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Introduction to Animal Science: Global, Biological, Social and Industry Perspectives, CourseSmart eTextbook, 4th Edition

By W. Stephen Damron

Published by Prentice Hall

Published Date: Jul 24, 2008

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For introductory courses in Animal Science and World Agriculture

 

Introduction to Animal Science: Global, Biological, Social and Industry Perspectives, 4e features the most comprehensive, up-to-date coverage of the traditional disciplines that are so essential to a solid foundation in Animal Science: nutrition, digestion, feeds, genetics, reproduction, disease, and animal behavior. Species-focused chapters include the major species (horse, dairy cattle, beef cattle, sheep, goat, poultry, and swine) and the minor species (aquaculture, pets/companion animals, the lamoids, and rabbits).

 

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 challenges students to consider the many pressing interests relevant to Animal Science as it influences and is influenced by society today.

 

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. Dairy 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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$72.60 | ISBN-13: 978-0-13-501797-5