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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.
The easy way to build your own beehives and beekeeping equipment Building Beehives For Dummies is the follow-up book to the bestselling Beekeeping For Dummies. It provides everything you need to learn how to build some of the world's most popular hives and beekeeping accessories.
This richly illustrated book combines a guide to the causes, progress, treatment and prevention of foot ailments in cattle with a practical manual on claw trimming.
Practical how-to advice for keeping chickens "For me, raising chickens, for eggs and meat, has been one of the most enjoyable aspects of our family farm.
A comprehensive guide to breeding and rearing pigs in natural conditions without compromising their wellbeing. It provides support for novice pig-keepers hoping to breed their own pigs. It offers information about different breeds of pigs and their respective needs.
Tells the story of how, over the course of a year, Alys, the Guardian gardening writer, learns how to keep bees; and Steve, the urban beekeeper, learns how to plant a pollinator-friendly garden. Part coffee-table book, part manifesto, this is a collection of advice, tips and ideas for growing food and keeping pollinators well fed.
This exciting and cutting-edge book examines the fundamental virological methods for avian influenza virus research and diagnostics. It covers some of the newest molecular procedures currently used for basic and applied research.
Whether it's the difference between wry tail, split tail, and gamy tail; the meaning of hen feathered, forced molt, or quill feather; the characteristics of droopy wing; the content of granite grit; or the translation of a chicken's alarm call, this title presents the answers to chicken questions and quandary, from the practical to the curious.
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.
A guide to raising ducks that provides information for those who want to keep ducks. It covers such topics as: choosing the right breed, including rare breeds and hybrid ducks; breeding and rearing practices; feeding; and, butchering. It includes a comprehensive resource section for both the novice and the veteran farmer.
Suitable for anyone who keeps quail or who is thinking about starting out, this title covers all key aspects of responsible quail husbandry, and explains how to set up and equip your quail house and pens, how to care for your birds, and how to breed and raise young hatchlings through to healthy adulthood.
Dairy herd health is an important and universal topic in large animal veterinary practice and farming, covering both preventive medicine and health promotion. This book focuses on diseases within herds, herd husbandry practices, youngstock management and environmental issues.
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.