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Cover for Diagnosis of paratuberculosis by PCR.

This chapter describes the recent developments in polymerase chain reaction (PCR)-based diagnostic tests for paratuberculosis and the application and interpretation of these tests at the individual and herd level.

Author(s)
Plain, K. M.; Marsh, I.; Purdie, A. C.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789243413)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Moving beyond a problem-based focus on poor animal welfare toward creating opportunities to have positive welfare experiences.

The primary purposes of this chapter are to consider current scientific knowledge supporting the existence of positive affective states in animals, and to describe some useful strategies for enhancing positive experiences and the long-term well-being of animals. However, current thinking needs to...

Author(s)
Mellor, D. J.; Beausoleil, N. J.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781786393401)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Dairy cattle handling, transport and well-being.

Dairy cattle are handled intensively, especially when compared to other livestock production systems. The task of milking involves daily human interaction in varied measures dependent upon parlour design. The relationship between the stockperson and the cow is important. Calm handling should be...

Author(s)
Baier, F.; Fulwider, W. K.
ISBN
2019 CABI (H ISBN 9781786399151)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Robotic milking of dairy cows: behaviour and welfare.

This chapter describes cow behaviour, health and welfare in dairy herds using robotic (automated) milking systems (AMS). We discuss three key aspects of milking that differ in AMS herds compared to conventional systems, and their implications for cow behaviour and welfare. We review the automation...

Author(s)
King, M.; DeVries, T.; Pajor, E.
ISBN
2019 CABI (H ISBN 9781786399151)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Handling cattle raised in close association with people.

Cattle that are managed in close association with people are tame and may have no flight zone. They are either trained to lead with a lead rope or they are easily herded in small groups. These animals are accustomed to lots of human activity around them. Tame intact bulls that have been kept tied...

Author(s)
Ewbank, R.; Parker, M.
ISBN
2019 CABI (H ISBN 9781786399151)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Change-over designs.

This chapter describes the use of change-over experimental designs to analyse the effects of two or more treatments assigned to the same animal in different periods.

Author(s)
Kaps, M.; Lamberson, W. R.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781786390356)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Probability.

This chapter defines the concept of probability and its application in animal production studies.

Author(s)
Kaps, M.; Lamberson, W. R.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781786390356)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Estimation of parameters.

The concept of parameter estimation in statistical analysis and its application in animal production studies is discussed.

Author(s)
Kaps, M.; Lamberson, W. R.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781786390356)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Info
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 The development of the world's cattle production systems.

This chapter discussed the history of cattle production starting from the prehistoric period which may date back about 40 million years ago when ruminants first appeared and at 25 million years ago when savannahs and grasslands of the world developed. Then to its domestication dating as early as 8...

Author(s)
Phillips, C. J. C.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786392701)
Type
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