Text Book of Animal Breeding

Author: R. Thiagarajan
ISBN: 9385055054
Category: Nature
Page: 140
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This book is very much useful for the second year students of B.V.Sc. course who are studying in veterinary colleges all over India. Veterinary Council of India recently changed the syllabus for the veterinary undergraduate students so as to make uniform veterinary curriculum. In this circumstances, Livestock and Poultry Breeding, a course in the third semester seems to be a tougher one for the below average as well as average students. At present, there is no single book available to cover all the topics. A student should go through at least six to eight books which were all written in very high standard of English. Students studied in vernacular languages in their school may need a book like this one in simple English, covering all the syllabus. This book deals with History of Animal Breeding, Different methods of selection, Complications of selection, Response to selection, Inbreeding, Outbreeding, Crossbreeding, New breeds of Livestock, Nucleus Breeding System and Livestock Breeding Policy of India. This book is also useful for post graduate students of Animal Genetics and Breeding to face National Eligibility Test (NET) conducted by Agricultural Scientists Recruitement Board(ASRB) , Veterinary graduates who are all pursuing competitive exams conducted by State Public Service Commissions and Biology/Veterinary graduates preparing for Union Public Service Commission

Textbook of Animal Genetics and Breeding

Author: Dominic Fasso
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781682860595
Category: Science
Page: 207
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The study of animal genetics and breeding are essential for practices like animal husbandry, etc. This book contains some path-breaking studies in the field of animal genetics which will enable the reader to gain a comprehensive insight into this discipline. Also included in this book are detailed discussions on genomics, DNA structure and modeling, chromosomes, etc. These topics are of utmost significance, especially for students and research scholars of zoology, veterinary sciences and related fields. This book is a complete source of knowledge on the latest advances in the field of animal genetics and breeding.

Economic Aspects of Animal Breeding

Author: Joel Ira Weller
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9780412597503
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 244
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This important book covers economic evaluation of genetic differences in animals, determination of breeding goals within an economic context and economic evaluation of breeding programs. During the last 50 years there have been great advances made in the breeding of domesticated animal species. Most of this work has been achieved through the efforts of geneticists, and often the economic goals of such advances have not been clearly evaluated. Economic Aspects of Animal Breeding redresses the balance and provides a much needed synthesis of this most important subject. The book is divided into five sections: basic concepts; economic evaluation of genetic differences; advanced topics in selection indices; economic evaluation of breeding programs, including biotechnological aspects; crossbreeding and heterosis.

Introduction to Veterinary Genetics

Author: Frank W. Nicholas
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118697588
Category: Medical
Page: 328
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The concepts of veterinary genetics are crucial to understandingand controlling many diseases and disorders in animals. Theyare also crucial to enhancing animal production. Accessible andclearly presented, Introduction to Veterinary Geneticsprovides a succinct introduction to the aspects of geneticsrelevant to animal diseases and production. Now in its thirdedition, this is the only introductory level textbook on geneticsthat has been written specifically for veterinary and animalscience students. Coverage includes: basic genetics, molecular biology, genomics,cytogenetics, immunogenetics, population genetics, quantitativegenetics, biotechnology, and the use of molecular tools in thecontrol of inherited disorders. This book describes in detail how genetics is being applied toartificial selection in animal production. It also coversthe conservation of genetic diversity in both domesticated and wildanimals. New for the Third Edition: End-of-chapter summaries provide quick recaps. Covers new topics: epigenetics, genomics andbioinformatics. Thoroughly revised according to recent advances ingenetics. Introduction to Veterinary Genetics is still the onlyintroductory genetics textbook for students of veterinary andanimal science and will continue to be an indispensable referencetool for veterinary students and practitioners alike.

Molecular and Quantitative Animal Genetics

Author: Hasan Khatib
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118677404
Category: Science
Page: 336
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"Animal genetics is a central topic in upper-level animal science programs. Filling a void in existing literature on animal science, Animal Genetics introduces genetic principles and presents their application in production and companion animals. The book details population and quantitative genetics, epigenetics, biotechnology, and breeding among other topics. Useful in upper-level studies, Animal Genetics is an irreplaceable educational resource"--Provided by publisher.

Animal Breeding

Use of New Technologies : a Textbook for Consultants, Farmers, Teachers and for Students of Animal Breeding
Author: Brian Kinghorn,Julius van der Werf,Margaret Ryan,University of Sydney. Post-Graduate Foundation in Veterinary Science
Publisher: Purdue University Press
Category: Animal biotechnology
Page: 318
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Animal Breeding

Principles and Practice in the Philippine Context
Author: Orville L. Bondoc
Publisher: UP Press
ISBN: 9715425895
Category: Science
Page: 386
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Genetics of Livestock Improvement

Author: John Foster Lasley
Publisher: Prentice Hall
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 429
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Development of the livestock industry. Cells, chromosomes and gametes. Genes - their function and role in animal genetics. Phenotypic expression of genes. Mutations. Detrimental and lethal genes in farm animals. The concept of gene frequencies.

