Mason's World Encyclopedia of Livestock Breeds and Breeding, 2 Volume Pack

Author: Valerie Porter,Lawrence Alderson,Stephen J.G. Hall,D. Phillip Sponenberg

Publisher: CABI

ISBN: 1845934660

Category: Science

Page: 1107

View: 2744

Mason's World Encyclopedia of Livestock Breeds and Breeding describes breeds of livestock worldwide as well as a range of breed-related subjects such as husbandry, health and behaviour. This definitive and prestigious reference work presents easily accessible information on domestication (including wild ancestors and related species), genetics and breeding, livestock produce and markets, as well as breed conservation and the cultural and social aspects of livestock farming. Written by renowned livestock authorities, these volumes draw on the authors' lifelong interest and involvement in livestock breeds of the world, presenting a unique, comprehensive and fully cross-referenced guide to cattle, buffalo, horses, pigs, sheep, asses, goats, camelids, yak and other domesticants.

Principles of Cattle Production

Author: C. J. C. Phillips

Publisher: CABI

ISBN: 1845933974

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 233

View: 6160

This introductory level textbook covers the welfare and environmental implications of producing cattle as well as traditional subjects such as nutrition, reproduction and housing. Its broad, international coverage includes feedlot systems, transport, subsistence farming systems and the contribution of cattle production systems to land, air and water pollution. It is an invaluable resource for undergraduate students of animal science, veterinary medicine and agriculture, as well as diploma and certificate courses and industry personnel.

Laboratory Production of Cattle Embryos

Author: Ian Gordon

Publisher: CABI

ISBN: 9780851998480

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 548

View: 8600

3000 new references added since the first editionGives information necessary to produce embryos totally through in vitro techniques Shows commercial applications of embryo and oocyte researchCattle remain at the forefront of many new developments in reproductive technology and what can be done for the cow today will later be applicable to other farm livestock and perhaps humans. This new edition reviews the considerable advances and issues in embryo production technology, based on reports since the first edition in 1994. This is a must have volume for those who own the first edition, and in itself an incredibly informative text.

Social Behavior in Farm Animals

Author: J. L. Keeling

Publisher: CABI

ISBN: 9780851997179

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 406

View: 477

An understanding of social behaviour is increasingly necessary in farm animal husbandry as more animals are housed in groups rather than in individual stalls or pens. There may be economic or welfare reasons for such housing. This book is the first to specifically address this important subject. The chapters fall into three broad subject areas: concepts in social behaviour; species specific chapters; current issues. Authors include leading experts from Europe, North America, Australia and New Zealand.Animal welfare/behaviour issues are becoming increasingly importantCombines theoretical and practical details about the social behaviour of our most common farm speciesWritten by leading experts from around the world

International Encyclopedia of Horse Breeds

Author: Bonnie L. Hendricks

Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press

ISBN: 9780806138848

Category: Nature

Page: 486

View: 7859

A standard reference on horse breeds, illustrated and updated Celebrating the animal that has been a stalwart servant to humankind for countless generations, Bonnie Hendricks’s International Encyclopedia of Horse Breeds is the most thorough compilation of horse breeds ever attempted. The nearly four hundred entries, arranged alphabetically, include foundation breeds now extinct as well as extant breeds from across the globe. Each entry details the breed’s origin and background, size, appearance, chief use, and status (rare versus common). A list of breed associations and government departments that supplied data and photographs for the encyclopedia has been fully updated for this edition. With its breadth and depth of coverage, as well as 530 black-and-white and 32 color illustrations, the encyclopedia continues to be a standard international reference.

The Genetics of the Dog

Author: Anatoly Ruvinsky,J. Sampson

Publisher: CABI

ISBN: 9780851990781

Category: Pets

Page: 564

View: 8120

This comprehensive reference book contains the latest research and information on dog genetics. No similar book is currently available - this is the first high level research work on the topic.Written by the leading authorities in the field from Europe, the USA, Russia and Australia

Nutrient Requirements and Feeding of Finfish for Aquaculture

Author: Carl D. Webster,Chhorn Lim

Publisher: CABI

ISBN: 9780851997025

Category: Nature

Page: 448

View: 4467

Good nutrition is fundamental to the success and sustainability of the aquaculture industry in terms of economics, fish health, high quality product production and minimizing environmental pollution. This book provides a unique, complete coverage of current information on nutrientrequirements, feed formulations and feeding practices of commercially important aquaculture species cultured around the world. Each chapter contains detailed feeding information on specific species and is written by an expert nutritionist on that species. The book is of interest to those workingprofessionally in the industry, graduate level students and researchers.

