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Cover for Goat production and supply chain management in the tropics.

This 288-page-book consists of eight chapters and is a practical manual for goat production systems covering: breeding and selection (chapters 1-3), feeding based on available crops and resources (chapter 4), and targeted preventative health care for increased productivity and income (chapters...

Author(s)
Rout, P. K.; Kumar, A.; Behera, B. K.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789240139)
Type
Book
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Cover for Cattle feeding.

This chapter discussed the different stages of feeding cattle from birth up to the period of production for both beef and dairy cattle. Highlights focused on feeds for dairy cows, taints in the milk from feeding, nutrition and milk composition, feeding during lactation, effects of transition...

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

In this chapter techniques in obtaining sterile milk sample, conducting California Milk Test (CMT), and interpreting results from the CMT were discussed. The aim of this chapter is to help veterinary students in the assessment of udder health and prevention of diseases affecting the udder.

Author(s)
Fishwick, J.; Vincent, I.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786391629)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Random variables and their distributions.

The definition, probability distribution and application of random variables in animal production are presented.

Author(s)
Kaps, M.; Lamberson, W. R.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781786390356)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for The anatomy and physiology of lactation.

This chapter discusses the anatomy of the mammary glands; mammogenesis or mammary development; lactation curve and milk quality; milk synthesis; and milk secretion in the mare. Present knowledge regarding equine lactation is still limited; however, by extrapolation from other species, a reasonable...

Author(s)
Davies Morel, M. C. G.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780644424)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Genetics of fatty acid composition in bovine milk and beef.

This chapter deals with the genetics of fatty acid composition in milk and beef. The importance of having the ability to control fatty acid composition in bovine milk and beef is discussed. Focus is given on fatty acid composition of bovine milk and beef, environmental factors influencing fatty...

Author(s)
Nafikov, R. A.; Soyeurt, H.; Beitz, D. C.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780642215)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Introduction.

An overview on small ruminant species (sheep and goat), sheep and goat production (meat, milk, milk products, fibre, wool, mohair, cashmere, lanolin and leather), ectoparasites infesting small ruminants and skin environment is given. Focus is given on the effects of ectoparasitic infestation on the ...

Author(s)
Bates, P.
ISBN
2012 CAB International (H ISBN 9781845936648)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Dairy herd health.

This book is comprised of 9 chapters focusing on dairy cattle disease prevention at the herd level. Topics covered include concepts in dairy herd health, facilitating change in herd health, rearing youngstock and replacing cows, managing herd reproduction, mastitis control and milk quality...

Author(s)
Green, M.
ISBN
2012 CABI (H ISBN 9781845939977)
Type
Book
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Feeding organic cattle.

This chapter deals with the effects of feeding programmes on the productivity, health and welfare of cattle as well as on the quality and safety of organic milk and beef. Consumer attitudes regarding milk and beef produced organically are also discussed.

Author(s)
Blair, R.
ISBN
2011 CAB International (H ISBN 9781845937584)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Conclusions and recommendations for the future.

This chapter summarizes several aspects of organic cattle farming, feeding organic cattle and production of organic milk and beef. Recommendations regarding approaches that should be taken to fill gaps in existing knowledge, consumer aspects and research needs are provided.

Author(s)
Blair, R.
ISBN
2011 CAB International (H ISBN 9781845937584)
Type
Book chapter

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