The Commodification of Farm Animals

this development derives from the fact that the view of farm animals as manufactured and tradeable goods, apparent from at least the nineteenth century, has strengthened with the passage of time.14 This is a curious development, ...

The Commodification of Farm Animals

This book examines how the developments in veterinary science, philosophy, economics and law converged during the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries to entrench farm animals along a commodification pathway. It covers two neglected areas of study; the importance of international veterinary conferences to domestic regimes and the influence of early global treaties that dealt with animal health on domestic quarantine measures. The author concludes by arguing that society needs to reconsider its understanding and the place of the welfare paradigm in animal production systems. As it presently stands, this paradigm can be used to justify almost any self-serving reason to abrogate ethical principles. The topic of this book will appeal to a wide readership; not only scholars, students and educators but also people involved in animal production, interested parties and experts in the animal welfare and animal rights sector, as well as policy-makers and regulators, who will find this work informative and thought-provoking.

Improving Genetic Disease Resistance in Farm Animals

Manipulation of Growth in Farm Animals, edited by J.F. Roche and D. O'Callaghan. ISBN 0-89838-617–8 27. Latent Herpes Virus Infections in Weterinary Medicine, edited by G. Wittmann, R.M. Gaskell and H.-J. Rzha. ISBN 0-89838–622–5 28.

Improving Genetic Disease Resistance in Farm Animals

This publication contains the proceedings of a seminar held in Brussels on November 8-9, 1988. The title of the seminar was "Reducing the costs of disease by improving resistance through genetics". The seminar was held as an activity of the Community Programme for the Coordination of Agricultural Research, 1984-1988. Costs of disease depend on losses caused by morbidity, mortality and production decreases and on the costs of preventive measures including vaccination and medication. Production losses often contribute a major portion to the total costs. To reduce costs of disease preventive measures like vaccination, preventive medication and hygienic procedures are applied. Genetic resistance is an attractive preventive measure because of its consistent nature in the next generations, because it precludes veterinary services and because there are no side-effects. Constraints are the long term investment, relatively slow progress per generation (in combination with production traits) and the considerable lack of knowledge about inheritance of resistance mechanisms in farm animals.

Biology of Stress in Farm Animals An Integrative Approach

CURRENT TOPICS IN VETERINARY MEDICINE AND ANIMAL SCIENCE BIOLOGY OF STRESS IN FARM ANIMALS : AN INTEGRATIVE APPROACH. Control of Reproduction in the Cow , edited by J.M. Sreenan Patterns of Growth and Development in Cattle , edited by ...

Biology of Stress in Farm Animals  An Integrative Approach

This book contains the contributions to a workshop on stress in farm animals held on April 17-18,1986 at the Pietersberg Con ference Centre Oosterbeek. The workshop was financed by the Commis sion of the European Communities from its budget for the coordina tion of Community Agricultural Research and the Agricultural Uni versity of Wageningen (The Netherlands). Its aim was to bring together experts from different disciplines all having in common that in one way or another they were involved in stress research. Such a multidisciplinary encounter should not only provide an interesting description of present day knowledge on stress, but also promote a more integrated view on stress phenomena as they occur in higher vertebrates. In the course of this workshop the following fields of research were related to stress: endocrinology, immunology, pathology, neurobiology, ethology and theoretical bio logy. Each of these relationships was introduce& by one speaker presenting a concise state of the art. The same relationship was elaborated by a second speaker implementing the available knowledge as far as possible to the farm animal situation. Therefore in this book each discipline is represented by a duo and introduced by some integrating remarks.

Reproduction in Farm Animals

time necessary to identify, breed, and characterize transgenic pigs—illustrating the extended requirements associated with the production of transgenic farm animals. Hence, there is an obvious advantage to characterizing transgenic mice ...

