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Cover for Housing and husbandry.

In this chapter the appropriate perching, basic cage construction details, minimum requirements for caging, resident bird husbandry basics, and common husbandry problems in raptors are discussed.

Author(s)
Scott, D. E.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789246100)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Herd management.

This chapter covers the design aspects of goat shelters that are easily affordable to rural farmers with low budgets. In addition, the plans for modernized farm facilities for larger sized goat flocks (e.g. milking parlours, kidding pens, quarantine pens, storage facilities, etc.) are presented.

Author(s)
Rout, P. K.; Kumar, A.; Behera, B. K.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789240139)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Venous and arterial blood gas analysis.

This chapter discusses the normal and abnormal acid–base parameters and analysis of the oxygenation/ventilation status in cats and dogs.

Author(s)
Brooks, A. C.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789242997)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Poultry handling and transport.

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) has estimated that 87% of transported poultry is broiler chickens. Broiler death losses during transport average 0.2% but can vary greatly. In layers, poor feather cover is associated with more mortalities, and in broilers, poor...

Author(s)
Weeks, C. A.; Tuyttens, F. A. M.; Grandin, T.
ISBN
2019 CABI (H ISBN 9781786399151)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Transport of cattle, sheep and other livestock by sea and air.

Large numbers of sheep and cattle are sent around the world for either growing, slaughter or breeding by ship, and occasionally by air. The majority of air shipments are of expensive breeding animals. Transportation by ship mainly occurs to the Middle East for Halal slaughter, much associated with...

Author(s)
Phillips, C.
ISBN
2019 CABI (H ISBN 9781786399151)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Breathing systems, intubation and monitoring.

The highlights of this chapter focused on the following: ways to identify the common breathing systems, proper selection of an appropriate breathing system for a patient, tests that a breathing system is safe and ready for use, calculation of the oxygen flows required, intubating a patient,...

Author(s)
Brown, F.; Seymour, C.; Hoy, C.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786391629)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Management practices to prevent abnormal feather loss in broiler breeders.

This chapter discusses management factors in broiler breeders that can trigger abnormal feathering and unwanted feather damage, such that the birds are unable to maintain good feather cover at all times. Management practices to ensure good feed access include the following. Birds have correct...

Author(s)
Tuijl, O. A. van
ISBN
2019 CABI (H ISBN 9781786395115)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Welfare during transport of livestock and poultry.

To maintain an acceptable level of animal welfare, animals or poultry must be fit for transport. The OIE has guidelines for transport. Animals that can barely walk or are likely to become nonambulatory should not be transported. A number of different factors can reduce fitness for transport, such...

Author(s)
Grandin, T.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780644677)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Intensive livestock systems for dairy cows.

This article gives an overview on several aspects of intensive farming system for dairy cows. Focus is given on how heat stress affects production, health and reproduction in dairy cows and the measures that can be used to mitigate it. Topics discussed also include seasonal production patterns,...

Author(s)
Collier, R. J.; Hall, L. W.; Smith, J. F.
ISBN
2014 CABI (H ISBN 9781780642895)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Sneezing and nasal discharges in pigs.

This chapter discusses the causes and treatment of sneezing and nasal discharges in pigs. Focus is given on swine flu or orthomyxovirus influenza, inclusion body rhinitis (cytomegalovirus), foot and mouth disease, progressive atrophic rhinitis (Pasteurella multocida type D and Bordetella...

Author(s)
McOrist, S.
ISBN
2014 CABI (H ISBN 9781780642123)
Type
Book chapter

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