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Beef: The Untold Story of How Milk, Meat, and Muscle Shaped the World

Andrew Rimas and Evan D.G. Fraser have joined together to tell the remarkable story of the noble cow in Beef: The Untold Story of How Milk, Meat, and Muscle Shaped the World. In the bestselling tradition of Cod and Salt comes a lively history of our ongoing relationship with an animal that we have worked alongside, consumed, and even worshipped for thousands of years. The history of the cow is both surprising and fascinating, and Bee...

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The New Equine Economy in the 21st Century

From the time they became domesticated, horses have fulfilled roles imposed by human societies. Changing economies, societies and technologies have transformed the predominant roles held by horses in human life. They are now overwhelmingly employed in improving the quality of human life. Across Europe the status of the horse is evolving as ridership grows, and these changes create new economic opportunities for equine and rural enter...

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Achieving Sustainable Production of Milk Volume 2

Drawing on an international range of expertise, this book reviews research addressing safety, quality and sustainability in milk production. Part 1 reviews pathogens affecting milk, their detection and control. The second part of the book discusses the environmental impact of dairy farming and ways it can be better managed, from improved nutrition to ways of protecting biodiversity. The book also reviews ways of supporting smallholde...

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Rabbits For Dummies

Your hands-on guide to being a responsible rabbit owner Want to raise a happy, healthy bunny? This practical guide givesyou everything you need to know to successfully adopt, nurture,live with, and love a rabbit. From choosing a rabbit and preparingits home to training, healthcare, and having fun with your bunny,you get a wealth of expert tips that will have your rabbit (andyou) hopping with joy! Jump into bunny basics — decide wheth...

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Functional Anatomy and Physiology of Domestic Animals, Fifth Edition

Now in its Fifth Edition, Functional Anatomy and Physiology of Domestic Animals provides a basic understanding of domestic animal anatomy and physiology, taking an interconnected approach to structure and function of the horse, dog, cat, cow, sheep, goat, pig, and chicken. Offers a readable introduction to basic knowledge in domestic animal anatomy and physiology Covers equine, canine, feline, bovine, ovine, ruminant, swine, and poul...

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Biology and Ecology of Venomous Stingrays

This comprehensive book provides first-hand information on the diversity, biology, and ecology of venomous stingrays of freshwater, brackish, and marine ecosystems. Each year thousands of injuries to swimmers and surfers are reported, with 750 to 1,500 stingray injuries reported each year in the US alone. As more vacationers spend their leisure time exploring coasts and tropical reefs, often in isolated areas without immediate access...

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Explosives Detection Canines and Homeland Security

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has implemented a multilayered system composed of people, processes, and technology to protect the nation’s transportation systems. One of TSA’s security layers is comprised of nearly 800 deployed explosives detection canine teams—a canine paired with a handler. These teams include passenger screening canine (PSC) teams trained to detect explosives on passengers and conventional canine...

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Swine Enteric Coronavirus Diseases

Pork is consumed more than any other meat worldwide, and there are numerous other products made with ingredients from pigs, including medical products, such as insulin to treat diabetes. The United States is the world’s third-largest producer of pork products. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) estimated that U.S. pork exports in 2014 were valued at over $6 billion. Two lethal, highly contagious diseases in pigs emerged in the...

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A Grouse Hunter’s Almanac

Like that earlier grouse hunter Aldo Leopold, Mark Parman takes to the woods when the aspens are smoky gold. Here, in an evocative almanac that chronicles the early season of the grouse hunt through its end in the snows of January, Parman follows his dog through the changing trees and foliage, thrills to the sudden flush of beating wings, and holds a bird in hand, thankful for the meal it will provide. Distilling twenty seasons of gr...

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Puppies For Dummies

Features a new 8-page color section The bestselling guide to making the most of puppy's first year Bringing home a puppy? This fun, friendly guide to puppyhood prepares you for this tough but terrific time. From the basics -- housebreaking, feeding, training -- to the latest on doggie day care, traveling with a puppy, and the new designer breeds, you get everything you need to help your puppy grow up to be a healthy, playful, well-ma...