These are the Library of Congress Call Numbers Sections that cover Animal Sciences & Veterinary Technology
[SF] - Animal Culture
[SF756.5-769.5] - Veterinary Medicine
Featured Print Books
Genetics and Breeding for Disease Resistance of Livestock by Aruna Pal (Editor); A. K. Chakravarty (Editor)Genetics and Breeding for Disease Resistance of Livestock is a solid resource that combines important information on the underlying genetic causes and governing factors for disease resistance in food animals and applications for breeding purposes. It describes genomics at each species level to help researchers and students understand disease resistance and immunology using genomics and its application in breeding for disease resistance. This useful reference makes it easy for readers to understand and undergo further research in immunology and disease resistance for livestock. It includes novel applications and research material that is ideal for students, teachers, academicians and researchers.
Call Number: SF105 .P25 2020
Publication Date: 2019-10-23
Inside Science by Robert E. KohlerContext and situation always matter in both human and animal lives. Unique insights can be gleaned from conducting scientific studies from within human communities and animal habitats. Inside Science is a novel treatment of this distinctive mode of fieldwork. Robert E. Kohler illuminates these resident practices through close analyses of classic studies: of Trobriand Islanders, Chicago hobos, corner boys in Boston's North End, Jane Goodall's chimpanzees of the Gombe Stream Reserve, and more. Intensive firsthand observation; a preference for generalizing from observed particulars, rather than from universal principles; and an ultimate framing of their results in narrative form characterize these inside stories from the field. Resident observing takes place across a range of sciences, from anthropology and sociology to primatology, wildlife ecology, and beyond. What makes it special, Kohler argues, is the direct access it affords scientists to the contexts in which their subjects live and act. These scientists understand their subjects not by keeping their distance but by living among them and engaging with them in ways large and small. This approach also demonstrates how science and everyday life--often assumed to be different and separate ways of knowing--are in fact overlapping aspects of the human experience. This story-driven exploration is perfect for historians, sociologists, and philosophers who want to know how scientists go about making robust knowledge of nature and society.
Call Number: QH318.5 .K64 2019
Publication Date: 2019-02-27
The Clean Pet Food Revolution by Ernie Ward; Alice OvenDid you know that a quarter of all the meat consumed in the United States is eaten by our pets? That's the equivalent to the amount devoured by 26 million Americans, and it makes U.S. cats and dogs equal to the fifth largest country in terms of animal protein consumption. Yet the impact pet food has on the environment and climate change, how healthy or necessary it is for our animal companions, or how it impacts the welfare of the farmed animals who become that food are barely known or ignored--even by animal lovers! The Clean Pet Food Revolution lifts the lid on the current pet food industry: its claims of what constitutes a "natural" diet for pets, its shocking record on animal welfare, and its devastating effect on the environment and climate change. The book explodes myths about "grain-free" diets, protein intake, and what our pets "want." Finally, it details the many exciting scientific developments in alternative proteins--whether from plants, fungi, insects, or cell-based meat products--that promise not only to completely change what we feed our cats and dogs but to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, end farmed-animal slaughter, and make our pets healthier. Written by specialists in veterinary science, biotech, and animal welfare, The Clean Pet Food Revolution is a thoroughly researched and compellingly written excoriation of an unsustainable present and a fascinating glimpse of future possibilities.
Call Number: HD9340 .U52 W37 2020
Publication Date: 2019-12-09
Featured Electronic Books
Psychological Mechanisms in Animal Communication by Mark A. Bee (Editor); Cory T. Miller (Editor)This book analyzes the psychological mechanisms critical to animal communication. The topics covered range from single neurons to broad-scale phylogenetic patterns, shedding new light on the sensory, perceptual, and cognitive processes that underlie the communicative behaviors of signalers and receivers alike. In so doing, the contributing authors collectively integrate research questions and methods from behavioral ecology, cognitive ethology, comparative psychology, evolutionary biology, sensory ecology, and neuroscience. No less broad is the volume's taxonomic coverage, which spans bees to blackbirds to baboons. The ultimate goal of the book is to stimulate additional research into the diversity and evolution of the psychological mechanisms that make animal communication possible.
Call Number: QL776 .P793 2016 EB
Publication Date: 2017-01-07
Systems Biology in Animal Production and Health, Vol. 1 by Haja N. Kadarmideen (Editor)This two-volume work provides an overview on various state of the art experimental and statistical methods, modeling approaches and software tools that are available to generate, integrate and analyze multi-omics datasets in order to detect biomarkers, genetic markers and potential causal genes for improved animal production and health. The book will contain online resources where additional data and programs can be accessed. Some chapters also come with computer programming codes and example datasets to provide readers hands-on (computer) exercises. This first volume presents the basic principles and concepts of systems biology with theoretical foundations including genetic, co-expression and metabolic networks. It will introduce to multi omics components of systems biology from genomics, through transcriptomics, proteomics to metabolomics. In addition it will highlight statistical methods and (bioinformatic) tools available to model and analyse these data sets along with phenotypes in animal production and health. This book is suitable for both students and teachers in animal sciences and veterinary medicine as well as to researchers in this discipline.
Call Number: QH324.2 .S978 2016 EB
Publication Date: 2016-12-04
Small Animal Medicine and Metabolic Disorders by Craig Ruaux (Editor)Nearly 20 years after Bryn Tennant's first edition, this new update covers all aspects of diseases and disorders and affecting organs of the abdominal cavity and the endocrine/metabolic system in a case-based format. Responding to advances in imaging technology, digital radiography and high-resolution ultrasonography as well as the growth in specialised diagnostic tests for many diseases, new editor Craig Ruaux brings together a wide variety of new cases. These cases cover a wide spectrum of metabolic, endocrine, immune-mediated, inflammatory and infectious diseases and range in difficulty from simple bacterial infections to complex, multisystem disorders that would challenge most practitioners. They are presented in random order, as they would appear in everyday practice, and each author brings their own specialist expertise and experience to problem identification and management. Includes over 150 new, color illustrated cases Covers all aspects of diseases and disorders and affecting organs of the abdominal cavity and the endocrine/metabolic system Written by experts from the USA, Australia, the United Kingdom, and Europe Presenting an assortment of cases and case-related materials appropriate to the day-to-day practice of small animal medicine, this book will be an essential reference for veterinary students of internal medicine as well as specialists in training.