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  1. Dai Grove-White

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Growth of Farm Animals, 3rd edn Tony Lawrence, Vernon Fowler, and Jan Novakofski 368 pages, hardback, £49.95 CABI. 2012. ISBN 978 1 84593 558 0

HAVING approached this book review with slight trepidation, half expecting to find a weighty, dry tome to read, I was pleasantly surprised. In fact, this is one of the most readable books on that most fundamental aspect of farm (and companion) animal veterinary science: how our animals grow. It is a comprehensive review of all aspects of growth in farm animals from the cellular basis right through to the end product, whether it be meat, milk or fibre. While there are …

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