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Equine endocrinology.

The two common endocrine disorders of the horse are pituitary pars intermedia dysfunction (PPID) and equine metabolic syndrome (EMS). PPID is a neurodegenerative disorder of the pituitary pars intermedia characterized by loss of dopaminergic (inhibitory) input. The exact cause remains unknown, but...

Authors
Menzies-Gow, N. J.
Publisher
CABI
Publication
CAB Reviews, 2015, 10, 002, pp 1-15

Prediction of nitrogen efficiency in dairy cattle: a review.

Increasing the efficiency of conversion of feed nitrogen (N) into milk and meat N in dairy cattle is an integral part of the effort to maintain or increase food production while decreasing agriculture's environmental impact. Mathematical models provide a means to assess and compare different...

Authors
Reed, K. F.; Casper, D. P.; France, J.; Kebreab, E.
Publisher
CABI
Publication
CAB Reviews, 2015, 10, 001, pp 1-12

A re-evaluation of castor (Ricinus communis L.) as a crop plant.

Castor (Ricinus communis L.) has been transformed from a wasteland colonizer to an important industrial oilseed crop. Its seed oil is one of the most sought-after vegetable oils because of its rich properties and variety of end-users. Castor is an ancient crop but its production now has been...

Authors
Kammili Anjani
Publisher
CABI
Publication
CAB Reviews, 2014, 9, 038, pp 1-21

Invasive alien plant management.

A number of policies, strategies and tools are available for the management of invasive alien plants. This review considers these and their suitability in the light of developing theory and practical experience. Policies range from quarantine and eradication to containment and asset protection....

Authors
Auld, B. A.; Johnson, S. B.
Publisher
CABI
Publication
CAB Reviews, 2014, 9, 037, pp 1-12

Cost and responsibility sharing arrangements in the EU to prevent and control notifiable veterinary and phytosanitary risks.

A cost and responsibility sharing scheme (CRSS) is gaining interest in Member States (MSs) to prevent and control notifiable veterinary and phytosanitary risks. A vital part of this is a public private partnership (PPP) in which farmers and national governments decide how costs and responsibilities...

Authors
Asseldonk, M. A. P. M. van; Bergevoet, R. H. M.
Publisher
CABI
Publication
CAB Reviews, 2014, 9, 045, pp 1-10

The future of transgenic farm animal production with emphasis on pigs.

Transgenic livestock already play an important role as models for human diseases, for producing recombinant pharmaceutical proteins, and in the future may serve as donors of organs for terminally ill patients and tissues and cells in regenerative medicine to cope with degenerative diseases and...

Authors
Petersen, B.; Niemann, H.
Publisher
CABI
Publication
CAB Reviews, 2014, 9, 044, pp 1-16

Porcine epidemic diarrhoea virus in the USA: lessons learned from the 2013 outbreak.

Porcine epidemic diarrhoea virus (PEDV) was detected in the USA in May of 2013 and is believed to have come from China. During the US outbreak, signs began with lethargy, vomiting and 12-36 h later a profuse watery diarrhoea in affected herds. Mortality is effectively 100% within 72 h in pigs less...

Authors
Lowe, J. F.
Publisher
CABI
Publication
CAB Reviews, 2014, 9, 042, pp 1-4

Opportunities from second-generation biofuel technologies for upgrading lignocellulosic biomass for livestock feed.

Lignocellulosic biomass comprises the most abundant biopolymers on earth, cellulose, hemicelluloses, pectin and lignin. The total annual production of lignocellulosic biomass is estimated at about 10-50 billion metric tonnes of which approximately 4 billion tonnes consist of annual crop residues,...

Authors
Blümmel, M.; Steele, B.; Dale, B. E.
Publisher
CABI
Publication
CAB Reviews, 2014, 9, 041, pp 1-8

Models for the study of whole-body insulin kinetics: a mathematical synthesis.

Insulin is an anabolic hormone that plays a central role in glucose homeostasis. Synthesis, secretion and appearance of insulin in portal and peripheral circulation are complex and tightly regulated. As many of the tissues involved are not directly accessible, mathematical models have been...

Authors
McKnight, L. L.; Lopez, S.; Shoveller, A. K.; France, J.
Publisher
CABI
Publication
CAB Reviews, 2014, 9, 040, pp 1-11

Potential of compost tea for suppressing plant diseases.

Numerous studies have demonstrated that water-based compost preparations, referred to as compost tea and compost-water extract, can suppress phytopathogens and plant diseases. Despite its potential, compost tea has generally been considered as inadequate for use as a biocontrol agent in...

Authors
St. Martin, C. C. G.
Publisher
CABI
Publication
CAB Reviews, 2014, 9, 032, pp 1-38

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