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Encyclopedia of animal science

Author: Wilson G Pond; Alan W Bell
Publisher: New York, NY : Marcel Dekker, ©2005.
Series: Informaworld.; Dekker.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Containing case studies that complement key material presented in the text, the vast range of this definitive Encyclopedia encompasses animal physiology; animal growth and development; animal behavior; animal reproduction and breeding; alternative approaches to animal maintenance; meat science and muscle biology; farmed animal welfare and bioethics; and food safety. (Midwest).
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Genre/Form: Encyclopedias
Encyclopedia
Encyclopédies
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Wilson G Pond; Alan W Bell
ISBN: 0824754964 9780824754969 0824754956 9780824754952 0824747968 9780824747961
OCLC Number: 57033325
Description: xxi, 926 pages : illustrations, map ; 29 cm
Contents: Adaptation and Stress: Animal State of Being 1 --
Adaptation and Stress: Neuroendocrine, Physiological, and Behavioral Responses 5 --
Amino Acids: Metabolism and Functions 9 --
Angora Goats: Production and Management 13 --
Animal Agriculture and Social Ethics for Animals 16 --
Animal By-Products: Biological and Industrial Products 19 --
Animal Handling-Behavior 22 --
Animal Health:Diagnostics 25 --
Animal Source Food: Nutritional Value 30 --
Animal Source Food: Quality and Safety-Meat and Poultry 33 --
Animal Source Food: Quality and Safety-Milk and Eggs 36 --
Antibiotics: Microbial Resistance 39 --
Antibiotics: Subtherapeutic Levels 42 --
Antimicrobial Use in Food Animals: Potential Alternatives 45 --
Aquaculture: Production, Processing, Marketing 48 --
Aquatic Animals: Fishes-Major 52 --
Aquatic Animals: Fishes-Minor 55 --
Beef: Carcass Composition and Quality 58 --
Beef Cattle Management: Crossbreeding 61 --
Beef Cattle Management: Extensive 65 --
Beef Cattle Management: Intensive 68 --
Beef Cattle: Behavior Management and Well-Being 71 --
Beef Cattle: Breeds and Genetics 74 --
Beef Cattle: Housing 77 --
Beef Cattle: Marketing 81 --
Beef Cattle: Nutritional Management 85 --
Beef Cattle: Reproduction Management 88 --
Behavior: Aberrant 91 --
Behavior: Feeding 94 --
Behavior: Maternal 97 --
Behavior: Reproductive 101 --
Beta Adrenergic Agonists 104 --
Bioavailability: Amino Acids 108 --
Bioavailability: Energy 111 --
Bioavailability: Fat-Soluble Vitamins 115 --
Bioavailability: Mineral Elements 117 --
Bioavailability: Water-Soluble Vitamins 120 --
Biodiversity: Germplasm Banks 124 --
Biodiversity: Grazing Management 127 --
Biotechnology: Artificial Insemination 130 --
Biotechnology: Cloning Animals 133 --
Biotechnology: Embryo Technology for Cattle 136 --
Biotechnology: Genetically Modified Feeds 139 --
Biotechnology: Sexing Sperm 143 --
Biotechnology: Stem Cell and Germ Cell Technology 146 --
Biotechnology: Transgenic Animals 149 --
Biotechnology: Xenotransplantation 152 --
Body Composition: Breed and Species Effects 155 --
Body Composition: Chemical Analysis 159 --
Body Composition: Genetic Influence 163 --
Body Composition: Indirect Measurement 166 --
Body Composition: Linear Dimensions 170 --
Body Composition: Nutritional Influence 174 --
Body Composition: Technical Options for Change 177 --
By-Product Feeds: Animal Origin 180 --
By-Product Feeds: Plant Origin 184 --
Camelids 187 --
Carcass Composition and Quality: Genetic Influence 191 --
Carcass Composition and Quality: Postmortem 195 --
Channel Catfish 198 --
