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Now in its Third Edition, Introduction to Animal Science: Global, Biological, Social and Industry Perspectives continues to present 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, dair cattle, beef cattle, sheep, goat, poultry, and swine) as well as the minor species (aquaculture, pets/companion animals, the lamoids, and rabbits).
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. Dair 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