Genetic Improvement of Cattle and Sheep

Author: Geoff Simm

Publisher: C A B International

ISBN: 9780851996424

Category: Nature

Page: 446

View: 4359

Humans started domesticating farm livestock over 10,000 years ago. For much of this time, livestock have been changed genetically by subjective means. In the past 50 years, the application of scientific methods to animal breeding has led to major improvements in the output, cost and quality of animal products in the last few decades. This book describes the principles of genetic improvement of farm livestock and the practical application of these principles to dairy cattle, beef cattle and sheep breeding. Originally published in 1998 by Farming Press.

Mammalian Genomics

Author: Anatoly Ruvinsky,Jennifer A. Marshall Graves

Publisher: CABI

ISBN: 0851999107

Category: Science

Page: 600

View: 1392

Organization of the Mammalian Genome; Linkage mapping ; Mapping genomes at the chromosome leveI ; Mapping genomes at the molecular level ; DNA sequence of the human and other mammalian genomes; Expression of the Mammalian Genomes ; The transcriptome ; The proteome ; The epigenome: epigenetic reguIation of gene expression in mammalian species ; Regulation of genome activity and genetic networks in mammals ; Inducing alterations in the mammalian genome for investigating the functions : of genes ; Evolution of the Mammalian Genome ; O A comparative analysis of mammalian genomics: prokaryote and eukaryote perspectives ; Elements and mechanisms of genome change ; DNA sequence evolution and phylogenetic footprinting ; Evolution of the mammalian karyotype ; Compara tive gene mapping, chromosome painting and the reconstruction of the ancestral mammalian karyotype ; Genome Analysis and Bioinformatics ; Bioinformatics: from computational analysis through to integrated systems ; Genetic databases ; Gene predictions and annotations ; The Fruits of Mammalian Genomics ; Genomic research and progress in understanding inherited disorders in humans and other mammals ; Pharmacogenomics ; O Genome scanning for quantitative trait loci ; Mammalian popuIation genetics and genomics.

Selection Indices and Prediction of Genetic Merit in Animal Breeding

Author: N. D. Cameron

Publisher: C A B International

ISBN: 9780851991696

Category: Nature

Page: 203

View: 4652

Information on an animal and its relatives can be used to predict the animal's genetic merit, taking account of the relationships between measurements and the economic values of traits. This book describes the methodology for predicting the genetic merit of animals in the context of improvement in an animal program. It discusses the methods for combing different sources of information and illustrates their use with examples of breeding programs in cattle, sheep, pigs, and poultry. This methodology is developed from first principles, without unnecessary detail or complexity, and all the required statistical and mathematical concepts are fully explained. A series of questions helps reinforce the ideas and provide some practical experience in the prediction of genetic merit. The text is most useful for final year undergraduate and first-year graduate students of quantitative genetics and animal breeding.

Resource Allocation Theory Applied to Farm Animal Production

Author: Wendy M. Rauw

Publisher: CABI

ISBN: 184593394X

Category: Medical

Page: 335

View: 2501

This book is about resource allocation matters with the aim to further development thoughts and models on resource allocation applied to livestock production. It contains 18 chapters divided into 4 parts which discuss resources and resource allocation patterns, trade-offs, metabolic constraints to resource allocation and the process of homeorhesis with a special emphasis to homeorhesis during heat stress; the relationship between food intake and resources allocated to body maintenance, growth, reproduction and the immune response; the consequences of high production efficiency in pigs, poultry and dairy cattle and the consequences of improved production by means of biological engineering and options to include resource allocation matters in the breeding objective, animal welfare and in resource allocation modelling.

Sustainable Goat Production in Adverse Environments: Volume II

Local Goat Breeds

Author: João Simões,Carlos Gutiérrez

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319712942

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 273

View: 432

This book covers more than 40 indigenous goat breeds and several ecotypes around the globe and describes genotypic and phenotype traits related to species adaptation to harsh environments and climate change. It also addresses sustainable global farming of local goat breeds in different production systems and agro-ecosystems. Discussing three main global regions: Asia, Africa, and Europe, it particularly focuses on adverse environments such as mountain, semiarid and arid regions. The topic of this highly readable book includes the disciplines of animal physiology, breeding, sustainable agriculture, biodiversity and veterinary science, and as such it provides valuable information for academics, practitioners, and general readers with an interest in those fields.

Milk and Dairy Products in Human Nutrition

Production, Composition and Health

Author: Young W. Park,George F. W. Haenlein

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118534204

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 728

View: 4113

Milk is nature’s most complete food, and dairy products are considered to be the most nutritious foods of all. The traditional view of the role of milk has been greatly expanded in recent years beyond the horizon of nutritional subsistence of infants: it is now recognized to be more than a source of nutrients for the healthy growth of children and nourishment of adult humans. Alongside its major proteins (casein and whey), milk contains biologically active compounds, which have important physiological and biochemical functions and significant impacts upon human metabolism, nutrition and health. Many of these compounds have been proven to have beneficial effects on human nutrition and health. This comprehensive reference is the first to address such a wide range of topics related to milk production and human health, including: mammary secretion, production, sanitation, quality standards and chemistry, as well as nutrition, milk allergies, lactose intolerance, and the bioactive and therapeutic compounds found in milk. In addition to cow’s milk, the book also covers the milk of non-bovine dairy species which is of economic importance around the world. The Editors have assembled a team of internationally renowned experts to contribute to this exhaustive volume which will be essential reading for dairy scientists, nutritionists, food scientists, allergy specialists and health professionals.