Reproduction in Farm Animals

When you're looking for a comprehensive and reliable text on largeanimal reproduction, look no further! the seventh edition of thisclassic text is geared for the undergraduate student inAgricultural Sciences and Veterinary Medicine. In response to reader feedback, Dr. Hafez has streamlined andedited the entire text to remove all repetitious and nonessentialmaterial. That means you'll learn more in fewer pages. Plus the seventh editing is filled with features that help yougrasp the concepts of reproduction in farm animals so you'llperform better on exams and in practice: * condensed and simplified tables, so they're easier toconsult * an easy-to-scan glossary at the end of the book * an expanded appendix, which includes graphic illustrations ofassisted reproduction technology Plus, you'll find valuable NEW COVERAGE on all these topics: * Equine Reproduction: expanded information reflecting today'sknowledge * Llamas (NEW CHAPTER) * Micromanipulation of Gametes and In Vitro Fertilization (NEWCHAPTER!) Reach for the text that's revised with the undergraduate in mind:the seventh edition of Hafez's Reproduction in Farm Animals.

Lactation in Farm Animals

The physiology of lactation has attracted scientists involved in research with farm animals for a long time. Lactation in Farm Animals: Biology, Physiological Basis, Nutritional Requirements, and Modelization is organized into two ...

Lactation in Farm Animals

Greater knowledge of lactation allows us to alter environmental, nutritional, and milking procedures, or general management to maximize production. This book, focusing on lactation in farm animals (biology, physiological basis, nutritional requirements, and modelization), presents invited papers from internationally recognized scientists. This volume contains seven chapters covering the key topics related to milk production and lactation biology and physiology. The authors show that animals raised on a well-controlled nutrition regimen may have significant enhancement of succeeding lactations. Furthermore, the usefulness of a milk yield prediction system depends upon how accurately it can predict daily milking patterns and its ability to adjust to factors affecting supply. Milk yield prediction models have proven helpful for genetic analysis and for bio-economic modeling. On the whole, this book serves as an inspirational basis for both scientists and farmers.

Endocrine Causes of Seasonal and Lactational Anestrus in Farm Animals

... IN VETERINARY MEDICINE AND ANIMAL SCIENCE ENDOCRINE CAUSES OF SEASONAL AND LACTATIONAL ANESTRUS IN FARM ANIMALS ... edited by M. Ristic and I. McIntyre Control of Reproductive Functions in Domestic Animals, edited by W. Jöchle and ...

Endocrine Causes of Seasonal and Lactational Anestrus in Farm Animals


Modelling nutrient digestion and utilisation in farm animals

Introduction In regions of intensive pig and dairy farming, water quality can be threatened by nutrient losses from these farming systems. Greenhouse gases emissions from animal production contribute to climate change and ammonia ...

Modelling nutrient digestion and utilisation in farm animals

For more than 30 years, modelling has been an important method for integrating, in a flexible, comprehensive and widely applicable way, basic knowledge and biological concepts on digestion and metabolism in farm animals. The purpose of this book is to present the 'state of art' in this area. The chapters are written by leading teams and researchers in this field of study, mainly from Europe, North America and Australasia. Considerable progress has been made in topics dealing with: modelling methods, feeding behaviour, digestion and metabolic processes in ruminants and monogastric animals. This progress is clearly illustrated by the emergence of a new paradigm in animal nutrition, which has moved from the aim to cover the requirements of the animal to explaining and predicting the responses of the animals to diets (e.g. productivity and efficiency, impact on quality of products, environmental aspects, health and well-being). In this book several chapters illustrate that through empirical models, meta-analysis is an efficient tool to synthesize information gathered over recent decades. In addition, compared with other books on modelling farm animal nutrition, two new aspects received particular attention: expanding knowledge of the individual animal to understanding the functioning and management of herds, and the consideration of the environmental impact of animal production. This book is a valuable source of information for researchers, nutritionists, advisors, and graduate students who want to have up-to-date and concise information on mathematical modelling applied to farm animals.

