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Cover for Parasites of cattle and sheep: a practical guide to their biology and control.

This book contains 19 chapters that discuss parasitic gastroenteritis, coccidiosis, lungworm infections, ectoparasites in cattle and sheep, tapeworm infections, liver and rumen fluke, tick-borne diseases, responsible usage of parasiticides, and grazing management and practical implementation of...

Author(s)
Forbes, A. B.
ISBN
2021 CAB International (H ISBN 9781789245158)
Type
Book
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Cover for Grazing management and helminth control on stock farms.

This book chapter discusses three main aims of grazing management as a means of controlling nematode and trematode populations and limiting their impact on their hosts, namely: to limit the acquisition of infective stages (larvae and metacercariae) by susceptible hosts in order to reduce the...

Author(s)
Forbes, A. B.
ISBN
2021 CAB International (H ISBN 9781789245158)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Ethical issues: introduction to chapters 18a-e.

It is important for people in the meat industry to understand different ways that people outside the industry view the use of animals for food. There are five short sub-chapters in Chapter 18. Two contributions discuss the ethical importance of good animal welfare and why it must be taken...

Author(s)
Grandin, T.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789240573)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for The horse.

Much of the anatomy of the organs and physiology the body systems of horses are similar to that of the dog and this chapter is designed to highlight the differences between these two species, not to describe every aspect in repetitious detail.

Author(s)
Aspinall, V.; Cappello, M.; Phillips, C.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789241150)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Moving beyond a problem-based focus on poor animal welfare toward creating opportunities to have positive welfare experiences.

The primary purposes of this chapter are to consider current scientific knowledge supporting the existence of positive affective states in animals, and to describe some useful strategies for enhancing positive experiences and the long-term well-being of animals. However, current thinking needs to...

Author(s)
Mellor, D. J.; Beausoleil, N. J.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781786393401)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Halophytic vegetation in south-east Europe: classification, conservation and ecogeographical patterns.

Halophytic vegetation is very complex and diverse, and the main factors for its development are salinity and moisture. Investigations into different types of halophytic vegetation have been compiled in vegetation databases as scientific tools for classification analyses and interpretation of...

Author(s)
Stevanović, Z. D.; Aćić, S.; Stešević, D.; Luković, M.; Šilc, U.
ISBN
2019 CABI (H ISBN 9781786394330)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Improved adaptation of temperate grasses through mutualism with fungal endophytes.

Plants provide a unique ecological niche for diverse communities of fungal endophytes that vary in their impact, positive to negative, on the host plant. Fungal endophytes colonize plants without any visible disease symptoms for at least part of their life history. These symbionts are critical...

Author(s)
Caradus, J. R.; Johnson, L. J.
ISBN
2019 CABI (H ISBN 9781786399427)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Behavioural principles of handling beef cattle and the design of corrals, lairages, races and loading ramps.

Beef cattle and other grazing animals have behaviour patterns during handling that are influenced by vision. A prey species animal has wide-angle vision that will detect rapid motion and possible danger. The eight basic behavioural patterns during handling in grazing animals are: (i) flight zone;...

Author(s)
Grandin, T.
ISBN
2019 CABI (H ISBN 9781786399151)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Goat handling and transport.

Goat production is linked to our social, cultural, economic and ecological heritage. Although mainly oriented towards agri-food production, goats are also farmed for textile fibre production, and play an important role in the preservation of rural livelihoods, land fertilization and grazing as a...

Author(s)
Miranda-de la Lama, G. C.
ISBN
2019 CABI (H ISBN 9781786399151)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Principles of cattle production.

This third edition of Principles of Cattle Production describes existing cattle production systems in detail and examines many of the concerns, the difficulties in changing existing systems and how they can become more sustainable. This book has twelve chapters that will address these production...

Author(s)
Phillips, C. J. C.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786392701)
Type
Book

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