This handbook contains technical information, methodological hints and basic scientific information on agronomy and zootechnics of tropics and subtropics. There are two accompaying DVD.
This book champions the idea that it is possible to achieve plentiful agricultural production whilst improving the quality of the environment. It discusses the various specific features of ecologically-intensive agriculture, sets out the changes in the concept and states the means of expanding the use of ecological functionalities for agriculture and animal husbandry. It addresses the conditions for global economic and social viability, seen as a factor in successful ecologically-intensive agriculture. Based on a panel with very wide experiences, this work will fuel the debates between agricultural professionals and environmental groups so that farmers themselves become true champions of the agricultural biosphere.
Which physiological mechanisms are behind pain? Are all animals likely to feel pain? Which tools and which criteria should be used to evaluate pain? What are the solutions to prevent, limit and ease the pain of these animals?
This expert scientific assessment presents a state of scientific knowledge on these issues and suggests areas of research to shed light on the debate on animal-society relations.
This second volume deals in detail with the main livestock diseases: description, treatment and preventive measures. It is a technical work intended for advisers, agricultural technicians, students and animal farmers.
"Feed management" requires a clear understanding of the chemical composition, the nutritional value of fodder and the raw materials. This work therefore provides full tables of the value of feeds intended for ruminants.
This guide published by the Livestock Institute suggests a practical approach to dairy herd feed rations. This new edition, which has been extensively revised and added to, replaces the classic "Cattle feeding practices".