Handbook of Livestock Management

Reihe
Prentice Hall
Autor
Richard A. Battaglia
Verlag
Pearson
Einband
Softcover
Auflage
4
Sprache
Englisch
Seiten
656
Erschienen
Juli 2006
ISBN13
9780131189331
ISBN
0131189336
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Description

For courses in Animal Management.

 

Now in paperback, Handbook of Livestock Management, Fourth Edition, discusses a wide range of species and topics, showing step-by-step how to perform the skills and techniques essential for those in animal management. Taking a hands-on approach, it reflects the author's authoritative experience and emphasizes how to maintain and maximize an animal's well-being and productivity. Over 800 illustrations, external parts and skeletal drawings, and new photographs offer readers a close look at each species and each livestock management technique. Chapters on cattle, swine, horses, sheep, goats, poultry, livestock restraint and herd health make this a complete handbook for students of animal science, veterinary science and vocational agriculture. 

 

Features

For courses in Animal Management.

 

Now in paperback, Handbook of Livestock Management, Fourth Edition, discusses a wide range of species and topics, showing step-by-step how to perform the skills and techniques essential for those in animal management. Taking a hands-on approach, it reflects the author's authoritative experience and emphasizes how to maintain and maximize an animal's well-being and productivity. Over 800 illustrations, external parts and skeletal drawings, and new photographs offer readers a close look at each species and each livestock management technique. Chapters on cattle, swine, horses, sheep, goats, poultry, livestock restraint and herd health make this a complete handbook for students of animal science, veterinary science and vocational agriculture. 

 

 

A wide range of species, topics, and techniques-are presentedin one complete handbook.

  • Features chapters on beef cattle, dairy cattle, swine, horses, sheep, goats, poultry, livestock restraint and herd health.
  • Covers all aspects of each species from breeding and conception through their complete lifecycle. 

Consistent chapter structure-makes material easier to find.

  • Follows a predictable format that includes an introduction to each technique, lists of necessary equipment, a discussion of required restraint, cautionary notes at appropriate danger points, a description of the normal recovery sequence, and a discussion of postprocedural management.  

A focus on maintaining animal well-being and productivity-is a hallmark of this text.

  • Recommends techniques that are best for both the livestock manager and the animal.
  • Provides cautionary notes at appropriate danger points with each step-by-step procedure. 

Over 800 illustrations-support verbal directions and instructions.

  • Reinforce the text's hand-on approach.
  • Give students a visual representation of proper livestock management techniques.  

Skeletal drawings-are labeled in the appendix.

  • Help students become familiar with the anatomy of each species. 

New to this Edition

NEW  TOPICS - Fully updated material on topics such as:

 

  • Horse Management- Preparing the Stallion for Breeding
  • Horse Management- Resuscitating the Asphyxiated Foal
  • Horse Management- Fly Control
  • Horse Management- Body Condition Scoring
  • Sheep Management- Annual Management Calendar
  • All topics in all chapters have been updated to assure compliance with the latest technologies and recommendations. 

NEW -Two new appendices-have been added to this edition.   

  • Include additional information on male, female, and castrate livestock terminology (Appendix V) and digestive system sizes and capacities (Appendix W).

 

NEW - External Parts drawings-have been moved to the appendix.

  • Presents the external parts drawings before the skeletal drawings to offer readers a closer look at each species.  

NEW- Breed photographs-have been added to divide each chapter.

  • Includes new photographs of the breeds of beef, dairy, swine, sheep, goats, horses, and poultry.
  • Presents valuable information to students who are from an increasingly urban background. 

NEW- Available in paperback-in this edition.

  • Maintains authoritative coverage while increasing accessibility.

 

Table of Contents

1.      Livestock Restraint Techniques

2.      Beef Cattle Management Techniques

3.      Cattle Management Techniques

4.      Dairy Cattle Management Techniques

5.      Swine Management Techniques

6.      Horse Management Techniques

7.      Sheep Management Techniques

8.      Goat Management Techniques

9.      Poultry Management Techniques

10.  Animal Health Management

 

APPENDICES

GLOSSARY

INDEX

 


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