Environmental Aspects of Housing for Animal Production is concerned with environmental aspects of housing farm animals. The discussions are organized around physical and physiological principles; environmental influences on reproduction; environmental influences on the productivity of farm animals; optimal housing environments for temperate and cool climates; housing environments for hot climates; engineering and control of the house environment; and the constraints of welfare and disease. This text consists of 32 chapters divided into nine sections. The first chapter explores the physiological mechanisms whereby the food- or fiber-producing animals maintain a constant body temperature under climatic extremes and the possible impact that these physiological processes may have on productive systems. This discussion is followed by chapters on the influence of climate on the decision to house livestock; the effect of the environment on animal reproduction; thermal influences on poultry; and the importance of ventilation and temperature control. This text also considers the poultry housing problems in tropical and subtropical climates; insulation of animal houses; and the interaction between feathering and egg production in laying hens. This book will appeal to those working in the field of housing for animal production, both in research and development and at a practical level.
I Physical and Physiological Principles 1 The Environmental Physiology of Animal Production 2 Climate and the Need for Housing 3 Thermal Insulation and Heat Loss from Animals II Environmental Influences on Reproduction 4 The Environment and Reproduction 5 The Influence of Photoperiod on Reproduction in Farm Animals 6 The Incubation of Eggs III Environmental Influences on the Productivity of Farm Animals 7 The Environmental Physiology of Juvenile Animals 8 Thermal Influences on Poultry 9 The Climatic Requirements of the Pig 10 Thermal Influences on Ruminants IV Optimal Housing Environments for Temperate and Cool Climates 11 Practical Ventilation and Temperature Control for Poultry 12 Ventilation and Temperature Control Criteria for Pigs 13 Optimal Housing Criteria for Ruminants V Housing Environments for Hot Climates 14 Poultry Housing Problems in the Tropics and Subtropics 15 The Housing of Large Mammals in Hot Climates 16 Extreme Heat Stress in Dairy Cattle and its Alleviation: A Case Report VI Engineering and Control of the House Environment—1 17 Monitoring the House Environment 18 Ventilation Systems 19 Ventilation System Design 20 Control Systems for Animal Houses—The Way Ahead VII Engineering and Control of the House Environment—2 21 Insulation of Animal Houses 22 Aspects of Heating Animal Houses 23 Housing Systems and their Influence on the Environment VIII The Constraints of Welfare and Disease 24 Health Problems in Intensive Animal Production 25 Animal Behavior and Welfare 26 The Effect of the Welfare Code Provisions on Animal Housing IX Poster Session An Analysis of the Mechanical Problems of Feather Wear in Battery Hens An Interaction between Feathering and Egg Production in Laying Hens Temperature Experiments with Early-Weaned Pigs Eggshell Porosity and Water Losses duri
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- © Butterworth-Heinemann 1981
- 19th November 1981
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