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Principles of Animal Nutrition

Guoyao Wu
December 01, 2017

This book provides information on basic principles of animal nutrition for daily husbandry—related practices, research, and teaching. It describes relationships between nutrients and feedstuffs as well as techniques of nutrient supplies to animals through dietary manipulation....

Non-Traditional Feeds for Use in Swine Production (1992)

Phillip A Thacker, Roy N Kirkwood
October 10, 2017

Feed represents the single greatest expense associated with bringing pigs to market weight. Therefore, if you can reduce the cost of feeding without detriment to pig performance, the economics of swine production will improve. The ingredient list for swine rations has become fairly limited, and the...

Advanced Technologies for Meat Processing, Second Edition

Fidel Toldrá, Leo M. L. Nollet
October 05, 2017

As with the first edition, the main goal of Advanced Technologies for Meat Processing is to provide the reader with recent developments in new advanced technologies for the full meat- processing chain. This book is written by distinguished international contributors with recognized expertise and...

Biology of Domestic Animals

Colin G. Scanes, Rodney A. Hill
August 17, 2017

There is increasing interest in the biology of domestic animals ranging from genomics, transcriptomics, metabolomics, nutritional physiology, and systems biology. This book touches on all of these, with a particular focus on topics such as domestic animals as comparative models to humans, molecular...

The Extended Specimen: Emerging Frontiers in Collections-Based Ornithological Research

Michael S. Webster
August 01, 2017

The Extended Specimen highlights the research potential for ornithological specimens, and is meant to encourage ornithologists poised to initiate a renaissance in collections-based ornithological research. Contributors illustrate how collections and specimens are used in novel ways by adopting...

Halophytic and Salt-Tolerant Feedstuffs: Impacts on Nutrition, Physiology and Reproduction of Livestock

Hassan M. El Shaer, Victor Roy Squires
December 18, 2015

Naturally occurring salt tolerant and halophytic plants (trees, shrubs, grasses, and forbs) have always been utilized by livestock as a supplement or drought reserve. Salt tolerant forage and fodder crops are now being planted over wide areas. Increasingly, large-scale production of fodder on...

Equine Embryo Transfer

Patrick M. McCue, Edward L. Squires
February 18, 2015

This book briefly reviews the history of equine embryo transfer, covering in clinically practical terms the techniques, equipment, and management protocols currently in use. Embryo transfer has become a big business, especially for breeding racing stock (horses and camels), and is therefore a very...

Neurobiology of Chemical Communication

Carla Mucignat-Caretta
February 14, 2014

Intraspecific communication involves the activation of chemoreceptors and subsequent activation of different central areas that coordinate the responses of the entire organism—ranging from behavioral modification to modulation of hormones release. Animals emit intraspecific chemical signals, often...

Feline Anatomy: A Coloring Atlas

Thomas O. McCraken, David Carlson, Anna Dee Fails
September 19, 2013

Cat breeders, cat show judges as well as student of veterinary medicine, zoology and wildlife biology will greatly benefit from this feline anatomy coloring atlas. Essential anatomic and physiologic concepts are explained and some diseases common to the region being studied are discussed. Active...

Amino Acid Chelation in Human and Animal Nutrition

H. DeWayne Ashmead
February 10, 2012

Although introduction of amino acid chelates in mineral nutrition initially met considerable skepticism and controversy, the greater absorption and bioavailability of amino acid chelated minerals compared to nonchelated minerals have been well-documented for decades. Amino Acid Chelation in Human...

Handbook of Meat and Meat Processing, Second Edition

Y. H. Hui
January 11, 2012

Retitled to reflect expansion of coverage from the first edition, Handbook of Meat and Meat Processing, Second Edition, contains a complete update of materials and nearly twice the number of chapters. Divided into seven parts, the book covers the entire range of issues related to meat and meat...

Animal Welfare in Animal Agriculture: Husbandry, Stewardship, and Sustainability in Animal Production

Wilson G. Pond, Fuller W. Bazer, Bernard E. Rollin
November 23, 2011

What constitutes animal welfare? With animals being used for companionship, service, research, food, fiber, and by-products, animal welfare is a topic of great interest and importance to society. As the world’s population continues to increase, a major challenge for society is the maintenance of a...

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