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This is a new edition of a standard reference text, and contains key breed information about cattle, sheep, pigs, goats, horses, donkeys and buffalo. It contains approximately 9,000 entries and cross-references on breeds, sub-breeds, types, varieties, strains and lines of these species. The aim is to include all the livestock names that may be encountered in international literature.
Each entry includes the current recommended English name, region or country of origin, notes on usage, followed by a brief physical description of the breed, in terms of color/markings, horns, and coat type. There is a description of the relationship with other breeds or types, and historical notes about the origin of the breed, plus details of breed societies, and herdbooks where relevant. Finally, foreign names and synonyms are listed, to aid identification.
The book has been thoroughly updated since the 4th edition was published in 1996. Revisions have been undertaken by Valerie Porter, a well-respected author of more popular works on animal breeds.
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Valeria Porter is a livestock author, living in West Sussex, UK.Review:
Review of the 4th Edition: "Ian Mason, the author, has made a prodigious effort to keep this dictionary up-to-date in an era when synthetic breeds are appearing with great frequency...The publication is a useful reference for any veterinarian interested in the development and history of livestock breeds. It should also be in all reference libraries which aim to serve veterinary and livestock interests." (Australian Veterinary Journal)
Review of the 5th Edition: "Mason's offers well-organized, in-depth international coverage of livestock, identifying major breeds, listing existing and extinct breeds." (Choice)
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Book Description Oxford University Press, 1988. Condition: Very Good. 3rd Edition. Ships from the UK. Former Library book. Great condition for a used book! Minimal wear. Seller Inventory # GRP79862932
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