Animal Science: Reproduction, Climate, Meat, Wool is a 20-chapter book that begins with the concept of animal reproduction, including reproductive hormones, breeding, fertility, and fecundity. The next set of chapters elucidates the influence of climate on the animals. Subsequent chapters explore specific topics on meat and wool, in particular, the beef carcass; meat quality; mutton; lamb; composition and properties of wool; definition and measurement of wool quality; and quantitative aspect of wool growth. This book will be valuable for advanced students, as well as for advanced producers.
Preface VII Part I — Reproduction 1 The Reproductive Hormones 2 Female Reproduction and the Breeding Season 3 Semen, Fertilization and Pregnancy 4 Reduced Fertility 5 Augmentation of Fertility and Fecundity Part II — The Influence of Climate 6 Heat and Cold 7 Evaporative Cooling 8 Sweating and Sweat Glands 9 The Fleece or Hair-coat Covering 10 Selection of Breeds of Livestock for Hot Climates 11 Climate and Reproduction Part III — Meat 12 The Beef Carcase and Its Tissues 13 The Definition and Measurement of Meat Quality—Tenderness 14 Other Quality Considerations 15 Beef Carcase Appraisal and Grading 16 Mutton and Lamb Part IV — Wool 17 The Biology and Histology of Fiber Growth 18 Composition and Properties of Wool 19 The Definition and Measurement of Wool Quality 20 Quantitative Aspects of Wool Growth References Index
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- © Pergamon 1975
- 1st January 1975
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