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Handbook of Livestock Management (4th Edition)

Handbook of Livestock Management (4th Edition)
Author: Richard A. Battaglia
ISBN 13: 9780131189331
ISBN 10: 131189336
Edition: 4
Publisher: Pearson
Publication Date: 2006-07-31
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 656
List Price: $155.00

Discusses a wide range of species and topics, showing step-by-step how to perform the skills and techniques essential for those in animal management. Taking a hands-on approach, it reflects the author’s authoritative experience and emphasizes how to maintain and maximize an animal’s well-being and productivity. Over 800 illustrations, external parts and skeletal drawings, and new photographs offer readers a close look at each species and each livestock management technique. Features chapters on beef cattle, dairy cattle, swine, horses, sheep, goats, poultry, livestock restraint and herd health. Covers all aspects of each species from breeding and conception through their complete lifecycle. Recommends techniques that are best for both the livestock manager and the animal. Provides cautionary notes at appropriate danger points with each step-by-step procedure. Follows a predictable format that includes an introduction to each technique, lists of necessary equipment, a discussion of required restraint, cautionary notes at appropriate danger points, a description of the normal recovery sequence, and a discussion of postprocedural management. Excellent for those involved in livestock management.


Battaglia (animal and veterinary science, University of Idaho) describes in detail the skills and techniques used by those who manage livestock, with a focus on maintaining and maximizing animal well- being and productivity. The book presents techniques for managing all species of animal agriculture including beef cattle, general cattle, sheep, goats, and poultry. New USDA-approved drugs and protocols are discussed, and a table covering diseases and disease routes is presented. Approximately 800 illustrations are included. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)