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Cover for Protein digestion.

In this chapter the characteristics of the main protein sources included in rabbit diets, protein digestion in young rabbits, nitrogen metabolism in the caecum of rabbits, soft faeces and its relation to protein digestibility, amino acid balance, and faecal digestibility in rabbits are discussed.

Author(s)
Villamide, M. J.; Nicodemus, N.; Fraga, M. J.; Carabaño, R.
ISBN
2020 CAB International (H ISBN 9781789241273)
Type
Book chapter
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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 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 Pregnancy testing technology.

This chapter deals with several aspects of pregnancy testing in livestock. Highlights focused on the advantages of pregnancy testing as well as the factors affecting the establishment of pregnancy. This chapter also focused on the different methods of pregnancy testing which includes palpation per...

Author(s)
Gordon, I.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781780646022)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Key skills for the veterinary nurse in diagnostic parasitology.

This chapter explains some simple diagnostic tests, which may be carried out for parasites in practice and include faecal analysis (helminth and protozoal infections), staining blood smears and examinations for skin ectoparasites, as well as more complex techniques such as enzyme-linked...

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 Cleanliness and hygiene.

Recommendations on eliminating bad odour of urine as well as layer of (rabbit) droppings covering the floor near the areas where rabbits are placed are discussed. Preferred and safe litter for rabbits are also discussed.

Author(s)
Buseth, M. E.; Saunders, R.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780641904)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for The diagnostic significance of detecting <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Rathayibacter toxicus</i> in the rumen contents and feces of sheep that may be affected by annual ryegrass toxicity.

This study was conducted to diagnose acute, subacute and chronic annual ryegrass (Lolium multiflorum) toxicity (ARGT) in sheep by detection of corynetoxins (CT) produced by Rathayibacter toxicus in the seed heads in the rumen fluid and faeces using a modified ELISA. It was shown that although the...

Author(s)
Allen, J. G.; Gregory, A. R.
ISBN
2011 CABI (H ISBN 9781845938338)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper
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Cover for Vital signs and normal values.

This chapter presents the different vital signs in horses, donkeys and ponies and their normal or reference values. Focus is given on body temperature, pulse rate and respiration rate, blood collection and sampling, normal haematological values and biochemical parameters. Methods used for...

Author(s)
Duncanson, G. R.
ISBN
2010 CABI (H ISBN 9781845936556)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Sample taking and simple diagnostic tests.

This chapter covers the techniques and methodologies for specimen sampling in South American camelids (llamas and alpacas) and diagnosis. Focus is given on blood collection, normal haematological values, cerebrospinal fluid collection and analysis, important principles for all laboratories and...

Author(s)
Duncanson, G. R.
ISBN
2012 CABI (H ISBN 9781780640068)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Veterinary treatment for working equines.

This book is comprised of 20 chapters covering several aspects of equine medicine, with focus on horses used as working animals. It serves as a quick guide to help equine practitioners in the field worldwide, particularly those who have no access to sophisticated equipment. The topics discussed are ...

Author(s)
Duncanson, G. R.
ISBN
2010 CABI (H ISBN 9781845936556)
Type
Book

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