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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...

Swine Nutrition, Second Edition

Austin J. Lewis, L. Lee Southern
December 21, 2000

With 42 chapters authored by leading international experts, Swine Nutrition: Second Edition is a comprehensive reference that covers all aspects of the nutrition of pigs. It is equally suitable as an advanced undergraduate and graduate textbook as well as a reference for anyone working in any...

Animal By-Product Processing & Utilization

Herbert W. Ockerman, Conly L. Hansen
October 28, 1999

This new edition of a well-respected reference brings together, in one place, information on the entire field of animal by-products processing and utilization. The book's contents cover both edible and non-edible products, by-products of seafood and poultry in addition to red meat, medicinal and...

Animal Breeding

A. E. Clark
August 18, 1998

This text part offers a review of the research and developing technologies in the expanding areas of genetics, embryology, and molecular biology from experts in the various fields. It includes sections covering manipulation of the embryo, and the mapping and engineering of the genome, as well as...

Transgenic Animals

Louis-Marie Houdebine
May 22, 1997

During the past 20 years, transgenesis has become a popular technique and a crucial tool for molecular geneticists and biologists. Transgene expression is now better-controlled and even specifically inducible by exogenous factors. While these techniques have quite significantly transformed the...

Hen Eggs: Basic and Applied Science

Takehiko Yamamoto, Lekh Raj Juneja, Hajime Hatta, Mujo Kim
December 13, 1996

The egg is a chemical storehouse-within an incubating egg a complicated set of chemical reactions take place that convert the chemicals into a living animal. Using hen eggs as a model, this new text explores the use of eggs for food, industrial, and pharmaceutical applications. It covers the...

The Major Histocompatibility Complex Region of Domestic Animal Species

Lawrence B. Schook, Susan J. Lamont
August 28, 1996

The major histocompatibility complex (Mhc) is one of the few identified gene systems in domestic animals that is associated with quantitative traits such as disease resistance, immune response, growth, and reproduction. As knowledge of this important system increases, we move closer toward the...

Nutrient Management of Food Animals to Enhance and Protect the Environment

E.T. Kornegay
May 22, 1996

Nutrient management is an important aspect of feeding livestock and poultry. Today, there is more attention directed toward this issue in animal production than ever before. The heightened awareness of the environmental impacts associated with animal production has caused animal nutritionists to...

Poultry Products Technology: Third Edition

Vivian E Mountney, Carmen Parkhurst
November 03, 1995

Now in its third edition, this classic volume characterizes the science and technology of the poultry industry today, defines the breadth and scope of the overall problems in the industry, and points out areas where more research is needed. With special attention to recent changes in the industry,...

Cytokines in Animal Health and Disease

Michael J. Myers
June 09, 1995

This work offers comprehensive, up-to-date coverage of cytokine biology in veterinary and agricultural species, describing the role of cytokines in physiological and pathological processes. It addresses recent advances and new information on the function of cytokines in reproduction, detoxification...

Structure and Development of Meat Animals and Poultry

H. J. Swatland
June 25, 1994

An updated (and re-titled) edition of a major text, Structure and Development of Meat Animals and Poultry serves the information needs of meat science and animal production professionals and meat industry personnel. The book is well illustrated with more than 250 line drawings and photographs....