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Cover for Breeding and reproduction.

This chapter discussed the breeding methods used in modern day cattle and how breed improvements have been achieved as as seen from the performance (production and reproduction) of cattle.

Author(s)
Phillips, C. J. C.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786392701)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Control of reproduction in the stallion.

This chapter discusses the reproductive activity of the stallion that is also divided into physiological and behavioural changes, both of which are closely related. Hormone patterns are the major physiological events associated with stallion reproductive activity and indeed govern the remaining...

Author(s)
Davies Morel, M. C. G.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780644424)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Selection of the mare and stallion for breeding.

The choice of both mare and stallion for breeding can be a very complicated and time-consuming process. This chapter concentrates solely upon the criteria and techniques that can be used in the selection for reproductive competence and assumes that the selection criteria for performance and...

Author(s)
Davies Morel, M. C. G.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780644424)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Genetics of reproduction in cattle.

This chapter covers the genetics of reproduction in cattle. Focus is given on genetics of ovulation rate and related traits, puberty and related traits, conception or pregnancy rate, gestation length, dystocia and related traits and male reproductive traits.

Author(s)
Kirkpatrick, B. W.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780642215)
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
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Applied andrology in sheep, goats and selected cervids.

The normal and abnormal male sexual development in small ruminants and cervids are presented, including factors such as seasonality that affect the attainment of puberty, as well as other reproductive traits. Variations among the different species discussed with reference to semen collection,...

Author(s)
Sathe, S.; Shipley, C. F.
ISBN
2014 CABI (H ISBN 9781780643168)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Introduction to beef cattle production systems.

All traits of importance in beef cattle production are influenced by both genetics and environment (the concept of environment here means anything that is not of genetic origin). Obviously rainfall, soil type and plant species are environmental influences, but environmental influences may be...

Author(s)
Herring, A. D.
ISBN
2014 CABI (H ISBN 9781780645070)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Rabbit management.

This chapter covers several aspects of rabbit management. Focus is given on handling of rabbits, number of bucks to use for breeding, determining sexual maturity, breeding schedule, mating process, gestation period, factors preventing conception, determining pregnancy, kindling, care of young...

Author(s)
McNitt, J. I.; Lukefahr, S. D.; Cheeke, P. R.; Patton, N. M.
ISBN
2013 CABI (H ISBN 9781780640129)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Genetic selection for herd improvement.

The different types and aims of genetic selection rabbits are discussed. Highlights of this chapter includes: selection for qualitative traits (desirable genes, undesirable genes), selection for quantitative traits (heritability, heritable traits, reproductive traits, performance (health, growth,...

Author(s)
McNitt, J. I.; Lukefahr, S. D.; Cheeke, P. R.; Patton, N. M.
ISBN
2013 CABI (H ISBN 9781780640129)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Climate change: effects on animal reproduction.

The amounts of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere have been increased as a result of human activity, causing rise in climatic temperature. In recent times, climate has been changing faster than ever; as a result, plants and animals are exposed to more adverse conditions and are finding it difficult ...

Author(s)
Jyotirmoy Ghosh; Dhara, S. K.; Malik, P. K.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780644325)
Type
Book chapter

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