Table of Contents

Preface

PART ONE: THE PLACE OF ANIMALS AND ANIMAL SCIENCE IN THE LIVES OF HUMANS

1. Introduction to the Animal Sciences

2. The Value of Animals to Humanity

3. Factors Affecting World Agricultural Structure

4. Worldwide Systems of Agricultural Production

PART TWO: THE BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES OF ANIMAL SCIENCE

5. Introduction To Nutrition

6. The Gastrointestinal Tract and Nutrition

7. Feedstuffs Classification

8. Genetics

9. Animal Breeding

10. Biotechnology and Genetic Engineering

11. Animal Reproduction

12. Lactation

13. Animal Behavior

14. Animal Health

PART THREE: THE ANIMAL INDUSTRIES

15. Market Coordination in the Beef, Pork, and Poultry Industries

16. Beef Cattle

17. Dairy Cattle

18. Poultry

19. Swine

20. Sheep and Goats

21. Horses

22. Aquaculture

23. Pet and Companion Animals

24. Lamoids

25. Rabbits

PART FOUR: ANIMALS AND SOCIETY

26. Careers and Career Preparation in the Animal Sciences

27. Food Safety and Consumer Concerns

28. Animal Welfare and Animal Rights

29. Animals in Sustainable Agriculture

Glossary

Index