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Defining rangelands as anthromes enabled Ellis and Ramankutty (2008) to conclude that more than three-quarters of Earth's land is anthropogenic; without rangelands, this figure would have been less than half. They classified all lands grazed by domestic livestock as rangelands, provided that human...

Author(s)
Sayre, N. F.; Davis, D. K.; Bestelmeyer, B.; Williamson, J. C.
Publisher
MDPI AG, Basel, Switzerland
Citation
Land, 2017, 6, 2, pp 31
Abstract

Background: Many diurnal animals exhibit a mid-day 'siesta', generally thought to be an adaptive response aimed at minimizing exposure to heat on warm days, suggesting that in regions with cooler climates mid-day siestas might be a less prominent feature of animal behavior. Drosophila melanogaster...

Author(s)
Cao WeiHuan; Edery, I.
Publisher
BioMed Central Ltd, London, UK
Citation
BMC Evolutionary Biology, 2017, 17, 32, pp (23 January 2017)
Abstract

Insight into how genomes change and adapt due to selection addresses key questions in evolutionary biology and in domestication of animals and plants by humans. In that regard, the pig and its close relatives found in Africa and Eurasia represent an excellent group of species that enables studies...

Author(s)
Groenen, M. A. M.
Publisher
BioMed Central Ltd, London, UK
Citation
Genetics, Selection, Evolution, 2016, 48, 23, pp (29 March 2016)
Abstract

Butana and Kenana breeds from Sudan are part of the East African zebu Bos indicus type of cattle. Unlike other indigenous zebu cattle in Africa, they are unique due to their reputation for high milk production and are regarded as dairy cattle, the only ones of their kind on the African continent....

Author(s)
Salim, B.; Taha, K. M.; Hanotte, O.; Mwacharo, J. M.
Publisher
Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK
Citation
Animal Genetics, 2014, 45, 6, pp 782-790
Abstract

Peste des petits ruminants virus causes a highly infectious disease of small ruminants that is endemic across Africa, the Middle East and large regions of Asia. The virus is considered to be a major obstacle to the development of sustainable agriculture across the developing world and has recently...

Author(s)
Parida, S.; Muniraju, M.; Mahapatra, M.; Muthuchelvan, D.; Buczkowski, H.; Banyard, A. C.
Publisher
Elsevier B. V., Amsterdam, Netherlands
Citation
Veterinary Microbiology, 2015, 181, 1/2, pp 90-106
Abstract

Smallholder farmers in Africa and other developing countries raise village chickens under low input production systems characterised by minimal management and veterinary interventions. However, village chickens have a major contribution to village communities as a source of protein, income and...

Author(s)
Khanyile, K. S.; Dzomba, E. F.; Muchadeyi, F. C.
Publisher
Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK
Citation
World's Poultry Science Journal, 2015, 71, 3, pp 505-514
Abstract

Tuberculosis caused by Mycobacterium bovis is recognized worldwide as a significant health risk in domestic cattle, farmed and wild animal species as well as in humans. We carried out spoligotyping and variable number of tandem repeat (VNTR) typing methods to characterize 490 M. bovis isolates from ...

Author(s)
Hlokwe, T. M.; Helden, P. van; Michel, A. L.
Publisher
Elsevier B.V., Amsterdam, Netherlands
Citation
Preventive Veterinary Medicine, 2014, 115, 1/2, pp 10-17
Abstract

In today's world health events in one nation or geographic area often have repercussions for the health and well-being of populations beyond that region; sometimes even globally. In recent years many factors, most notably concern about emerging infectious diseases, have contributed to an increasing ...

Author(s)
Conrad, P. A.; Mazet, J. A.; Clifford, D.; Scott, C.; Wilkes, M.
Publisher
Elsevier, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Citation
Preventive Veterinary Medicine, 2009, 92, 4, pp 268-274

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