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CAB Reviews

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

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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

The objective of this paper is to review causes of lameness lesions, lameness detection methods, factors affecting lameness, the association between lameness and other economically important swine production traits, and treatment for lameness in swine breeding herds. Lameness in sows is an...

Author(s)
Supakorn, C.; Stock, J. D.; Garay, E.; Johnson, A. K.; Stalder, K. J.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2018, 13, 023, pp 1-14

Selenium (Se) is an essential element in animal nutrition and metabolism. Research began with the study of Se toxicity, followed years later by the study of its deficiency; however, problems caused by Se deficiency are the most common. Several studies have investigated the effect of Se on the...

Author(s)
Salles, M. S. V.; Netto, A. S.; Zanetti, M. A.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2017, 12, 050, pp 1-13

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