Introduction to Animal Science: Global, Biological, Social and Industry Perspectives (6e) : 9780134436050

Introduction to Animal Science: Global, Biological, Social and Industry Perspectives (6e)

Damron
 
Edition
 
6
ISBN
 
9780134436050
ISBN 10
 
0134436059
Published
 
17/03/2017
Published by
 
Pearson Higher Ed USA
Pages
 
848
Format
 
Out of stock
 
Title type
Book
$292.99
 
 
Title type
 
$63.00
 
 
Description

 

For courses in Introduction to Animal Science (Agriculture)


 

A flexible, current, and comprehensive look at the biological, industry, and species approaches to Animal Science, complete with worldview information and societal issues.


 

Relevant and timely, Introduction to Animal Science features the most comprehensive, up-to-date coverage of the traditional disciplines that are so essential to a solid foundation in Animal Science: nutrition, digestion, feeds, genetics, reproduction, disease, and animal behaviour. The text's comprehensive, non-traditional approach introduces the discipline as an ever-changing, integral part of every aspect of human existence. Author W. Stephen Damron not only presents thorough coverage of the major species and their respective concerns, he challenges readers to consider the many pressing interests relevant to Animal Science as it influences and is influenced by society today.

 


The 6th Edition features updated, expanded, and improved coverage including the latest statistical information as appropriate; improvements to the lactation chapter, the animal health chapter, and the animal health sections in each of the species chapters; substantial updates in the biotechnology chapter and the nutrition chapters; enhanced material on food safety; new figures and redesigned and updated graphics throughout; streamlined tables with greater emphasis on example information; and enhanced margin terms and glossary terms to facilitate reading and understanding of the material.

 

Table of contents
  • 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
New to this edition

Strong, well-designed features enhance learning and make it easier for students to grasp the concepts.

  • 4-color figures with carefully written captions add visual appeal to the text, while reinforcing the relevance of the figure to the chapter material.

    • NEW! New figures and redesigned and updated graphics appear throughout.

    • UPDATED! Streamlined tables put greater emphasis on example information, rather than on information per se.

    • UPDATED! Enhanced margin terms and glossary terms facilitate reading and understanding of the material.

  • Updated, expanded, and improved coverage includes:

    • UPDATED! The latest statistical information as appropriate.

    • UPDATED! Improvements to the lactation chapter, the animal health chapter, and the animal health sections in each of the species chapters.

    • UPDATED! Substantial updates in the biotechnology chapter and the nutrition chapters.

    • UPDATED: Enhanced material on food safety. 

Features & benefits
  • Timely, relevant information written in a student-friendly style including:

    • A look at changes in the tastes, preferences, and habits of consumers, economic considerations, and the relative costs of animal products and their contributions to restructuring of the animal industries;

    • Acknowledgement and exploration of the changing viewpoints toward the animals in our care—concerns over animal welfare, animal rights, food safety, biotechnology, ethical resource allocations, sustainability of agriculture, and other issues affecting animal use; and

    • Information concerning llamas, companion animals, and other species not traditional to the animal sciences.

  • Coverage of the individual disciplines that combine to become the whole of Animal Science and how the science of each contributes to the whole, including:

    • How animals fit into all of society and how they contribute to the well-being of humans from a worldwide perspective;

    • Agriculture across the globe, exploring the many uses of domesticated animals;

    • Individual chapters dedicated to the species of primary importance to humans, and discussion of the industries that have arisen around those species and their effects on our society and our economy; and

    • A global perspective throughout, covering the impact of animals on humans in the world, the types of agriculture found around the world, and the influences other countries have on U.S. animal industries.

  • Flexibility in the four-part organisation easily accommodates the three major approaches of animal science–biological, industry, or species.

    • Instructors get a multi-faceted curriculum that can be adapted to a variety of courses.

    • The worldview information from Part One and the societal issue from Part Four round out the approaches.

  • Thorough coverage of the biological disciplines, such as nutrition, digestion, feeds, genetics, reproduction, disease, and animal behavior, promotes an in-depth understanding of traditional Animal Science topics.

    • Timely information reflects what is happening to the world, agriculture, people, and their animals.

    • Photos in the species chapters cover a few of the most common issues/disease/conditions for each species.

  • The latest research and information on biotechnology keep students on top of this rapidly changing field.

    • Learning Boxes on biotechnology focus on key topics to help students and instructors tackle this often-intimidating subject.

  • Chapters devoted to a wide variety of animal species introduce students to the history, trends, and structure of both macro species (beef cattle, dairy cattle, poultry, swine, sheep, goats) and micro species (aquaculture, rabbits, the lamoids, companion animals).

  • Societal issues relevant to Animal Science introduce students to concerns affecting the industry, such as animal welfare, animal rights, food safety, ethical resource allocation, and sustainability of agriculture. (Part IV)

  • Coverage of highly publicised issues, such as mad cow disease and bioterrorism, helps students understand what’s happening in the industry today.

  • Strong, well-designed features enhance learning and make it easier for students to grasp the concepts.

    • 4-colour figures with carefully written captions add visual appeal to the text, while reinforcing the relevance of the figure to the chapter material. 

Author biography

W. Stephen Damron was born and raised on a diversified farm in Martin, Tennessee. He received his BS from the University of Tennessee-Martin (1975) in Agricultural Science and Master’s (1978) and PhD (1982) degrees from the University of Tennessee-Knoxville in Ruminant Nutrition.

 

He joined the Animal Science Department Oklahoma State University in 1988 after having taught at the University of Hawaii-Hilo and The University of Wisconsin-River Falls. Dr. Damron’s teaching career is characterised by rigorous courses on a variety of topics taught in multiple delivery systems. He has developed and taught over 30 courses. He has also taught five distance education courses, which annually enrolled several hundred students from across the United States and around the world. As a faculty member, Dr. Damron advised a large number of students and is known for his care and concern for students.

 

He has been the faculty advisor to 13 separate student organisations and the academic advisor to over 1500 students at OSU alone. For many years, he coordinated the Animal Science Department’s large scholarship program. He also served the department as Teaching Coordinator, Diversity Coordinator, and Research Scholar Co-coordinator.

 

From 2011 to present Dr. Damron has been the Assistant Dean of Academic Programs in the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources at Oklahoma State University.

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