As greater emphasis is placed not only on efficiency and yield, but also health and welfare, in animal production, knowledge of the influence of hormones in animal growth and development is essential. As well as giving a thorough grounding in the subject, this textbook explains the techniques and effects of hormone manipulation and applies it to poultry, fish, horses, cattle, pigs and sheep.
Table of Contents
Hormone and reception structure and function; endocrine methodologies; manipulation of growth andcarcass composition; endocrine effects on animal products; manipulation of reproduction and breeding; effects on animal behaviour and welfare; manipulation of health and performance. (Part contents)