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Encyclopedia of Animal Science, Second Edition - (Two-Volume Set)

Wilson G. Pond, Duane E. Ullrey, Charlotte Kirk Baer
February 01, 2011


Poultry Meat Processing, Second Edition

Casey M. Owens
February 09, 2010

When the first edition of Poultry Meat Processing was published, it provided a complete presentation of the theoretical and practical aspects of poultry meat processing, exploring the complex mix of biology, chemistry, engineering, marketing, and economics involved. Upholding its reputation as the...

Applied Muscle Biology and Meat Science

Min Du, Ph.D., Richard J. McCormick
May 26, 2009

Many of the difficulties that meat and animal scientists face when attempting to address specific problems—such as stress susceptibility and poor meat quality in swine—stem from a lack of understanding of the underlying biological mechanisms that drive muscle growth, metabolism, and its conversion...

Airway Chemoreceptors in Vertebrates

Giacomo Zaccone, Ernest Cutz, Dirk Adriaensen
January 09, 2009

This book provides a comprehensive and up-to-date account of the information available on the morphological, physiological and evolutionary aspects of specialized cells distributed within the epithelia of the airways in the vertebrates. A lot of work has been done on the cell and molecular biology...

Environmental Management of Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations (CAFOs)

Frank R. Spellman, Nancy E. Whiting
June 01, 2007

Clean and environmentally sound disposal of animal waste in the quantities that Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations (CAFOs) produce can only be described as a challenge. Designed to provide practical information, Environmental Management of Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations (CAFOs) covers...

Handbook of Beef Safety and Quality

Deborah VanOverbeke
February 12, 2007

Make sure your beef harvest, production, and processing methods meet the highest standards Handbook of Beef Safety and Quality is a comprehensive guide to the impact and importance of pre-harvest/production, harvest, and further processing controls, methods and practices on safety and quality—...

Animal Models of Cognitive Impairment

Edward D. Levin, Jerry J. Buccafusco
June 22, 2006

The costs associated with a drug’s clinical trials are so significant that it has become necessary to validate both its safety and efficacy in animal models prior to the continued study of the drug in humans. Featuring contributions from distinguished researchers in the field of cognitive therapy...

Advanced Technologies For Meat Processing

Leo M.L. Nollet, Fidel Toldra
March 21, 2006

In recent years, the meat industry has incorporated important technological advances that, to this point, have not been addressed in a single source. Comprehensive and authoritative, Advanced Technologies for Meat Processing presents developments concerning the quality, analysis, and processing of...

Veterinary Clinical Epidemiology, Third Edition

Ronald D. Smith
September 07, 2005

While veterinary medicine has always valued the concepts and methods of epidemiology, they are virtually inseparable in today’s clinical practice. With access to an ever-expanding number of journals, as well as countless Internet sources, more and more veterinarians are practicing evidence-based...

Halal Food Production

Mian N. Riaz, Muhammad M. Chaudry
October 28, 2003

Until now, books addressing Halal issues have focused on helping Muslim consumers decide what to eat and what to avoid among products currently on the marketplace. There was no resource that the food industry could refer to that provided the guidelines necessary to meet the Halal requirements of...

Factors Affecting Calf Crop: Biotechnology of Reproduction

Michael J. Fields, Robert S. Sand, Joel V. Yelich
November 21, 2001

In today's world, we are witnessing simultaneous breakthroughs in reproductive technologies, genomics, and molecular biology. Advances in molecular genetic technology and understanding of the bovine genome have led to the development of tools that can be used to enhance profitability on cow-calf...

Poultry Products Processing: An Industry Guide

Shai Barbut
September 26, 2001

Poultry Products Processing: An Industry Guide covers all major aspects of the modern poultry further processing industry. The author provides a comprehensive guide to the many steps involved in converting poultry muscle (chicken, turkey, duck, ratite, etc.) into meat and highlights the critical...