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Goat Science and Production

ISBN: 978-0-8138-0936-6
444 pages
March 2010, Wiley-Blackwell
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Goat Science and Production is the first text in several decades to present comprehensive, state of the art information on goat science and production practices from an international perspective.  Including information on meat, dairy, and fiber goats, chapters are organized logically to facilitate fundamental understanding of goat anatomy and physiology as well as practical production applications.

Goat Science and Production begins with an overview of current global production, giving the reader necessary context to enhance subsequent chapters on breed variety, genetics, animal evaluation, and functional anatomy and physiology.  Later chapters expand on these concepts highlighting practical application affecting feeding practices, health and disease management, and housing requirements.  Information on milk, meat, and fiber production is also addressed, along with a key chapter on formulating a business plan and marketing strategy. The book concludes with a thorough discussion on further needs in research and education providing direction for future progress.

Goat Science and Production is globally contributed and provides an essential introduction and reference for students, researchers, outreach personnel, and producers world-wide.

Key Features:

  • Provides current information on science and production of meat, dairy, and fiber goats
  • Reviews domestic and international production systems
  • Discusses environmental impacts of goat production
  • Includes coverage of economics and marketing of goat production
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Foreword

Preface

Acknowledgments

About the Contributors

1 Perspectives on Goats and Global Production (Dr. Devendra, and Dr. Solaiman).

2 Goat Breeds (Dr. Gurung and Dr. Solaiman).

3 Conservation of Goat Genetic Resources (Dr. Shrestha and Dr. Galal).

4 Breeding and Genetics (Dr. Shrestha and Dr. Crow).

5 Animal Evaluation (Mr. Ebert, and Dr. Solaiman).

6 Functional Anatomy of the Goat (Dr. Constantinescu and Dr. Constantinescu).

7 Applied Reproductive Physiology (Dr. Greyling).

8 Digestive Physiology & Nutrient Metabolism (Dr. Solaiman and Dr. Owens).

9 Ingestive Behavior, Diet Selection, and Feed Intake (Dr. Dove).

10 Feeds and Feeding Management (Dr. Solaiman).

11 Health Management, Disease and Parasite (Dr. Miller, Dr. Olcutt, and Profeesor Bath).

12 Preferred Management Practices (Dr. Dawson).

13 Meat Production and Quality (Dr. McMillin).

14 Milk Production (Dr. Park and Dr. Haenlein).

15 Fiber Production (Dr. Lupton).

16 Environmental Enhancement (Dr. Peischel).

17 Housing Requirements (Dr. Solaiman).

18 Business Plan, Production Enterprise, and Marketing Strategy (Dr. Solaiman, Dr. Kebede, Emeline Aviki).

19 Future Needs for Teaching, Research, Extension, and Outreach (Dr. Solaiman and Dr. Haenlien).

Appendices.

Index.

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Sandra G. Solaiman, PhD, Professional Animal Scientist, is Professor of Animal and Poultry Sciences and Director of the Small Ruminant Research and Education Program at Tuskegee University, AL. She is also an Adjunct Professor at Mississippi State University, MS, and Auburn University, AL.
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  • Provides current information on science and production of meat, dairy, and fiber goats
  • Reviews domestic and international production systems
  • Discusses environmental impacts of goat production
  • Includes coverage of economics and marketing of goat production
See More
"Is a well-written and well-presented volume. . . this book will be excellent for scientists involved in rabbit research and nutrition." (Veterinary Record, 6 November 2010)
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