Animal Science Biology and Technology, 3rd Edition

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Animal Science Biology and Technology, 3rd Edition

Animal Science Biology And Technology, 3Rd Edition

By Robert Mikesell and MeeCee Baker

Animal Science Biology and Technology, 3rd edition PDF is the ideal animal science book that combines the empirical and the practical in a book suitable for readers of all ages and stages. This book takes the reader from the basics of production through to evaluation, while delivering a contemporary industry overview. Readers will find the opportunities for experiential learning found in this book will be especially helpful in planning supervised agricultural experience projects and FFA career development events. The career focus sections found in Animal Science Biology and Technology, 3rd edition present opportunities in a story format that will pique the reader’s interest. The accompanying laboratory manual and additional activities will provide readers with hands on engagement that enhances learning. This outstanding book was written by nationally renowned educators, MeeCee Baker and Robert Mikesell, who also own and operate a beef cattle farm and bring academia into the pasture.

Table of Contents

Unit 1: Physiology

Chapter 1: Cellular Biology and Animal Taxonomy: Cells—Small But Mighty

Introduction

Cellular Structure And Function

Taxonomy

Summary

Chapter Review

Chapter 2: Biology of Growth and Development: Growing Up Big And Strong

Introduction

The Growth Curve

Economically Important Tissues

Changing The Muscle To Fat Ratio

Summary

Chapter Review

Chapter 3: Muscle and Meat Biology: Bulking Up

Introduction

Hyperplasia And Hypertrophy

Muscle And Muscle Cells

Types Of Muscle Cells

Muscle To Meat

Differences In Meat Quality

Meat Quality Improvement

Summary

Chapter Review

Chapter 4: Biology of Digestion: I Can’t Believe I Ate The Whole Thing!

Introduction

Essential Nutrients

Energy Metabolism

The Digestion Process

Types Of Digestive Systems

Summary

Chapter Review

Chapter 5: Biology of Reproduction: Getting In The Family Way!

Introduction

Anatomy Of Reproductive Tracts

The Reproductive Cycle

Reproduction In Swine

Reproduction In Cattle

Reproduction In Sheep

Reproduction In Horses

Summary

Chapter Review

Chapter 6: Genetics: A Chip Off The Old Chromosome

Introduction

Mendelian Genetics

Determination Of Gender

Genotype And Phenotype

Qualitative Traits

Quantitative Traits

Breeding Systems

Heritability

Selection

Genomics

Summary

Chapter Review

Chapter 7: Ethology: Animal Behavior and Welfare: Monkey See, Monkey Do

Introduction

Animal Behaviors

Behavioral Genetics

Behavior And Livestock Movement

Animal Welfare And Animal Rights

Summary

Chapter Review

Unit 2: Application

Chapter 8: Swine Management and the Swine Industry: This Little Piggy Went To Market

Introduction

Industry Overview

Breeds

Breeding Systems

Swine Production Cycle

Piglet And Nursery Management

Swine Nutrition

Swine Parasites

Swine Diseases

Swine Housing

Marketing

Industry Organization

Industry Issues

Career Opportunities

Supporting Organizations

Summary

Chapter Review

Chapter 9: Beef Cattle Management and the Beef Industry: Home On The Range

Introduction

Industry Overview

Breeds

Breeding Systems

Beef Production Cycle

Beef Cattle Nutrition

Beef Cattle Parasites

Beef Cattle Diseases

Beef Cattle Housing

Marketing

Industry Organization

Industry Issues

Career Opportunities

Supporting Organizations

Summary

Chapter Review

Chapter 10: Dairy Cattle Management and the Dairy Industry: From Moo To You

Introduction

Industry Overview

Breeds

Breeding

The Milking Process

Dairy Nutrition

Dairy Cattle Parasites And Diseases

Dairy Housing

Records

Milk Marketing

Industry Organization

Industry Issues

Career Opportunities

Supporting Organizations

Summary

Chapter Review

Chapter 11: Sheep Management and the Sheep Industry: Baa Baa Black Sheep

Introduction

Sheep Industry Overview

Breeds

Breeding Systems

Sheep Nutrition

Sheep Management

Sheep Parasites

Sheep Diseases

Sheep Housing

Marketing

Industry Organization

Industry Issues

Career Opportunities

Supporting Organizations

Summary

Chapter Review

Chapter 12: Horse Management and the Horse Industry: Hi Ho Silver—Away!

Introduction

Horse Industry Overview

Breeds

Breeding

Horse Nutrition

Horse Management

Horse Parasites

Horse Diseases

Horse Housing

Marketing

Industry Organization

Industry Issues

Career Opportunities

Supporting Organizations

Summary

Chapter Review

Unit 3: Evaluation

Chapter 13: Judging Contests: Eenie Meenie Minie Mo

Introduction

Contest Format

Reasons And Questions

Cuts And Scoring

Other Types Of Contests

Summary

Chapter Review

Chapter 14: Performance Data: Crunching Numbers

Introduction

Types Of Performance Data

Genomics

Data For Individual Animal Industries

Uses Of Data In Production Situations

Summary

Chapter Review

Chapter 15: Meats Judging: Cut The Fat

Introduction

Meat Quality Defined

Basis For Meat Evaluation

Cuts Of Meat

Cooking Different Cuts

Beef Judging

Sample Beef Carcass Reasons

Pork Judging

Lamb Judging

Summary

Chapter Review

Chapter 16: Livestock Judging: Phenotypically Yours

Introduction

Market Animal Evaluation

Breeding Animal Evaluation

Summary

Chapter Review

Chapter 17: Dairy Cattle Judging: Udderly Impressive

Introduction

Type Classification

Linear Classification

Judging Dairy Cows

Judging Dairy Heifers

Summary

Chapter Review

Glossary

Bibliography

Index

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