Foreword ix Preface xi Acknowledgments xiii About the Contributors xv 1 Perspectives on Goats and Global Production 3 C. Devendra and S.G. Solaiman 2 Goat Breeds 21 N.K. Gurung and S.G. Solaiman 3 Conservation of Goat Genetic Resources 39 J.N.B. Shrestha and S. Galal 4 Breeding and Genetics 55 J.N.B. Shrestha and G.H. Crow 5 Animal Evaluation 77 R.A. Ebert and S.G. Solaiman 6 Functional Anatomy of the Goat 89 G.M. Constantinescu and I.A. Constantinescu 7 Applied Reproductive Physiology 139 J. Greyling 8 Digestive Physiology and Nutrient Metabolism 157 S.G. Solaiman and F.N. Owens 9 Ingestive Behavior, Diet Selection, and Feed Intake 179 H. Dove 10 Feeds and Feeding Management 193 S.G. Solaiman 11 Health Management, Diseases, and Parasites 217 J.E. Miller, B.M. Olcott, and G.F. Bath 12 Preferred Management Practices 241 L.J. Dawson 13 Meat Production and Quality 255 K.W. McMillin 14 Milk Production 275 Y.W. Park and G.F.W. Haenlein 15 Fiber Production 293 C.J. Lupton 16 Environmental Enhancement 313 A. Peischel 17 Housing Requirements 323 S.G. Solaiman 18 Business Plan, Production Enterprise, and Marketing Strategy 339 S.G. Solaiman, E. Kebede, and E.M. Aviki 19 Future Needs for Teaching, Research, Extension, and Outreach 359 S.G. Solaiman and G.F.W. Haenlein Appendices 369 Index 389
Sandra G. Solaiman, PhD, Professional Animal Scientist, is Professor of Animal and Poultry Sciences and Director of the Small Ruminant Research and Education Program at Tuskegee University, AL. She is also an Adjunct Professor at Mississippi State University, MS, and Auburn University, AL.
"Is a well-written and well-presented volume. . . this book will be excellent for scientists involved in rabbit research and nutrition." (Veterinary Record, 6 November 2010)