New Techniques in Sheep Production

New Techniques in Sheep Production

1st Edition - June 11, 1987

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  • Editors: I. Fayez M. Marai, J.B. Owen
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483162171

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New Techniques in Sheep Production is an eight-part book that first reviews sheep production systems and scope for improvement. Subsequent chapter focuses on methods of increasing fecundity. Parts III and IV describe reproduction methods and genetic improvement techniques. Other chapters discuss breed development; feeding systems; management and health control; and evaluation of techniques in sheep production. This book will be of value to the pioneer farmers, their advisers, and supporters in the associated marketing and supply organizations, as well as to students at agriculture and veterinary universities and colleges.

Table of Contents

  • I Review of Current Sheep Production Systems and the Scope for Improvement

    1 Wool

    2 Meat

    3 Milk

    II Methods of Increasing Fecundity

    4 Genetic Variation in Ovulation Rate in Sheep

    5 Increasing Prolificacy of Ewes by Means of Gonadotrophin Therapy and Treatment with Fecundin

    6 Frequent Lambing Systems

    7 Advancement of Puberty in Male and Female Sheep

    III Reproduction Methods

    8 Embryo Transfer

    9 Artificial Insemination

    IV Genetic Improvement Techniques

    10 Genetic Engineering, Chromosome Analysis and Sex Determination

    11 Indirect Selection

    12 Carcass Evaluation in Sheep Breeding Programs

    V Breed Development

    13 Formation of New Breeds

    14 Group Breeding Schemes and Simplified Recording in Sheep Improvement

    15 Improving Fecundity in Subtropical Fat-Tailed Sheep

    VI Feeding systems

    16 Nutrition of Housed Sheep

    17 Early Weaning and Fattening of Lambs

    18 Improving Feed Resources: A Key Step Towards Expanding Ruminant Production in Semiarid North Africa and West Asia

    VII Management and Health Control

    19 Pregnancy Diagnosis and Fetal Number Determination

    20 Synchronized Breeding and Lambing

    21 Increasing Productivity by Manipulating Mating Behavior

    22 New Developments in Health Control

    VIII Evaluation of New Techniques

    23 Economic Response to Increasing Genetic Potential for Reproductive Performance

    24 Systems Development of New Techniques


Product details

  • No. of pages: 302
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Butterworth-Heinemann 1987
  • Published: June 11, 1987
  • Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483162171

About the Editors

I. Fayez M. Marai

J.B. Owen

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