This publication presents a comprehensive review of all the aspects of ostrich production. Part I examines in depth: origin and evolution of the ostrich; description of various species; production systems; practical aspects of management; ostrich products such as meat, skin and feathers; economics of ostrich production. Part II is a series of cases studies in southern Africa, Australia and the Near East. This manual will provide a standard text on ostrich production for students, researchers and development specialists and will also be invaluable to those already practising ostrich farming as well as those thinking of entering the industry.PART I - PRODUCTION SYSTEMS INTRODUCTION 1 Chapter 1 ORIGIN AND EVOLUTION OF THE OSTRICH 5 Classification of the ... ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY OF THE OSTRICH 15 Integumentary system 15 Skeletal system 18 Muscular system 21 Digestive system 23 ... 3 4 Organs of special sense 36 Chapter 3 FARMING SYSTEMS 37 Extensive farming system 37 Ostrich facilities 39 Generalanbsp;...
|Title||:||Ostrich Production Systems|
|Author||:||M. M. Shanawany, John Dingle|
|Publisher||:||Food & Agriculture Org. - 1999|