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Introduction to Animal Science with CDROMby Leland S. Shapiro
Synopses & Reviews
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:
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.
Book News Annotation:
This textbook concentrates mainly on the science involved in the raising of production animals, rather than the art of animal husbandry, which must involve thousands of hours of working directly with livestock for mastery. Fourteen chapters cover introductory animal reproduction, genetics, nutrition, breeds, animal health, and general management of various common livestock species. Coverage includes traditional large industries such as dairy cow, goat, beef, sheep, swine, poultry, and equine, and other less common species such as rabbit, camel, and ostrich. The included CD-ROM features study guide software with chapter summaries, vocabulary practice, and self- tests. Shapiro teaches preveterinary science at Los Angeles Pierce College and was a dairy farmer for nearly 20 years.
Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
The book shifts the concentration of raising livestock from Husbandry to Animal Science. The author took the format of the Blakely and Blade's popular The Science of Animal Husbandry and added an additional emphasis on more modern husbandry, science, and welfare concerns for the 21st Century. The Book covers animal reproduction, genetics, nutrition, breeds, health and general management of the various livestock. Including some additional species that have caught the interest of agriculture. For readers in the agriculture or dairy industry that need information on the modern day science of raising livestock.
System requirements: Windows 95, 98, or NT or Power Macintosh. Includes bibliographical references and index.
About the Author
DR. LELAND S. SHAPIRO is the director of the preveterinary science program at Los Angeles Pierce College. He has been a professor of animal sciences for 24 years and is a member of the American Dairy Science Association, Dairy Shrine Club, Gamma Sigma Delta Honor Society of Agriculture, and Association of Veterinary Technician Educators, Inc. Dr. Shapiro was a dairy farmer for almost two decades, holds a California State pasteurizer's license, and for 14 years was a certification instructor for artificial insemination. Professor Shapiro is a member of the college's ethics committee and has completed two postdoctoral studies in bioethics. Dr. Shapiro is a University of California-Davis Mentor of Veterinary Medicine, and the recipient of several local college teaching awards as well as the prestigious The National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development Community College Leadership Program (NISOD) Excellence in Teaching Award, in Austin, Texas.
Table of Contents
1. Overview of Animal Science: Statistics, History, and Future.
2. Animal Breeding and Genetics.
3. Animal Reproduction.
4. Animal Nutrition.
5. Dairy Industry.
6. Dairy and Meat Goat Industry.
7. Beef Production.
8. Sheep Production.
9. The Swine Industry.
10. The Poultry Industry.
11. The Equine Industry.
12. The Rabbit Industry.
13. The Camelid (Lamoid) Industry.
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