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A new test allows accurate, rapid testing for Salmonella spp. in a variety of matrices, including environmental samples, tissues, faeces and feed....

Date
October 2017
Abstract

Objective: In order to conduct maker assisted selection, the aim of this study is to find molecular markers related to mastitis resistance by identifying and screening relevant genes through genome-wide association study. Method: A total of 2093 Chinese Holsteins SCC in Beijing region were...

Authors
Wang Xiao; Zhang Qin; Yu Ying
Publisher
Scientia Agricultura Sinica
Publication
Scientia Agricultura Sinica, 2017, 50, 4, pp 755-763
CAB ReviewFull Text

Animal diseases are a significant source of lost revenue in livestock production systems. Reduction and control of diseases has traditionally been done under three management programs: eradication by test and slaughter, vaccination, and use of antibiotics. However, inadequate efficacy of vaccines...

Date
October 2017
Subjects
animal diseases; antibiotics; biochemical markers; control programmes; culling; diagnosis; disease control; disease prevalence; disease prevention; domestic animals; efficacy; infectious diseases; livestock; losses; messenger RNA; natural immunity; pathogens; potency; poultry; regulatory genes; reviews; RNA; slaughter; translation; vaccination
Authors
Taxis, T. M.; Casas, E.
CABI Book Info
Cover for The ethology of domestic animals: an introductory text.

This third edition book with 19 chapters on domestic animal ethology is divided into two parts: Part A contains the basic elements of animal behaviour (chapter I, the study of animal behaviour and its application; chapter II, behaviour genetics, evolution and domestication; chapter III, behaviour...

Authors
Jensen, P.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781786391650)
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Date
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Authors
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Source
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AbstractFull Text

A cross-sectional survey was performed in 40 family farming units (FFU) from the Quebradas of Humahuaca and Toro of Jujuy and Salta provinces, with the aim of describing production practices in their goat flocks. Farmers were subjected to an ad hoc survey to gather data on general management and...

Authors
Suarez, V. H.; Martínez, G. M.; Nievas, J. D.; Quiroga Roger, J.
Publisher
Instituto Nacional de Tecnología Agropecuaria (INTA), Departamento de Publicaciones, Prensa y Difusion
Publication
RIA, Revista de Investigaciones Agropecuarias, 2017, 43, 2, pp 186-194
AbstractFull Text

Bovine respiratory complex (BRC) is a leading cause of production loss among beef, dairy and feedlot cattle. The infectious agents involved are viruses, bacteria and mycoplasma. Viral agents include Bovine respiratory syncytial virus (BRSV), Bovine parainfluenza-3 virus (BPI3V), Bovine herpesvirus...

Authors
Streitenberger, N.; Ferella, A.; Pérez Aguirreburualde, M. S.; Sammarruco, A.; Dus Santos, M. J.; Mozgovoj, M. V.; Maidana, S.; Romera, S. A.; Pecora, A.; Quiroga, M. A.; Fazzio, L. E.
Publisher
Instituto Nacional de Tecnología Agropecuaria (INTA), Departamento de Publicaciones, Prensa y Difusion
Publication
RIA, Revista de Investigaciones Agropecuarias, 2017, 43, 2, pp 149-155
AbstractFull Text

Intensification of animal production systems, and therefore the increase in livestock stocking rate, increases the amount of excreta that can be used as a nutrient source for forages crops. The purpose of this study was to compile and compare (a) effluent quality results from different dairy...

Authors
Herrero, M. A.; Charlón, V.; Carbó, L. I.; Cuatrín, A.; Sardi, G. M. I.; Romero, L.
Publisher
Instituto Nacional de Tecnología Agropecuaria (INTA), Departamento de Publicaciones, Prensa y Difusion
Publication
RIA, Revista de Investigaciones Agropecuarias, 2017, 43, 2, pp 135-143
AbstractFull Text

The n-alkanes are lineal chain hydrocarbons that compose the wax of plant cuticles and participate in numerous vital functions. The relative content of odd-alkanes with different carbon chain length (alkane pattern) varies between species, cultivars and plant parts, allowing their use as natural...

Authors
Bakker, M. L.; Ferragine, M. D. C.; Bigliardi, M.
Publisher
Instituto Nacional de Tecnología Agropecuaria (INTA), Departamento de Publicaciones, Prensa y Difusion
Publication
RIA, Revista de Investigaciones Agropecuarias, 2017, 43, 2, pp 123-127
AbstractFull Text

Increasing values of inbreeding can reduce fertility, health and productivity of dairy cattle. The objective of this study was to estimate the inbreeding coefficient of the population of registered Argentine Holstein dairy cattle with genealogical records in the Argentine Holstein Breeders...

Authors
Andere, C. I.; Rubio, N.; Rodriguez, E.; Aguilar, I.; Casanova, D.
Publisher
Instituto Nacional de Tecnología Agropecuaria (INTA), Departamento de Publicaciones, Prensa y Difusion
Publication
RIA, Revista de Investigaciones Agropecuarias, 2017, 43, 1, pp 92-97

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