Understanding Animal Breeding

Pearson New International Edition

Author: Richard M. Bourdon

Publisher: Pearson

ISBN: 9781292040035

Category: Animal breeding

Page: 520

View: 4537

For Animal Breeding and Genetics courses. An experienced educator in animal breeding, Rick Bourdon designed this book to be a modern, technologically up-to-date approach to animal breeding that is less intimidating to students than competing texts. The book is meant to be a learning text or guide as opposed to simply a reference. Understanding Animal Breeding addresses the abstract concepts of animal breeding, presenting the necessary mathematics, but previous experience in genetics and statistics is not assumed. Well organized and readable, the book stresses application, then explains theory for an overall understanding of the material.

Understanding Animal Breeding

Author: Richard M. Bourdon

Publisher: Pearson College Division

ISBN: 9780130964496

Category: Science

Page: 538

View: 7294

An experienced animal breeder, Rick Bourdon designed this book to be a modern, technologically up-to-date approach to animal breeding. Understanding Animal Breeding addresses the abstract concepts of animal breeding, presenting the necessary mathematics, but previous experience in genetics and statistics is not assumed. Well organized and readable, the book stresses application, then explains theory for an overall understanding of the material. Coverage explores the latest material on interactions and breeding objectives; performance testing; probabilities and inheritance; the Hardy-Weinberg equilibrium with multiple alleles; realized response to selection; breeding for uniformity; and biotechnology. For practicing animal breeders as well as those interested in breeding and agriculture.

Understanding Animal Breeding

Author: Richard M. Bourdon

Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books For Young Readers

ISBN: 9780023128516

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 523

View: 9031

Intended as a learning text, rather than simply a reference, this work addresses the abstract concepts of animal breeding. It presents the necessary mathematics, but assumes no previous experience in genetics and statistics. Well organized and readable, the book stresses application, then explains theory for an overall understanding of the material.

Understanding Animal Breeding: Pearson New International Edition

Author: Richard M. Bourdon

Publisher: Pearson Higher Ed

ISBN: 1292052066

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 520

View: 9740

For Animal Breeding and Genetics courses. An experienced educator in animal breeding, Rick Bourdon designed this book to be a modern, technologically up-to-date approach to animal breeding that is less intimidating to students than competing texts. The book is meant to be a learning text or guide as opposed to simply a reference. Understanding Animal Breeding addresses the abstract concepts of animal breeding, presenting the necessary mathematics, but previous experience in genetics and statistics is not assumed. Well organized and readable, the book stresses application, then explains theory for an overall understanding of the material.

Animal Genetics - The Science of Animal Breeding

Author: F. A. Crew

Publisher: Read Books Ltd

ISBN: 1447497295

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 442

View: 7928

Originally published in London 1925, this book contains a comprehensive study of the biology and genetics involved in all aspects of stock breeding whether it be fowl, sheep, pig, dog, horses, and cattle, supported with extensive illustrations. Of the several sciences which may serve the breeder, genetics is the one which bears upon his breeding practices. It is the science which seeks to account for the similarities and dissimilarities in characterisation exhibited by individuals related by a common ancestry and to define the exact relation between successive generations.

Linear Models for the Prediction of Animal Breeding Values

3rd Edition

Author: Raphael A. Mrode

Publisher: CABI

ISBN: 1780643918

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 360

View: 2050

The prediction of producing desirable traits in offspring such as increased growth rate, or superior meat, milk and wool production is a vital economic tool to the animal scientist. Summarising the latest developments in genomics relating to animal breeding values and design of breeding programmes, this new edition includes models of survival analysis, social interaction and sire and dam models, as well as advancements in the use of SNPs in the computation of genomic breeding values.

Principles and Applications of Domestic Animal Behavior

An Introductory Text

Author: Edward O. Price

Publisher: CABI

ISBN: 1845933982

Category: Medical

Page: 332

View: 2848

In order to understand and manage animals in their natural or captive environments we must first understand why animals do what they do and recognize limitations in their ability to adapt to different environments. Drawing on the author's considerable experience in both teaching and research, this introductory-level textbook describes the basic principles underlying animal behavior and how those concepts can be used in managing the care of domestic and captive wild animals, covering four key themes: development of behavior, biological rhythms, social behavior and behavioral aspects of animal management. Extensively illustrated with many practical examples and over 150 photos and figures, the book will be essential reading for animal science and veterinary students.

