This volume focuses on the effects of bioclimates on the adaptability of livestock and poultry. Each chapter reviews and integrates in one volume the more recent research findings on bioclimates. Basic physiological, metabolic, thermoregulatory and applied growth production and lactation data are discussed. Fundamental and applied information on a wide variety of livestock provides data essential to the understanding of relative adaptability and performance potential of various livestock and poultry types in the hot and cold bioclimates of the world. Problem areas are highlighted and specific need for further scientific research is indicated where necessary. These data will enhance future decision making processes necessary for the improvement of productivity of livestock in various world bioclimates. The book is intended for use worldwide by, specialists, extension workers, consultants, policy makers, research scientists and graduate students involved in all aspects of animal production.
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