involving the health of both humans and animals, seen as synergistic, and discusses the challenges for the future of veterinary medicine, including the ethical dilemmas in balancing the interests of owners and animals when they do not coincide. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

Category : Medical
Editor : Wiley-Blackwell
ISBN : 0632055944
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Language : en
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The first edition of this book was published in 1988, entitled Principles of Animal Technology I and edited by P J Kelly, K G Millican and Pamela J Organ. This edition has been revised and enlarged to include developments in the subject that have occurred in the last 12 years. It is well illustrated and many of the pictures are in colour. The Animals (Scientific Procedures) Act 1986 is covered in some detail as this impinges on all aspects of the care and use of animals in scientific procedures. Legal responsibilities of people working in this area are clearly described. Other topics covered include Animal Health, Housing and Environment, Routine Care, Feeding and Watering, Breeding and Development, Handling and Identification. Basic concepts of health and safety of staff are also introduced. The text has been specifically prepared for technicians beginning careers in Animal Technology and closely follows the syllabuses for the IAT Certificate examination and the animal technology unit of the BTEC First Certificate in Science (Animal Technology). It should also be of interest to any person starting work in establishments designated under the Animals (Scientific Procedures) Act 1986.

Category : Medical
Editor : John Wiley & Sons
ISBN : 9781118697580
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
Views : 328
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The concepts of veterinary genetics are crucial to understanding and controlling many diseases and disorders in animals. They are also crucial to enhancing animal production. Accessible and clearly presented, Introduction to Veterinary Genetics provides a succinct introduction to the aspects of genetics relevant to animal diseases and production. Now in its third edition, this is the only introductory level textbook on genetics that has been written specifically for veterinary and animal science students. Coverage includes: basic genetics, molecular biology, genomics, cytogenetics, immunogenetics, population genetics, quantitative genetics, biotechnology, and the use of molecular tools in the control of inherited disorders. This book describes in detail how genetics is being applied to artificial selection in animal production. It also covers the conservation of genetic diversity in both domesticated and wild animals. New for the Third Edition: End-of-chapter summaries provide quick recaps. Covers new topics: epigenetics, genomics and bioinformatics. Thoroughly revised according to recent advances in genetics. Introduction to Veterinary Genetics is still the only introductory genetics textbook for students of veterinary and animal science and will continue to be an indispensable reference tool for veterinary students and practitioners alike.