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Cover for Biosecurity and its relationship with health, production and antimicrobial use.

The relationship and economic impact of good biosecurity procedures on improving animal health and production and reducing the use of antimicrobial agents are described.

Author(s)
Postma, M.; Dewulf, J.
ISBN
2019 CABI (H ISBN 9781789245684)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Practical assessments - assessments in a simulated environment.

This chapter presents a full description of the basic concepts underpinning an objective structured clinical examination (OSCE). The authors explain how to develop an OSCE using itemized checklists and how performance during an examination may be weighted to derive student's score. Common errors...

Author(s)
May, S. A.; Silva-Fletcher, A.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786391629)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Elements of pig nutrition.

This chapter describes the movement, digestion and absorption of dietary protein, fat, carbohydrate, minerals, vitamins, trace elements and water in the digestive tract of pigs at different stages of growth and production.

Author(s)
Blair, R.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781780647906)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Conclusions and recommendations for the future.

This chapter provides recommendations for future pig feed formulation to further improve performance and production in organic farming systems.

Author(s)
Blair, R.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781780647906)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Most common designs and understanding their limits.

This chapter highlights the common experimental designs used for nutritional experiments in livestock, poultry and pigs and discusses the following topics: goal of simple research trials; typical interpretations of response data; choosing an adequate (or the best) statistical model to use; how much ...

Author(s)
Pesti, G. M.; Alhotan, R. A.; Costa, M. J. da; Billard, L.
ISBN
2016 CABI (H ISBN 9781780647005)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Survival analysis.

The use of different models to analyse the traits that contribute to the survival and productive life of domestic animals are presented.

Author(s)
Mrode, R.
ISBN
2014 CABI (H ISBN 9781780643915)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Basics and applications of an exponential nitrogen utilization model ('Goettingen approach') for assessing amino acid requirements in growing pigs and meat type chickens based on dietary amino acid efficiency.

Validated protein evaluation systems are required for improved efficiency of protein conversion processes in food producing animals. Up to now, different procedures have been developed to connect feed protein evaluation based on the value of individual amino acids and estimates of the individual...

Author(s)
Liebert, F.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780644110)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Challenges associated with the application of poultry models: the case of turkeys.

Although several animal models have been developed so far, there are very few that are in use for either research or commercial applications. In poultry, the challenge of model application may be greater than for other species because decision making must be quick and low-risk given the short...

Author(s)
Rivera-Torres, V.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780644110)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Commercial application of integrated models to improve performance and profitability in finishing pigs.

The current market and economic challenges faced by pork producers are unprecedented and therefore there is a constant need to determine the economically optimal nutrition and management solutions. Simulation models can be used to fulfill this need provided they have the capacity to integrate...

Author(s)
Ferguson, N. S.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780644110)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for General principles of stress and well-being.

Although many of the examples in this chapter have come from research conducted with the chicken, the authors' experimental animal, the implications are relevant to all forms of livestock and poultry that are husbanded in flocks and herds. In our opinion, the most important factor affecting the...

Author(s)
Siegel, P. B.; Honaker, C. F.
ISBN
2014 CABI (H ISBN 9781780643212)
Type
Book chapter

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