BASIC ANIMAL SCIENCE
by L.D. WYTHE, JR., A.M. SORENSEN, JR.,
and W.T. BERRY, JR.
7th, ed., 216pgs, $22.95
Animal Science has enjoyed a significant
increase in students from urban areas. We have also witnessed
a dramatic expansion of knowledge in Animal Agriculture. In response
to these phenomena this lab manual has been thoroughly updated
and numerous illustrations have been added. it is our sincere
hope that this seventh edition will better serve the needs of
The beginning Animal Science student is showered
from all sides with a barrage of useful information. It comes
so rapidly, is so varied and so general in nature, that it is
difficult for him to catalogue this information in any semblance
This manual is designed to fill that need by providing
the student with a careful planned and arranged group of exercises
concerning each of six classes of farm animals: beef cattle, dairy
cattle, swine, sheep, goats, and horses. The introductory information
coupled with the illustrations and additional material given by
the laboratory instructor will provide the student with a well
filled livestock handbook worthy of keeping as a permanent reference.
A portion of the manual is prepared in the form
of discussions and introductions to the subject material. Illustrations
and suitable note-taking guides will help make note-taking systematic.
How accurately and completely the handbook is filled at the completion
of the course will depend upon individual attentiveness and participation
in the laboratory periods.
this is an introductory course; therefore, the basic exercises
will cover livestock selection, marketing, slaughtering, breeding,
feeding, and the many varied management practices so vital to
the stockman's success.
It is the purpose and desire of the authors to
stimulate the student who already has a love for livestock to
pursue that interest by taking the advanced Animal Science courses
in their proper sequence. To the student who is relatively new
to the fascinating field of interest, it is our purpose and desire
to help him develop a basic understanding and real appreciation
for efficient livestock and their importance in our American agriculture.
The material used in this manual and presented
by the laboratory instructor has evolved through many years of
teaching and research by the Animal Science staff of the Texas
A&M University. the authors wish to acknowledge the use of
material from Fundamentals of Animal Husbandry by W.M. Warren,
and the assistance of J.W. Bassett, O.D. Butler, Fred Hale, G.T.
king, G.T. Lane, J.C. Miller, J.K. Riggs, and T.D. Tanksley.
Chapter 1: LIVESTOCK EVALUATION
Chapter 2: BEEF CATTLE SECTION
Chapter 3: SLAUGHTER SECTION
Chapter 4: SWINE SECTION
Chapter 5: SHEEP AND GOAT SECTION
Chapter 6: HORSE SECTION
Chapter 7: DAIRY SCIENCE SECTION