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CAB Reviews

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

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The control of mastitis remains a focus of attention for dairy farmers, veterinary surgeons and advisors due to its impact on cow health and welfare, milk quality, sustainable production, and the financial costs associated with treatment, prevention and ongoing control. In addition, the focus on...

Author(s)
Breen, J. E.; Bradley, A. J.; Down, P. M.; Hyde, R. M.; Leach, K. A.; Green, M. J.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2021, 16, 014, pp 1-8

Animal welfare is a multidimensional phenomenon and currently its on-farm assessment requires complex, multidimensional frameworks involving farm audits which are time-consuming, infrequent and expensive. The core principle of precision agriculture is to use sensor technologies to improve the...

Author(s)
Erp-van der Kooij, E. van; Rutter, S. M.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2020, 15, 051, pp 1-10

The public authorities have invested considerable financial resources over recent decades in restructuring the dairy milk sector in Algeria with an objective of reducing the country's dependency on milk imports. This work aims to draw up an inventory of the status of the dairy sector in Algeria on...

Author(s)
Meklati, F. R.; Meribai, A.; Yezli, N.; Ben-Mahdi, M. H.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2020, 15, 027, pp 1-8

The aim of this study was to examine breeding objectives and the impact of production systems and breed types on dairy cattle performance in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). A total of 64 research studies published between 1980 and 2018 were used for qualitative analysis (qualitative synthesis) of...

Author(s)
Chawala, A. R.; Mwai, A. O.; Peters, A.; Banos, G.; Chagunda, G. G.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2020, 15, 007, pp 1-15

Increasing the efficiency of conversion of feed nitrogen (N) into milk and meat N in dairy cattle is an integral part of the effort to maintain or increase food production while decreasing agriculture's environmental impact. Mathematical models provide a means to assess and compare different...

Author(s)
Reed, K. F.; Casper, D. P.; France, J.; Kebreab, E.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2015, 10, 001, pp 1-12

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

Genetic analyses of milk production traits have been based on a polygenic model that assumes that a trait is affected by an infinitesimal number of genes each with a very small effect. An updated review on the genetic parameters (heritabilities and genetic correlations) for milk components...

Author(s)
Lopez-Villalobos, N.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2012, 7, 028, pp 1-18

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

A review was made of the literature concerning the metabolism of fatty acids in the dairy cow, and the potential of increasing the content of the essential fatty acids eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA; C20:5) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA; C22:6) in cows' milk. EPA and DHA are two n-3 polyunsaturated...

Author(s)
Rymer, C.; Givens, D. I.; Wahle, K. W. J.
Publisher
CAB International, Wallingford, UK
Citation
Nutrition Abstracts and Reviews. Series B, Livestock Feeds and Feeding, 2003, 73, 4, pp 9R-25R

Author(s)
Wheelock, J. V.; Sinkinson, G.; Hindle, E. J.
Publisher
CABI Publishing, Wallingford, UK
Citation
Dairy Science Abstracts, 1972, 34, 9, pp 655-664

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