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Cover for Using RNA-seq to help identify functions in unknown organs.

This chapter focuses on discovering the function of midgut in Phasmatodea. The appendices of the Phasmatodea midgut are not simply extra excretory organs. They are involved in multiple drug resistance, eliminating foreign compounds from the hemolymph through an array of ABC transporters and...

Author(s)
Shelomi, M.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789243130)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Infection prevention and control.

This chapter discusses the first domain of the antimicrobial stewardship framework, which is infection prevention and control. The 18 competency descriptors under this domain presented these keypoints: antibiotic resistance develops when micro-organisms adapt and grow in the presence of antibiotics ...

Author(s)
Toit, B. du; Zyl, Y. van
ISBN
2020 CAB International (H ISBN 9781789242690)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Antimicrobials and antimicrobial resistance.

This chapter discusses the second domain of the antimicrobial stewardship framework, antimicrobials and antimicrobial resistance, which includes 5 competency descriptors: (1) signs and symptoms of infection; (2) how inappropriate antimicrobial use (including non-adherence to treatment regime) may...

Author(s)
Padoveze, M. C.; Abraão, L. M.; Figueiredo, R. M. de
ISBN
2020 CAB International (H ISBN 9781789242690)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Leading and supporting antimicrobial stewardship.

This chapter has described the current status of nursing leadership associated with antimicrobial stewardship. Strategic and clinical leadership are both required to deliver reductions in antimicrobial resistamce; however, the journey is in its infancy as evidence and literature builds to support...

Author(s)
Gallagher, R.; Olans, R.; Singleton, S.; Bosanquet, J.
ISBN
2020 CAB International (H ISBN 9781789242690)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Cleaning and disinfection.

This chapter describes the equipment, procedures and efficacy of dry cleaning, soaking with water and a cleaning product, high pressure cleaning and drying and the use, efficacy and resistance to different types of disinfectants in animal disease prevention and control.

Author(s)
Immerseel, F. van; Luyckx, K.; Reu, K. de; Dewulf, J.
ISBN
2019 CABI (H ISBN 9781789245684)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for New and emerging diseases.

This chapter looks at new and emerging diseases, infections that have appeared in recent times and others that have not fully developed into the serious problem that they could become. Animal-related infectious diseases that caused great impact in humans are described, including HIV infection,...

Author(s)
Webber, R.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781786395245)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Introduction to parasitology.

This chapter provides a brief overview of parasitology. It defines parasitology, parasites, and facultative and obligatory parasites, and discusses the scientific nomenclature, size and taxonomic groups (Nematoda, Cestoda, Trematoda, Arthropoda and Protozoa) of parasites. The difference between...

Author(s)
Elsheikha, H. M.; Wright, I.; McGarry, J.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786394040)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for The future role and practice of cattle farming.

In this chapter, the challenges in cattle production were highlighted and this includes their inefficient use of land and water resources to produce human food, compared with other food animals and agricultural crops; their contribution to greenhouse gas emissions, both through direct emissions of...

Author(s)
Phillips, C. J. C.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786392701)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Biosecurity in animal production and veterinary medicine: from principles to practice.

The book Biosecurity in Animal Production and Veterinary Medicine is the first compilation of both fundamental aspects of biosecurity practices, and specific and practical information on the application of the biosecurity measures in different animal production and animal housing settings. This...

Author(s)
Dewulf, J.; van Immerseel, F.
ISBN
2019 CABI (H ISBN 9781789245684)
Type
Book
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Biosecurity for horse facilities.

This chapter enumerates some of the biosecurity challenges in the equine industry and how principles such as reducing exposure, susceptibility, and increasing resistance can help control diseases in horses. This chapter also presents pointers on improving biosecurity in equine facilities and...

Author(s)
Weese, J. S.
ISBN
2019 CABI (H ISBN 9781789245684)
Type
Book chapter

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