Chapter 1. Overview of Mammary Development.
Chapter 2. Mammary Development, Anatomy and Physiology.
Chapter 3. Functional Development of the Mammary Gland.
Chapter 4. Milk Component Biosynthesis.
Chapter 5. Milking Management.
Chapter 6. Endocrine, Growth Factor, and Neural Regulation of Mammary Development.
Chapter 7. Endocrine, Growth Factor and Neural Regulation of Mammary Function.
Chapter 8. Biochemical Properties of Mammary Secretions.
Chapter 9. Management and Nutritional Impacts on Mammary Development and Lactational Performance.
Chapter 10. Manipulation of Mammary Development and Milk Production.
* Lactation is critical to the successful rearing of replacement animals that supply meat and fiber and for many companion animals.
* Human welfare is intimately tied with the mammary gland and lactation especially as reflected in the significance of nursing of infants and breast cancer.
* Research material for a variety of scientific disciplines ranging from cell biology to food chemistry to endocrinology is derived from a study of mammary gland development and function.