Animal Health & Production

Animal Health & Production

by A. Sahoo, R. K. Singh
  • ISBN: 9789381226414
  • Binding: Hardbound
  • Year: 2013
  • Language: ENGLISH
PRICE:  US $ 100.00
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Since the growth of agriculture has nearly approached a plateau because of dwindling landholdings, over exploitation of soil and water resources and more imortantly finite land resources, farmers are most likely being drawn in to focusing more on livestock component of the mixed or integrated farming. On the hindsight, the hill agro-ecosystem is more fragile and vulnerable and sustainability with livestock production seems more feasible. Further, livestock production is poised to take a quantum leap in view of the projected increase in the demand for animal products. Considering the potential of livestock production to provide unique opportunities for meaningful and lucrative employment to the whole lot of small, marginal and landless farmers spreading across more than half of the globe, the book on "Animal Health & Production" encompasses views of many learned contributors pertaining to issues related to livestock sector's progress and prospects. An assemblage of twenty-six valuable chapters provides insight in to animal production scenario, available resources, animal husbandry including health issues, integration with agriculture and allied sectors and sustainability, related scientific advancements and adoptable technologies that finally aims at improving human life and sustaining the socio-economic environment. Students, academicians, researchers, livestock farmers (end-users) and entrepreneurs will greatly benefit from this compilation. Based on the gap analysis, the book also camouflages invaluable information for the policymakers, planners, boards and organizations concerned with sustainability of animal production and health.

A. Sahoo, Principal Scientist & Head, Animal Nutrition Division, Central Sheep & Wool Research Institute, Avikanagar, Rajasthan-304501 (India);

R.K. Singh, Director, National Research Centre on Equines, Hisar-125001, Haryana (India)

  • Introduction
  • Livestock Sector in India: Recent Trends and Progress
  • Livestock Farming and Livelihood Security in Sub- Himalayan Region
  • Agro-Livestock Production Systems in Reference to Animal Genetic Resources
  • Sustainable Hill Animal Husbandry - A Policy Perspective (Uttarkhand as Model)
  • Organic Livestock Farming : Present Status and Future Prospects
  • Bioprospecting of Uttarakhand Microflora for Environmental Sustenance
  • Temperate Animal Health and Production : Prospects and Paradigms
  • Small Ruminant's Health Concerns and Health Delivery System in India
  • Livestock Production and Fodder Supply in North-Western Himalaya
  • Herbaceous Layer and Herbage Productivity of Mountain Rangelands in Uttarakhand
  • Man-Wild Animal Conflict in Sub-Himalayan Region: Remedial Measures for Sustainable Development
  • Plant Toxicosis in North-Western India an Update
  • Mycotoxins in Livestock Production: Concerns and Management
  • Compact Feed Block: Nutrition Bank for Livestock at Hills
  • High Altitude Poultry Farming
  • Tapping the Fisheries Sector for Rural Income Generation in the Sub-Himalayan Region
  • Biotechnology : Status and Opportunities in Hill States (e.g. Uttarakhand)
  • Role of Genomics in Animal Production and Health
  • Biotechnology in Animal Health and Production : Applications and Opportunities
  • Nanotechnology: Potential Applications in Animal Agriculture
  • Inhibition, of Enteric Methanogenesis for Eco-Friendly Livestock Production
  • Avian Influenza : An Indian Perspective
  • PPR in Small Ruminants
  • Re-Emergence of Glanders
  • GIS and Remote Sensing in Veterinary Science