Biology of Growth of Domestic Animals
Colin G. Scanes, BSc, PhD, Professor of Animal Science
Iowa State University

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With 21 contributors, this book covers a variety of aspects of animal growth. The book examines growth from the molecular level, including hormones and growth factors, of both food animals and companion animals. This book will be of greater interest to someone in the food animal field. The section on companion animals is relegated to the last few pages with a single paragraph each for ferrets, rabbits, and caged birds (parakeets, budgies, canaries, and parrots). Cats have about a page; dogs have slightly over 5 pages.

Presented here are the fundamental concepts of growth: growth curves, and cell/tissue changes. Methods are introduced to measure body composition and growth in order to assess animal growth potential. Modeling growth, sex-steroids, ß-adrenergic agonists, antibiotics, somatotropin, and transgenic animals, as well as immunomodulation of growth, are topics of interest.

This is a book targeted at animal researchers, teachers, and upper undergraduates/graduate students in agriculture and animal science. There are photos and drawings as well as charts and tables.

Blackwell Science publisher. Distributed in the USA by Blackwell Publishing (2003).

Hardcover, 408 pages.

ISBN-10: 0-8138-2906-2.

ISBN-13: 978-0-8138-2906-7.


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Introduction
Alternative Medicine
Anatomy
Anesthesia/Analgesia
Animal Welfare
Aquatic/Fish
Avian
Behavior
Camelids
Canine
Cardiology
Client Education
Cytology / Hematology / Histology
Dental
Dermatology
Dictionary/Reference
Drugs/Pharmacology
Emergency Med
Endocrine
Epidemiology
Equine
Ethics
Exotics
Feline
Food Animals/Livestock
General
Genetics
Geriatrics
Handling & Restraint
Human-Animal Bond
Imaging & Radiology
Immunology
Infectious Diseases
Internal Medicine
Laboratory Medicine
Microbiology
Multimedia
Neurology
Nutrition
Oncology
Ophthalmology
Orthopedics
Parasitology
Pathology
Pediatrics
Physiology
 
You are here* Biology Growth
 
* Horse in Motion
 
* Intro. Vet. Anatomy
 
* Textbook Phys. Chemistry
 
Anatomy and Physiology for Veterinary Technicians and Nurse: A Clini Appr (VSPN Review)
 
Anatomy and Physiology of Domestic Animals, 2nd Ed (VSPN)
 
Anatomy and Physiology of Farm Animals, 7th Ed.
 
Clin. Anat. Lab. Tech. (VSPN Review)
 
Clin. Anat. Tech. 2nd Ed. (VSPN Review)
 
Cunningham’s Textbook of Veterinary Physiology, 5th Ed (VSPN)
 
Equine Exercise Physiology
 
Functional Anat. Phys. 4th Ed.
 
Introduction to Veterinary Anatomy and Physiology, 2nd Ed
 
Physiological Basis Clinical Pharm.
 
Review Vet. Physiology
 
Veterinary Anatomy and Physiology, 2nd Edition (VSPN Review)
 
* Clinical Anatomy Exotics
 
* Equine Exercise: Science
 
* Essentials Anatomy Phys.
 
* Metabolic Endocrine QLS
 
* Vet. Anat. Workbook (VSPN Review)
Physiotherapy
Practice Management
Primates
Rabbits, Rodents & Ferrets
Reproduction
Reptile/Amphibian
Research
Respiratory
Ruminants
Sheep/Goats
Shelter Medicine
Surgery
Swine
Technicians
Toxicology
Urology/Renal
Veterinary Education
Wildlife-Zoo Animals
Zoonoses

Date Published: July 1, 2003

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