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Cover for The rapid incineration field test as an accurate, cost-effective and practical tool for estimating soil carbon in Africa.

Determining soil carbon levels is not an exact science; variability due to sampling technique and method of determination has been documented over the years. Current methods for soil carbon determination are expensive, energy intensive, time-consuming and use potentially hazardous chemicals. To...

Author(s)
Ackhurst, A.; Auerbach, R.; Louw, J.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781786399601)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for CA technology.

This chapter focuses on the various factors that should be optimized and maintained to ensure the success of controlled atmosphere storage of fruits and vegetables. Current research and development of equipment and methods to provide more accurate the control of the atmosphere inside stores are...

Author(s)
Thompson, A. K.; Prange, R. K.; Bancroft, R. D.; Puttongsiri, T.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786393739)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Handling and physical examination.

This chapter discusses the handling and physical examination of birds of prey. Proper handling and restraining techniques help create a safe and stress-free interaction between the patient and veterinary staff. Topics discussed are learning objectives, handling and restraint, physical examination,...

Author(s)
Scott, D. E.
ISBN
2016 CABI (H ISBN 9781780647463)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Endoscopy.

This chapter discusses the indications and uses of endoscopy; proper equipment; and approaches of endoscopy in raptors for diagnosis and biopsy. The examination of trachea and syrinx in predatory birds are highlighted.

Author(s)
Scott, D. E.
ISBN
2016 CABI (H ISBN 9781780647463)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Introduction to statistical principles.

This chapter is intended to provide an introduction to the theoretical principles that underpin statistics and reviews statistical concepts relevant to a wide variety of statistical methods. Clear and non-complex terminology are used to provide readers with sufficient familiarity with the core...

Author(s)
Sergeant, E.; Perkins, N.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781845936839)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Diagnosis of <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Mycobacterium bovis</i> infection in cattle.

This book chapter discusses how different tests can be used in detecting M. bovis in cattle and the new developments in diagnostic testing. The reagents, characteristics, sensitivity and specificity, and accuracy of the different diagnostic tests like tuberculin intradermal test, interferon test,...

Author(s)
Buddle, B. M.; Lisle, G. W. de; Waters, W. R.; Vordermeier, H. M.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780643960)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Mycobacterium bovis/M. caprae</i> infection in goats and sheep: introduction, epidemiology and control measures.

This book chapter reviews the epidemiology of tuberculosis caused by Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex (M. bovis, M. caprae and M. tuberculosis) in small ruminants (sheep and goats), the performance of antemortem diagnostic tests and control measures that are used to eradicate infection in...

Author(s)
Aranaz, A.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780643960)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Mycobacterial infections in other zoo animals.

This book chapter discusses the epidemiology, host range, host response, disease susceptibility, immunopathogenesis, clinical aspects, disease transmission, diagnosis, prognosis, management and zoonotic nature of mycobacterial disease in zoo animals.

Author(s)
Miller, M. A.; Lyashchenko, K. P.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780643960)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Using weed risk assessments to separate the crops from the weeds.

The characters of the ideal bioenergy crop are shared by many of our worst invasive plants, and we are in need of methods to identify their invasive potential prior to large-scale introduction. Unfortunately, predicting which species will be invasive and in what location is often viewed as a near...

Author(s)
Barney, J. N.; Smith, L. L.; Tekiela, D. R.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780643304)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Genetic evaluation with different sources of records.

The basic model and assumptions governing genetic evaluation are presented in this chapter, together with simple situations involving prediction of breeding values from the records of an individual. Moreover, the introduction and use of selection indices to predict genetic merit combining...

Author(s)
Mrode, R.
ISBN
2014 CABI (H ISBN 9781780643915)
Type
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