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CAB Reviews

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

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Mulesing is a surgical procedure that is routinely performed without pain relief on Merino and Merino cross sheep to prevent flystrike in the breech region. Pain is apparent immediately following the procedure and persists for at least 2-3 days, and possibly up to 2 weeks, as reflected by changes...

Author(s)
Edwards, L. E.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2012, 7, 061, pp 1-8

Historically, the path of crop loss assessment research has known three phases: exploratory, development and implementation. These phases took place at different periods of agricultural research, with a common thread to improve our knowledge of the impact of diseases on crop yield quantity and...

Author(s)
Esker, P. D.; Savary, S.; McRoberts, N.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2012, 7, 052, pp 1-14

Infectious bursal disease virus (IBDV) is the aetiological agent of infectious bursal disease (IBD), an immunosuppressive and highly contagious disease that affects young birds causing important economic losses in the poultry industry worldwide. Currently, vaccination programmes with inactivated...

Author(s)
Lucero, M. S.; Gómez, E.; Carballeda, J. M.; Gravisaco, M. J.; Chimeno Zoth, S.; Berinstein, A.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2012, 7, 070, pp 1-11

Plant health is a key condition for a sustainable land use and rural economy. Drawing on a Rural Economy and Land Use (RELU)-funded project on the growing risk of plant diseases in the UK, current and future challenges to plant health are discussed. It is well recognized that farmers have an...

Author(s)
Pautasso, M.; Dehnen-Schmutz, K.; Ilbery, B.; Jeger, M. J.; Jones, G.; Little, R.; MacLeod, A.; Maye, D.; Parker, S.; Pietravalle, S.; Mills, P.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2012, 7, 063, pp 1-13

The rising demand for seafood and trade globalization has brought about a rapid increase in the number of fish species traded. Consequently, the occurrence of mislabelling is growing as well, reaching levels of concerns in USA, Canada and Europe. In this light, the evolving consciousness of...

Author(s)
Armani, A.; Castigliego, L.; Guidi, A.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2012, 7, 071, pp 1-12

There have been massive losses of avian genetic material over the past several decades, partly because of a belief that cryoconservation techniques used for mammals do not work for birds. For several avian species, cryopreservation of semen may not be sufficiently efficient to use in commercial...

Author(s)
Silversides, F. G.; Liu JianAn
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2012, 7, 068, pp 1-8

All members of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons are required to be able to provide emergency care, first aid and euthanasia for farm animals including poultry. They should be able to provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation. However, the very size of cattle makes the known principles difficult ...

Author(s)
Duncanson, G.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2012, 7, 056, pp 1-3

Near-infrared spectroscopy offers great potential for controlling postharvest quality attributes of fruits and vegetables. It constitutes a very useful tool to ensure their acceptability and characterizing their nutritional properties. The literature regarding its use for postharvest quality...

Author(s)
Cayuela Sánchez, J. A.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2012, 7, 021, pp 1-14

Globally, agricultural production systems are under greater pressure than they were at any time in human history. Although agriculture is expected to feed the populations with nutritious food, land availability for food production is becoming limited. In addition, competition for agricultural lands ...

Author(s)
Rao, E. V. S. P.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2012, 7, 023, pp 1-10

Over the last decade, research has provided a better understanding of the complexity and activity of the human gut microbiota. Molecular, culture-independent techniques made possible to identify health-promoting bacterial species in the human gut. This has intensified interest in the use of dietary ...

Author(s)
Baran, M. M.; Kolida, S.; Rastall, R. A.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2012, 7, 069, pp 1-15

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