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CAB Reviews

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

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Tail docking has been practiced on dogs for many years for various reasons, including aesthetics, breeding standards and hygiene, to facilitate reproductive handling in some dog breeds, breeders' decisions and tradition, or to prevent lesions during play or work, to name a few. Little research,...

Author(s)
Reyes-Sotelo, B.; Mota-Rojas, D.; Martínez-Burnes, J.; Gómez, J.; Lezama, K.; González-Lozano, M.; Hernández-Ávalos, I.; Casas, A.; Herrera, Y.; Mora-Medina, P.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2020, 039, pp 1-13

Poultry, particularly broilers, have become a barometer for least cost production, and can be purchased in many supermarkets for less money per kg than some fruits and vegetables. This production philosophy places very significant pressure on chicken farmers, and on chickens - one inevitable result ...

Author(s)
Butterworth, A.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2019, 14, 039, pp 1-16

Apple snails are large freshwater snails belonging to the family Ampullariidae that inhabit tropical to temperate areas. The South American apple snails Pomacea canaliculata and Pomacea maculata have been introduced to other continents where they have successfully established and spread. Our review ...

Author(s)
Martín, P. R.; Burela, S.; Seuffert, M. E.; Tamburi, N. E.; Saveanu, L.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2019, 14, 042, pp 1-11

This review integrates recent scientific findings on the behaviour and welfare of buffalo dams during calving and the subsequent milking phase. These issues are discussed in relation to the level of welfare that buffalo dams and calves experience under different production systems. Key aspects are...

Author(s)
Mota-Rojas, D.; Rosa, G. de; Mora-Medina, P.; Braghieri, A.; Guerrero-Legarreta, I.; Napolitano, F.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2019, 14, 035, pp 1-9

In many animal species, facial expressions are key elements for recognizing emotions and numerous types of social interaction. Emotions are complex reactions that allow individuals to cope with full events that have either positive or negative meaning and involve certain neurophysiological...

Author(s)
Lezama-García, K.; Orihuela, A.; Olmos-Hernández, A.; Reyes-Long, S.; Mota-Rojas, D.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2019, 14, 028, pp 1-12

The assessment and promotion of positive affective states as opposed to consideration of negative states alone has now become an accepted component of animal welfare thinking. However, methods for assessment of positive affective state are comparatively underdeveloped compared with their negative...

Author(s)
Whittaker, A. L.; Marsh, L. E.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2019, 14, 010, pp 1-13

The question of whether fish have the capacity to experience a state akin to pain was first empirically addressed by Jan Verheijen's seminal study on carps in 1983. Subsequently, comprehensive evidence has been presented not only on the anatomical prerequisites for a pain system in several fish...

Author(s)
Schroeder, P.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2018, 13, 049, pp 1-6

Pigs are prandial feeders and drinkers. Focus has been directed to pig nutritional needs that include micro- and macro-nutrients, mineral and vitamin requirements and feed particle size. Water is the most important nutrient for pigs without which pigs will only survive for a short time....

Author(s)
Azarpajouh, S.; Garcia, A.; Jackson, C.; Karriker, L.; Ramirez, A.; Johnson, A.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2018, 13, 048, pp 1-17

Olfaction is the primary sensory communication mode for most mammals; social, sexual, maternal and feeding behaviours are four basic and fundamental aspects directly related to olfaction. Herein we consider these four main aspects of olfaction in a variety of mammals from the families Ungulata and ...

Author(s)
Mota-Rojas, D.; Orihuela, A.; Napolitano, F.; Mora-Medina, P.; Orozco-Gregorio, H.; Alonso-Spilsbury, M.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2018, 13, 030, pp 1-13

Domestic animals under close confinement conditions frequently display abnormal behaviour, particularly if they are unable to escape from, or adapt to this situation. With the increased interest in domestic farm animal welfare from both the political and societal agendas, environmental enrichment...

Author(s)
Orihuela, A.; Mota-Rojas, D.; Velarde, A.; Strappini-Asteggiano, A.; Vega, L. T. de la; Borderas-Tordesillas, F.; Alonso-Spilsbury, M.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2018, 13, 059, pp 1-25

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