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CAB Reviews

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Abstracts of 19 papers presented at the conference are provided. The titles of the papers are as follows: Pharmacovigilance of herbal medicinal products (Barnes, J.); The use of bromelain (a food supplement) for the treatment of chronic knee caused by osteoarthritis of the knee. A randomized,...

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CAB International, Wallingford, UK
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Review of Aromatic and Medicinal Plants, 2003, 9, 3, pp 1R-16R

The process of risk analysis used by regulatory bodies around the world to pre-judge biological control releases against weeds are reviewed. Based on comparative analysis, risk assessment, risk management, risk evaluation and risk communication, the manner by which the benefits and costs of...

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Sheppard, A. W.; Hill, R.; DeClerck-Floate, R. A.; McClay, A.; Olckers, T.; Quimby, P. C., Jr.; Zimmermann, H. G.
Publisher
CAB International, Wallingford, UK
Citation
Biocontrol News and Information, 2003, 24, 4, pp 91N-108N

The Caribbean is a region of the world that appears to be a group of islands, not attached to anywhere else and perfect for a holiday. Alongside the tourists, however, are a growing list of scientists and organizations busy about the task of agricultural biotechnology. From Mexico to Cuba, from...

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Mitchell, S. A.; Ahmad, M. H.
Publisher
CAB International, Wallingford, UK
Citation
AgBiotechNet, 2003, 5, ABN 106, pp 1-5

The Code of Conduct for the Import and Release of Exotic Biological Control Agents was endorsed by FAO (Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations) members in 1995 and became the International Standards for Phytosanitary Measures (ISPM) No. 3 under the International Plant Protection...

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Kairo, M.T.K.\ Cock, M.J.W.\ Quinlan, M.M.
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CAB International, Wallingford, UK
Citation
Biocontrol News and Information, 2003, 24, 1, pp 27N

Bovine herpesvirus 1 (BHV-1) infection represents an important example of virus-host interaction and a major disease affecting livestock. Although the infection is hardly life-threatening, the introduction of BHV-1 into a cattle farm can cause severe economic losses, due to the disease per se, as...

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Turin, L.; Russo, S.
Publisher
CAB International, Wallingford, UK
Citation
Veterinary Bulletin, 2003, 73, 8, pp 15R-21R

This article reviews the chemical composition, amino acid profiles, fatty acid profiles, and mineral content of full-fat canola, solvent-extracted and expeller-extracted canola meal. The relatively high fibre content as well as the presence of non-starch polysaccharides is discussed. The importance ...

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Brand, T.
Publisher
CAB International, Wallingford, UK
Citation
Pig News and Information, 2003, 24, 1, pp 27N-34N

Little information is available about the reproductive and growth performance of local pigs in the tropics. The present paper reviews studies on the Creole pigs of Guadeloupe and Cuba which both originate from an Iberian breed. It was found that Creole sows reached puberty at a younger age than...

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Rinaldo, D.; Canope, I.; Christon, R.; Rico, C.; Ly, J.; Dieguez, F.
Publisher
CAB International, Wallingford, UK
Citation
Pig News and Information, 2003, 24, 1, pp 17N-26N

The results of surveys conducted in Australia over a five-year period (1996-2001) to determine the distribution of Lantana camara (lantana) and its introduced biological control agents are reviewed and discussed. The relative merits and drawbacks of each species are summarized for the benefit of...

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Day, M. D.; Broughton, S.; Hannan-Jones, M. A.
Publisher
CAB International, Wallingford, UK
Citation
Biocontrol News and Information, 2003, 24, 3, pp 63N-76N

The development of DNA microarrays for livestock species is described. These useful genetic tools are expected to have a significant impact on the elucidation of complex traits such as growth and body composition, reproduction, immune response and disease resistance. Progress towards the design and ...

Author(s)
Moody, D. E.; Rosa, A. J.; Reecy, J. M.
Publisher
CAB International, Wallingford, UK
Citation
AgBiotechNet, 2003, 5, ABN 118, pp 1-8

A review was made of the literature concerning the metabolism of fatty acids in the dairy cow, and the potential of increasing the content of the essential fatty acids eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA; C20:5) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA; C22:6) in cows' milk. EPA and DHA are two n-3 polyunsaturated...

Author(s)
Rymer, C.; Givens, D. I.; Wahle, K. W. J.
Publisher
CAB International, Wallingford, UK
Citation
Nutrition Abstracts and Reviews. Series B, Livestock Feeds and Feeding, 2003, 73, 4, pp 9R-25R

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