Genetics and the Behavior of Domestic Animals

Chapter 7. Behavior Genetics of the Horse (Equus caballus)

Author: Mark J. Deesing,Temple Grandin

Publisher: Elsevier Inc. Chapters

ISBN: 0128059982

Category: Medical

Page: 496

View: 6354

Since the late 1990s there has been a substantial increase in horse behavior genetics research. This chapter reviews recent work in molecular genetics, pre-and postnatal effects on behavior, the relationship between hair whorls and temperament, and lateralization in the nervous system. These factors are critical to understanding individual differences. Advancements in molecular genetics have identified genes associated with novelty seeking and gaited horse traits. Foal “imprint” training procedures are reviewed, and a gentle method for training foals is presented. Finding appropriate methods for reducing fearfulness in horses has important practical implications. High hair whorls are associated with reactivity, but differences are less apparent in calm breeds. Behavioral asymmetry is a fundamental feature of animal brains. Left-eye systems control avoidance behavior and right-eye systems control approach behaviors. An understanding of the cognitive and perceptual abilities is necessary to ensure horses receive proper training, handling, management, and care.

The Book of the Bitch

A Complete Guide to Understanding and Caring for Bitches

Author: J. M. Evans,Kay White

Publisher: Interpet

ISBN: 9781860540233

Category: Pets

Page: 232

View: 9362

A complete guide to caring for bitches for the experienced breeder and the novice bitch owner

Statistics for Veterinary and Animal Science

Author: Aviva Petrie,Paul Watson

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118567404

Category: Medical

Page: 408

View: 369

Banish your fears of statistical analysis using this clearly written and highly successful textbook. Statistics for Veterinary and Animal Science Third Edition is an introductory text which assumes no previous knowledge of statistics. It starts with very basic methodology and builds on it to encompass some of the more advanced techniques that are currently used. This book will enable you to handle numerical data and critically appraise the veterinary and animal science literature. Written in a non-mathematical way, the emphasis is on understanding the underlying concepts and correctly interpreting computer output, and not on working through mathematical formulae. Key features: Flow charts are provided to enable you to choose the correct statistical analyses in different situations Numerous real worked examples are included to help you master the procedures Two statistical packages, SPSS and Stata, are used to analyse data to familiarise you with typical computer output The data sets from the examples in the book are available as electronic files to download from the book’s companion website in ASCII, Excel, SPSS, Stata and R Workspace formats, allowing you to practice using your own software and fully get to grips with the techniques A clear indication is provided of the more advanced or obscure topics so that, if desired, you can skip them without loss of continuity. New to this edition: New chapter on reporting guidelines relevant to veterinary medicine as a ready reference for those wanting to follow best practice in planning and writing up research New chapter on critical appraisal of randomized controlled trials and observational studies in the published literature: a template is provided which is used to critically appraise two papers New chapter introducing specialist topics: ethical issues of animal investigations, spatial statistics, veterinary surveillance, and statistics in molecular and quantitative genetics Expanded glossaries of notation and terms Additional exercises and further explanations added throughout to make the book more comprehensive. Carrying out statistical procedures and interpreting the results is an integral part of veterinary and animal science. This is the only book on statistics that is specifically written for veterinary science and animal science students, researchers and practitioners.

Basic Animal Nutrition and Feeding

Author: Wilson G. Pond

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780471658931

Category: Aliments pour animaux

Page: 580

View: 9256

This fifth edition arms readers with the latest information on nutrient metabolism and the formulation of diets from an array of available feedstuffs. The authors discuss animals′ role in ecological balance, environmental stability and sustainable agriculture and food production. A new chapter on the regulation of nutrient partitioning offers a lively and timely discussion of emerging technologies in modifying and increasing efficiency of nutrient metabolism and animal food composition. A new chapter on toxic minerals in the food chain addresses the role of agricultural production animal nutrition in protecting the environment from toxic levels of minerals and nitrogen in the food chain.

