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CAB Reviews

A reviews journal covering agriculture, global health, nutrition, natural resources and veterinary science

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Obesity has become a highly prevalent worldwide public health issue that is attributed to the overconsumption of caloric dense foods, such as meals high in saturated fats. Consistent overconsumption of a high-fat diet (HFD) results in pathogenic adipose tissue expansion which induces a chronic...

Author(s)
Woodie, L. N.; Altonji, O. M.; Huggins, K. W.; Greene, M. W.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2019, 14, 011, pp 1-9
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There is increasing awareness of obesity and diabetes mellitus in cats that parallels the 'epidemic' of obesity and type 2 diabetes in humans. Likewise, understanding of the pathophysiology and management of feline obesity and diabetes has developed alongside and draws from human medicine. As in...

Author(s)
Lewitt, M. S.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2019, 14, 017, pp 1-10

In most endothermic homeotherms, core body temperature follows a circadian rhythm. This review focuses on the amplitude of the circadian rhythm of body temperature (CRT) because the amplitude of the CRT has received increasing attention in the last few years. First, we discuss the methodology that...

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Maloney, S. K.; Goh, G.; Fuller, A.; Vesterdorf, K.; Blache, D.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2019, 14, 019, pp 1-30

Traditional genetic selection programmes based on pedigree and performance information have been used to improve livestock populations for decades. The introduction of high-density single nucleotide polymorphism genotyping about 10 years ago supported increased rates of gain through more accurate...

Author(s)
Cole, J. B.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2019, 14, 015, pp 1-15

The assessment and promotion of positive affective states as opposed to consideration of negative states alone has now become an accepted component of animal welfare thinking. However, methods for assessment of positive affective state are comparatively underdeveloped compared with their negative...

Author(s)
Whittaker, A. L.; Marsh, L. E.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2019, 14, 010, pp 1-13

The global population is rapidly increasing and will surpass 10 billion people within the next 20 years. As diminishing resources continue to impact agriculture, and with the necessity to feed the world by 2050, the agricultural sector must be able to sustainably and efficiently produce...

Author(s)
Myer, P. R.; Clemmons, B. A.; Schneider, L. G.; Ault, T. B.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2019, 14, 008, pp 1-11

The intensive and dynamic land-use and land-cover changes in Mato Grosso, Brazil, and the environmental costs of adopted agricultural practices over the years have attracted the attention of researchers and institutions. In order to evaluate these aspects, moderate resolution remote sensing data...

Author(s)
Chaves, M. E. D.; Alves, M. de C.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2019, 14, 007, pp 1-9

Climate change will pose challenges for the world's food supply in the coming decades. As a leading agricultural state with a diverse agricultural portfolio, California will face its own unique regional challenges due to its complex agricultural inter-dependencies. As veterinarians and animal...

Author(s)
Pitesky, M.; James, J.; Pandey, P.; Mitloehner, F.; Cadena, M.; Aly, S.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2019, 14, 002, pp 1-8

Malaysia is inhabited by ≥25 nonhuman primate species from five families, one of the most diverse primate faunas on earth. Unfortunately, most Malaysian primates are threatened with extinction due to habitat loss, degradation, and fragmentation, hunting and the synergies among these processes....

Author(s)
Lappan, S.; Ruppert, N.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2019, 14, 004, pp 1-10

Banker plant systems have been developed for the biological control of various pest species in protected culture. In such systems, non-crop plants, i.e. banker plants, are placed in the greenhouse and harbour alternative food and beneficials. The banker plant system is an effective strategy for...

Author(s)
Yano, E.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2019, 14, 006, pp 1-6

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