The focus is on large, domestic animals, but small animals are also covered. References are provided which will lead the reader to specialized subject areas. Each broad cross-section is written by respected authorities in the field.
This is a handy and convenient animal reference source for teachers, graduate students, and researchers in the fields of animal science, agricultural science, and food science and technology.
Breeds and Genetics:P.A. Putnam, Animal Breeds.R.H. Miller, A Compilation of Heritability Estimates for Farm Animals.L.V. Cundiff, K.E. Gregory, and R.M. Koch, Genetic Variation in Beef Cattle.
Statistics:P.A. Putnam, Populations.M.J. Darre, S.A. Sulik, and D.M. Kinsman, Physiological Averages/Ranges.
Health:H. Herlich and M.D. Ruff, Internal and External Parasites.O.H.V. Stalheim, Major Infectious Diseases.
Production:H.W. Hawk, Reproduction.T.S. Rumsey, Growth Rates.A.C. Hammond, Protein Conversion Ratio.L.W. Smith, Production Systems.
Product/Utilization:A.W. Kotula, By-Products.B.C. Breidenstein and J.C. Williams, Contribution of Red Meat to the U.S. Diet.P.A. Putnam, Demographics of Dairy Cows and Products.
Future:L.W. Smith, Projections on Future Productive Efficiency.