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Cover for Goat production and supply chain management in the tropics.

This 288-page-book consists of eight chapters and is a practical manual for goat production systems covering: breeding and selection (chapters 1-3), feeding based on available crops and resources (chapter 4), and targeted preventative health care for increased productivity and income (chapters...

Author(s)
Rout, P. K.; Kumar, A.; Behera, B. K.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789240139)
Type
Book
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Cover for Principles of cattle production.

This third edition of Principles of Cattle Production describes existing cattle production systems in detail and examines many of the concerns, the difficulties in changing existing systems and how they can become more sustainable. This book has twelve chapters that will address these production...

Author(s)
Phillips, C. J. C.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786392701)
Type
Book
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Artificial insemination.

This chapter focuses on several aspects of artificial insemination (AI), particularly its application to livestock. The growth and development as well as advantages of AI are presented. The semen sexing technology is also presented. Moreover, the future developments in AI technology are outlined.

Author(s)
Gordon, I.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781780646022)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Making a resilient poultry industry in Europe.

This chapter presents an overview of the factors that can contribute to a resilient poultry industry and which of these factors may be a threat. It highlights the factors that may contribute to a resilient poultry industry in Europe taking into account the global scale, and which factors may be a...

Author(s)
Neeteson-van Nieuwenhoven, A. M.; Appleby, M. C.; Hogarth, G.
ISBN
2016 CABI (H ISBN 9781780645308)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper
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Cover for Reproductive technologies in farm animals.

This second edition of Reproductive Technologies in Farm Animals has been revised to provide an up to date account of the key techniques employed in manipulating reproduction in farm animals, including beef and dairy cattle, pigs, sheep, goats, buffaloes, camelids, horses and poultry. This book has ...

Author(s)
Gordon, I.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781780646022)
Type
Book
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Cover for Rabbit behaviour, health and care.

This 225-paged book is devoted to behaviour, health and care of rabbits. It has twelve chapters which discuss the origins and development of rabbits, the rabbit as a companion animal, behaviour, learning and communication, social rabbits, from snout to tail, rabbit nutrition, neutering, cleanliness ...

Author(s)
Buseth, M. E.; Saunders, R. A.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780641904)
Type
Book
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Reproduction and breeding control.

This chapter discusses the difference between the reproductive behaviour and physiology of wild versus domesticated rabbits. Important management aspects with regard to breeing of rabbits, such as breeding control, suitable rabbits, feeding the breeding doe, housing conditions, rabbits' nest,...

Author(s)
Buseth, M. E.; Saunders, R.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780641904)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Genetic improvement of beef cattle.

This chapter discusses the breeding objectives, genetic resources and methods of genetic improvement used in beef cattle breeding. Focus is given on formulation of breeding objectives, breeding objectives for beef production systems, breed resources and crossbreeding, selection within breeds and...

Author(s)
Kinghorn, B. P.; Banks, R. G.; Simm, G.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780642215)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Microalgae taxonomy and breeding.

Microalgae rich in lipids are used for production of lipid-derived biofuel and biodiesel in particular. Collection, cultivation, selection and breeding of naturally occurring strains with high lipid productivity or genetically modified microalgae with desired phenotype is required for both increase ...

Author(s)
Hemaiswarya, S.; Raja, R.; Ravikumar, R.; Carvalho, I. S.
ISBN
2013 CABI (H ISBN 9781845938857)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Principles of rabbit genetics.

The purpose of this chapter is to introduce the subject of genetics as it pertains to practical rabbit breeding. Highlights includes: genes: the basic units of inheritance, Mendelian genetics, other basic genetic terms, and gene expression.

Author(s)
McNitt, J. I.; Lukefahr, S. D.; Cheeke, P. R.; Patton, N. M.
ISBN
2013 CABI (H ISBN 9781780640129)
Type
Book chapter

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