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Cover for A blank canvas: the world as it was in the mid-20th century.

This chapter describes the brief history and continuing progress of selection and breed development for desirable traits in livestock.

Author(s)
Alderson, L.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789247114)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Agroecology and insect conservation.

This chapter focuses on the challenges and opportunities for insect conservation in the agricultural environment. The importance of the establishment of optimal actions that combine biodiversity conservation with plant and animal production for long-term sustainability is also discussed.

Author(s)
Samways, M. J.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789241686)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for The basics of bruising in cattle - what, when and how.

This chapter briefly discussed the basics of bruising in cattle highlighting issues on animal welfare and its economic impact to the cattle industry.

Author(s)
Edwards-Callaway, L. N.; Kline, H. C.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789240573)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Nutrition and climatic environment.

This chapter discussed the different variables in the environment that affects the nutrition of rabbits. Among these variables are temperature, humidity, light, altitude, small and noise. In this chapter the variables temperature and humidity were given emphasis.

Author(s)
Cervera, C.; Carmona, J. F.
ISBN
2020 CAB International (H ISBN 9781789241273)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for The quest to conserve rare breeds: setting the record straight.

This book contains 5 chapters that describe the history, development, current progress, planning, sustainability and future challenges of animal breeding programmes to ensure the survival of rare and endangered livestock breeds, while also promoting biological diversity, environmental protection...

Author(s)
Alderson, L.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789247114)
Type
Book
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Building the structure: organization and development of the structure for action.

This chapter describes the initial planning and development of policies and breeding programmes for rare and endangered livestock breeds under the Rare Breeds Survival Trust (RBST) movement.

Author(s)
Alderson, L.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789247114)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Conservation in action: applying the principles of the visionaries within the structure of the organizers.

This chapter describes the different roles and cooperation between non-government organizations, governments and other organizers in developing breeding policies and programmes for the conservation of rare and endangered livestock breeds.

Author(s)
Alderson, L.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789247114)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for The way ahead: how animal genetic resources may contribute to a sustainable future.

This chapter describes the different challenges faced by livestock farming (including climate change and environmental impact) and the importance of directed animal breeding for preserving the biological diversity and sustainability of animal production under different management systems.

Author(s)
Alderson, L.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789247114)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Info
Cover for The economics of farm animal welfare: theory, evidence and policy.

This book contains 9 chapters that discuss some of the latest developments in economic research that are relevant to animal welfare and related policy development, including the evolution of animal welfare as a branch of animal science; animal welfare from an economic theory perspective; consumer...

Author(s)
Ahmadi, B. V.; Moran, D.; D'Eath, R.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781786392312)
Type
Book
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Farm animal welfare: do free markets fail to provide it?

Animal welfare is often claimed to be a 'public good', i.e. requiring government intervention and legislation to ensure that animal welfare is respected. In other words, markets, on their own, cannot be relied on to deliver socially acceptable animal welfare. In fact, the issues surrounding animal...

Author(s)
Hubbard, C.; Clark, B.; Harvey, D.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781786392312)
Type
Book chapter

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