Linear Models for the Prediction of Animal Breeding Values

Author: R. A. Mrode,R. Thompson
Publisher: CABI
ISBN: 9781845931025
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 344
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Best Linear Unbiased Prediction (BLUP) has become the most widely accepted method for genetic evaluation of domestic livestock. Since its introduction, the method has evolved and despite this there is no simple text on the application of linear models to the prediction of breeding values. This book has been written with a good balance of theory and application to fill this gap. Equations for partitioning breeding values into contributions from various sources of information are derived under the various models. Recent developments in the analysis of longitudinal data with random regression models and the inclusion of genetic marker information in the evaluation of animals have been incorporated. Overall the book has been thoroughly updated since the first edition was published in 1996.

Genetic Data Analysis for Plant and Animal Breeding

Author: Fikret Isik,James Holland,Christian Maltecca
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319551779
Category: Science
Page: 400
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This book fills the gap between textbooks of quantitative genetic theory, and software manuals that provide details on analytical methods but little context or perspective on which methods may be most appropriate for a particular application. Accordingly this book is composed of two sections. The first section (Chapters 1 to 8) covers topics of classical phenotypic data analysis for prediction of breeding values in animal and plant breeding programs. In the second section (Chapters 9 to 13) we provide the concept and overall review of available tools for using DNA markers for predictions of genetic merits in breeding populations. With advances in DNA sequencing technologies, genomic data, especially single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) markers, have become available for animal and plant breeding programs in recent years. Analysis of DNA markers for prediction of genetic merit is a relatively new and active research area. The algorithms and software to implement these algorithms are changing rapidly. This section represents state-of-the-art knowledge on the tools and technologies available for genetic analysis of plants and animals. However, readers should be aware that the methods or statistical packages covered here may not be available or they might be out of date in a few years. Ultimately the book is intended for professional breeders interested in utilizing these tools and approaches in their breeding programs. Lastly, we anticipate the usage of this volume for advanced level graduate courses in agricultural and breeding courses.

Intellectual Property Rights in Animal Breeding and Genetics

Author: Max Frederick Rothschild,Scott Newman
Publisher: CABI
ISBN: 9780851998381
Category: Law
Page: 272
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Intellectual property and patents involving animals is an ever-changing field. The purpose of this book is to review the role that intellectual property plays in the development of modern animal breeding and genetics. It includes discussion of the history of animal patenting, common forms ofintellectual property, economic issues related to patent protection and the funding of research, ethical issues, and the consequences of intellectual property in the modern animal genetics market place.

Animal Genetics - The Science of Animal Breeding

Author: F. A. Crew
Publisher: Read Books Ltd
ISBN: 1447497295
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 442
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First published in 1925, “Animal Genetics” is a vintage treatise on breeding animals, including fowl, sheep, pig, dog, horses, and cattle. Animal breeding is a branch of animal science that deals with evaluating the genetic value of livestock. The ability to select animals with superior EBV in growth rate, meat, milk, egg, or wool production has revolutionised livestock farming around the world, and this handy volume aims to present the livestock keeper with everything they might need to know. With a wealth of invaluable information and many handy tips, Animal Genetics” is not to be missed by those with a practical interest in breeding animals for profit or pleasure. Many vintage books such as this are increasingly scarce and expensive. It is with this in mind that we are republishing this volume now in an affordable, modern, high-quality edition complete with a specially-commissioned new introduction on farming.

The Genetics of Cattle, 2nd Edition

Author: Dorian Garrick,Anatoly Ruvinsky
Publisher: CABI
ISBN: 1780642210
Category: Science
Page: 641
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Since the time of domestication more than 10,000 years ago, cattle have played an increasingly crucial role in the development of human civilizations. Progress has been quite remarkable since the turn of the century; the sequencing of the bovine genome in 2009 launched new avenues for furthering our understanding of theoretical and practical aspects of cattle genetics. Covering a vast array of questions, this book reviews major topics from molecular and developmental genetics, disease resistance and immunogenetics to genetic improvement of dairy and beef breeds, addressing all current problems in the field. This second edition includes a new team of authors and completely new chapters on the genetics of fat production, nutrition, feed intake and efficiency, growth and body composition. Fully updated throughout, it provides a valuable resource on cattle genetics for researchers, breeders, veterinarians and postgraduate students.

