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Neosporosis in dogs.

Neospora caninum is a protozoan parasite of animals. Until 1988, it was misdiagnosed as Toxoplasma gondii. Since its first recognition in 1984 and the description of a new genus and species N. caninum in 1988, neosporosis has emerged as a serious disease of dogs and cattle worldwide. In addition,...

Authors
Dubey, J. P.
Publisher
CABI
Publication
CAB Reviews, 2013, 8, 055, pp 1-26

Developments in diagnosis and control of bovine paratuberculosis.

Bovine paratuberculosis can be costly to farmers who, as a consequence, may be interested in control of the causative agent, Mycobacterium avium subsp. paratuberculosis (MAP). Between-herd spread is primarily due to movement of MAP-infected livestock, and within-herd transmission most often occurs...

Authors
Nielsen, S. S.
Publisher
CABI
Publication
CAB Reviews, 2014, 9, 012, pp 1-12

Thermotolerant Newcastle disease vaccines for use in flocks of family chickens.

Family chickens provide nutrition and income for poor families in rural areas in developing countries. Newcastle disease is a major constraint limiting the productivity of these flocks. Imported commercial Newcastle disease vaccines, requiring foreign exchange and coming in large dose containers,...

Authors
Spradbrow, P.
Publisher
CABI
Publication
CAB Reviews, 2014, 9, 011, pp 1-17

Nitrous oxide, climate change and agriculture.

Nitrous oxide is an important greenhouse gas with a global warming potential of 298 times that of carbon dioxide. It is also responsible for the destruction of stratospheric ozone. Concentrations of nitrous oxide have shown continuous growth in the atmosphere over the past century, and nitrogen (N)...

Authors
Skiba, U. M.; Rees, R. M.
Publisher
CABI
Publication
CAB Reviews, 2014, 9, 010, pp 1-7

Effects of postharvest handling and storage on antioxidant activity of berry fruits.

Berries are a rich source of natural polyphenolics and antioxidant compounds, and they are recognized as functional foods. Although they are best eaten freshly picked, some postharvest conditions and treatments are necessary in order to extend their short shelf life. Postharvest handling and...

Authors
Cantin, C. M.; Echeverria, G.
Publisher
CABI
Publication
CAB Reviews, 2014, 9, 009, pp 1-9

Framework of innovation for a sustainable future in animal agriculture - mini review.

Demand for animal products in the future is expected to increase significantly, which has an impact on sustainability of animal agriculture. In this review, the key challenges that must be addressed to improve environmental, social and economic sustainability of animal agriculture is discussed.

Authors
Kebreab, E.
Publisher
CABI
Publication
CAB Reviews, 2014, 9, 006, pp 1-2

Engineering the rhizosphere for the purpose of bioremediation: an overview.

The increasing levels of environmental pollution are a problem that needs urgent solution at a global scale. Bioremediation has emerged in recent decades as an effective environmentally friendly, aesthetic and low-cost technology for the treatment of a wide variety of contaminants. Rhizoremediation...

Authors
Pajuelo, E.; Rodríguez-Llorente, I. D.; Lafuente, A.; Pérez-Palacios, P.; Doukkali, B.; Caviedes, M. A.
Publisher
CABI
Publication
CAB Reviews, 2014, 9, 001, pp 1-17

Improving the tolerance of Jatropha curcas L. plants to abiotic stresses.

Jatropha curcas has gained widespread attention as a new-age 'energy crop' because the biodiesel that can be produced from the oil of their fruits has properties comparable with those of fossil fuels. Abiotic stresses have become an integral part of crop production. Although J. curcas has been...

Authors
Garcia-Almodovar, C.; Gimeno, V.; Nieves, M.; Diaz-Lopez, L.; Simon, I.; Garcia-Sanchez, F.
Publisher
CABI
Publication
CAB Reviews, 2014, 9, 004, pp 1-10

Metabolic adaptation during early lactation: key to cow health, longevity and a sustainable dairy production chain.

Enhancing longevity by reducing involuntary culling and consequently increasing productive life and lifetime production of dairy cows is not only a strategy to improve a farm's profit, but is also related to improved animal welfare. High rates of involuntary culling in dairy cows are currently...

Authors
Knegsel, A. T. M. van; Hammon, H. M.; Bernabucci, U.; Bertoni, G.; Bruckmaier, R. M.; Goselink, R. M. A.; Gross, J. J.; Kuhla, B.; Metges, C. C.; Parmentier, H. K.; Trevisi, E.; Tröscher, A.; Vuuren, A. M. van
Publisher
CABI
Publication
CAB Reviews, 2014, 9, 002, pp 1-15

Alternative technologies for tomato post-harvest quality preservation.

Fresh tomato (Solanum lycopersicum) is one of the most consumed fruits and the preservation of its quality and shelf-life extension is a continuous challenge. An understanding of fruit deterioration factors allows the investigation of new approaches to reach this objective. Fruit preservation is...

Authors
Pinheiro, J.; Gonçalves, E. M.; Silva, C. L. M.
Publisher
CABI
Publication
CAB Reviews, 2013, 8, 061, pp 1-15

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