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Cover for Evidence-based management of injurious pecking.

Injurious pecking in laying hen flocks comprises feather pecking and tissue pecking, the latter often referred to as cannibalism. Although some gentle feather pecking belongs to the natural repertoire of laying hens, the more vigorous form, severe feather pecking, is considered an abnormal...

Author(s)
Niekerk, T. van
ISBN
2019 CABI (H ISBN 9781786395115)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper
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Cover for The poultry integument in health and disease.

The importance of the integumentary system in commercial poultry encompasses all its functions that are essential to maintaining the health of the bird. Much can be learned about the health condition of the birds in a flock by observation of presence, or absence, and distribution of feathers on the ...

Author(s)
McMullin, P. F.
ISBN
2019 CABI (H ISBN 9781786395115)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Biology of the Lyme disease agents: a selective survey of clinical and epidemiologic relevance.

This chapter provides an update on current understanding of the biology and genetics of the agents of Lyme disease (or Lyme borreliosis). The Lyme disease agents have hitherto been categorized under the umbrella term 'Borrelia burgdorferi sensu lato'. This expediently served to distinguish them...

Author(s)
Barbour, A. G.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786392077)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Lyme disease in children.

This chapter reviews the aetiology, epidemiology, clinical manifestations, diagnosis, treatment, post-treatment prognosis, and prevention of Lyme disease in children. It also briefly discusses "misguided" beliefs about "chronic" Lyme disease, and how clinicians should address them.

Author(s)
Shapiro, E. D.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786392077)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Welfare challenges: feedlot cattle.

The different aspects that affect the welfare of cattle in feedlots are described, including mud and manure, heat and cold stress, lameness, bovine respiratory disease (BRD), Mycoplasma bovis, liver abscesses, other internal lesions and preconditioning to prevent these health problems. Handling,...

Author(s)
Martin, M.; Grandin, T.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786392459)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Parasites of the cardiovascular system.

This chapter focuses on the cardiovascular parasitic infections of dogs and cats, namely babesiosis (Babesia canis and B. gibsoni) and dirofilariasis (Dirofilaria immitis and Dipetalonema reconditum [Acanthocheilonema reconditum]). Their aetiology, epidemiology, transmission, clinical features,...

Author(s)
Elsheikha, H. M.; Wright, I.; McGarry, J.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786394040)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Parasites of the urogenital system.

This chapter focuses on urogenital parasitic infections of dogs and cats, namely capillariasis and dioctophymosis. Their aetiology, parasite life cycle, clinical features, diagnosis, treatment (drug therapy, surgery) and public health implications are discussed.

Author(s)
Elsheikha, H. M.; Wright, I.; McGarry, J.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786394040)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Info
Cover for Bovine tuberculosis.

This 269-paged book on Bovine Tubeculosis covers all aspects of Mycobacterium bovis biology and infection: epidemiological, pathological, microbiological, genomic and immunological together with a comparative approach to the different control schemes being undertaken in different countries. It has...

Author(s)
Chambers, M.; Gordon, S.; Olea-Popelka, F.; Barrow, P.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786391520)
Type
Book
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Biomarkers in the diagnosis of <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Mycobacterium tuberculosis</i> complex infections.

In this chapter, the role of biomarkers in the detection of aetiological agent of tuberculosis in cattle and man was discussed and focused on the recent advances in genomics and proteomics that helped improved our understanding of biomarkers. Discovery of novel biomarkers is essential for...

Author(s)
Wanzala, S. I.; Srinand Sreevatsan
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786391520)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Management practices to prevent abnormal feather loss in broiler breeders.

This chapter discusses management factors in broiler breeders that can trigger abnormal feathering and unwanted feather damage, such that the birds are unable to maintain good feather cover at all times. Management practices to ensure good feed access include the following. Birds have correct...

Author(s)
Tuijl, O. A. van
ISBN
2019 CABI (H ISBN 9781786395115)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper

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