Introduction to Animal Science / Edition 1

Introduction to Animal Science / Edition 1

by Leland S. Shapiro
     
 

Introduction to Animal Science by Leland Shapiro marries the art and science of raising livestock in a healthy, humane and profitable manner by presenting an applied approach to animal reproduction, genetics, nutrition, animal health and general management.

Written for students of general animal science, pre-veterinary, veterinary technology and equine science

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Overview

Introduction to Animal Science by Leland Shapiro marries the art and science of raising livestock in a healthy, humane and profitable manner by presenting an applied approach to animal reproduction, genetics, nutrition, animal health and general management.

Written for students of general animal science, pre-veterinary, veterinary technology and equine science programs, Shapiro provides the following benefits to his users:

  • Balanced coverage of animal science and animal husbandry — discusses the "art" of raising specific species while covering all of the necessary science. Shapiro addresses animal rights and animal well-being issues, bringing awareness of the ethics of agriculture to students.
  • Broad coverage of species — includes information on dairy cattle, goats, beef cattle, sheep, swine, poultry, horses and rabbits, as well as unusual species, such as the llama and the ostrich, that have recently gained popularity within agricultural sectors.
  • Visual coverage — includes breed photos, veterinary photos and working college farm laboratory photos. This book's art program enhances the learning experience of students with no prior farm experience, as well as those with farm backgrounds.

A free CD ROM with each new copy of this edition features a self-test for every chapter, in a format that is engaging and fun and designed to ensure retention of the course material.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
2900139209924
Publisher:
Pearson
Publication date:
10/28/2000
Edition description:
New Edition

Table of Contents

Preface
About the Author
Ch. 1Overview of Animal Science: Statistics, History, and Future1
Ch. 2Animal Breeding and Genetics18
Ch. 3Animal Reproduction30
Ch. 4Animal Nutrition65
Ch. 5Dairy Industry97
Ch. 6Dairy and Meat Goat Industry171
Ch. 7Beef Production189
Ch. 8Sheep Production253
Ch. 9The Swine Industry314
Ch. 10The Poultry Industry379
Ch. 11The Equine Industry427
Ch. 12The Rabbit Industry509
Ch. 13The Camelid (Lamoid) Industry532
Ch. 14Ostriches544
Glossary553
Index569

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