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.
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 Index
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- © Butterworth-Heinemann 1987
- 11th June 1987
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