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Cover for Poultry Feathers and Skin: The Poultry Integument in Health and Welfare, Cambridge, England, UK, 3-5 July 2017.

This book contains chapters that discuss the natural engineering and multifunctionality of feathers, embryonic development of the avian integument, the reasons and welfare implications of feather pecking in laying hens, genetic solutions to reduce injurious pecking in laying hens, evidence-based...

Author(s)
Olukosi, O. A.; Olori, V. E.; Helmbrecht, A.; Lambton, S.; French, N. A.
ISBN
2019 CABI (H ISBN 9781786395115)
Type
Book; Conference proceedings
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Elements of poultry nutrition.

This chapter discussed the five components in poultry diet namely: energy, protein, minerals, vitamins and water. Highlights focused on the effect of nutrient shortage or imbalance in relation to other nutrients on the performance of the animals particularly on production of eggs and meat.

Author(s)
Blair, R.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786392985)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Urine and faecal analysis.

This chapter discussed the techniques in urinalysis for initial screening using specific gravity measurement and dipstick. Also highlighted are methods of preparing urine sample for examination under the microscope and the use of McMaster faecal egg count technique for gastrointestinal parasites.

Author(s)
Langridge, A.; English, K.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786391629)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Elements of pig nutrition.

This chapter describes the movement, digestion and absorption of dietary protein, fat, carbohydrate, minerals, vitamins, trace elements and water in the digestive tract of pigs at different stages of growth and production.

Author(s)
Blair, R.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781780647906)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Strengthening the inside: effect of nutrition on gut health and maintenance and its impact on the integument integrity.

The gastrointestinal tract (GIT) of poultry is equipped to perform several important functions. One of these functions is the protection of the underlying structures of the entire digestive tract and minimization of the translocation of materials that may be inimical to the health of the bird. The...

Author(s)
Adedokun, S. A.; Olojede, O. C.
ISBN
2019 CABI (H ISBN 9781786395115)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Tea catechins in cancer prevention and therapy-molecular mechanism and human relevance.

The inhibitory activities of tea catechins against carcinogenesis and cancer cell growth have been demonstrated in a large number of laboratory studies. Many mechanisms for modulating cancer signaling and metabolic pathways have been proposed based on numerous studies in cell lines with...

Author(s)
Yang, C. S.; Wang Hong
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781786392398)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Polymers as biodegradable matrices in transdermal drug delivery systems.

The conventional forms of oral dosage have significant disadvantages including poor bioavailability in hepatic metabolism and drug degradation in the gastrointestinal (GI) tract due to enzymes and different pH ranges in these tracts. One effective route for drug absorption into the body and then...

Author(s)
Bhanu Malhotra; Harsha Kharkwal; Anuradha Srivastava
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781780644479)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Diseases of neonates and calves.

This chapter discusses the two organ systems, respiratory and alimentary systems, of the growing dairy and beef calves which are particularly susceptible to diseases. Topics included in this chapter will deal with infectious agents responsible for the entities of calf pneumonia and calf scours;...

Author(s)
Buergelt, C. D.; Clark, E. G.; Del Piero, F.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781780646718)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Diseases of the gastrointestinal tract.

This chapter discusses the clinical aspects, pathology, and differential diagnosis of the diseases of the upper gastrointestinal tract (oral cavity, oesophagus, forestomachs and abomasum), lower gastrointestinal tract (small and large intestines) and peritoneum of cattle. The diseases are composed...

Author(s)
Buergelt, C. D.; Clark, E. G.; Del Piero, F.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781780646718)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Limiting factors for nutritional efficiency.

In this chapter methods in feeding and how to evaluate broilers more efficiently with minor references to other poultry are highlighted. Topics discussed include predicting feed intake, nutrient response, feed evaluation, and digestive tract optimization.

Author(s)
Roosendaal, B.; Wahlstrom, A.
ISBN
2016 CABI (H ISBN 9781780645308)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper

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