Growth of Farm Animals

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CABI Pub., 2002 - Technology & Engineering - 347 pages
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* Topics from the first edition expanded to form separate chapters dealing with the effects of hormones, genes and the immune system on growth
* New chapters include tissues: growth and structure relative to product value for human consumption, mammary gland growth and product yield, and growth promoters
* Additional updating of the text as appropriate
* An understanding of the processes that change the shape and composition of farm animals is fundamental to all aspects of production.

The book provides a comprehensive picture of how animals grow, change in shape and in composition, and of the factors which affect growth processes and dictate the extent and direction of changes within the animal.

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As the authors claim, this book does indeed óll a gap in undergraduate texts by bringing together in one volume what is known and accepted about growth in farm animals. It does not concern itself with ... Read full review

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T. L. J. Lawrence, University of Liverpool.

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