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CAB Reviews

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

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This review provides an assessment of the evolution of hydrological modelling for Eastern Africa. We outline the historical development and perspectives considered as this region, like many regions around the world, sees increasing attention on how water resources can be sustainably developed. We...

Author(s)
Senkondo, W.; Tumbo, M.; Lyon, S. W.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2018, 13, 028, pp 1-26

A holistic statistical modelling procedure for the analysis of energy balance (EB) studies is proposed in this review. We show that a switch from EB-based analysis to heat production (HP)-based analysis has some advantages. The use of augmented EB data with a fasting HP estimate is proposed to...

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Dhanoa, M. S.; Sanderson, R.; Cammell, S. B.; Haines, M. J.; Lopez, S.; France, J.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2018, 13, 024, pp 1-12

In addition to the arthropod pests, the date palm Phoenix dactylifera L is attacked by numerous non-arthropod pests, which include birds, rodents, bats, nematodes and snails. This review lists 57 species of birds reported in the agro-ecosystem of date palm. Of these, three species are major pests,...

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El-Shafie, H. A. F.; Abdel-Banat, B. M. A.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2018, 13, 020, pp 1-13

Apicomplexan parasites of the genus Eimeria are widespread in poultry flocks and if present in sufficient numbers can cause the intestinal disease coccidiosis. For many years, the disease has been controlled either by incorporating drugs in the feed (prophylaxis) or by immunization with live...

Author(s)
Chapman, H. D.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2018, 13, 026, pp 1-11

Advances in genomic technologies have decreased costs associated with research and led to a better understanding of the impact of genetic variations on livestock production traits. In this context, the collection of abundant, accurate phenotypic data has often become the limiting factor in the...

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Juárez, M.; Roberts, J. C.; López-Campos, O.; Prieto, N.; Aalhus, J. L.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2018, 13, 019, pp 1-8

Soil biological activity is a key component of soil health assessments, as it (a) indicates soil nutrient cycling capacity from various organic matter sources to inorganic availability, (b) relates to soil structural conditions, (c) informs about the potential to harbour biodiversity in soil and...

Author(s)
Franzluebbers, A. J.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2018, 13, 017, pp 1-14

The objective of this paper is to review causes of lameness lesions, lameness detection methods, factors affecting lameness, the association between lameness and other economically important swine production traits, and treatment for lameness in swine breeding herds. Lameness in sows is an...

Author(s)
Supakorn, C.; Stock, J. D.; Garay, E.; Johnson, A. K.; Stalder, K. J.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2018, 13, 023, pp 1-14

This review considers the role of Big Data (BD), the digital revolution, the application of Internet of Things (loTs) and sensor technologies in the agriculture sector. The introduction is focussed on the ongoing research efforts on BD within agriculture sector, basic features of BD and latest...

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Himesh, S.; Rao, E. V. S. P.; Gouda, K. C.; Ramesh, K. V.; Rakesh, V.; Mohapatra, G. N.; Rao, B. K.; Sahoo, S. K.; Ajilesh, P.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2018, 13, 021, pp 1-7

Successful removal and eradication of invasive non-native species (INNS) relies on early detection, ideally with pathway screening, to prevent any spread or outbreak in to a new region. The collection of DNA from environmental samples, known as environmental DNA or eDNA, is a revolutionary...

Author(s)
Blackman, R. C.; Hänfling, B.; Lawson-Handley, L.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2018, 13, 010, pp 1-15

Information on food composition including types and contents of nutrients and anti-nutrients is important for food and nutrition research. There is satisfactory information on established nutritive elements for various food groups. However, literature on anti-nutrient component generally scattered...

Author(s)
Lo, D.; Wang HsinI; Wu WanJen; Yang RayYu
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2018, 13, 015, pp 1-30

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