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Cover for Are we pushing animals to their biological limits? Welfare and ethical implications.

This book contains 15 chapters on biological limits of domestic animals. Topics discuses are: use new genetic technologies and animal breeding methods carefully to avoid problems (introduction); domestication to Dolly and beyond (a brief history of animal modification); good for whom (differences...

Author(s)
Grandin, T.; Whiting, M.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786390547)
Type
Book
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Cover for The behavioural biology of chickens.

This book covers behavioural studies of broilers and layers. Chapters are included on the following: genetics and domestication; sensory biology; development of the brain and behaviour; behavioural contributions to welfare assessment; behavioural needs, priorities and preferences; social behaviour; ...

Author(s)
Nicol, C. J.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780642499)
Type
Book
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Cover for Genetics and domestication.

In the past few centuries, chickens have become a food staple in nearly all countries of the world. Although backyard and fancy breeds of chickens remain around the world, the vast majority of domestic chickens are now bred commercially for the purposes of food production. The selection methods...

Author(s)
Nicol, C. J.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780642499)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Animal andrology: theories and applications.

This book contains 19 chapters that discuss theoretical and applied andrology for domestic, zoo and wild animals. Topics include semen and its constituents; sperm production and harvest; determinants of sperm morphology; sperm preparation for fertilization; practical aspects of semen...

Author(s)
Chenoweth, P.; Lorton, S.
ISBN
2014 CABI (H ISBN 9781780643168)
Type
Book
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Cover for <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Salmonella</i> in domestic animals.

The second edition of this book contains chapters on the taxonomy, structure, virulence factors and genetics of Salmonella spp. and the epidemiology, prevalence, pathogenesis, diagnosis, prevention, control and regulatory aspects of salmonellosis in poultry, cattle, sheep, pigs, horses, cats, dogs, ...

Author(s)
Barrow, P. A.; Methner, U.
ISBN
2013 CABI (H ISBN 9781845939021)
Type
Book
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Cover for Animal Science Reviews 2012.

Animal Science Reviews provides scientists and students in the field with timely analysis on key topics in current research. These chapters were originally published online in CAB Reviews. This volume makes available in printed form the reviews in animal science published during 2012.

Author(s)
Hemming, D.
ISBN
2013 CABI (H ISBN 9781780643021)
Type
Book
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for The genetics of modern commercial poultry.

Genetically improved strains of poultry have been a major contribution to the success of the poultry industry, which is a major source of animal protein for the human population in most countries of the world. Improvements in health, nutrition and environmental management have also contributed to...

Author(s)
McKay, J. C.
ISBN
2009 CABI (H ISBN 9781845933753)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper
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Cover for Developments in quantitative genetics and genomics relevant for poultry breeding.

Developments in genetics and genomics relevant for poultry breeding are reviewed, focusing on the use of molecular information in breeding programmes and the potential for improving traits affected by social interactions among individuals. QTL mapping studies have resulted in almost 700 QTL for a...

Author(s)
Bijma, P.; Bovenhuis, H.
ISBN
2009 CABI (H ISBN 9781845933753)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Designs and methods to detect QTL for production traits based on mapped genetic markers.

This chapter presents the background on the design and analysis of quantitative trait loci (QTL) mapping experiments in poultry. The mapping of QTL for genetic evaluation and selection are also discussed.

Author(s)
Arendonk, J. A. M. van; Bovenhuis, H.
ISBN
2003 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 0851996604)
Type
Book chapter

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