Safe Handling of Farm Animals

SAFE HANDLING OF FARM ANIMALS. COLLEGE or AGRICULTURAL AND LIFE SCIENCES UNIVERSITY or WISCONSIN-EXTENSION. \ - '~ .-. \ -. . B"I]i]fi'IE'I3'l_? ~ illllllllilllllllillllllll Trailering Always stand to one side of a horse when loading or ...

Safe Handling of Farm Animals


A Study of Farm Animals Near 765 KV Transmission Lines

The remaining nine farm operators were individually interviewed by R.E. Sunier of the I&MECo. and W.R. Roy of AEPSC concerning their opinion of this study of 765kV transmission lines, and especially any 765kV effects on farm animals.

A Study of Farm Animals Near 765 KV Transmission Lines


Automatic Electronic Identification Systems for Farm Animals

Live farm animals can then be transported from ltaly to Denmark or from lreland to France without any physical checks or possibly even without paper control during transport. Aithough animal heaith situations will lead to restrlctions ...

Automatic Electronic Identification Systems for Farm Animals


International Farm Animal Wildlife and Food Safety Law

For thousands of years, farm animals generally had access to the outdoors and the freedom to move around,2 and large farms were limited to dozens or hundreds of animals.3 Not now, though. Beginning in the middle of the twentieth century ...

International Farm Animal  Wildlife and Food Safety Law

This volume is an inspiring and breakthrough piece of academic scholarship and the first of its kind featuring a comprehensive reader-friendly approach to teach the intricacies of the various aspects of international farm animal, wildlife conservation, food safety and environmental protection law. The selected focus areas are grouped in sections, such as agrobiodiversity, fishing and aquaculture, pollinators and pesticides, soil management, industrial animal production and transportation, and international food trade. Farm animal welfare, environmental protection, biodiversity conservation, and food safety are the core of the selected chapters. Every chapter provides real-world examples to make the complex field easy to understand. With its systematic approach, this book is devoted to anyone interested in the subject, becomes a valuable resource for professionals working in food regulation, and provides a solid foundation for courses and master’s programs in animal law, environmental policy, food and agriculture law, and regulation of these subjects around the world. Through its emphasis on sustainable food production, this work offers a cutting-edge selection of evolving topics at the heart of the pertinent discourse. As one of its highlights, this books also provides “Tools for Change,” a unique compilation and analysis of laws from the major farm animal product trading nations. With these tools, practitioners, advocates, policy makers and other state-holders are equipped with information to start work toward improving farm animal welfare, wildlife conservation, and food safety through the use of law and policy.

Air Pollutants Affecting the Performance of Domestic Animals

Regardless of the type of alleviation , complete prevention of the toxic effects of F ingestion by farm animals is an impossibility . However , the effective alleviators can counteract fluorosis to such an extent that the farm animal ...

Air Pollutants Affecting the Performance of Domestic Animals


Energy Metabolism of Farm Animals

... on this topic was held in N reland in September 1997 under the auspices of the European Asso for Animal Production. ... of farmed animals, including pigs, broiler chickens. hens, turkeys, sheep, beef and dairy cattle and fish.

Energy Metabolism of Farm Animals

The Proceedings of the 14th Symposium on Energy Metabolism of Farm Animals, held in Northern Ireland in September 1997, comprises 85 original contributions by leading scientists from over 20 countries around the world. In keeping with previous Symposia in the series, held under the auspices of the European Association for Animal Production, this book contains papers which provide the latest research on the energy metabolism and other aspects of the physiology of a wide variety of farmed animals. Highlights include a comprehensive review of the current state of research on leptins and their potential applications in animal production, and a large section relating to organ and tissue metabolism, with major contributions from the USA, UK, France, Germany and Denmark. An important strength of the book is the diversity of species covered. For example, the sections on modelling and feed evaluation relate to pigs, sows, broiler chickens, laying hens, turkeys, lambs, beef and dairy cattle and fish. There are also substantial contributions on lactation and reproduction, growth, environmental aspects and maintenance. This book is essential reading for research workers in animal science, particularly those concerned with nutrition and feed evaluation.

