An Introduction to Animal Husbandry in the Tropics 5th Edition by William J. A. Payne, R. Trevor Wilson. The fifth edition of this book has been completely revised and brought up-to-date, with a new co-author.
An Introduction to Animal Husbandry in the Tropics 5th Edition
It is still the most authoritative and comprehensive book on the development and production of domestic livestock in the tropics.
Completely revised & updated, Introduction to Animal Husbandry in the Tropics remains the most authoritative & comprehensive book on the development & production of domestic livestock in the tropics. New to the fifth edition are: recent developments in nutrition & feeding, with special attention on more efficient use of low-quality feeds; emphasis on sustainable & integrated systems of production; & attention to the need for conservation & rational use of the many breeds & types of domestic animals in the world.
Introduction to Animal Husbandry in the Tropics also includes new or greatly revised chapters on Equidae, including horses, mules, & donkeys; minor species & micro livestock; animal fibers, hides, skins, & other products; sustainable production of forage; & the contribution of animals to farm energy supplies as transport & other power functions.
The original concept, when the first edition of this book was published in the late 1950s, was to summarize such knowledge of tropical domestic animals as was available at that time and which could be considered useful for students, livestock extension specialists, progressive livestock owners and administrators concerned with the development of livestock industries and the economy.
The difficulties of adequately dealing with such a wide subject in one volume were anticipated and discussed when the first edition was published. These difficulties have now multiplied as the frontiers of fundamental knowledge in animal science have steadily expanded and an ever increasing volume of experimental data in different aspects of tropical animal husbandry has been published. In addition, the total number of animal science students in tropical countries has increased very rapidly, livestock extension agencies have grown and multiplied, there are more technically educated tropical livestock owners and livestock development projects are numerous in tropical countries.
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