Higher Education

Fundamentals of Animal Science, 1st Edition

  • Colin Scanes University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • ISBN-10: 1428361278  |  ISBN-13: 9781428361270
  • 448 Pages
  • © 2011 | Published
  • College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $111.00
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FUNDAMENTALS OF ANIMAL SCIENCE is a research-based book that provides your students with balanced and comprehensive information on both companion animals, such as dogs and cats, and production animals such as horses, livestock, poultry and fish. This book provides an introductory overview on such key topics as animal production, rearing and products, and focuses on disciplines such as nutrition, reproduction, genetics and diseases. FUNDAMENTALS OF ANIMAL SCIENCE also includes sections on animal welfare, food safety, and how animals impact the environment. To foster classroom discussion and facilitate learning, this book presents related societal issues and discussion points for review and includes side bar definitions, multiple review questions, and illustrations that will help your students better understand the concepts of animal science.

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Features and Benefits

  • Covers animal science of both production animals and companion animals at an introductory level.
  • Engages students with attention-grabbing facts and side bars.
  • Features societal issues and discussion points for review that foster classroom discussion and facilitate learning.
  • Designed for both majors and non-majors with a broad study of animal science.
  • Accompanied by a robust ancillary package – an eResource CD

Table of Contents

1. Introduction.
2. Origin and development of agriculture
3. Global Overview of Livestock Industry.
4. Careers in Animal Science.
5. Horses.
6. Companion Animals. Evaluation and Judging. Poultry. Aquaculture.
7. Cattle Introduction.
8. Pigs.
9. Sheep and Goats.
10. Alternative Mammalian Livestock.
11. Chickens and other Poultry.
12. Aquaculture.
13. Cells, Organs and Systems.
14. Animal Nutrition (Feeds and Foods).
15. Animal Genetics and Breeding.
16. Animal Reproduction.
17. Animal Growth and Development.
18. Lactation.
19. Animal Behavior, Animal Welfare and the Enivronment.
20. Animal Diseases.
21. Animal Health, Therapeutics, Immunology and Vaccines.
22. Animal agriculture and the environment.
23. Introduction to Animal Products.
24. Food Safety of Animal Products
25. Meats.
26. Milk and Dairy Products.
27. Alternative Animal Products.


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Instructor Supplements

Instructor's Manual  (ISBN-10: 1428361286 | ISBN-13: 9781428361287)

The instructor's Manual serves as an instructional resource and provides teaching tips or guidelines, essay questions, answers to review and test questions, key objectives, glossary, appendices and exercises for content reinforcement.

eResource  (ISBN-10: 1428361294 | ISBN-13: 9781428361294)

The eResource is made up of a pdf of the Instructor's Manual; a testbank, instructor slides in PPT, and an Image Library.

Meet the Author

Author Bio

Colin Scanes

Colin Guy Scanes is a Professor in the Department of Poultry Science at Mississippi State University where he has also served as Vice President for Research and Graduate Studies . He is also currently a faculty member of the Center of Excellence in Equine Science at Rutgers-The State University of New Jersey. Formerly, Dr. Scanes was a Professor in the Departments of Animal Science and Biomedical Science at Iowa State University. Among his awards and honors, Dr. Scanes received the Bouffault International Animal Agriculture Award in 2004, and is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and of the Poultry Science Association. Dr. Scanes is also the author or editor of 12 books, 68 reviews and book chapters, 263 refereed papers and 220 abstracts. In addition to his faculty duties, Dr. Scanes is the Editor-in-Chief of Poultry Science and a member of the editorial boards for Domestic Animal Endocrinology, The Journal of Experimental Zoology, Proceedings for the Society of Experimental Biology, Animal Biotechnology, General and Comparative Endocrinology, and Critical Reviews in Poultry Biology.