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Breeding for disease resistance in farm animals.

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The third edition of this book contains chapters that discuss the immune system and the genetic aspects of breeding livestock and fishes for increased resistance against viral, prion, bacterial, parasitic, vector-borne and metabolic diseases.


Book Chapters

Chapter: 1 (Page no: 3) Introduction. Author(s): Bishop, S. C. Axford, R. F. E. Nicholas, F. W. Owen, J. B.
Chapter: 2 (Page no: 15) The immune system. Author(s): Kaiser, P.
Chapter: 3 (Page no: 38) Modelling farm animal diseases. Author(s): Bishop, S. C.
Chapter: 4 (Page no: 57) Transmissible spongiform encephalopathies. Author(s): Hunter, N. Goldmann, W.
Chapter: 5 (Page no: 70) Viral diseases in chickens. Author(s): Cheng, H.
Chapter: 6 (Page no: 88) Bovine viral diseases: the role of host genetics. Author(s): Glass, E. J. Baxter, R. Leach, R. Taylor, G.
Chapter: 7 (Page no: 141) Viral diseases in pigs. Author(s): Lunney, J. K.
Chapter: 8 (Page no: 166) Breeding for resistance to viral diseases in salmonids. Author(s): Moen, T.
Chapter: 9 (Page no: 183) Genetics of mastitis in dairy ruminants. Author(s): Rupp, R. Foucras, G.
Chapter: 10 (Page no: 213) Salmonella in chickens. Author(s): Lamont, S. J.
Chapter: 11 (Page no: 232) Escherichia coli and Salmonella in pigs. Author(s): Edfors, I. Torremorell, M.
Chapter: 12 (Page no: 251) Genetic aspects of resistance to ovine footrot. Author(s): Raadsma, H. W. Conington, J.
Chapter: 13 (Page no: 279) Breeding for resistance to nematode infections. Author(s): Stear, M. J.
Chapter: 14 (Page no: 295) Ticks and tick-borne diseases in cattle. Author(s): Regitano, L. C. de A. Prayaga, K.
Chapter: 15 (Page no: 317) Metabolic diseases in sheep and cattle. Author(s): Morris, C. A. Phua, S. H.
Chapter: 16 (Page no: 335) Genetics of metabolic diseases in poultry. Author(s): Hocking, P. M.

Book details

  • Author Affiliation
  • The Roslin Institute and Royal (Dick), School of Veterinary Studies, University of Edinburgh, Roslin Biocentre, Midlothian EH25 9PS, UK.
  • Year of Publication
  • 2010
  • ISBN
  • 9781845935559
  • Record Number
  • 20103344606