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Water, irrigation and plant diseases.

Irrigation is a major husbandry tool, vital for world food production and security. The purpose of this review is twofold: firstly, drawing attention to the beneficial and deleterious aspects of irrigation resulting from interactions with the microbial world; secondly, forming a basis for...

Authors
Dixon, G. R.
Publisher
CABI
Publication
CAB Reviews, 2015, 10, 009, pp 1-18

Medicinal plant extracts and nematode control.

Several aspects should be taken into consideration in relation to the use of active botanical extracts or compounds in parasite control: extraction, conservation, phytochemical study, determination of lethal concentration in vitro, toxicity to the host, effective dose in vivo, residual period,...

Authors
Chagas, A. C. S.
Publisher
CABI
Publication
CAB Reviews, 2015, 10, 008, pp 1-8

An overview of plant pathology and application of next-generation sequencing technologies.

Next-generation sequencing (NGS) platforms became available commercially about a decade ago. They provide highly efficient, rapid, and low-cost high-throughput and deep DNA sequencing. They are being continually improved to become faster, more efficient and cheaper and have been used in biology...

Authors
Barba, M.; Hadidi, A.
Publisher
CABI
Publication
CAB Reviews, 2015, 10, 005, pp 1-21

Factors influencing litter size in pigs.

Improvement of litter size in pigs through selection was considered a difficult task in the past. Low heritability, negative correlation between direct additive genetic and maternal effect, limited size of the nucleus population, expression only in females, and relatively late age of measurements,...

Authors
Lukovic´, Z.; Škorput, D.
Publisher
CABI
Publication
CAB Reviews, 2015, 10, 006, pp 1-9

Ecosystem services provided by green infrastructure in the urban environment.

Interest in ecosystems services and green infrastructures is a result of conceptual developments in urban ecology and other environmental sciences. The impact of the urban settlements on nature and its consequences on human well-being at multi-scale levels demands for technical and social...

Authors
Basnou, C.; Pino, J.; Terradas, J.
Publisher
CABI
Publication
CAB Reviews, 2015, 10, 004, pp 1-11

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

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

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