Engaging and informative, EQUINE SCIENCE, Fifth Edition, provides students with a basic understanding of equine care and management. Featuring a full-color layout and abundant photos, this richly illustrated text presents information logically, starting with an introduction to the equine industry and then progressing to the unique anatomy and needs of the horse; the specifics of caring for, training, and managing horses; and business aspects of the industry. This all-new edition also highlights correlations to National AFNR (Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources) Standards, masterfully applies math and science concepts related to equine care and management, and connects students to current references to prepare them for success within the classroom and beyond.
Ruminant Physiology Digestion, Metabolism and Effects of Nutrition on Reproduction and Welfare
This book contains the proceedings of the XIth International Symposium on Ruminant Physiology. The papers address ruminant comparative physiology, the rumen ecosystem and metagenomics, nutrient digestion and absorption, methanogenesis, tissue metabolism and gene expression, pregnancy, lactation and growth, adaptation to heat-stress, nitrogen use, nutrition and reproduction, nutrition and welfare and nutrition for sustainable ruminant production.These topics are in line with the current challenges for animal breeding: production efficiency, meat and milk quality, environment (greenhouse gases, nitrogen use), animal welfare and health.The contributions come from research teams in 49 countries of all continents, showing a world-wide interest in ruminant nutrition and physiology. They show the latest techniques and results on ruminant nutrition physiology, including fundamental and integrative approaches, presented in the book on the following sections: (1) Digestion and absorption; (2) Metabolism and hormonal regulations; (3) Nutrition and reproduction; (4) Nutrition and welfare.Proceedings from past ISRP symposia have had a major influence on research and teaching in animal science over the years. Without a doubt, this book, which is of interest to all professionals and researchers who are concerned with ruminant nutrition and physiology, will contribute to this fine tradition.
The second edition of Equine Reproductive Procedures provides equine practitioners, veterinary students, and equine theriogenologists with a fully updated, practical guide to techniques in equine reproductive practice. This easy-to-use resource covers skills-based information with a clinical focus, taking an easy-to-follow step-by-step approach.
The book covers topics related to the reproductive management of horses, including diagnostic techniques and therapeutic procedures for stallions, mares, and foals. Procedures highlighted in the book are supported with clear descriptions and photographs. Readers will also find a list of required supplies for the procedure and a reference list.
- Provides step-by-step descriptions of techniques related to equine theriogenology
- Serves as a valuable practice tool Offers 39 new techniques not found in the first edition
- Includes key updates to existing techniques
Those studying equine reproduction and specialists in theriogenology will find this an essential ‘how-to’ guide for their practice library.
The cutting-edge, scientifically accurate, definitive book on the most popular behavioral issues that cats face. Every cat owner has wondered: Why is my cat acting this way? Decoding Your Cat, a comprehensive, easy-to-understand guide to decode your cat, likely has the answer. Many have tried to instruct proper cat training, but this is the first book of its kind to provide an in-depth understanding of the underlying reasons for a cat’s problem behavior, the essential key to unlocking the best for your cat. Armed with the newest science on cat behavior, effective, veterinary-approved methods, and real-life examples, this must-have book empowers cat owners to understand why their cat acts the way it does, address behavior problems, and ensure a happy life for their pets. Decoding Your Cat gives owners new insight on promoting their cat’s physical and psychological health and wellness and maintaining a long and fulfilling relationship together.
Written by the leading experts in cat behavior from the American College of Veterinary Behaviorists, with an introduction by animal expert Steve Dale, this book conveys the newest and best information on cat behavioral science in a fun, interesting, and understandable way. Together with anecdotes from real life situations and the science behind how cats relate to their world, Decoding Your Cat empowers owners to provide a home environment that is happy, safe, and functional, to identify and seek treatment for medical health problems, to understand how to deal with unwanted behaviors, and in general to help cats live longer and fuller lives.
