© 2015

The Role of Biotechnology in Improvement of Livestock

Animal Health and Biotechnology

  • Muhammad Abubakar
  • Ali Saeed
  • Oguz Kul


  • Provides a broad and timely overview of the use of biotechnology in the improvement of all livestock species

  • Explains how biotechnology may affect animal reproduction and animal health

  • Offers a deeper understanding of the impact of animal biotechnology and livestock farming on the environment


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vii
  2. Ahmad Yar Qamar, Aman Ullah Khan, Aatka Jamil, Muhammad Abubakar
    Pages 1-26
  3. Mehmet Basalan, Muhammad Abubakar
    Pages 27-39
  4. Hasan Tarik Atmaca
    Pages 41-53
  5. Ali Saeed, Muhammad Abubakar, Oguz Kul
    Pages 55-89
  6. Mirza Muhammad Fahd Qadir, Attya Bhatti, Peter John
    Pages 91-110
  7. Ali Saeed, Ali H. Sayyed, Sohail Safdar, Shumaila Manzoor
    Pages 111-134
  8. Ali Saeed, Muhammad Abubakar, Sehrish Kanwal
    Pages 135-147

About this book


This book examines how biotechnology can improve livestock breeding and farming, and thereby also animal products. In the first chapters the reader will discover which techniques and approaches are currently used to improve animal breeding, animal health and the value of animal products. Particular attention is given to reproduction techniques, animal nutrition and livestock vaccines that not only enhance animal health but also have a significant effect on human health by ensuring safe food procurement and preventing zoonotic diseases. In addition, modern biotechnology can increase not only productivity but also the consistency and quality of animal food, fiber and medical products. In the second part of the book, issues such as how animal biotechnology could affect the environment and the important topic of animal waste management are explored. In the concluding chapter, the authors discuss future challenges related to animal biotechnology. This work will appeal to a wide readership, from scientists and professionals working in animal production, to those in farm animal management and veterinary science.


Animal Health Animal Production Biotechnology Genetics Livestock

Editors and affiliations

  • Muhammad Abubakar
    • 1
  • Ali Saeed
    • 2
  • Oguz Kul
    • 3
  1. 1.National Veterinary LaboratoryIslamabadPakistan
  2. 2.Institute of Molecular Biology and BiotechnologyBahauddin Zakariya UniversityMultanPakistan
  3. 3.Veterinary FacultyKirikkale UniversityYahsihanTurkey

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