Production Disease in Farm Animals

Rowlands, G. J., ARC Institute for Research on Animal Diseases, Compton, Newbury, Berkshire, UK. Russel, A. J. P., Hill Farming Research Organisation, 29 Lauder Road, Edinburgh EH9 2JQ, Scotland. Russell, A. M., ARC Institute for ...

Production Disease in Farm Animals


Genetics and the Behavior of Domestic Animals

In: Grandin, T. (Ed.), Genetics and the Behaviour of Domestic Animals. Academic Press, San Diego, pp. 67À111. Boissy, A., Bouissou, M.F., 1995. Assessment of individual differences in behavioural reactions of heifers exposed to various ...

Genetics and the Behavior of Domestic Animals

Behavior is shaped by both genetics and experience--nature and nurture. This book synthesizes research from behavioral genetics and animal and veterinary science, bridging the gap between these fields. The objective is to show that principles of behavioral genetics have practical applications to agricultural and companion animals. The continuing domestication of animals is a complex process whose myriad impacts on animal behavior are commonly under-appreciated. Genetic factors play a significant role in both species-specific behaviors and behavioral differences exhibited by individuals in the same species. Leading authorities explore the impact of increased intensities of selection on domestic animal behavior. Rodents, cattle, pigs, sheep, horses, herding and guard dogs, and poultry are all included in these discussions of genetics and behavior, making this book useful to veterinarians, livestock producers, laboratory animal researchers and technicians, animal trainers and breeders, and any researcher interested in animal behavior. Includes four new chapters on dog and fox behavior, pig behavior, the effects of domestication and horse behavior Synthesizes research from behavioral genetics, animal science, and veterinary literature Broaches fields of behavior genetics and behavioral research Includes practical applications of principles discovered by behavioral genetics researchers Covers many species ranging from pigs, dogs, foxes, rodents, cattle, horses, and cats

Contagious Diseases of Domesticated Animals

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Contagious Diseases of Domesticated Animals


Problems in Air Shipment of Domestic Animals

The Animal Welfare Act of 1970 amended the 1966 act to expand the coverage of animals from the original six species ( live ... Domestic farm animals are excluded by the act and other animals have not been designated for coverage by the ...

Problems in Air Shipment of Domestic Animals


Special Report

161 virus , dried or frozen , effectiveness of ..6 , 13 , 16 , 98 , 99 water , influence of 117 Hogs in health , treatment , food , and quarters 178 losses from diseass 5 , 124 Idaho , diseases of farm animals in .

Special Report


Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals

Uses of farm animals in research, teaching, and testing are often separated into biomedical uses and agricultural uses because of government regulations (AWRs), institutional policies, administrative structure, funding sources, ...

Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals

Demonstrates how computers, logic controllers (PLCs) and programmable logic devices (PLDs) have in common the characteristics of being synchronous sequential systems, and differ with regard to modularity, design confidentiality and speed. The first section introduces logic controllers and makes the connection between digital electronics and PLCs. The second section is dedicated to PLDs and their use in designing PLCs. The final section considers PLCs and their applications, and PLC programming languages. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Political Animals

Farm Animals The treatment of farm animals is the responsibility of the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food (MAFF). The modern structure, taking much greater account—at least superficially — of farm animal welfare, ...

Political Animals

In this thorough, yet accessible, book, Robert Garner explores the character of animal protection policy making in Britain and the United States and the opportunities open to animal protection movements. In showing how the political system in both countries has been responsive to the growing demands for reforms in the way animals are treated, he argues that there is a viable reformist strategy for the animal protection movement short of the adoption of animal rights objectives. Much less protection is afforded to animals in the United States, however, largely as a consequence of the particular policy networks within which animal welfare decisions are made.