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Cover for Diagnostic imaging.

This chapter discussed guidelines on how to position an animal for diagnostic imaging such as radiography and ultrasonography. Also highlighted are topics on how common film faults occur, common digital radiology artefacts. To further aid students in developing the skills in diagnostic imaging,...

Author(s)
Mantis, P.; Watts, V.
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
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Cover for Ornithine and lysine decarboxylation in bacteria.

The ornithine and lysine decarboxylation systems are involved in the production of putrescine and cadaverine in a number of enterobacteria, lactic acid bacteria and other Gram-positive and Gram-negative bacteria. Typically, they are composed of a specific amino acid decarboxylase and a membrane...

Author(s)
Lucas, P. M.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781780647234)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Diseases of the gastrointestinal tract.

This chapter discusses the clinical aspects, pathology, and differential diagnosis of the diseases of the upper gastrointestinal tract (oral cavity, oesophagus, forestomachs and abomasum), lower gastrointestinal tract (small and large intestines) and peritoneum of cattle. The diseases are composed...

Author(s)
Buergelt, C. D.; Clark, E. G.; Del Piero, F.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781780646718)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Human microbiota for human health.

Microorganisms are considered to be absent in the human foetus during early development in the mother's womb, but later after delivery the numbers of microbes exceeds the number of total human cells. This human microbiota has tremendous influence on human physiology, development, nutrition,...

Author(s)
Raghavendra, M. P.; Mudili Venkataramana; Basappa; Girish, K. S.; Siddaiah Chandranayaka
ISBN
2016 CABI (H ISBN 9781780645216)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for The stomach and small and large intestinal microbiomes.

This chapter provides an overview on the composition of the microbial flora inhabiting the human gastrointestinal tract (GIT), as well as its entire genetic information and the microbe-microbe and host-microbe interactions taking place in the GIT. Scientific advances on the microbiome of the upper...

Author(s)
Riedel, C. U.; Schwiertz, A.; Egert, M.
ISBN
2014 CABI (H ISBN 9781780640495)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Medicine and surgery of the gastroenteric system.

This chapter covers the various gastroenteric system diseases of South American camelids (llamas and alpacas). The anatomy of the teeth and mouth and dental problems are discussed as well as the congenital and hereditary conditions affecting the gastrointestinal tract. Viral, bacterial, protozoal...

Author(s)
Duncanson, G. R.
ISBN
2012 CABI (H ISBN 9781780640068)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Histidine decarboxylase.

The mammalian histidine decarboxylase cDNA encodes for a protein with a molecular mass of 74 kDa that is converted into a 53-55 kDa form during post-translational proteolytic processing through the ubiquitin-proteasome system. The resulting enzyme, histidine decarboxylase, converts L-histidine to...

Author(s)
Dere, E.; Ambrée, O.; Zlomuzica, A.
ISBN
2012 CABI (H ISBN 9781845937980)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Glutamate decarboxylase.

Glutamate decarboxylase (GAD) catalyses the synthesis of g-aminobutyric acid (GABA), an inhibitory neurotransmitter, from glutamate. Glutamate is an excitatory neurotransmitter and is also known as an umami compound. GAD was known for its localization in the central nervous system, testes and...

Author(s)
Ueno, H.; Inoue, Y.; Matsukawa, S.; Nakamura, Y.
ISBN
2012 CABI (H ISBN 9781845937980)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Urease and the bacterial acid stress response.

This chapter focuses on the specific role of bacterial urease in the acid stress response. Topics covered include: Helicobacter pylori urease and growth in the gastric environment; urease and oral health - Streptococcus salivarius; urease and the Yersinia sp.; Mycobacterium and urease; and ...

Author(s)
Chivers, P. T.
ISBN
2011 CABI (H ISBN 9781845937607)
Type
Book chapter

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