Infectious and Parasitic Diseases of Livestock

Author: Pierre-Charles Lefèvre,Jean Blancou,Rene Chermette,Gerrit Uilenberg

Publisher: Cab International

ISBN: 9782743008727

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 1985

View: 4772

Translated from the French original published by LavoisierIn this new English language edition all the chapters have been updated with new references and additional chapters written by authors in the UK, USA, Australia and Canada.In recent years infectious livestock diseases have swept across many countries, often with dramatic consequences for animal and public health. With climatic changes modifying the distribution of vector-borne diseases, emerging novel pathogens can spread rapidly in new areas, at the same time as resistance spreads in places where they are established. This calls for new approaches for the control of parasitic diseases. This book presents in detail over 130 viral, bacterial, fungal and parasitic diseases of large livestock species from all over the world, accompanied by very valuable and informative illustrations and photographs. Particular attention is also paid to the role of wildlife in their epidemiology, stressing the potential zoonotic characteristics of diseases where applicable and their effects on humans.As this a two volume set - higher delivery charges apply:UK: £8.00Europe: €9.50ROW - $15.00

The Concise Encyclopedia of Communication

Author: Wolfgang Donsbach

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118789318

Category: Social Science

Page: 704

View: 9158

This concise volume presents key concepts and entries from the twelve-volume ICA International Encyclopedia of Communication (2008), condensing leading scholarship into a practical and valuable single volume. Based on the definitive twelve-volume IEC, this new concise edition presents key concepts and the most relevant headwords of communication science in an A-Z format in an up-to-date manner Jointly published with the International Communication Association (ICA), the leading academic association of the discipline in the world Represents the best and most up-to-date international research in this dynamic and interdisciplinary field Contributions come from hundreds of authors who represent excellence in their respective fields An affordable volume available in print or online

The Encyclopedia of Historic and Endangered Livestock and Poultry Breeds

Author: Janet Vorwald Dohner

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 030013813X

Category: NATURE

Page: 514

View: 7103

The hardy, multipurpose Dominique chickens that came to the New World with the Pilgrims and later travelled in pioneer saddlebags to help settle the West were once too numerous to count, by 1990 a mere 500 hens survived. This is but a single example of the diminishing diversity of farm animals: half of once-common livestock breeds are endangered, others are already extinct. The need to preserve farm animal diversity is increasingly urgent, says the author of this definitive book on endangered breeds of livestock and poultry. Farmyard animals may hold critical keys for our survival, Jan Dohner warns, and with each extinction, genetic traits of potentially vital importance to our agricultural future or to medical progress are forever lost. This comprehensive book features: * complete information on the history, characteristics, qualities, and traits of 138 endangered livestock breeds (goats, sheep, swine, cattle, horses, other equines) and 53 poultry breeds (chickens, turkeys, ducks, geese) * where these breeds may be seen today * the degree of rarity of each breed in the United States, United Kingdom, and Canada * information on feral livestock populations * 160 colour photographs and over 80 black and white photos and historical illustrations

The Behavioural Biology of Chickens

Author: Christine J Nicol

Publisher: CABI

ISBN: 1780642490

Category: Science

Page: 200

View: 2616

Chickens are by far the world’s most widely farmed animal, kept for both meat and egg production. They are at the centre of many debates regarding housing and production systems, causing significant interest in what lies behind chicken behaviour. This accessible book covers sensory biology, behavioural development, preferences and aversions, social behaviour, learning and cognition, behavioural issues in different systems and solutions for behavioural problems. Authored by an authority on chicken ethology, it brings together the fields of animal behaviour, neuroscience, psychology and epidemiology to provide a comprehensive understanding of chicken behaviour and help improve the lives of farmed chickens around the world.

Reproductive Technologies in Farm Animals, 2nd Edition

Author: Ian Gordon

Publisher: CABI

ISBN: 178064602X

Category: Medical

Page: 351

View: 5990

Building on the successful structure of the first edition, the second edition of Reproductive Technologies in Farm Animals has been totally updated and revised to provide an up to date account of the key techniques employed in manipulating reproduction in farm animals, including beef and dairy cattle, pigs, sheep, goats, buffaloes, camelids, horses and poultry. A classic introductory text to the subject, the book is based on a comprehensive review of the current literature. This text remains key reading for students in animal science, agriculture, veterinary medicine and biology, and veterinary practitioners and farmers who wish to keep updated on developments in techniques that may be useful in their daily practice.