For introductory courses in General Animal Science, Pre Veterinary, Veterinary Technology, and Horse Science.
This text shows students that raising livestock is now a science more than husbandry. The text concentrates on a more applied approach to animal reproduction, genetics, nutrition, breeds, animal health and general management of livestock. (This first edition takes the format of The Science of Animal Husbandry by Blakely and Bade and adds modern science and husbandry).
This detailed health information is valuable for all animal science students, regardless of their major. Ex.___
Breed photos, veterinary photos and working college farm laboratory photos increase student understanding of text material (especially useful for the increasing number of animal science students with no previous farm experience). Ex.___
Keeps the student practicing the gained knowledge at the end of each chapter. Ex.___
Includes coverage of new species that have gained popularity. Ex.___
Prepares the student for exams and quizzes. Ex.___
Provides students with an easy reference for understanding species similarities and differences. Ex.___
Helps the student to comprehend the new terms throughout the text. Ex.___
Addresses animal rights and animal well-being issues that yield greater productivity. Ex.___
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.
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.
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.