Introduction to Animal Science

Introduction to Animal Science

By: Leland S. Shapiro (author)Paperback

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For introductory courses in General Animal Science, Pre Veterinary, Veterinary Technology, and Horse Science.

This text shows students that raising livestock is now a science more than husbandry. The text concentrates on a more applied approach to animal reproduction, genetics, nutrition, breeds, animal health and general management of livestock. (This first edition takes the format of The Science of Animal Husbandry by Blakely and Bade and adds modern science and husbandry).

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DR. LELAND S. SHAPIRO is the director of the preveterinary science program at Los Angeles Pierce College. He has been a professor of animal sciences for 24 years and is a member of the American Dairy Science Association, Dairy Shrine Club, Gamma Sigma Delta Honor Society of Agriculture, and Association of Veterinary Technician Educators, Inc. Dr. Shapiro was a dairy farmer for almost two decades, holds a California State pasteurizer's license, and for 14 years was a certification instructor for artificial insemination. Professor Shapiro is a member of the college's ethics committee and has completed two postdoctoral studies in bioethics. Dr. Shapiro is a University of California-Davis Mentor of Veterinary Medicine, and the recipient of several local college teaching awards as well as the prestigious The National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development Community College Leadership Program (NISOD) Excellence in Teaching Award, in Austin, Texas.


1. Overview of Animal Science: Statistics, History, and Future. 2. Animal Breeding and Genetics. 3. Animal Reproduction. 4. Animal Nutrition. 5. Dairy Industry. 6. Dairy and Meat Goat Industry. 7. Beef Production. 8. Sheep Production. 9. The Swine Industry. 10. The Poultry Industry. 11. The Equine Industry. 12. The Rabbit Industry. 13. The Camelid (Lamoid) Industry. 14. Ostriches. Glossary. Index.

Product Details

  • publication date: 28/09/2000
  • ISBN13: 9780139209925
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 578
  • ID: 9780139209925
  • weight: 1211
  • ISBN10: 0139209921

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