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CAB Reviews

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

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The objective of this review is to provide an overview on the most frequent health and welfare issues that could compromise the health and well-being of sows and their litters on intensive production systems. Also, some farm challenges are discussed that might to be faced by producers,...

Author(s)
Costa, A. N.; Martins, T. D. D.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2013, 8, 048, pp 1-8

This paper reviews the literature and reports on the current state of knowledge regarding the potential for managers to use visual (VC), auditory (AC) and olfactory (OC) cues to manage foraging behaviour and spatial distribution of rangeland livestock. We present evidence that free-ranging...

Author(s)
Howery, L. D.; Cibils, A. F.; Anderson, D. M.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2013, 8, 049, pp 1-10

The efficiency with which dairy cows convert feed to milk impacts farm profitability and environmental stewardship. Thus, feed efficiency is a particularly critical trait to the dairy industry as feed costs increase. Feed efficiency is a complex trait influenced by many components, including milk...

Author(s)
Spurlock, D. M.; VandeHaar, M.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2013, 8, 039, pp 1-8

Personality and its various sub-traits such as temperament can be defined as behavioural attitudes that remain relatively stable across time and situations. However, various personality models exist. Contrasting their strengths and weaknesses leads to the conclusion that there is presently no model ...

Author(s)
König v. Borstel, U.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2013, 8, 006, pp 1-27