Chickens: Behavior Management and Well-Being 202 --
Chickens: Broiler Housing 205 --
Chickens: Broiler Nutrition Management 208 --
Chickens: Broiler Reproduction Management 211 --
Chickens: Layer Health Management 215 --
Chickens: Layer Housing 219 --
Chickens: Layer Nutrition Management 222 --
Chickens: Layer Reproduction Management 225 --
Colostrum 229 --
Competition for Land Use: Agricultural/Urban Interface 232 --
Conjugated Linoleic Acid 235 --
Contributions to Society: Biomedical Research Models 239 --
Contributions to Society: Companions and Pleasure 242 --
Contributions to Society: Conversion of Feed to Food 245 --
Contributions to Society: Draft and Transport 248 --
Contributions to Society: Improved Animal Source Foods 251 --
Contributions to Society: Manure-Fertilizer/Fuel, Developed Countries 254 --
Contributions to Society: Slaughter By-Products 258 --
Dairy Cattle: Behavior Management and State of Being 261 --
Dairy Cattle: Breeding and Genetics 264 --
Dairy Cattle: Health Management 268 --
Dairy Cattle: Nutrition Management 272 --
Dairy Cattle: Reproduction Management 275 --
Deer and EIk 279 --
Digesta Processing and Fermentation 282 --
Digestion and Absorption of Nutrients 285 --
Disease Resistance: Genetics 288 --
Diseases: Metabolic Disorders of Ruminants 291 --
Domestication of Animals 294 --
Ducks: Health Management 297 --
Ducks: Nutrition Management 300 --
Ecology and Environment: Issues 303 --
Egg Products: Retail, Catering and Food Service Products 306 --
Eggs: Marketing 311 --
Eggs: Pricing 314 --
Eggs: Processing, Inspection, and Grading 317 --
Egg Products: Industrial Egg Products 320 --
Eggs: Shell Egg Products 325 --
Embryo Transfer in Farm Animals 329 --
Environment: Accommodations for Animals 332 --
Environment: Effects on Animal Health 335 --
Environmental Pollutants 338 --
Estrous Cycle: Cattle, Sheep, Goat 342 --
Estrous Cycle: Mare, Sow 345 --
Estrus Synchronization: Cattle 349 --
Estrus Synchronization: Horses, Pigs, Sheep, and Goats 353 --
Farm Animal Welfare: Philosophical Aspects 356 --
Feed Quality: External Flow Markers 359 --
Feed Quality: Natural Plant Markers-Alkanes 362 --
Feed Quality: Natural Plant Markers-Indigestible Fiber 365 --
Feed Supplements: Antibiotics 369 --
Feed Supplements: Crystalline Vitamins 372 --
Feed Supplements: Enzymes, Probiotics, Yeasts 376 --
Feed Supplements: Mineral Salts 379 --
Feed Toxicants 384 --
Feedstuffs: High-Energy Sources 387 --
Feedstuffs: Nonconventional Energy Sources 390 --
Feedstuffs: Protein Sources 393 --
Female Reproduction: Anatomy and Physiology 398 --
Female Reproduction: Endocrine System 404 --
Female Reproduction: Maternal-Fetal Relationship 408 --
Fertilization 411 --
Fiber-Producing Animals 414 --
Forages: Grasses 417 --
Forages: Legumes 421 --
Forages: Shrubs and Forbs 425 --
Fur and Mink 429 --
Future of Animal Agriculture: Demand for Animal Products 432 --
Future of Animal Agriculture: Market Strategies 436 --
Future of Animal Agriculture: Urban/Rural Agriculture Ecosystems 440 --
GI Tract: Anatomical and Functional Comparisons 445 --
GI Tract: Animal/Microbial Symbiosis 449 --
Geese 453 --
Gene Action, Types of 456 --
Gene Mapping 459 --
Genetics: Mendelian 463 --
Genetics: Molecular 466 --
Genomics 469 --
Goat Meat: Carcass Composition/Quality 472 --
Goat Milk: Composition, Characteristics 474 --
Goat Milk Products: Quality, Composition, Processing, Marketing 478 --
Goats: Behavior, Stress, and Management 482 --
Goats: Breeding and Genetics 486 --
Goats: Breeds 489 --
Goats: Health Management 492 --
