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Cover for Breeding and reproduction.

This chapter discussed the breeding methods used in modern day cattle and how breed improvements have been achieved as as seen from the performance (production and reproduction) of cattle.

Author(s)
Phillips, C. J. C.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786392701)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Behaviour of cattle.

This chapter discusses the origins (domestication and breeds); social behaviour; foraging and feeding behaviour; diurnal rhythm (housing system and feed delivery and weather and access to shade); mating and sexual behaviour; parturition; care of offspring including nursing; and offspring...

Author(s)
Tucker, C. B.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781786391650)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Measuring disease frequency.

This chapter focuses on how to measure the frequency of disease, which is a fundamentally important part of epidemiology (veterinary as well as human). Topics include counting in epidemiological study, ratios, proportion, and rates, measures of morbidity (Illness) in a population, cumulative and...

Author(s)
Sergeant, E.; Perkins, N.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781845936839)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Restoring the dairy herd: rearing youngstock and replacing cows.

This chapter describes how rearing youngstock and replacing cows can be incorporated into a herd health programme. It is aimed at providing the herd health advisor with a logical approach to managing and monitoring youngstock health and performance. Focus is given on the dynamics of the dairy herd...

Author(s)
Breen, J.; Down, P.; Kerby, M.; Bradley, A.
ISBN
2012 CABI (H ISBN 9781845939977)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Animal husbandry.

This chapter considers simple models for use in animal husbandry. Problems considered are ration formulation, allocation to feeding groups, effects of feeding on milk production and liveweight, pattern of calving and replacement. The chapter focuses on mathematical programming applications, thus...

Author(s)
Thornley, J. H. M.; France, J.
ISBN
2007 CABI (H ISBN 9780851990101)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Controlling multiple births and litter size.

This chapter focuses on the control of multiple births and litter size in livestock. The factors affecting the incidence of multiple births and litter size are presented. The advantages and developments of control measures, physiology and endocrinology of multiple ovulations, environmental and...

Author(s)
Gordon, I.
ISBN
2004 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851998626)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Indigenous breeds and silvopastoral systems.

We have analysed a particular situation within the agricultural sector in Galicia involving the increasing substitution of agriculture by cattle breeding to understand how the resources can be used more efficiently and the sustainable use of the natural environment guaranteed, thus meeting new...

Author(s)
Sánchez, L.
ISBN
2005 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9781845930011)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper
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Cover for Controlling parturition.

This chapter deals with parturition and its control. The advantages of controlling parturition in livestock are presented. The development of parturition control measures as well as the physiology and endocrinology of parturition are discussed.

Author(s)
Gordon, I.
ISBN
2004 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851998626)
Type
Book chapter

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