animal and environment

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Animals and their Environment 11-1-10
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Objectives Describe how various species adapt to the environment based on their physiology
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Animals and the Environment Intensive management Where environmental is controlled to great extent so that animals do better (makes us adapt) Integrated poultry, confinement swine, indoor pets Environmental conditions controlled Light, temp, nutrition, movement, disease Extensive management Cattle, sheep, horses, outdoor pets Weather and disease Outside with little environmental control (helps animal to adapt to environment)
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What is the Environment? Nutrition Temperature Humidity Wind Precipitation Altitude Pollution Urban Pressure Soil Parasites Disease Predation Poisonous plants Sunlight
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Adaptability of Animals Animals have tremendous ability to adapt Temperate zones in the US Changing seasons Mammals – homoetherms Thyroid gland –role in metabolism Location? throat Thyroxine- how much heat is produced Increases metabolism
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Thermoneutral Zone Temperatures range in effective ambient temperatures where rate and efficiency of performance is maximized and health is optimal.
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This note was uploaded on 01/09/2012 for the course ANSC 243 taught by Professor Black during the Fall '10 term at Maryland.

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