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Daily administration of oxytocin between days 3 and 6 of the oestrous cycle induces an early, fertile oestrus in goats. This effect is associated with increased jugular vein concentrations of the PGF metabolite, PGFM. This action of oxytocin is prevented by the administration of the prostaglandin ...

Author(s)
Homeida, A. M.
Citation
Animal Breeding Abstracts, 1986, 54, 4, pp 263-268

The origin, distribution, coat characters and colour of 68 breeds and types of cashmere goats from 12 countries are reviewed. Improvement of performance by selection and crossbreeding is discussed.

Author(s)
Millar, P.
Citation
Animal Breeding Abstracts, 1986, 54, 3, pp 181-199

Progress with micropropagation of pecans, sweet chestnuts, cobnuts and hazels, walnuts, pistachios and almonds is reviewed. Culture of both callus and shoot tips is discussed, as are the problems encountered (explant browning, maintaining satisfactory shoot multiplication rates, and rooting of...

Author(s)
Hansman, D.; Owens y de Novoa, C.
Publisher
CAB International, Slough, UK
Citation
Horticultural Abstracts, 1986, 56, 6, pp 403-416

The author reviews the prerequisites for a classical biological control programme from an ecological viewpoint so as to provide guidelines for making decisions as to when it is appropriate to implement and how to proceed. It is emphasised that the practice of biological control is an aspect of...

Author(s)
Cock, M. J. W.
Citation
Biocontrol News and Information, 1986, 7, 1, pp 7-16

A review of the occurrence of reoviruses in fowls and in other birds, properties, structure and culture of the viruses, their antigenic characteristics, pathogenesis and epidemiology.

Author(s)
Robertson, M. D.; Wilcox, G. E.
Citation
Veterinary Bulletin, 1986, 56, 3, pp 155-174

Enzyme linked immunosorbent assays (ELISA) have been described for most of the major avian viruses. They are specific, rapid, inexpensive to set up, and easy to perform. The type and quality of antigen used for antibody catching largely determines the specificity of the assay. The ELISA may be...

Author(s)
Nicholas, R. A. J.; Thornton, D. H.
Citation
Veterinary Bulletin, 1986, 56, 5, pp 337-343

Author(s)
Jones, G. E.; Gilmour, J. S.; Rae, A. G.; McLauchlan, M.; Nettleton, P. F.
Citation
Veterinary Bulletin, 1986, 56, 4, pp 251-263

Author(s)
Wells, G. A. H.
Citation
Pig News and Information, 1986, 7, 1, pp 17-21

Author(s)
Morrison, R. B.; Pijoan, C.; Leman, A. D.
Citation
Pig News and Information, 1986, 7, 1, pp 23-31

Author(s)
Kołataj, A.
Citation
Pig News and Information, 1986, 7, 1, pp 39-44

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