Genetic Data Analysis for Plant and Animal Breeding

Author: Fikret Isik,James Holland,Christian Maltecca

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319551779

Category: Science

Page: 400

View: 4786

This book fills the gap between textbooks of quantitative genetic theory, and software manuals that provide details on analytical methods but little context or perspective on which methods may be most appropriate for a particular application. Accordingly this book is composed of two sections. The first section (Chapters 1 to 8) covers topics of classical phenotypic data analysis for prediction of breeding values in animal and plant breeding programs. In the second section (Chapters 9 to 13) we provide the concept and overall review of available tools for using DNA markers for predictions of genetic merits in breeding populations. With advances in DNA sequencing technologies, genomic data, especially single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) markers, have become available for animal and plant breeding programs in recent years. Analysis of DNA markers for prediction of genetic merit is a relatively new and active research area. The algorithms and software to implement these algorithms are changing rapidly. This section represents state-of-the-art knowledge on the tools and technologies available for genetic analysis of plants and animals. However, readers should be aware that the methods or statistical packages covered here may not be available or they might be out of date in a few years. Ultimately the book is intended for professional breeders interested in utilizing these tools and approaches in their breeding programs. Lastly, we anticipate the usage of this volume for advanced level graduate courses in agricultural and breeding courses.

Molecular and Quantitative Animal Genetics

Author: Hasan Khatib

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118677404

Category: Science

Page: 336

View: 1499

"Animal genetics is a central topic in upper-level animal science programs. Filling a void in existing literature on animal science, Animal Genetics introduces genetic principles and presents their application in production and companion animals. The book details population and quantitative genetics, epigenetics, biotechnology, and breeding among other topics. Useful in upper-level studies, Animal Genetics is an irreplaceable educational resource"--Provided by publisher.

Animal Behavior

A Beginner's Guide

Author: John Byers

Publisher: Oneworld Publications

ISBN: 1780742614

Category: Science

Page: 192

View: 475

Why do birds have regional accents? Can horses learn math? What do animals without eyes see? Questions such as these have fascinated scientists and animal lovers alike long before ethology — the study of animal behavior — became recognized as a science in the 1970s. Now, as issues of conservation and welfare dominate the field, an understanding of how and why animals act the way they do has become even more critical. Communicating the passion of the scientists who have driven the discipline, John Byers draws together evolutionary theory, ecology, population biology, genetics, physiology, and anatomy to demonstrate the diversity involved when studying animals. By explaining the mechanisms and motivations behind a range of animal movements he illuminates key issues about our own behavior while equipping readers with the core knowledge and skills to further their own studies.

Animals in Translation

Using the Mysteries of Autism to Decode Animal Behavior

Author: Temple Grandin,Catherine Johnson

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9781439130841

Category: Nature

Page: 368

View: 1084

Temple Grandin's Animals in Translation speaks in the clear voice of a woman who emerged from the other side of autism, bringing with her an extraordinary message about how animals think and feel. Temple's professional training as an animal scientist and her history as a person with autism have given her a perspective like that of no other expert in the field. Standing at the intersection of autism and animals, she offers unparalleled observations and groundbreaking ideas about both. Autistic people can often think the way animals think -- in fact, Grandin and co-author Catherine Johnson see autism as a kind of way station on the road from animals to humans -- putting autistic people in the perfect position to translate "animal talk." Temple is a faithful guide into their world, exploring animal pain, fear, aggression, love, friendship, communication, learning, and, yes, even animal genius. Not only are animals much smarter than anyone ever imagined, in some cases animals are out-and-out brilliant. The sweep of Animals in Translation is immense, merging an animal scientist's thirty years of study with her keen perceptions as a person with autism -- Temple sees what others cannot. Among its provocative ideas, the book: argues that language is not a requirement for consciousness -- and that animals do have consciousness applies the autism theory of "hyper-specificity" to animals, showing that animals and autistic people are so sensitive to detail that they "can't see the forest for the trees" -- a talent as well as a "deficit" explores the "interpreter" in the normal human brain that filters out detail, leaving people blind to much of the reality that surrounds them -- a reality animals and autistic people see, sometimes all too clearly explains how animals have "superhuman" skills: animals have animal genius compares animals to autistic savants, declaring that animals may in fact be autistic savants, with special forms of genius that normal people do not possess and sometimes cannot even see examines how humans and animals use their emotions to think, to decide, and even to predict the future reveals the remarkable abilities of handicapped people and animals maintains that the single worst thing you can do to an animal is to make it feel afraid Temple Grandin is like no other author on the subject of animals because of her training and because of her autism: understanding animals is in her blood and in her bones.

