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:
- Balanced coverage of animal science and animal husbandry discusses the "art" of raising specific species while covering all of the necessary science. Shapiro addresses animal rights and animal well-being issues, bringing awareness of the ethics of agriculture to students.
- Broad coverage of species includes information on dairy cattle, goats, beef cattle, sheep, swine, poultry, horses and rabbits, as well as unusual species, such as the llama and the ostrich, that have recently gained popularity within agricultural sectors.
- Visual coverage includes breed photos, veterinary photos and working college farm laboratory photos. This book's art program enhances the learning experience of students with no prior farm experience, as well as those with farm backgrounds.
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.
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.