The 1983 International Stockmen's School Handbooks include more than 200 technical papers presented at this year's Stockmen's School–sponsored by Winrock International–by outstanding animal scientists, agribusiness leaders, and livestock producers expert In animal technology, animal management, and general fields relevant to animal agriculture. The Handbooks represent advanced technology in a problem-oriented form readily accessible to livestock producers, operators of family farms, managers of agribusinesses, scholars, and students of animal agriculture. The Beef Cattle Science Handbook, the Dairy Science Handbook, the Sheep arid Coat Handbook, and the Stud Managers' Handbook each include papers on such general topics as genetics and selection; general anatomy and physiology; reproduction; behavior and animal welfare; feeds and nutrition; pastures, ranges, and forests; health, diseases, and parasites; buildings, equipment, and environment; animal management; marketing and economics (including product processing, when relevant); farm and ranch business management and economics; computer use in animal enterprises; and production systems. The four Handbooks also contain papers specifically related to the type of animal considered.
Table of Contents
A Winrock International Project -- Preface -- The Horse Industry and Its Heritage -- Centaurs, Cavalry, and Cowboys -- A National View of Horse Programs -- Present Day Usage and Future Opportunities for Draft Horses and Mules -- General Concepts Affecting Agriculture and the Industry -- Foundation of Civilization: Food -- World Livestock Feed Relationships: Their Meaning to U.S. Agriculture -- Political Challenges for Today's Animal Agriculture -- Regulation of Agricultural Chemicals, Growth Promotants, and Feed Additives -- World Agriculture in Hostile and Benign Climatic Settings -- The Impacts of Climatic Variabilities on Livestock Production -- Genetics and Selection -- Genetic Improvements in Horses -- Genetics of the Performance Horse -- Conformation and Structure: A Basis for Selection in Horses -- Anatomy, Physiology, and Reproduction -- Similar Anatomical and Developmental Characteristics of Sheep, Cattle, and Horses -- Hormonal Regulation of the Estrous Cycle -- Prostaglandin F2 Alpha -- Analysis of Reproductive Patterns in Mares by Radio Telemetry and Estroprobe -- Influence of Body Condition on Reproductive Performance of Mares -- Stallion Management and Semen Handling -- Behavior and Training -- Expressions of the Horse -- Body English -- Breaking without Force -- Social Hierarchy -- Learning Ability: The Limiting Factor in Horse Training -- Animal Psychology, Environment, and Welfare -- Livestock Psychology and Handling-Facility Design -- Measuring an Animal's Environment -- Measuring Environment Stress in Farm Animals -- Animal Welfare: An International PERSPECTIVE -- Feeds and Nutrition -- Nutrient Requirements and Sample Rations for Horses -- Feeding Mares for Maximum Reproduction Efficiency -- Feeding Growing Horses for Soundness -- Feedstuff Evaluation and Nutrient Value for Horses -- Protein Supplements for Lactating Mares and Effects on Foal Growth -- Quality and Quantity Control in Horse Feeding -- Feeding Management of the Horse -- Pasture, Forage, and Range -- Understanding Range Condition for Profitable Ranching -- Range Improvement Practices and Comparative Economics -- What Type of Grazing System for My Ranch . . .? -- Determining Carrying Capacity on Rangeland to Set Stocking Rates That Will Be Most Productive -- Health, Disease, and Parasites -- Infectious Livestock Diseases: Their Worldwide Toll -- Impact of Animal Diseases in World Trade -- How to Tell Which Is the Lame Leg -- Biology and Control of Insect Pests of Horses -- Equine Health Maintenance Programs -- Marketing, Economics, and Computer Technology -- Official AQHA Records for Marketing -- AGNET: A National Computer System for Cattlemen -- Rancher-Owned Microcomputer Systems: What's Available -- Six Steps for a Cattleman to Take in Buying a Computer -- Direct Delivery of Market Information through Rancher-Owned Microcomputers: A Research Report -- Names and Addresses of the Lecturers and Staff -- Other Winrock International Studies Published by Westview Press -- Other Books of Interest from Winrock International*
Frank H. Baker