Heat Loss from Animals and Man

Author: J. L. Monteith
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 1483163016
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Heat Loss from Animals and Man: Assessment and Control represents the Proceedings of the Twentieth Easter School in Agricultural Science, held at the University Of Nottingham in 1973. The book explores the theme of heat loss, beginning with statements about physical principles and progressing through a review of physiological and behavioral knowledge to a final session on a few of the economic implications of attempting to control human and animal environments. A final chapter focusing on the topic of thermal neutrality, where all participants were asked to comment on is added to the Proceedings in an attempt to reach a common view on this controversial matter. Physicists, physiologists, and agriculturists will find the text interesting.

Growth in Animals

Author: T.L.J. Lawrence
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 1483161854
Format: PDF
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Studies in the Agricultural and Food Sciences: Growth in Animals discusses the more advanced concepts of growth, its changes and effects on different animals and systems, and its implications for agriculture. Based on a symposium of the same name, the book defines growth and its effects on the whole body; the biochemical and genetic determinants that affect it; and the effect of thermal environment on growth and its relation with immunity. Growth of bones, muscle nucleic acid and protein, and adipose tissue are also explained. The text also encompasses the relation of growth and gut microflora; the effects of growth-promoting agents in ruminant animals and single-stomach animals; and growth and breeding performance in animals. The growth in mammals and birds for meat production and its effects on the meat quality of animals are also covered in this book. This monograph is recommended for those who would want to start or are currently running animal and poultry farms, as well as for scientists who wish to study the phenomenon of growth for the betterment of agriculture.

Mechanistic Modelling in Pig and Poultry Production

Author: R. Gous
Publisher: CABI
ISBN: 1845931084
Format: PDF, ePub
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Based on papers presented at a symposium held in 2005 in South Africa, this book brings together the academic writings on modelling concepts, problems and applications of models and looks at the development, usefulness and limitations of models in pigs and poultry.