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The Science of Animal Agriculture

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By: R Herren

371 pages, Col photos, bw photos, illus, figs, tabs


Hardback | Dec 1998 | Edition: 2 | #124414 | ISBN: 0827386125
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This text focuses on the scientific aspects of the animal agriculture industry. Chapters on the beef, swine, sheep, horse, and small animal industries have been added to this edition for comprehensive coverage of all livestock animals. It includes background on the various segments of the livestock industry and basic principles of biology to help students understand the process of producing animals for human utilization. Features such as student objectives and activities help students understand the material. A CD-ROM that includes a lab manual, teacher's resource guide, computerized test bank, and transparency masters is available to help instructors organize and plan lessons.


Animal agriculture as science; the classification of agricultural animals; the beef industry; the dairy industry; the swine industry; the poultry industry; the sheep industry; the horse industry; the agriculture industry; the small animal industry; alternative animal agriculture; animal behaviour; animal genetics; the scientific selection of animals; animal reproduction; animal growth and development; animal nutrition; meat science; parasites of agricultural animals; diseases of agricultural animals; the issues of animal welfare; consumer concerns.

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