The aim of this book is to identify and explain the causes and contributors to current problems in animal husbandry, especially those related to 'factory farming', and advance arguments that may contribute to its successful re-orientation.
Author: John Webster
Category: Technology & Engineering
The farming of animals for meat and milk confronts a stark dilemma. While world demand from a growing and more affluent human population is increasing rapidly, there are strong counter-arguments that we should eat less meat and pay more attention to environmental protection, animal welfare and human health and well-being. The aim of this book is to identify and explain the causes and contributors to current problems in animal husbandry, especially those related to 'factory farming', and advance arguments that may contribute to its successful re-orientation. Husbandry is considered in its broadest sense, namely the productive and sustainable use of the land for the good of all (plants, humans and other animals). The first part of the book outlines principles and arguments necessary to engage with current problems: depletion of natural resources and destruction of environment, animal welfare, food and health, fair trade and sharing resources. These arguments are illustrated by examples and sufficient evidence to justify the argument without obscuring the message. The second part presents a series of constructive proposals for change and development in animal husbandry, both in the developed world and subsistence agriculture. These include more integrated crop and livestock farming systems, the ethics of animal welfare and environmental management, and the evolution of a new social contract whereby the rights of the people to a fair share of good, safe food and a green and pleasant land are matched by a shared responsibility to preserve these things.
Introduction aboratory animal husbandry is expanding today beyond the narrow framework of disease control and nutritional problems .
Author: Michael W. Fox
Publisher: SUNY Press
Category: Technology & Engineering
The laboratory animal environment: room for concern. Present standards and questionable conditions. Experimental variables. Social influences and pheromones. Social deprivation and isolation effects. Handling, socialization, and caretaker effects. Genotypic and phenotypic variables. Alternatives and new directions. Behavioral and ethical aspets of pain and suffering in research animals. Animal health and welfare - toward the one medicene. Animal rights: ethical issues and human obligations.
Animal breeding on its own is therefore by this definition a because its ultimate goal is the transformation of animal germplasm in * for animal production ...
Author: R. Renaville
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
Animal biotechnology is a broad umbrella encompassing the polarities of fundamental and applied research including molecular modelling, molecular and quantitative genetics, gene manipulation, development of diagnostics and vaccines and manipulation of tissue or digestion metabolism by growth promoters. Although animal biotechnology in the broadest sense is not new, what is new is the level of complexity and precision involved in scientists' current ability to manipulate living organisms. This new book sets out to show that the important ideas in animal biotechnology are exciting and relevant to everyday experience. It represents an important update of the literature for research workers, lecturers, and advisers in animal science, but is also a core text for advanced undergraduate courses in animal science and biotechnology. It will be an essential acquisition for librarians in agriculture and veterinary science.
It should prove useful as a reference bok for those involved in livestock production. This book is not an encyclopaedia.
Author: A. Kumar
Publisher: Discovery Publishing House
Contents: Animal Husbandry is intended primarily as a text for the basic course in Animal Industries and Farm Animals, as the case may be. It should prove useful as a reference bok for those involved in livestock production. This book is not an encyclopaedia. Rather, it is a concise and up-to-date collection of those facts and judgements that can give a beginning student a wellrounded and clear picture of the scope, importance, and operation of our great livestock, packing, and diary industries. Since many students major in other fields and make this their principal contact with a very important field of knowledge, an effort has been made to confine the material to the essential facts and to maintain student interest by the liberal use of pictures, tables and charts.
HIGH PRAISE FOR LAURA ZIGMAN'S ANIMAL HUSBANDRY “WICKEDLY FUNNY . . . WITTY AND ENTERTAINING . . . Zigman's triumph here is to invest the old story of a ...
Author: Laura Zigman
Publisher: Dial Press
New cow... Ray makes the move. Jane feels the rush. Ray says the L-word. Jane breaks her lease. Then suddenly, inexplicably, he dumps her. Just. Like. That. ...old cow. Now black is the only color in Jane's closet and Kleenex is clinging to her nose. Why did it happen? How could it have happened? Moo. Jane is going to get an answer. Not from Ray. Not from her best friends, David and Joan. But from an astounding new discovery of her own: The Old-Cow-New-Cow theory. Forced to move into the apartment of a womanizing alpha male named Eddie, Jane is seeing the world of men and women in a brilliant new light. And when she takes her Old-Cow-New-Cow theory public, it will change her career and her whole life. Unless, of course, she's got it all wrong....
The domestication of animals by profitable and sustainable animal husbandry and feeding creates a scientific discipline called “Animal Production” and ...
Author: Banu Yucel
Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand
This book focuses on the animal husbandry and nutrition based on significant evaluations by the authors of the chapters. Many chapters contain general overviews on animal husbandry and nutrition from different countries. Also, the sections created shed light on futuristic overlook with improvements for animal husbandry and feeding sector. Details about rearing and feeding different animal races are also covered herein. It is hoped that this book will serve as a source of knowledge and information on animal husbandry and nutrition sector.
Livestock technologies - ways to diversified agriculture, Animal Science Division, ICAR, ... Anon, 2012-2013 Annual Report, Department of Animal Husbandry, ...
