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Modern livestock & poultry production

Author: James R Gillespie
Publisher: Clifton Park, NY : Thomson/Delmar Learning, ©2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 7th edView all editions and formats
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Based on the latest available research, this text gives a clear overview of the animal agriculture industry and provides the information necessary to pursue a career in this field. Topics covered  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: James R Gillespie
ISBN: 1401827373 9781401827373
OCLC Number: 51178345
Description: viii, 1023 pages : illustrations ; 29 cm
Contents: Sec. 1. The livestock industry --
Domestication and importance of livestock --
Career opportunities in animal science --
Safety in livestock production --
Livestock and the environment --
Sec. 2. Anatomy, physiology, feeding and nutrition --
Anatomy, physiology, and absorption of nutrients --
Feed nutrients --
Feed additives and hormone implants --
Balancing rations --
Sec. 3. Animal breeding --
Genetics of animal breeding --
Animal reproduction --
Biotechnology in livestock production --
Animal breeding systems --
Sec. 4. Beef cattle --
Breeds of beef cattle --
Selection and judging of beef --
Feeding and management of the cow-calf herd --
Feeding and management of feeder cattle --
Diseases and parasites of beef cattle --
Beef housing and equipment --
Marketing beef --
Sec. 5. Swine --
Breeds of swine --
Selection and judging of swine --
Feeding and management of swine --
Diseases and parasites of swine --
Swine housing and equipment --
Marketing swine --
Sec. 6. Sheep and goats --
Selection of sheep --
Feeding, management, and housing of sheep --
Selection, feeding, and management of goats --
Diseases and parasites of sheep and goats --
Marketing sheep, wool, goats, and mohair --
Sec. 7. Horses --
Selection of horses --
Feeding, management, housing and tack --
Diseases and parasites of horses --
Training and horsemanship --
Sec. 8. Poultry --
Selection of poultry --
Feeding, management, housing and equipment --
Diseases and parasites of poultry --
Marketing poultry and eggs --
Sec. 9. Dairy --
Breeds of dairy cattle --
Selecting and judging dairy cattle --
Feeding dairy cattle --
Management of the dairy herd --
Milking management --
Dairy herd heath --
Dairy housing and equipment --
Marketing milk --
Sec. 10. Rabbits --
Rabbit raising --
Sec. 11. Alternative animals --
Alternative animals.
Other Titles: Modern livestock and poultry production
Responsibility: James R. Gillespie.
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