The Science of Animal Growth and Meat Technology - 2nd Edition - ISBN: 9780128152775

The Science of Animal Growth and Meat Technology

2nd Edition

Authors: Steven M. Lonergan David G. Topel Dennis N. Marple
Paperback ISBN: 9780128152775
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 1st January 2019
Page Count: 316
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Description

The Science of Animal Growth and Meat Technology, Second Edition combines fundamental science- based and applied, practical concepts relating to the prenatal and postnatal growth of cattle, sheep and pigs. It provides the necessary components to understand the production and growth of livestock for safe and quality meat products and presents an understanding of the principles of meat science and technology that is needed to understand the meat industry. Information on the slaughter process of animals, muscle structure and meat tenderness, meat quality, meat safety, and microbiology makes this a valuable self-study reference for students and professionals entering the field.

Key Features

  • Describes principles in muscle metabolism, meat quality and meat safety using case studies
  • Discusses the microbial safety of meat products, primary pathogens of concern, and pathogen detection
  • Offers solutions on how to control bacterial growth to improve the safety and quality of meat
  • Presents a new chapter on packaging for meat and meat products that focuses on flexible film technology, packaging materials and equipment technology
  • Includes new information on inspection systems prior to slaughter, during slaughter, and the inspection of meat processing systems

Details

No. of pages:
316
Language:
English
Copyright:
© Academic Press 2019
Published:
Imprint:
Academic Press
Paperback ISBN:
9780128152775

About the Author

Steven M. Lonergan

Dept. of Animal Science; Iowa State University, Ames, IA; Editorial board member of Elsevier’s leading journal in Meat Science, Professor of Meat Science & Muscle Biology, Director of Graduate Education, Animal Science at the Animal Science Department, Iowa State University

Affiliations and Expertise

Dept. of Animal Science; Iowa State University, Ames, IA; Editorial board member of Elsevier’s leading journal in Meat Science, Professor of Meat Science & Muscle Biology, Director of Graduate Education, Animal Science at the Animal Science Department, Iowa State University

David G. Topel

Over 40 years of teaching and research experience; 24 international, national, and state awards given by the United States Secretary of Agriculture for his contributions to excellence in agriculture. Published ~300 research papers in Food Science and Animal Science journals.

Affiliations and Expertise

Active Research Professor Emeritus, Dept. of Animal Science; Iowa State University, Ames, IA

Dennis N. Marple

Dr. Marple taught courses in animal growth and development, and is involved in research on swine growth and meat quality as well as beef cattle research on shipping fever and fescue toxicity. Dr. Marple became Head of the Animal Science Department at Iowa State University in October, 1992, with administrative responsibilities for instruction, research and extension programs until 2001. He is the past President of the American Society of Animal Science, and a former member of the Board of Directors of American Society of Animal Science and the Council for Agricultural Science and Technology. He is the author or co-author of 57 journal papers and 73 abstracts of presentations at scientific meetings, and has made invited presentations at numerous professional meetings in the US and nine foreign countries.

Affiliations and Expertise

Researcher/Professor Dept. of Animal Science; Iowa State University, Ames, IA.

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