Goats: Nutrition Management 496 --
Grazing Practices, Soil Conservation 499 --
Growth and Development: Avian Embryos 502 --
Growth and Development: Cell Differentiation 505 --
Growth and Development: Mammalian Fetus 510 --
Growth and Development: Postnatal 513 --
Hormones: Anabolic Agents 517 --
Hormones: Protein 520 --
Hormones: Steroid 523 --
Horse: Nutrition Management 528 --
Horses: Behavior Management and Well-Being 531 --
Horses: Breeds/Breeding/Genetics 534 --
Horses: Reproduction Management 536 --
Immune System: Nutrition Effects 541 --
Immune System: Stress Effects 544 --
Immunity: Acquired 548 --
Immunity: Innate 552 --
Implantation 555 --
International Animal Germplasm Exchange 559 --
Lactation, Land Mammals, Species Comparisons 562 --
Lactation, Marine Mammals, Species Comparisons 565 --
Lamb: Carcass Composition and Quality 568 --
Lamb: International Marketing 571 --
Lamb: U.S. Marketing 575 --
Lipids 578 --
Livestock Breeds 582 --
Lower Digestive Tract Microbiology 585 --
Male Reproduction: Physiological Comparisons 588 --
Mammals: Carnivores 591 --
Mammals: Nonruminant Herbivores 593 --
Mammals: Omnivores 597 --
Mammals: Ruminants 599 --
Mammary Glands: Developmental Changes 603 --
Mathematical Models: Metabolism 606 --
Mathematical Models: Population Dynamics 609 --
Mathematical Models: Production Systems 612 --
Mating Systems 615 --
Meat Quality in Carcasses: Visual Appraisal 619 --
Meat Quality in Cattle: Live Evaluation 622 --
Milk Composition, Species Comparisons 625 --
Milk Synthesis 629 --
Milk Yield Differences 632 --
Mineral Elements: Macro 635 --
Mineral Elements: Micro (Trace) 638 --
Mitosis and Meiosis 642 --
Mohair: Biology and Characteristics 645 --
Mohair: Production and Marketing 649 --
Molecular Biology: Animal 653 --
Molecular Biology: Microbial 657 --
Myostatin: Physiology and Applications 661 --
Nutrient Management: Diet Modification 664 --
Nutrient Management: Water Quality/Use 667 --
Nutrient Requirements: Carnivores 670 --
Nutrient Requirements: Nonruminant Herbivores 674 --
Nutrient Requirements: Ruminants 678 --
Omega-3 and -6 Fatty Acids 681 --
Ontogeny: Adipose Tissue 684 --
Ontogeny: Muscle 688 --
Ontogeny: Skeleton 692 --
Overall Contributions of Domestic Animals to Society 696 --
Pathogens in Animal Products: Major Biological Hazards 698 --
Pathogens in Animal Products: Sources and Control 701 --
Phytases 704 --
Placenta: Development 708 --
Placenta: Functions 712 --
Placenta: Types 716 --
Policy Issues: Local/State Land Use Regulation 719 --
Policy Issues: Rural/Urban Community Effects 722 --
Pork: Carcass Composition and Quality 725 --
Pork: Inspection/Processing/Marketing 728 --
Poultry Meat: Carcass Composition and Characteristics 731 --
Poultry Meat: Inspection/Grading 735 --
Poultry Meat: Processing 740 --
Poultry Production: Manure and Wastewater Management 744 --
Pregnancy: Maternal Response 748 --
Pregnancy: Recognition/Signaling 751 --
Probiotics 754 --
Proteins 757 --
Quantitative Trait Loci (QTL) 760 --
Ratites: Biology, Housing, and Management 763 --
Ratites: Nutrition Management 767 --
Religious Foods: Jewish and Muslim Laws for Animal Slaughter/Welfare 770 --
Rumen Microbiology 773 --
Salmon 777 --
Selection: Marker Assisted 781 --
Selection: Traditional Methods 784 --
Sheep: Breeding/Genetics-Improving Meat Production 787 --
Sheep: Health Management 791.
Series Title: Informaworld.; Dekker.
Other Titles: Animal science
Responsibility: edited by Wilson G. Pond, Alan W. Bell.
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