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Cover for Energy and protein metabolism and requirements.

This chapter discussed the different methods of estimating the net energy and protein requirements of rabbits during the different stages of production particularly during the lactation and pregnancy period for female rabbits. The effects of protein and energy intake and metabolism on the...

Author(s)
Xiccato, G.; Trocino, A.
ISBN
2020 CAB International (H ISBN 9781789241273)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for The principles of insects autecology 2: innate attributes and environmental factors.

This chapter discusses both physical and biotic factors, such as temperature and insolation, precipitation and moisture, conspecific organisms and population, food, symbionts, light, mechanical factors, population density, enemies, and colour affecting growth and development, survival and diapause, ...

Author(s)
Freeman, B. E.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789241181)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Introduction: use new genetic technologies and animal breeding methods carefully to avoid problems.

This book chapter provides an overview of how conventional animal breeding, GMOs, gene editing and performance enhancing pharmaceuticals are used to produce more productive farm animals. These methods are also used to change the appearance of dogs and enhance the performance of horses. Problems...

Author(s)
Grandin, T.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786390547)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Controlling oestrus and ovulation.

This chapter focuses on the technology of oestrus and ovulation control. The detection as well as advantages of oestrus cycle control are discussed. It also outlined the growth and development of oestrus control technology. This chapter concludes with a discussion of the practical applications of...

Author(s)
Gordon, I.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781780646022)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Sour cherry varieties and improvement.

This chapter focuses on the importance of plant breeding in the development of new sour cherry cultivars. Information on the origin, parentage, tree growth, fertility/fruit set, flowering date, fruit characteristics, resistance to various biotic and abiotic factors and uses of these new sour cherry ...

Author(s)
Schuster, M.; Apostol, J.; Iezzoni, A.; Jensen, M.; Milatović, D.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781780648378)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Rodent control methods: non-chemical and non-lethal chemical, with special reference to food stores.

This chapter describes several non-chemical and non-lethal chemical methods for rodent control, highlighting the effectiveness of these methods to achieve the following objectives: prevent and reduce immigation of rodents; forcing rodents to emigrate; reduction of pest birth rate; and increase pest ...

Author(s)
Smith, R. H.; Meyer, A. N.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781845938178)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Modern reproductive technologies and breed improvement.

This chapter covers the current and emerging reproductive technologies that are destined to increase the rate of genetic improvement, with a focus on dairy herds. Topics discussed include breeding soundness evaluation (BSE), estimation of sire fertility, sperm attributes, sperm sorting, improving...

Author(s)
Saadi, H. A. S.; Robert, C.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780642215)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Linear models for the prediction of animal breeding values.

This book contains 17 chapters that describe the use of statistical analyses and models to estimate, analyse and compare the genetic parameters, breeding value and performance traits of livestock. Each chapter contains the theories and actual application of the concepts. The book has been compiled...

Author(s)
Mrode, R.
ISBN
2014 CABI (H ISBN 9781780643915)
Type
Book
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Cover for Applied andrology in endangered, exotic and wildlife species.

This chapter describes the reproductive assessment and use of assisted reproductive techniques (ARTs) in the conservation of wild animals.

Author(s)
Spindler, R.; Keeley, T.; Satake, N.
ISBN
2014 CABI (H ISBN 9781780643168)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Applied small animal andrology.

The sexual development, fertility, behaviour and reproductive diseases of cats and dogs are presented.

Author(s)
Kustritz, M. V. R.
ISBN
2014 CABI (H ISBN 9781780643168)
Type
Book chapter

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