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Cover for Strategies for locating a mate.

Finding a mate is one of the biggest challenges facing any animal that relies on sexual reproduction. For butterflies, the process of finding, recognizing and attracting a mate involves a combination of visual (sight) and chemical (scent) signals. This chapter discusses the perching (staying put...

Author(s)
Cannon, R. J. C.
ISBN
2020 CAB International (H ISBN 9781789242638)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Nutrition and climatic environment.

This chapter discussed the different variables in the environment that affects the nutrition of rabbits. Among these variables are temperature, humidity, light, altitude, small and noise. In this chapter the variables temperature and humidity were given emphasis.

Author(s)
Cervera, C.; Carmona, J. F.
ISBN
2020 CAB International (H ISBN 9781789241273)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Basking modes, heat and water balance: adjustments to abiotic conditions.

This chapter focuses on the influence of the right temperature and suitable hydration in the efficient resource exploitation and activity of ectotherms, such as Lepidoptera. The importance of thermoregulation, which involves processes used to maintain body temperatures within specific bounds, in...

Author(s)
Dennis, R. L. H.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789243574)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Reptiles and fish.

In this chapter the anatomical and physiological features of the skeletal system, cardiovascular, respiratory system, digestive, urinary system, reproduction, and integuments of reptiles and fishes were discussed.

Author(s)
Aspinall, V.; Cappello, M.; Phillips, C.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789241150)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for The feather, a triumph of natural engineering and multifunctionality.

Structures in nature have evolved over millions of years and, unlike in engineering, are multifunctional. For example, an airplane wing may perform only a single function: lift. This is unlike the bird wing which, besides also producing power, has an ability to detect local updraught information...

Author(s)
Lingham-Soliar, T.
ISBN
2019 CABI (H ISBN 9781786395115)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper
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Cover for Sheep transport.

This chapter reports on the production and international trade of sheep focusing on the top 10 countries based on slaughtered sheep, exported sheep, and imported sheep. This chapter also highlights the factors that can influence the effects of transport on the behavior, health, physiology, quality...

Author(s)
Cockram, M. S.
ISBN
2019 CABI (H ISBN 9781786399151)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Body care.

Care of the body, through skin hygiene, evacuation and actions that regulate body temperature, is important for survival. The acts of body care such as scratching, shaking and licking are usually brief, but these acts are numerous and their total occurrences, per day, constitute a significant...

Author(s)
Broom, D. M.; Fraser, A. F.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780645391)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Applied andrology in cattle (<i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Bos taurus</i>).

This chapter describes the sexual development, sperm production and quality, breeding soundness evaluation, libido and congenital reproductive disorders in cattle.

Author(s)
Brito, L. F. C.
ISBN
2014 CABI (H ISBN 9781780643168)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Sheep transport.

Various aspects of sheep transport are discussed. There is much concern about the correct stocking density of a vehicle to provide an acceptable level of animal welfare. If sheep are stocked too tightly on a vehicle, a fallen animal may have difficulty getting up. Sheep prefer to brace themselves...

Author(s)
Cockram, M. S.
ISBN
2014 CABI (H ISBN 9781780643212)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Ratites: ostrich (<i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Struthio camelus</i>), Rhea or Nandu (<i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Rhea americana</i>) and Emu (<i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Dromaius novaehollandiae</i>).

This chapter covers ratite (ostrich, rhea and emu) domestication, changes in the animals, their environment and management, behaviour, health and welfare. Focus is given on the innate or learned behaviour, different types of social behaviour, behaviour in case of danger or peril, active and resting ...

Author(s)
Ekesbo, I.
ISBN
2011 CABI (H ISBN 9781845937706)
Type
Book chapter

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