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Helps owners understand the keys to livestock protection: selection of the right guardian animal, proper guardian livestock bonding, dedicated training, and ongoing problem-solving. This book has three chapters addressing the use of guardian dogs: how to evaluate, train, understand, and socialize these canines.
Telling the story of Buck Brannaman's life, this book gives horse owners the keys to understanding their animals. Buck Brannaman is a horse gentler - not a horse "breaker" - who has started more than 10,000 young horses in his clinics.
Pagination spread between three volumes with inconsistant numbering.
"Including information on cattle, pigs, poultry, sheep, goats, and exotics like bison, rabbits, elk, and deer"--Cover.
Poultry production faces many challenges. This collection starts by reviewing safety, including detection, prevention and control of zoonoses in poultry flocks. It also discusses key aspects of quality such as meat flavour as well wider issues such as the environmental impact of poultry production.
Provides a comprehensive introduction to all aspects of pig-keeping: how pigs have developed, the influence of the market on the breeds and pig-keeping systems, nutrition, the pig and its environment, reproduction, piglet birth, survival, growth and development, and the important place of artificial insemination.
Your hands-on guide to modern chicken-raising methods Thinking about raising chickens? You've come to the right place! This new edition of Raising Chickens For Dummies provides the most up-to-date, thorough information on the many aspects of keeping chickens in your backyard.
Discusses the transformation of milk into high-quality products. Emphasizing the principles of physical, chemical, enzymatic, and microbial transformation, this book features coverage of the properties of milk, a section on milk formation, and the inclusion of nutritional aspects. It introduces the chemistry, physics, and microbiology of milk.
Suitable for the complete newbies and for families with young children, this title chronicles the journey of three chickens from newly hatched fluffy butterballs to grown hens laying eggs.
There have been significant advances in poultry breeding and nutrition. This books discusses key developments such as marker-assisted breeding and improvements in poultry feed such as the use of enzymes to optimise nutritional efficiency.
The prediction of producing desirable traits in offspring is a vital tool to animal scientists. Summarising the developments in genomics and design of breeding programmes, this book covers models of survival analysis, social interaction and sire and dam models, plus advancements in the use of SNPs in the computation of genomic breeding values.
Fully updated and revised, the fourth edition of this popular textbook provides a complete and comprehensive account of how to successfully breed horses. Beginning with a grounding in reproductive anatomy, it reviews endocrine control and selection for breeding mares and stallions, pregnancy, parturition and lactation.