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CAB Reviews

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

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We used an established, process-based model of the dynamics of carbon (C) and nitrogen (N) cycling between plants, soils and animals in grazed temperate pastures to clarify expectations of how some major components of intensification affect the outcomes (short-term and long-term) of alternative...

Author(s)
Parsons, A. J.; Thornley, J. H. M.; Rasmussen, S.; Rowarth, J. S.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2016, 11, 054, pp 1-19

The function and social significance of barking in domestic dogs (Canis familiaris) is still not fully understood. Barking is poorly tolerated by some people, is frequently identified by owners as problem behaviour, is cited as a reason for the relinquishment of dogs to animal shelters and is a...

Author(s)
Flint, E. L.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2012, 7, 039, pp 1-8

Ever since humans moved from simple hunting and gathering, man has contemplated how to produce food and fibre. Today with most western farms having large investments, careful consideration of the 'what, how and when' decisions embodied in a farming system is necessary. Among other objectives,...

Author(s)
Nuthall, P. L.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews: Perspectives in Agriculture, Veterinary Science, Nutrition and Natural Resources, 2011, 6, 040, pp 1-7

Nematodes are a remarkable group of invertebrates with enormous economic and social importance. Free-living nematodes are found in a wide variety of habitats, from the Antarctic to the hot springs in New Zealand. Parasitic species of nematodes parasitize almost every species of plants and animals,...

Author(s)
Perry, R. N.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews: Perspectives in Agriculture, Veterinary Science, Nutrition and Natural Resources, 2011, 6, 022, pp 1-5

A biographical sketch is presented of the career of John Golding Myers (1897-1942), dealing with his early years in New Zealand and the start of his involvement in biological control at the Farnham House Laboratory in the UK (1926-1928), the years working on biological control in the Caribbean and...

Author(s)
Cock, M. J. W.; Bennett, F. D.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews: Perspectives in Agriculture, Veterinary Science, Nutrition and Natural Resources, 2011, 6, 008, pp 1-18

Most applications of genomic selection (GS) have so far been in animals, especially dairy cattle, although theoretical studies have also been conducted for maize. For the last 50 years, commercial breeding programmes for dairy cattle have been based on the progeny test scheme, which results in an...

Author(s)
Weller, J. I.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews: Perspectives in Agriculture, Veterinary Science, Nutrition and Natural Resources, 2010, 5, 023, pp 1-10

Choosing a forage crop for animal production is a broad topic with many facets. This review has chosen to concentrate on the in situ use of forage crops within temperate-pasture-based grazing systems. However, the principle of understanding the deficiencies of the pasture-based system before...

Author(s)
Stevens, D. R.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews: Perspectives in Agriculture, Veterinary Science, Nutrition and Natural Resources, 2009, 4, 017, pp 1-9

GM technologies challenge our understanding of what it means to be human, and of what role we play in the natural world. These technologies arise out of particular contexts. Our experiences and understanding of events in our own lives and of events observed and reported in other places around the...

Author(s)
Hunt, L.
Publisher
CAB International, Wallingford, UK
Citation
AgBiotechNet, 2004, 6, ABN 128, pp 8 pp.

Because of their economic importance, contagious animal disease outbreaks require rapid identification and elimination of all virus sources. For managing the vast amount of data and for help in setting the correct priorities, the use of computerized decision support systems (DSS) seems to be...

Author(s)
Jalvingh, A. W.; Nielen, M.; Dijkhuizen, A. A.; Morris, R. S.
Publisher
CABI Publishing, Wallingford, UK
Citation
Pig News and Information, 1995, 16, 1, pp 9N-12N

Mercury accumulation in the food chain and its subsequent toxicity in man is reviewed with reference to fish and fish meal products from New Zealand. Historical aspects of Hg and methylmercury (the main form in fish) as a toxic compound in man and world-wide interests in Hg compounds are covered....

Author(s)
Johnston, J. N.; Savage, G. P.
Citation
Nutrition Abstracts and Reviews. Series A, Human and Experimental, 1991, 61, 2, pp 73-116

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