Understanding the processes that change the shape and composition of farm animals is fundamental to all aspects of production. Showing the progression from cell to tissue to entire animal, this comprehensive textbook provides an essential broad base for animal production, with key information on how animals grow and change in shape and composition, and factors that affect these processes. Illustrated with new photographs and focus boxes highlighting vital points, this updated third edition includes a new chapter on avian growth, an important source of protein for the expanding population. Providing a thorough, yet student-friendly approach to the subject, this book continues to fill the important role of helping readers to understand how the basics of growth must be thoroughly understood if farm animals are to be used efficiently and humanely in producing food for mankind.
Publisher: CABI Publishing
Number of pages: 368
Weight: 1000 g
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 20 mm
Edition: 3rd edition
"The updated third edition of the textbook is a valuable introduction to the important area of growth of farm animals. The authors describe all steps from cells to tissues to entire animals and to food of animal origin. The book provides fundamental knowledge for animal production. This book is a valuable resource for undergraduate students in animal and veterinary sciences, but it is also an important aid for all those dealing with meat sciences and meat processing."-- (01/01/2012)
"...it is a comprehensive, readable introduction to one of the great mysteries of life. I would recommend it to any veterinarian or scientist with an interest in animals and their lives."-- (11/01/2012)