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Cover for Genetics of morphological traits and inherited disorders.

This chapter discusses the genetics of morphological traits and inherited disorders in cattle. Data (chromosome maps) from previous reviews and current sources of information are presented in tabulated form.

Author(s)
Nicholas, F. W.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780642215)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Breeding for disease resistance in farm animals.

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.

Author(s)
Bishop, S. C.; Axford, R. F. E.; Nicholas, F. W.; Owen, J. B.
ISBN
2010 CABI (H ISBN 9781845935559)
Type
Book
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Introduction.

This introductory chapter discusses the concepts in relation to the role of breeding and host genetics in the control of animal diseases.

Author(s)
Bishop, S. C.; Axford, R. F. E.; Nicholas, F. W.; Owen, J. B.
ISBN
2010 CABI (H ISBN 9781845935559)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Mendelian traits in the dog.

This chapter discusses a mostly-morbid map of the canine genome which incorporates all Mendelian traits that are characterized at the DNA level. This map lists all the 150 canine Mendelian traits that are known to have been characterized at the DNA level, in the order in which they are located in...

Author(s)
Nicholas, F. W.
ISBN
2012 CABI (H ISBN 9781845939403)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Genetics of morphological traits and inherited disorders.

The genetic basis for a list morphological traits and hereditary diseases in pigs are presented, with emphasis on the latter.

Author(s)
Nicholas, F. W.
ISBN
2011 CABI (H ISBN 9781845937560)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for The immune system.

This chapter summarizes and updates our current understanding of the immune systems of farm animal species. It highlights the relatively recent understanding that innate immune responses are specific to classes of pathogen and drive downstream adaptive immune responses, critical for immunological...

Author(s)
Kaiser, P.
ISBN
2010 CABI (H ISBN 9781845935559)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Transmissible spongiform encephalopathies.

This chapter briefly summarizes the impact of transmissible spongiform encephalopathies (TSEs) in sheep, goats, cattle and deer, and draws together the evidence for host genetic variation in resistance to such diseases. TSEs are fatal degenerative diseases which affect the central nervous system of ...

Author(s)
Hunter, N.; Goldmann, W.
ISBN
2010 CABI (H ISBN 9781845935559)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Viral diseases in chickens.

Controlling infectious disease is one of the major issues facing poultry breeders, particularly since the introduction of high-density rearing. The poultry industry relies primarily on animal husbandry and vaccination for disease control. Commercial poultry vary in disease incidence for most of the ...

Author(s)
Cheng, H.
ISBN
2010 CABI (H ISBN 9781845935559)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Viral diseases in pigs.

Genomic approaches have expanded our understanding of genes and gene pathways and quantitative trait loci (QTL) controlling traits of economic importance in pig production, recently including health traits and disease resistance. Efforts are under way to use novel tools including pig gene arrays,...

Author(s)
Lunney, J. K.
ISBN
2010 CABI (H ISBN 9781845935559)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Breeding for resistance to nematode infections.

Efficient and welfare-friendly livestock production requires the control of nematode infection. Treatment with anthelmintics is the most widely used option, but this is threatened by the evolution of drug resistance in parasite populations. The exploitation of genetic resistance is an attractive...

Author(s)
Stear, M. J.
ISBN
2010 CABI (H ISBN 9781845935559)
Type
Book chapter

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