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By Frank Flanders

EXPLORING ANIMAL technological know-how deals readers the correct software for studying approximately animal agriculture: person who balances the educational historical past serious to development a robust origin in primary technological know-how with the sensible, production-oriented content material important to paintings within the genuine international. Its insurance spans a number of components like nutrients, anatomy and body structure, biotechnology, biosecurity, and genetics and animal replica. each one subject is gifted in an easy demeanour that first investigates the fundamentals, after which delves additional into its useful program to the creation, care, and administration of animal agriculture. This special approach is bound to interact readers via drawing strong connections among lecturers and real-life animal-based eventualities and events. it's also a variety of actions that would take studying to the subsequent point, making it an attractive selection for a person looking a robust, foundational wisdom of animal technological know-how.

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United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) The USDA was founded in 1889 to aid agriculture through education and research. Today, the USDA develops and executes policies for farming, agriculture, and food production. This department aims to meet the financial needs of farmers or ranchers, promote agricultural trade, assure food safety, protect natural resources, and foster rural communities. The USDA is in charge of maintaining the health of laboratory animals, and is also responsible for federal inspection of animal product processing plants, from meats to by-product production.

Leather can be expensive and is a valuable material in the clothing industry. Leather is durable, allows air to pass through it, and is warmer than most other types of clothing. Natural fiber and fur from production animals are used in making coats, gloves, and other clothing (Figure 1-20). Wool fiber is warmer than most other fibers, both synthetic and natural. Wool fibers interlock with each other, helping to trap air close to the body while wicking away moisture. Courtesy of Aaron and Jason Deschu Power FIGURE 1-21 Animals once provided most of the power used in agriculture.

26 S E CT I O N 1 OV E RV I E W O F T H E A N I M A L S C I E N C E I N D U ST RY More than 100 drugs used by humans are made from animal by-products. Historically, insulin has been extracted from the pancreas of animals to treat human diabetes. Animal by-products are an important resource in the production of some of the most commonly used items in today’s society. By-products are also used in the manufacture of perfumes, fertilizers, candles, lanolin, and glycerin, as well as many other products.

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