Animal Breeding, Welfare and Society

Author: Jacky Turner
Publisher: Earthscan
ISBN: 1849775036
Category: Nature
Page: 337
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The determination of when, how, how often and with whom an animal breeds is moving rapidly away from evolutionary pressures and towards human purposes: these include the breeding of around 50 billion mammals and birds for food production annually, the breeding of pedigree dogs and cats, racing dogs and horses, specialised laboratory animal strains and the use of reproductive science to conserve endangered species or breeds and to limit unwanted populations of pests and non-native species. But the ethics and sustainability of this takeover of animals' reproductive lives have been insufficiently examined by either professionals or the public. This book discusses the methods, the motivations and the consequences of human intervention in animal breeding in terms of animal health, behaviour and well-being. It explores where we are now and the choices ahead, and looks to a future where we have more respect for animals as sentient beings and where we could loosen the reins of reproductive control.

A Textbook Of Animal Husbandry, 8/E

Author: Banerjee
Publisher: Oxford and IBH Publishing
ISBN: 9788120412606
Category: Animal culture
Page: 1096
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The revised edition is a real comprehensive integrated text to provide educational concepts and self study guide for students, researchers, teachers, livestock extension specialists and administrators interested in the study of Animal Husbandry. Contents: Taxonomy, Domestication and Animal Husbandry in India / An Introduction to Microbiology / Elementary Anatomy and Physiology / Animal Blood / Mechanisms of Reproduction / Mechanisms of Heredity / Animal Breeding / Artificial Insermination / Mammary Gland and Lactation / Animal Nutrition / Important Cattle Breeds and their Characteristics / Buffaloes / Dairy Farm Management / Pigs / Poultry / Goat / Sheep / Camel / Rabbit / Yak / Notes on Horse / Notes on Elephant

The Complete Textbook of Animal Health & Welfare E-Book

Author: Jane Williams
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 0702049352
Category: Medical
Page: 504
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The Complete Textbook of Animal Health and Welfare is a core text for students in animal care, animal technology or animal science programmes, and a supplementary text for related equine, wildlife and veterinary courses. It provides an in depth text for students at Further Education (FE) levels 2 and 3, and a foundation text for students studying in Higher Education. Each chapter covers the subject in depth (level 3 FE) via diagrams, images and text, then summarises it at a foundation level (level 2 FE) to engage students of different abilities. core text for students studying animal care, animal technology or animal science supplementary text for related equine, wildlife and veterinary courses reflects all aspects covered in the animal care curriculum highly illustrated written by author with expertise in this area with many contributions from experienced educationalists and experts to ensure quality & validity covers all species

Textbook of Biotechnology

Author: S.C. Bhatia
Publisher: Atlantic Publishers & Dist
ISBN: 9788126905829
Category: Agricultural biotechnology
Page: 429
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Biotechnology Is A Multi-Disciplinary Course, Having Its Foundations In Many Fields Including Biology, Microbiology, Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, Genetics, Chemistry And Chemical Engineering. It Has Been Considered As A Series Of Enabling Technologies Involving The Practical Applications Of Organisms Or Their Cellular Components To Manufacturing And Service Industries And Environmental Management.Initially, Biotechnology Was An Art, Involved In The Production Of Wines, Beers And Cheese. Now It Involves Series Of Advance Technologies Spanning Biology, Chemistry And Process Engineering. In Recent Years Innovations Involving Genetic Engineering Have Had A Major Impact On Biotechnology. Its Applications Are Diverse, Including The Production Of New Drugs, Transgenic Organisms And Biological Fuels, Genetherapy And Clearing Up Pollution. It Is Also About Providing Cleaning Technology For A New Millennium; Of Providing Means Of Waste Disposal, Of Dealing With Environmental Problems. It Is In Short, One Of The Major Technology Of Twenty-First Century That Will Sustain Growth And Development In Countries Throughout The World For Several Decades To Come. It Will Continue To Improve The Standard Of Our Lives, From The Improved Medical Treatments Through Its Effects On Foods And Food Supply And To The Environment. No Aspect Of Our Lives Will Be Unaffected By Biotechnology.This Textbook On Biotechnology Has Been Written To Provide An Overview Of Many Of Fundamental Aspects That Underpin All Biotechnology And To Provide Examples Of How These Principles Are Put Into Operation, I.E. From The Starting Substrate Or Feed Stock Through The Final Product.The Textbook Also Caters To The Requirement Of The Syllabus Prescribed By Various Indian Universities For Undergraduate Students Pursuing Biotechnology, Applied Microbiology, Biochemistry And Biochemical Engineering.