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CAB Reviews

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

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Vitamin D deficiency in humans is a major health concern and is very much to the forefront of public health policy, particularly in Europe and northern latitudes where sufficient synthesis of vitamin D through sunlight is limited. Therefore, increased importance of dietary vitamin D intake now...

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Duffy, S. K.; Kelly, A. K.; Gaurav Rajauria; O'Doherty, J. V.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2018, 13, 045, pp 1-11

A few major ions contribute most of the weight of dissolved solids in water. Direct determination of total dissolved solids (TDS) concentration is tedious, and the electrical conductivity of freshwater and the salinity of saline water are common surrogates for TDS in aquaculture. The primary...

Author(s)
Boyd, C. E.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2018, 13, 037, pp 1-13

Schistosoma nasale is a digenetic trematode found in the blood vessels of the nasal mucosa of cattle and buffaloes. This snail-borne parasite is the cause of nasal schistosomiasis which has been recorded from the majority of the provinces and the neighbouring countries of India. The disease is...

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Basu, A. K.; Debaraj Bhattacharyya
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2018, 13, 053, pp 1-11

Women have played an integral role in agricultural production for centuries. This article reviews multiple perspectives on women's involvement in US agricultural production, including economics, rural sociology, geography, gender ethnography and similarly related fields. We focus on studies...

Author(s)
Lange, K.; Rachna Tewari; Zivkovic, S.; McCallister, D.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2018, 13, 025, pp 1-9

Food Security has four dimensions: food availability, food access, economic access to food and food utilization. There is a fifth dimension, sometimes referred to as stability of food. Embedded within each of these four dimensions are sub-dimensions. Historically, production was the focus of...

Author(s)
Hollier, C. A.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2018, 13, 051, pp 1-5

Streptomycetes are the largest taxon of antibiotic producers in the microbial world. Nevertheless, they are less studied than other biocontrol agents against Fusarium diseases and, perhaps, plant diseases in general. Plant diseases incited by Fusarium species are notably challenging. Four species...

Author(s)
Bubici, G.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2018, 13, 050, pp 1-15

The question of whether fish have the capacity to experience a state akin to pain was first empirically addressed by Jan Verheijen's seminal study on carps in 1983. Subsequently, comprehensive evidence has been presented not only on the anatomical prerequisites for a pain system in several fish...

Author(s)
Schroeder, P.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2018, 13, 049, pp 1-6
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The paper reviews the evidence of agriculture-nutrition linkages with particular reference to South Asia from studies published during the period 2012-2018. South Asia houses the largest population of undernourished people in the world and a majority of the population in the region is dependent on...

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Bhavani, R. V.; Priya Rampal
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2018, 13, 046, pp 1-18

Pigs are prandial feeders and drinkers. Focus has been directed to pig nutritional needs that include micro- and macro-nutrients, mineral and vitamin requirements and feed particle size. Water is the most important nutrient for pigs without which pigs will only survive for a short time....

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Azarpajouh, S.; Garcia, A.; Jackson, C.; Karriker, L.; Ramirez, A.; Johnson, A.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2018, 13, 048, pp 1-17

In academic research on food security, developmental and technocratic perspectives prevail. Raising agricultural productivity sustainably, guaranteeing accessibility of food to vulnerable segments of the population and nutritional impacts are at the centre of attention. Yet, food security also...

Author(s)
Woertz, E.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2018, 13, 047, pp 1-3

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