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Cover for Today's cattle production systems.

This chapter discussed the two types of cattle production systems namely beef production and milk production. Topics under beef cattle farming focused on rangeland and cattle production, pastoral nomadism, suckled calf production, and finishing stored cattle, finising dairy cows, mixed...

Author(s)
Phillips, C. J. C.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786392701)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Measuring disease frequency.

This chapter focuses on how to measure the frequency of disease, which is a fundamentally important part of epidemiology (veterinary as well as human). Topics include counting in epidemiological study, ratios, proportion, and rates, measures of morbidity (Illness) in a population, cumulative and...

Author(s)
Sergeant, E.; Perkins, N.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781845936839)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Efficiency and growth.

The purpose of this chapter is to illustrate some of the main concepts and give examples of useful approaches to understanding efficiency in relation to growth. The ultimate limitations to the drive for efficiency include not only the obvious laws of thermodynamics and of biochemistry, but also the ...

Author(s)
Lawrence, T. L. J.; Fowler, V. R.; Novakofski, J. E.
ISBN
2012 CABI (H ISBN 9781780641461)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Growth and puberty in breeding animals.

This chapter focuses on the effect of growth rate on puberty in animals retained for breeding purposes. The endocrinology of puberty in the female and male animals, factors affecting puberty in the female and effects of growth rate on puberty in the female and male cattle (heifers and bulls), pigs...

Author(s)
Lawrence, T. L. J.; Fowler, V. R.; Novakofski, J. E.
ISBN
2012 CABI (H ISBN 9781780641461)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Restoring the dairy herd: rearing youngstock and replacing cows.

This chapter describes how rearing youngstock and replacing cows can be incorporated into a herd health programme. It is aimed at providing the herd health advisor with a logical approach to managing and monitoring youngstock health and performance. Focus is given on the dynamics of the dairy herd...

Author(s)
Breen, J.; Down, P.; Kerby, M.; Bradley, A.
ISBN
2012 CABI (H ISBN 9781845939977)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Info
Cover for Growth of farm animals.

This third edition of Growth of Farm Animals consists of 352 pages and 19 chapters wherein sections from each chapters have been updated. A new chapter (12th chapter: Growth of Avian Species) has been added and a previous chapter has been divided into two chapters. The core remains largely...

Author(s)
Lawrence, T. L. J.; Fowler, V. R.; Novakofski, J. E.
ISBN
2012 CABI (H ISBN 9781780641461)
Type
Book
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Control of mastitis and enhancement of milk quality.

This chapter focuses on udder health management and latest approaches in mastitis control. Topics discussed include the international perspective on mastitis and milk production, economics of bovine mastitis, welfare implications of bovine mastitis, public health implications and perception of...

Author(s)
Bradley, A.; Barkema, H.; Biggs, A.; Green, M.; Lam, T.
ISBN
2012 CABI (H ISBN 9781845939977)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Steroids and animal growth.

This chapter discusses the important role played by steroid hormones on the growth and development of farm animals. Highlighted topics include: oestrogen and ruminant growth, oestrogen and non ruminants, androgens and ruminant growth, mechanism of action of steroids in ruminant growth and mechanism ...

Author(s)
Hossner, K. L.
ISBN
2005 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851990804)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Controlling onset of puberty.

This chapter deals with several aspects of controlling the onset of puberty. The practical implications of early puberty are presented. The development of puberty control measures is discussed. The genetic and environmental factors affecting the onset of puberty are outlined. The applications of...

Author(s)
Gordon, I.
ISBN
2004 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851998626)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Efficiency and growth.

The purpose of this chapter is to illustrate some of the main concepts and give examples of useful approaches to understanding efficiency in relation to growth. The ultimate limitations to the drive for efficiency include not only the laws of thermodynamics and of biochemistry but also the limits...

Author(s)
Lawrence, T. L. J.; Fowler, V. R.
ISBN
2002 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851994840)
Type
Book chapter

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