Animal Behavior

Author: Michael D. Breed,Janice Moore

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 0128016833

Category: Science

Page: 552

View: 505

Animal Behavior, Second Edition, covers the broad sweep of animal behavior from its neurological underpinnings to the importance of behavior in conservation. The authors, Michael Breed and Janice Moore, bring almost 60 years of combined experience as university professors to this textbook, much of that teaching animal behavior. An entire chapter is devoted to the vibrant new field of behavior and conservation, including topics such as social behavior and the relationship between parasites, pathogens, and behavior. Thoughtful coverage has also been given to foraging behavior, mating and parenting behavior, anti-predator behavior, and learning. This text addresses the physiological foundations of behavior in a way that is both accessible and inviting, with each chapter beginning with learning objectives and ending with thought-provoking questions. Additionally, special terms and definitions are highlighted throughout. Animal Behavior provides a rich resource for students (and professors) from a wide range of life science disciplines. Provides a rich resource for students and professors from a wide range of life science disciplines Updated and revised chapters, with at least 50% new case studies and the addition of contemporary in-text examples Expanded and updated coverage of animal welfare topics Includes behavior and homeostatic mechanisms, behavior and conservation, and behavioral aspects of disease Available lab manual with fully developed and tested laboratory exercises Companion website includes newly developed slide sets/templates (PowerPoints) coordinated with the book

Animal Genetic and Breeding

Author: Arun Tomar,Prof Sukhvir Singh Tomar,Rajbeer Singh

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9789351303022

Category: Medical

Page: 482

View: 7394

"The preent book has been written with the objective to cover the syllabus of Courses prescribed at country level by V.C.I. and I.C.A.R. for B.V.Sc. & A.H students and for B.Sc. (Ag.) students of Indian Universities on Animal Genetics, Population Genetics and Animal Breeding, particularly in Indian context. Hope this book will be of great help and great use in general to all interested in the subject and particularly to the under-graduate and post-graduate students, to the teachers and for those who appear in All India Competitive Examination of JRF, SRF, NET, SET, and others. This book has covered all the topics of the subject of animal genetics and breeding prescribed in the syllabus. The entire subject matter has been spread over 27 chapters. The first 10 chapters of the book have been devoted to principles of Animal Genetics, next 9 chapters to Population Genetics concerning with the genetic structure of population for qualitative and quantitative characters and last 8 chapters to Animal Breeding covering the methods of exploitation of genetic variation for the genetic improvement of farm animals "

Bred for Perfection

Shorthorn Cattle, Collies, and Arabian Horses Since 1800

Author: Margaret E. Derry

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 9780801873447

Category: History

Page: 198

View: 5418

How did animal breeding emerge as a movement? Who took part and for what reasons? How do the pedigree and market systems work? What light might the movement shed on the assumptions behind human eugenics? In Bred for Perfection, Margaret Derry provides the most comprehensive and accessible book yet published on the human quest to improve and develop livestock. Derry, herself a breeder and trained historian of science, explores the "triangle" of genetics, eugenics, and practical breeding, focusing on Shorthorn cattle, show dogs and working dogs, and one type of purebred horse, the Arabian. By examining specific breeders and the animals they produced, she illuminates the role of technology, genetics, culture, and economics in the system of purebred breeding. Bred for Perfection also provides the historical context in which this system arose, adding to our understanding of how domestication works and how our welfare—since the dawn of time—has been intertwined with the lives of animals.