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New Techniques in Sheep Production - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780408101349, 9781483162171

New Techniques in Sheep Production

1st Edition

Editors: I. Fayez M. Marai J.B. Owen
eBook ISBN: 9781483162171
Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
Published Date: 11th June 1987
Page Count: 302
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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



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11th June 1987
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About the Editors

I. Fayez M. Marai

J.B. Owen

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