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Cover for Kitten to cat - reproduction and the behavioural development of kittens.

In this chapter the reproductive behaviour and physiology of tom and queen cats were discussed as well as physical and behavioural development of kittens.

Author(s)
Atkinson, T.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781780647838)
Type
Book chapter
AbstractFull Text

The production efficiency of any livestock depends to a large extent on its reproductive performance. Research is needed to overcome the problems associated with reproduction and docility in domesticated grasscutter. The present study was conducted to compare the reproductive, growth and docility...

Author(s)
Fayeye, T. R.; Adeyina, A. O.; Fagnon, Z. L. D.
Publisher
Wayamba University of Sri Lanka, Kuliyapitya, Sri Lanka
Citation
Wayamba Journal of Animal Science, 2017, 9, pp unpaginated
AbstractFull Text

Pasture-based ruminant production systems are dependent upon the supply and utilisation of high quality swards to maximise animal performance within the grass based system. The aim of this study is to investigate the influence of high genetic merit ewes from two origins: New Zealand (NZ) and...

Author(s)
McGovern, F. M.; Fetherstone, N.; Creighton, P.; McHugh, N.
Publisher
Teagasc, Animal & Grassland Research and Innovation Centre, Fermoy, Irish Republic
Citation
Sustainable meat and milk production from grasslands. Proceedings of the 27th General Meeting of the European Grassland Federation, Cork, Ireland, 17-21 June 2018, 2018, pp 416-418
Abstract

This study examined the effects of feed restriction at different stages of rabbit pregnancy on body condition and productive performance. Just after insemination, pregnant primiparous New Zealand White does were assigned to 4 groups (10/group): the control group (C) was fed with 130 g/d of...

Author(s)
Menchetti, L.; Brecchia, G.; Cardinali, R.; Polisca, A.; Boiti, C.
Publisher
Universidad Politécnica de Valencia, Valencia, Spain
Citation
World Rabbit Science, 2015, 23, 1, pp 1-8
AbstractFull Text

Background: Pre-weaning diarrhea in mink, also known as "sticky kits", is a syndrome and outbreaks occur every year on commercial mink farms in all mink producing countries. Morbidity and mortality can be considerable on a farm with huge economic consequences for the farmer as well as compromised...

Author(s)
Birch, J. M.; Agger, J. F.; Dahlin, C.; Jensen, V. F.; Hammer, A. S.; Struve, T.; Jensen, H. E.
Publisher
BioMed Central Ltd, London, UK
Citation
Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica, 2017, 59, 43, pp (29 June 2017)
AbstractFull Text

Background: Mink are an important animal commodity group in Canada and excessive kit mortality represents a significant loss to production. National biosecurity standards have been developed for Canadian mink farms, but it is unclear how well these standards have been implemented as there are no...

Author(s)
Compo, N.; Pearl, D. L.; Tapscott, B.; Storer, A.; Hammermueller, J.; Brash, M.; Turner, P. V.
Publisher
BioMed Central Ltd, London, UK
Citation
Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica, 2017, 59, 57, pp (8 September 2017)
Abstract

The objective of this study was to evaluate the indirect effects of feeding Moringa oleifera (M. oleifera) supplemented diet on growth rates in pre-weaning kids. Namibia being a semi-arid and driest country in Africa south of the Sahel, lactating does are challenged with acquiring the required...

Author(s)
Korsor, M.; Ntahonshikira, C.; Bello, H. M.; Kwaambwa, H. M.
Publisher
Inter-African Bureau for Animal Resources, Nairobi, Kenya
Citation
Bulletin of Animal Health and Production in Africa, 2017, 65, 1, pp 131-143
Abstract

A total of 675 records each on birth weight, birth type and pre-weaning survivability of West African Dwarf (WAD) goats kept on natural pasture over a period of 9 years were assessed to determine the effects of environmental factors on them. The overall mean birth weight was 1.20±0.01 kg. Birth...

Author(s)
Hagan, B. A.; Nyameasem, J. K.; Asafu-Adjaye, A.; Duncan, J. L.
Publisher
CIPAV Foundation, Cali, Colombia
Citation
Livestock Research for Rural Development, 2014, 26, 1, pp Article 13
Abstract

The present work aimed to investigate the effect of supplementing different levels of doum in diets on fertilizing ability of bucks and fertility traits of Hy-Plus rabbit does. The study lasted five months. A total number of 272 Hy-Plus rabbits (64 males aged 3 months and 208 females aged 2.5...

Author(s)
Mervat, N. G.; Safaa, A. B.; Ali, W. A. H.; Rowida, M. R.
Publisher
Egyptian Poultry Science Association, Alexandria, Egypt
Citation
Egyptian Poultry Science Journal, 2016, 36, 3, pp 711-723
Abstract

Objective. Birth and weaning weights were recorded, to valuate pre-weaning performance of crossbred kids, in eighth small milk goat flocks, from Guanajuato, Mexico. Materials and methods. Records of 234 kid dings were used; the goats were kept under grazing rangeland with supplementation of...

Author(s)
Castillo-Rodríguez, S.; Rivera-Sandoval, J.; González-Reyna, A.; Martínez-González, J.
Publisher
University of Cordoba, Monteria, Colombia
Citation
Revista MVZ Cordoba, 2013, 18, Suplemento, pp 3607-3611

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