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See below for a selection of the latest books from Animal husbandry category. Presented with a red border are the Animal husbandry books that have been lovingly read and reviewed by the experts at Lovereading. With expert reading recommendations made by people with a passion for books and some unique features Lovereading will help you find great Animal husbandry books and those from many more genres to read that will keep you inspired and entertained. And it's all free!
The welfare of farmed animals such as pigs is an increasing concern for consumers and regulatory agencies. This collection summarises and reviews the wealth of recent research on understanding pig behaviour and improving their welfare. After an initial review of genetic and developmental factors affecting pig behaviour, the book assesses ways of optimising pig welfare at differing production stages. Chapters cover breeding and gestation, farrowing and lactation, weaning, growing and finishing as well as transport, lairage and slaughter. The book then reviews our understanding of current welfare issues such as tail biting docking, castration and the impact of enrichment. The final part of the book assesses behavioural and emotional responses of pigs, welfare indicators and advances in technologies for monitoring pig behaviour and welfare.
The book aims to bring together the essential information on animal behaviour for those concerned with the husbandry, management and welfare of farm animals. It provides information to make fuller use of labour, reduce accidents, and increase the wellbeing and productivity of farm livestock.
This qualitative assessment provides a comprehensive review of available scientific evidence regarding the risk of exposure to SARS-CoV-2 from different wild or domestic animal species.It seeks to inform country-level risk assessments and provide the evidence base for targeted investigations and mitigation. The publication: (i) assesses the risk of human or animal exposure to SARS-CoV-2 through contact with, handling or consumption of wild, domestic and aquatic animal species or their products; (ii) identifies current knowledge gaps regarding the zoonotic origin or animal-human spillover of SARS-CoV-2 and makes recommendations on priority studies; (iii) summarizes available evidence for SARS-CoV-2 susceptibility of different animal species; (iv) makes evidence-based recommendations on how to prioritize animal species for targeted field investigations or research studies; and (v) recommends targeted One Health investigations as well as relevant epidemiological, laboratory, anthropological and seasonality studies. Understanding the risk of exposure of humans or animals to SARS-CoV-2 from animals and their products is essential for containing virus spread, prioritizing research, protecting food systems, and informing national One Health investigations and mitigation measures.
During a time of two world wars and a sluggish world economy, many Northern Europeans left their homelands to build the American and Canadian West with dreams of abundance and new life. Spanning a period from the late 1800s to the mid-1900s, To Be a Cowboy : Oliver Christensen's Story recounts the dreams and realities of a father and a son. Otto Christensen came to North America in the early 1900s as an indentured farm worker from Denmark with a dream of becoming a successful farmer in Alberta. His son, Oliver, grew up on his father's farm during the Dirty Thirties and soon realized his dream of becoming a cowboy in the mid-1940s. As a rider at the Bar U Ranch -- the largest, most successful ranch in Canada at the time - Oliver discovered life as a cowboy could not be his for long. Based on oral history interviews and a treasure trove of family papers, To Be A Cowboy is a compelling memoir that paints a portrait of a dying way of life.
From the author of Through Animals' Eyes come more true stories from the rare perspective of someone who not only cares for the animals she treats, but also has never wanted nor tried to tame or change them. Lynn Cuny founded Wildlife Rescue and Rehabilitation (WRR) in 1977 in her backyard in San Antonio. It has since grown to 187 acres and now rescues more than 7,000 animals annually and maintains an emergency hotline 365 days a year. Native animals are released back into the wild, and those non-native or severely injured animals that cannot be released become permanent Sanctuary residents. Through her stories, Lynn hopes to dispel the belief that animals do not reason, have emotions, or show compassion for each other. Lynn's stories cover the humorous and the tragic, the surprising and the inevitable. The animals she describes range from the orphaned baby Rhesus monkey who found a new mother in an old monkey rescued from a lab, to the brave red-tailed hawk who was illegally shot, but healed to soar again. The stories will touch your heart and help you see through animals' eyes.