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Cover for Condition of animals on arrival at the abattoir and their management during lairage.

This chapter presents guidelines on how to assess fitness for transport, undertake on-farm euthanasia for animals not fit for transport; and develop on-farm policies to avoid transporting animals in a deteriorated and compromised condition. Also, how lairage conditions and the management of animals ...

Author(s)
Cockram, M.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789240573)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for The importance of good pre-slaughter handling to improve meat quality in cattle, pigs, sheep and poultry.

In this chapter the factors that can cause meat quality problems during handling and transport of meat animals were discussed as well as on the importance of low-stress handling to maintain meat quality. Topics that were also given emphasis includes how on-farm conditions have an effect on meat...

Author(s)
Grandin, T.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789240573)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Nutrition of the Rabbit.

This third edition contains 18 chapters which discussed topics on the digestive physiology, feed formulation and product quality, as well as feeding strategies, feed processing, feed management around weaning and the relationship between nutrition and intestinal health of rabbits. Brand new to this ...

Author(s)
de Blas, C.; Wiseman, J.
ISBN
2020 CAB International (H ISBN 9781789241273)
Type
Book
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Cover for Feeding behaviour of rabbits.

This chapter reviews regulation of the intake behaviour according to several factors: age, type of feed and so on. The last part of the chapter is devoted to the feeding behaviour of wild and domestic rabbits in a situation of free choice.

Author(s)
Gidenne, T.; Lebas, F.; Fortun-Lamothe, L.
ISBN
2020 CAB International (H ISBN 9781789241273)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Nutrition and climatic environment.

This chapter discussed the different variables in the environment that affects the nutrition of rabbits. Among these variables are temperature, humidity, light, altitude, small and noise. In this chapter the variables temperature and humidity were given emphasis.

Author(s)
Cervera, C.; Carmona, J. F.
ISBN
2020 CAB International (H ISBN 9781789241273)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Manipulation of chronobiology.

This chapter proposes chronobiology considerations and the manipulation of arthropod biological clocks. The effects of light on circadian and photoperiodic responses are complex and can affect arthropod biology at many levels. The development of methods to alter daily and seasonal rhythms of...

Author(s)
Abrieux, A.; Gottlieb, D.; Chiu, J. C.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781786394705)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Cauliflower, broccoli, cabbage, and Brussels sprouts.

This chapter focuses on juvenile period, development and morphology of curd and head, effects of environmental factors in curd and head induction, cultivar differences, effects of plant growth regulators, flower induction, bud formation, factors determining productivity, and physiological disorders ...

Author(s)
Wien, H. C.; Stützel, H.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781786393777)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Glucosinolates in <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Brassica</i>.

The order Brassicales is characterized by a specific group of secondary plant metabolites, namely the glucosinolates, which are sulfur and nitrogen-containing compounds. For human nutrition, glucosinolates are of special interest due to their health-promoting properties in general and the cancer...

Author(s)
Neugart, S.; Hanschen, F. S.; Schreiner, M.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781786393777)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Cultural requirements.

This chapter focuses on seed germination, land preparation, planting, thinning, spacing, mulches and plant covers, glasshouse culture, grafting, temperature, daylength and light intensity, soil, fertilizers, irrigation, support, training, pruning, and weed control in cucurbits.

Author(s)
Wehner, T. C.; Naegele, R. P.; Myers, J. R.; Dhillon, N. P. S.; Crosby, K.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781786392916)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Abiotic and biotic regulators of the Asian citrus psyllid populations.

This chapter provides information on the various abiotic and biotic factors impacting the colonization, development and establishment of Diaphorina citri through effects on its biology, ecology and management. These abiotic factors, such as temperature, humidity, light and rain, not only have...

Author(s)
Qureshi, J. A.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781786394088)
Type
Book chapter

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