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CAB Reviews

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

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Lameness is a major production disease affecting animal welfare and profitability. Although lameness is a prevalent condition in livestock production systems, its identification can be unreliable due to lack of individual animal observation for gait and posture abnormalities and standard evaluation ...

Author(s)
Azarpajouh, S.; Díaz, J. A. C.; Taheri, H.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2020, 15, 031, pp 1-12

Chikungunya is a disease caused by the chikungunya virus (CHIKV), a mosquito-borne alphavirus that is emerging and re-emerging in different parts of the world. Urban expansion, globalization, increase in human travel and tourism are some of the factors increasing the risk of importation of the...

Author(s)
Berthiaume, P.; Côté, J. C.; Mascarenhas, M.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2019, 14, 059, pp 1-17

This review provides summary of the most commonly used methods and tools for monitoring and sampling of date palm pests. Emphasis is given to major pests of economic importance. The paper is arranged into different sections, which deal with morphology and architecture of date palm as one of the...

Author(s)
El-Shafie, H. A. F.; Abdel-Banat, B. M. A.; Mohammed, M. E. A.; Al-Hajhoj, M. R.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2019, 14, 022, pp 1-11

The sustainable intensification of agriculture is a widely utilized research and policy concept that has been subject to an extensive body of scientific literature. A key aspect of the concept is its multi-dimensional and cross-disciplinary nature, and the need for cross-disciplinary research...

Author(s)
Grewer, U.; Rodriguez, D.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2019, 14, 060, pp 1-18

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

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

This paper explores the limits to the economic valuation of ecosystem services. It observes that economics has an important role in the design of policy tools that can stimulate the delivery of beneficial ecosystem services, but acknowledges that the relationship between human beings and the...

Author(s)
Bullock, C.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2016, 11, 002, pp 1-11

Animal welfare is a growing scientific field that is constantly changing and improving. The importance of this field is becoming more evident in all production agriculture settings, including cattle and dairy production units. In 2007, Fraser defined animal welfare as a 'mandatory science', one in...

Author(s)
Lee, T. L.; Thomson, D. U.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2015, 10, 022, pp 1-17

Most agricultural processes, from choice of crops to sowing schedule to harvest management, depend on a number of weather variables; shifts in the weather regimes due to climate change determine crop variability at regional levels. Thus, advance and accurate information on weather variables, and...

Author(s)
Prashant Goswami; Rao, E. V. S. P.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2015, 10, 032, pp 1-13

Transgenic livestock already play an important role as models for human diseases, for producing recombinant pharmaceutical proteins, and in the future may serve as donors of organs for terminally ill patients and tissues and cells in regenerative medicine to cope with degenerative diseases and...

Author(s)
Petersen, B.; Niemann, H.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2014, 9, 044, pp 1-16

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