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CAB Reviews

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

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The theme of the loss of biodiversity in recent years has become increasingly important as highlighted by the United Nations General Assembly which declared the 2011-2020 period as the United Nations Decade on Biodiversity. In this context, the preservation and rational use of autochthonous cattle...

Author(s)
Curone, G.; Filipe, J.; Cremonesi, P.; Piccioli-Cappelli, F.; Trevisi, E.; Amadori, M.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2019, 14, 024, pp 1-11
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There is increasing awareness of obesity and diabetes mellitus in cats that parallels the 'epidemic' of obesity and type 2 diabetes in humans. Likewise, understanding of the pathophysiology and management of feline obesity and diabetes has developed alongside and draws from human medicine. As in...

Author(s)
Lewitt, M. S.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2019, 14, 017, pp 1-10

The innate immune response of the endometrium is crucial to achieve early and quick defence against pathogenic organisms that invade the reproductive tract and the uterus, before the adaptive immune response which develops much later. This early innate response is important to avoid the development ...

Author(s)
Oguejiofor, C. F.; Cheng ZhangRui; Wathes, D. C.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2017, 12, 051, pp 1-14

Appropriate feeding during the pregnancy and post-pregnancy period determines both the milk production in the ensuing lactation as well as the reproductive efficiency of the animal. During this period, 3 weeks before and 3 weeks after parturition are very important because dramatic physiological...

Author(s)
Bakshi, M. P. S.; Wadhwa, M.; Makkar, H. P. S.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2017, 12, 006, pp 1-8

Poor feeding during pre-natal, neonatal and post-natal stages of calves leads to higher age at first calving and overall loss of productive life. Supplying calves an optimal nutrition right from the prenatal stage is vital for their growth and development, and it also allows calves to express their ...

Author(s)
Garg, M. R.; Bhanderi, B. M.; Sachin Shankhpal; Ajay Goswami; Sherasia, P. L.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2016, 11, 042, pp 1-18

Increased future demand of animal products as well as competition between food, feed and fuel, require efficient utilization of feed resources to strengthen environmental, economic and social sustainability of livestock systems. The objective of this review is to summarize current knowledge on...

Author(s)
Empel, M. J. van; Makkar, H. P. S.; Dijkstra, J.; Lund, P.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2016, 11, 037, pp 1-27

In this review, we describe and illustrate the selection and use of some appropriate regression models for bivariate statistical relationships. The most commonly used method, ordinary least squares (OLS) or type I regression, may be inappropriate when the predictor variable is subject to...

Author(s)
Dhanoa, M. S.; Sanderson, R.; López, S.; France, J.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2016, 11, 028, pp 1-15

Enhancing longevity by reducing involuntary culling and consequently increasing productive life and lifetime production of dairy cows is not only a strategy to improve a farm's profit, but is also related to improved animal welfare. High rates of involuntary culling in dairy cows are currently...

Author(s)
Knegsel, A. T. M. van; Hammon, H. M.; Bernabucci, U.; Bertoni, G.; Bruckmaier, R. M.; Goselink, R. M. A.; Gross, J. J.; Kuhla, B.; Metges, C. C.; Parmentier, H. K.; Trevisi, E.; Tröscher, A.; Vuuren, A. M. van
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2014, 9, 002, pp 1-15

The efficiency with which dairy cows convert feed to milk impacts farm profitability and environmental stewardship. Thus, feed efficiency is a particularly critical trait to the dairy industry as feed costs increase. Feed efficiency is a complex trait influenced by many components, including milk...

Author(s)
Spurlock, D. M.; VandeHaar, M.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2013, 8, 039, pp 1-8

Both n-3 and n-6 polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) are derived from the diet, with concentrations in the reproductive tract reflecting dietary intake. PUFAs have multiple functions: as precursors to eicosanoids, regulators of steroid biosynthesis, inflammatory mediators and supplying energy...

Author(s)
Wathes, D. C.; Cheng ZhangRui; Marei, W.; Fouladi-Nashta, A.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2013, 8, 041, pp 1-14

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