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CAB Reviews

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

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Cultivated compost housing systems for dairy cattle are reported in the literature from Israel, the USA and the Netherlands. A deep-bedded pack is commonly supported by large amounts of wood shavings and sawdust to enhance microbial activity and evaporation. Aerobic composting processes are...

Author(s)
Klaas, I. C.; Bjerg, B. S.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews: Perspectives in Agriculture, Veterinary Science, Nutrition and Natural Resources, 2011, 6, 045, pp 1-9

Lyme disease is a focally endemic tick-borne spirochaetal infection that causes a well-defined constellation of symptoms. Diagnosis requires a combination of appropriate epidemiologic and clinical factors; laboratory confirmation with standardized serologic testing is highly accurate except in the...

Author(s)
Halperin, J. J.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews: Perspectives in Agriculture, Veterinary Science, Nutrition and Natural Resources, 2011, 6, 031, pp 1-5

Fossil-derived fuels currently supply 86% of the world's energy, even though it represents a finite resource. With the aim of reducing the fossil fuels dependency, alternative sources of energy have been pursued in recent years. In view of the urgent need to develop new technologies that may enable ...

Author(s)
Durães, F. O. M.; Laviola, B. G.; Alves, A. A.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews: Perspectives in Agriculture, Veterinary Science, Nutrition and Natural Resources, 2011, 6, 043, pp 1-8

Since the early 1980s, Escherichia coli O157 has emerged as one of the most significant pathogens of public health relevance not because of the incidence of the illness, which is much lower than that of other food-borne pathogens such as Campylobacter or Salmonella, but because of the severity of...

Author(s)
Nastasijevic, I.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews: Perspectives in Agriculture, Veterinary Science, Nutrition and Natural Resources, 2011, 6, 061, pp 1-19

Visible genetic polymorphisms are very frequent in domesticated animal species. Historically, they were used very early on by breeders to create standardized breeds. If flocks or herds breed at random, polymorphic populations occur (usually variegated, because most of the viable visible alleles...

Author(s)
Lauvergne, J. J.; Millar, P.; Meutchièye, F.; Bouchel, D.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews: Perspectives in Agriculture, Veterinary Science, Nutrition and Natural Resources, 2011, 6, 060, pp 1-4

Modern agriculture has increased food production, improved food security and reduced poverty, but farming has also caused a considerable decrease in biodiversity, primarily through land-use intensification and overexploitation, along with excessive pesticide and water use, nutrient loading and...

Author(s)
Andreasen, C.; Andresen, L. C.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews: Perspectives in Agriculture, Veterinary Science, Nutrition and Natural Resources, 2011, 6, 047, pp 1-11

Mathematical models have been used for the purpose of maximization of animal yield and weight gain. These models vary in formulation, solution and complexity according to the objective of study. This review focuses on optimization techniques that are used to formulate animal diet, taking into...

Author(s)
Pratiksha Saxena; Mukesh Chandra
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews: Perspectives in Agriculture, Veterinary Science, Nutrition and Natural Resources, 2011, 6, 057, pp 1-9

Blast disease is one of the major constraints for food production in the world, affecting many crops of agricultural importance. Wheat blast, since it was first report in the mid-1980s, has been responsible for considerable damage on the wheat fields in several South American countries such as...

Author(s)
Maciel, J. L. N.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews: Perspectives in Agriculture, Veterinary Science, Nutrition and Natural Resources, 2011, 6, 050, pp 1-8

Dairy heifers, particularly when <3 months, are at high risk for mortality and morbidity. Accurate data are lacking because of poor recording on farm, difficulties over disease diagnosis and potential bias of farm selection. Mortality during rearing varied from 6 to 14% between studies. The...

Author(s)
Johnson, K.; Burn, C. C.; Wathes, D. C.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews: Perspectives in Agriculture, Veterinary Science, Nutrition and Natural Resources, 2011, 6, 059, pp 1-10

Pesticides based on microorganisms and their products have proven to be highly effective, species specific and eco-friendly in nature, leading to their adoption in pest management strategies around the world. The microbial biopesticide market constitutes about 90% of total biopesticides and there...

Author(s)
Opender Koul
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews: Perspectives in Agriculture, Veterinary Science, Nutrition and Natural Resources, 2011, 6, 056, pp 1-26

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