Author: P.N. Bhat
Publisher: Scientific Publishers
Category: Technology & Engineering
Livestock industry is vital in providing nutritive food rich in animal protein, supplementing family incomes and generating gainful employment for rural India, particularly among the small, marginal farmers, landless laborers and women. With the livestock and its allied sub-sectors assuming an important role in the national economy, there is a requirement to improve the present knowledge and information dissemination to students, teachers, planners and farmers. Prominent features of this book include vast coverage of the events from pre-independence to post -independence period in the areas of policy planning, research and development activities in veterinary, animal husbandry and animal sciences leading to 'white revolution', 'green revolution', 'egg revolution', 'pink revolution' and taking India at number one position in milk production, third in egg production, and fifth in meat production globally, with a mix of public-private partnership, technology adoption, policy support and political will. The book is easily understandable with factual information making it an excellent reference book. Animal Husbandry is directed to veterinary and agricultural students under the same faculties in Forestry and Horticulture. The book is recommended for teachers, research scientists, PG and UG students in disciplines including animal health, reproduction and production, encompassing animal nutrition, livestock products technology, animal genetics and breeding, and veterinary medicine. The faculties in Animal Husbandry and related disciplines must be necessarily updated for transforming the science in rural India. The book will cater to the needs of scholars in the streams of veterinary science, animal sciences, animal husbandry and agriculture undergoing BVSc & AH, BSc & AH, MVSc, MSc and Doctoral (Ph.D.) degrees.
A Zooarchaeological Perspective on Livestock Exploitation, ... based on a mixed economy of animal husbandry, cereal crops and orchards (Figure 6.5).
Author: Aharon Sasson
Category: Social Science
Animals have been used to human advantage for thousands of years. 'Animal Husbandry in Ancient Israel' presents an analysis of caprines and cattle husbandry in the Southern Levantine Bronze and Iron Age. The book employs key methodological approaches - comparative analysis, taphonomy, Geographic Information System spatial analysis, and ethnographic studies - to challenge prevalent views on the Southern Levantine ancient economy. 'Animal Husbandry in Ancient Israel' argues that the key concern of nomadic, rural and urban populations was survival - the common household maintained a self-sufficient economy - rather than profit, specialization or trade. The book will be of value to all those interested in the dynamic relationship between humans and animals in ancient Israel.
... Journal of Applied Animal Welfare Science (JAAWS) originally were presented at the conference “Food Animal Husbandry and the New Millennium: Ethical, ...
Author: James A. Serpell
Publisher: Psychology Press
First published in 2001. This highly readable and comprehensive overview of psychophysiology provides information regarding the anatomy and physiology of various body systems, methods of recording their activity, and ways in which these measures relate to human behavior. Biofeedback applications are contained in a separate chapter, and discussions of stress management, job strain, and personality factors that affect cardiovascular reactivity are presented. There is much of interest here to the student, researcher, and clinician in behavioral medicine, ergonomics, emotion, cognitive neuroscience, neuropsychology, and health psychology. Now in its fourth edition, Andreassi's Psychophysiology explores some of the newer areas of importance and updates findings in traditional topics of interest. Significant changes to this edition include: updated information on brain activity in memory, perception, and inteligence; new information on brain imaging and behavior; separate chapters on pupillography and eye movements; new information on the startle pattern and eyeblink; separate chapters on clinical and non-clinical applications; updated information on cardiovascular reactivity and personality; the la test biofeedback and ergonomics applications; novel findings in environmental psychophysiology; brief summaries at the end of each section; and an appendix on laboratory safety. Each chapter is a self-contained unit allowing instructors to customize the presentation of the material. With over 1,700 citations, Andreassi's Psychophysiology is the definitive text in the field. An instructor 's manual is now available. Based on the book, the manual is primarily a test bank to be used in giving examinations to students during the teaching of a course. Both multiple-choice and essay questions have been provided, lists of key terms and ideas, sample syllabi, and laboratory exercises are also provided.
Throughout the chapters of this book, it has been demonstrated that animal husbandry in Cuman and Hungarian villages shows only minor variation on the Great ...
Author: Kyra Lyublyanovics
Publisher: Archaeopress Publishing Ltd
Category: Social Science
The Cumans are known to history as nomadic, mounted warriors. Some arrived in the Hungarian Kingdom in the mid-thirteenth century seeking asylum, eventually settling and integrating. This study collects historical, ethnographic and archaeological information on the animal husbandry aspect of the development of the Cuman population in Hungary.
Animal Diseases, how Animals Reproduce A. J. Henderson. -o-o-o-, * OUTLINE OF COURSE e Animal health . . . .
Author: A. J. Henderson
Category: Domestic animals
Initially published by arrangement with INADES, Institut africain pour le d�veloppement �conomique et social, Abidjan, C�te d'Ivoire, the Better Farming Series booklets are designed as handbooks for intermediate-level agricultural education and training courses. They may be purchased as a set (45 booklets) or singly.
The revised edition is a real comprehensive integrated text to provide educational concepts and self study guide for students, researchers, teachers, livestock extension specialists and administrators interested in the study of Animal ...
Author: G. C. Banerjee
Publisher: Oxford and IBH Publishing
The revised edition is a real comprehensive integrated text to provide educational concepts and self study guide for students, researchers, teachers, livestock extension specialists and administrators interested in the study of Animal Husbandry. Contents: Taxonomy, Domestication and Animal Husbandry in India / An Introduction to Microbiology / Elementary Anatomy and Physiology / Animal Blood / Mechanisms of Reproduction / Mechanisms of Heredity / Animal Breeding / Artificial Insermination / Mammary Gland and Lactation / Animal Nutrition / Important Cattle Breeds and their Characteristics / Buffaloes / Dairy Farm Management / Pigs / Poultry / Goat / Sheep / Camel / Rabbit / Yak / Notes on Horse / Notes on Elephant