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Cover for Learning, memory and training.

This chapter contains questions about the different types of learning exhibited by animals, the relationship between learning and memory and the principles of animal training.

Author(s)
Rees, P. A.
ISBN
2022 CABI (H ISBN 9781789248975)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Cover crops, green manures and herbal leys.

This chapter discusses cover crops, green manures and herbal leys. Cover crops comprise a range of plant species, preferably a mix that includes legumes, brassicas and grasses. Green manures have an emphasis on adding organic matter and nitrogen to the soil, especially where there are no animals to ...

Author(s)
Pinhey, S.; Tebbs, M.
ISBN
2022 CABI (H ISBN 9781789243604)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Concepts and principles of applied animal andrology.

In this chapter, emphasis is placed on two major aspects of animal andrology: (i) the assessment and management of breeding males; and (ii) the laboratory handling, evaluation, and processing of semen for artificial insemination. In turn, the adoption of good laboratory practices (GLPs) that result ...

Author(s)
Chenoweth, P.
ISBN
2022 CABI (H ISBN 9781789243505)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Male reproductive anatomy and physiology.

This chapter starts with a brief overview of the endocrine system, which largely controls male reproduction and spermatogenesis. This is followed by a description of each of the major structures that comprise the male reproductive tract. This chapter is rounded off with a discussion on the...

Author(s)
Bathgate, R.
ISBN
2022 CABI (H ISBN 9781789243505)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Andrology laboratory: equipment and techniques - measurement of ejaculate volume, sperm concentration, extenders, and cryopreservation, the microscope, and sperm motility evaluation.

Sperm concentration and extenders will be discussed in this chapter, along with several related procedures. The microscope is one of the most important instruments in the andrology laboratory. It is used to initially assess the ejaculate for suitability for eventual use in AI. The types of...

Author(s)
Lorton, S. P.
ISBN
2022 CABI (H ISBN 9781789243505)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Sperm morphology.

This chapter focused on the methods for assessing sperm morphology in animals, as well as the different causes of variation in sperm morphology assessment.

Author(s)
Chenoweth, P.
ISBN
2022 CABI (H ISBN 9781789243505)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Applied animal andrology: special procedures.

This chapter focused on the assessment of sperm quality which involves an evaluation of motility and some other sperm characteristics.

Author(s)
Morrell, J. M.
ISBN
2022 CABI (H ISBN 9781789243505)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Answers.

A multiple choice question has a stem (the 'question'), a key (the 'answer') and a number of distracters (wrong answers intended to distract the student from the key). This part of the book contains the key to each question along with a brief explanation of why this is correct and, in some cases,...

Author(s)
Rees, P. A.
ISBN
2022 CABI (H ISBN 9781789248975)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Development and assessment of equine behaviour.

This chapter describes the process of evaluating equine behaviour during domestication, learning, in cases with clinical conditions, and on equine welfare.

Author(s)
Waran, N. K.; Pearson, G.; Fraser, A. F.
ISBN
2022 CABI (H ISBN 9781789242102)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Economic and yield comparisons of different crop and crop-pasture production systems.

Over the past 15 years the adoption rate of Conservation Agriculture (CA) in southern South Africa has increased at a fast rate, although the adoption of the three pillars of CA was to varying degrees. The adoption of CA happened in the absence of any policy support framework directed to CA. The...

Author(s)
Strauss, J. A.
ISBN
2022 CABI (H ISBN 9781789245745)
Type
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