- A Novel, Illustrated Classification System to Define the Causes of Bovine Perinatal Mortality Internationally
- Resetting Priorities for Sustainable Dairy Farming under Global Changing
- Somatic Cell Count as the Factor Conditioning Productivity of Various Breeds of Cows and Technological Suitability of Milk
- Strategies to Improve the Reproductive Efficiency of Dairy Cattle
How do you define the quality of life of a farmed animal? This timely book addresses the complex and often controversial issues surrounding the assessment and improvement of farm animal welfare. Based on a large, multi-disciplinary EU funded research project called Welfare Quality, it discusses the relevance of science based welfare assessments and the importance of establishing a fruitful dialogue between science and society. An outline is given of the development of a workable welfare assessment system for cattle, pigs and chickens as well as practical ways of improving the animals’ quality of life.
This book synthesises the huge body of work carried out by the largest ever international network of scientists and stakeholders in Welfare Quality. It describes some of the obstacles encountered and their solution and why particular paths were chosen. It also clearly sets out what still needs to be done and presents selected strategies and technologies (automation, proxy indicators, targeting of risk factors, etc.) designed to ensure the continued improvement of welfare and its assessment.
The book provides a valuable source of knowledge on farm animal welfare for social and animal scientists, students, teachers, policy makers, lobby groups and the animal industry.
Authoritative yet easy to read, Sheep and Goat Medicine, 2nd Edition covers all the latest advances in sheep and goat medicine, including medical treatment, surgery, theriogenology, and nutrition. Full-color photographs and clear instructions provide the answers you need, guiding you through common procedures and techniques such as restraint for examination, administration of drugs, blood collection, and grooming; these descriptions are often accompanied by explanatory diagrams and charts. With diseases, surgeries, and treatments organized by body system, information is always easy to find. New to this edition are chapters on parasite control, nutritional requirements, and performing a necropsy. Developed by Dr. D.G. Pugh, a world-renowned expert on the medical care of sheep and goats, this reference is unmatched for its comprehensive coverage of herd health, physical examination, anesthesia, and multisystem diseases.
Clear writing style makes the book useful and easy to understand, even for sheep and/or goat owners who are not veterinarians.Both surgery and medicine are covered in each body systems chapter, so it’s easier to choose between treatment options for specific disorders.Superbly illustrated surgical procedures clearly demonstrate the steps to follow in performing surgical procedures.An explanation of the differences in normal behavior between sheep and goats shows how they are not the same, and require different methods of treatment.A consistent, logical format in each body systems chapter makes information easy to find by beginning with physical examination and diagnostic procedures, followed by discussions of common diseases that involve the system.Consistent headings include pathogenesis, clinical signs, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention.A comprehensive nutrition chapter covers diet evaluation, method of balancing rations, total parenteral nutrition, and examples of nutritious diets.Practical formulas are included for making sodium sulfite for testing passive transfer, and Sheather’s solution for fecal flotation.Useful appendixes summarize essential information on drugs and drug dosages, fluid therapy, and normal values and conversions.A diverse, authoritative panel of contributors provides current information on the care of valuable breeding stock as well as pets.
This guide is meant to provide basic information to those interested in looking at starting a dairy goat farm as a business. Other books cover the detailed management of dairy goats while this guide seeks to touch on those topics that strongly influence management choices. One exception might be milking systems and equipment but we leave readers in the good hands of the Dairy Practices Council for specific guides published on these topics and referenced in the chapters.
Sheep and goats are farmed throughout the world for meat, fiber, milk and leather. These small ruminants are very susceptible to external parasites, which has significant implications for their health and welfare as well as the quality and value of the end products for which they are farmed. This book gives practical guidance on preventing and controlling ectoparasites that contribute to disease and infection in sheep and goats, discussing types of parasites, the diseases they cause and what methods of control are available, as well as wider implications such as animal welfare and environmental impacts.
Llamas and alpacas are a globally expanding area of interest in the farming world. Kept as pets, stud animals, livestock guardians, and farmed for fibre and meat, national herds continue to grow and are an increasingly frequent presentation for large animal vets. This book provides practical everyday veterinary advice on common conditions and surgical procedures. Basic husbandry, nutrition, examination, vaccines, analgesia, anaesthesia, dermatology and poisons are covered, together with medicine and surgery options arranged by body system. Zoonotic diseases are treated with particular interest as alpacas are a common petting farm animal. An important field guide for any veterinary practitioner, this book is also of interest to veterinary students and camelid breeders.