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Livestock Production and Climate Change

Livestock Production and Climate Change

CABI Climate Change Series

Edited by P K Malik, National Institute of Animal Nutrition and Physiology, India, R Bhatta, National Institute of Animal Nutrition and Physiology,, J Takahashi, Obihiro University of Agriculture and Veterinary Medicine, Japan, R Kohn, University of Maryland at College, USA, C S Prasad, National Institute of Animal Nutrition and Physiology, India

April 2015 / Hardback / 408 Pages / 9781780644325 £95.00 / €125.00 / $180.00
With 10% online discount: £85.50 / €112.50 / $162.00
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Main Description

In a changing climate, livestock production is expected to exhibit dual roles of mitigation and adaptation in order to meet the challenge of food security. This book approaches the issues of livestock production and climate change through three sections: I. Livestock production, II. Climate change and, III. Enteric methane amelioration. Section I addresses issues of feed quality and availability, abiotic stress (heat and nutritional) and strategies for alleviation, livestock generated nitrogen and phosphorus pollution, and approaches for harnessing the complex gut microbial diversity. Section II discusses the effects of climate change on livestock diversity, farm animal reproduction, impact of meat production on climate change, and emphasising the role of indigenous livestock in climatic change to sustain production. Section III deals with the most recent approaches to amelioration of livestock methane such as breeding for low methane emissions, reductive acetogenesis, immunization/vaccine-based concepts and archaea phage therapy.

  • CHAPTER 1: Overview
  • SECTION I: Livestock production
  • CHAPTER 2: Feed Resources vis-à-vis Livestock and Fish Productivity In Changing Climate
  • CHAPTER 3: Strategies for Alleviating Abiotic Stress in Livestock
  • CHAPTER 4: Nitrogen Emissions from Animal-Agricultural Systems and Strategies to Protect the Environment
  • CHAPTER 5: Nutritional Strategies for Minimizing Phosphorus Pollution from the Livestock Industry
  • CHAPTER 6: Metagenomic Approaches in Harnessing Gut Microbial Diversity
  • CHAPTER 7: Proteomics in Studying the Molecular Mechanism of Fiber Degradation
  • SECTION II: Climate change
  • CHAPTER 8: Perspective on Livestock Generated GHG’s and Climate
  • CHAPTER 9: Carbon Footprints for Food of Animal Origin
  • CHAPTER 10: Carbon Sequestration and Animal-Agriculture: Relevance and Strategies to Cope with Climate Change
  • CHAPTER 11: Climate Change: Impacts on Livestock Diversity in Tropical Countries
  • CHAPTER 12: Climate Change: Effects on Animal Reproduction
  • CHAPTER 13: Climate Change: Impact of Meat Production
  • CHAPTER 14: Indigenous Livestock Resources in Changing Climate: Indian Perspective
  • SECTION III: Enteric methane amelioration
  • CHAPTER 15: Enteric Methane Emission: Status, Mitigation and Future Challenges- an Indian Perspective
  • CHAPTER 16: Thermodynamic and Kinetic Control of Methane Emissions from Ruminants
  • CHAPTER 17: Ionophores: a Tool for Improving Ruminant Production and Reducing Environmental Impact
  • CHAPTER 18: Residual Feed Intake and Breeding Approaches for Enteric Methane Mitigation
  • CHAPTER 19: Acetogenesis as an Alternative to Methanogenesis in the Rumen
  • CHAPTER 20: Immunization and Tannins in Livestock Enteric Methane Amelioration
  • CHAPTER 21: Phage Therapy in Livestock Methane Amelioration
  • CHAPTER 22: Feed Based Approaches in Enteric Methane Amelioration
  • CHAPTER 23: Methanotrophs in Enteric Methane Mitigation
  • CHAPTER 24: Summary

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