Handbook of Animal Science

Handbook of Animal Science

1st Edition - June 28, 1991

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  • Editor: Paul Putnam
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080925325

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This comprehensive handbook provides information on history, breeds and genetics, statistics, animal health, production, product utilization, and future projections.The focus is on large, domestic animals, but small animals are also covered. References are provided which will lead the reader to specialized subject areas. Each broad cross-section is written by respected authorities in the field.This is a handy and convenient animal reference source for teachers, graduate students, and researchers in the fields of animal science, agricultural science, and food science and technology.


Teachers, graduate students, industry and government researchers, and farmers throughout the world.

Table of Contents

  • History and Background:
    R.L. Willham, Our Livestock Heritage.
    J.K. Loosli, History of the Development of Animal Nutrition.
    T.H. Blosser, A Glossary of Terms Commonly Used in the Animal Industries.
    Breeds and Genetics:
    P.A. Putnam, Animal Breeds.
    R.H. Miller, A Compilation of Heritability Estimates for Farm Animals.
    L.V. Cundiff, K.E. Gregory, and R.M. Koch, Genetic Variation in Beef Cattle.
    P.A. Putnam, Populations.
    M.J. Darre, S.A. Sulik, and D.M. Kinsman, Physiological Averages/Ranges.
    H. Herlich and M.D. Ruff, Internal and External Parasites.
    O.H.V. Stalheim, Major Infectious Diseases.
    H.W. Hawk, Reproduction.
    T.S. Rumsey, Growth Rates.
    A.C. Hammond, Protein Conversion Ratio.
    L.W. Smith, Production Systems.
    A.W. Kotula, By-Products.
    B.C. Breidenstein and J.C. Williams, Contribution of Red Meat to the U.S. Diet.
    P.A. Putnam, Demographics of Dairy Cows and Products.
    L.W. Smith, Projections on Future Productive Efficiency.

Product details

  • No. of pages: 401
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 1991
  • Published: June 28, 1991
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080925325

About the Editor

Paul Putnam

Affiliations and Expertise

USDA, Agricultural Research Service, Mid South Area, Stoneville, Mississippi, U.S.A.

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