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Ruminants

Covering all aspects of the health and welfare of ruminants: cattle, sheep, goats, buffaloes, camelids, and yaks.

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Abstract

In most countries producing milk, industry- or other stakeholder-driven initiatives are in place to improve welfare and overall dairy farming sustainability. Those initiatives typically include a system of verification of reaching targets and progress over time. Reliable indicators are a...

Authors
Vasseur, E.
Publisher
American Society of Animal Science
Publication
Journal of Animal Science, 2017, 95, 3, pp 1365-1371
CABI Book Info
Cover for Reproductive technologies in farm animals.

This second edition of Reproductive Technologies in Farm Animals has been revised to provide an up to date account of the key techniques employed in manipulating reproduction in farm animals, including beef and dairy cattle, pigs, sheep, goats, buffaloes, camelids, horses and poultry. This book has...

Authors
Gordon, I.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781780646022)
Event

14 - 16 September 2017 - Omaha, Nebraska

Venue
Omaha, Nebraska
Country
USA
News Article

Bovine leukemia is a systemic, malignant lymphosarcoma in cows which is mainly caused by infection with a retrovirus, Bovine leukemia virus (BLV)....

Date
June 2017
CAB ReviewFull Text

It is not possible to avoid, predict or prevent mycotoxin occurrence during pre-harvest and feed storage. Despite efforts to control fungal contamination, extensive mycotoxin contamination has been reported to occur in feed. Therefore, their presence represents a constant health risk for animals....

Date
April 2017
Subjects
animal health; cereals; detoxification; disease control; disease prevention; domestic animals; economic impact; feed additives; feed contamination; feed evaluation; forage; legislation; livestock; mycotoxins; poultry; regulations; risk factors; sampling
Authors
Cheli, F.; Pinotti, L.; Novacco, M.; Ottoboni, M.; Tretola, M.; Dell'Orto, V.
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Invited review: inflammation during the transition to lactation: new adventures with an old flame.

Date
February 2016
Authors
Bradford, B. J., Yuan, K., Farney, J. K., Mamedova, L. K., Carpenter, A. J.
Source
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AbstractFull Text

The research hypothesis assumed that the size of the cage affects bodyweight after weaning and prior to slaughter and, as a consequence, mean daily bodyweight gains in individuals of both sexes. The study was conducted from 2014 to 2015 at one of the private mink farms in Poland. In total, 800...

Authors
Święcicka, N.; Bernacka, H.
Publisher
South African Society of Animal Science
Publication
South African Journal of Animal Science, 2017, 47, 2, pp 231-236
AbstractFull Text

Palm kernel expeller (PKE) is a feed by-product that is used by the dairy and beef industries. This study investigated the effect of partially replacing maize with PKE in a dairy concentrate on milk and ruminal fermentation parameters of Jersey cows grazing kikuyu-ryegrass pasture. Seventy-two...

Authors
Wyngaard, J. D. V. van; Meeske, R.
Publisher
South African Society of Animal Science
Publication
South African Journal of Animal Science, 2017, 47, 2, pp 219-230
AbstractFull Text

Dairy goats have been imported into Tanzania since the 1960s to improve the milk production of Small East African (SEA) goats through crossbreeding. The SEA goats have poor genetic potential for milk. Although crossbreeding programmes started in the early 1980s, most were abandoned or failed for a...

Authors
Msalya, G.; Sonola, V. S.; Ngoda, P.; Kifaro, G. C.; Eik, L. O.
Publisher
South African Society of Animal Science
Publication
South African Journal of Animal Science, 2017, 47, 2, pp 202-212
AbstractFull Text

The aim of this study was to determine the effects of initial fattening age on carcass and meat quality of Simmental bulls imported from Austria to Turkey. These animals were allocated to two initial ages of fattening groups, namely young (n=74) and old group (n=61) at 5.5 and 7.5 months old,...

Authors
Ustuner, H.; Yalcİntan, H.; Orman, A.; Ardİclİ, S.; Ekİz, B.; Gencoglu, H.; Kandazoglu, O.
Publisher
South African Society of Animal Science
Publication
South African Journal of Animal Science, 2017, 47, 2, pp 194-201
AbstractFull Text

The DQA1 gene is a member of the highly polymorphic MHC class II locus that is responsible for the differences among individuals in immune response to infectious agents. In this study, the authors performed a comprehensive computational analysis of the functional and structural impact of...

Authors
Yakubu, A.; Donato, M. de; Imumorin, I. G.
Publisher
South African Society of Animal Science
Publication
South African Journal of Animal Science, 2017, 47, 2, pp 146-156

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An encyclopaedia on the health and production of pigs, poultry and ruminants, including food safety.

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