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CAB Reviews

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

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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, M.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2020, 15, 051, pp 1-10

Infrequent supplementation (IS; i.e., feeding supplement to animals at frequency less than daily) as opposed to frequent (i.e., daily) could be used as a management tool to improve economic returns of extensive beef production systems by reducing costs associated with the delivery of supplement to...

Author(s)
Al-Marashdeh, O.; Edwards, G. R.; Gregorini, P.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2020, 15, 034, pp 1-13

Vitamin D deficiency in humans is a major health concern and is very much to the forefront of public health policy, particularly in Europe and northern latitudes where sufficient synthesis of vitamin D through sunlight is limited. Therefore, increased importance of dietary vitamin D intake now...

Author(s)
Duffy, S. K.; Kelly, A. K.; Gaurav Rajauria; O'Doherty, J. V.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2018, 13, 045, pp 1-11

Organic fertilizers (livestock manures and other agricultural wastes or by-products) and chemical fertilizers can be applied to aquaculture ponds to increase fish or shrimp production. Pond fertilization increases concentrations of nitrogen, phosphorus and other plant nutrients to stimulate...

Author(s)
Boyd, C. E.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2018, 13, 002, pp 1-12

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

Increased livestock production and better food security will naturally follow from proper livestock management practices. Such management practices include the application of appropriate vaccination schedule, biosecurity, feeding regimen, and implementation and sustenance of improved and feasible...

Author(s)
Kwaghe, A. V.; Vakuru, C. T.; Ndahi, M. D.; Abubakar, A.; Iwar, V. N.; Eze, E.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2016, 11, 024, pp 1-27

One of the major bottlenecks in meeting the increasing demand for livestock products is in reconciling feed production, required in ever-increasing amounts, with good management of natural resources and protection of the environment The process at all stages has a major impact on several factors...

Author(s)
Bindari, Y. R.; Makkar, H. P. S.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2016, 11, 029, pp 1-27

The chemical composition, nutritional value and use of a number of vegetable wastes (VWs) and by-products such as baby corn, cabbage, carrot, cauliflower, cucumber, jackfruit, peas, potato, sweet corn (SC), tomato, and radish leaves, among others in ruminant and monogastric diets, are presented in...

Author(s)
Bakshi, M. P. S.; Wadhwa, M.; Makkar, H. P. S.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2016, 11, 012, pp 1-26

In recent years, the share of developing countries in global milk production has increased significantly. Despite the breakthroughs in milk production, average productivity of livestock is quite low in the region, mainly because of imbalanced feeding in terms of protein, energy and minerals....

Author(s)
Garg, M. R.; Sherasia, P. L.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2016, 11, 006, pp 1-8

Lignocellulosic biomass comprises the most abundant biopolymers on earth, cellulose, hemicelluloses, pectin and lignin. The total annual production of lignocellulosic biomass is estimated at about 10-50 billion metric tonnes of which approximately 4 billion tonnes consist of annual crop residues,...

Author(s)
Blümmel, M.; Steele, B.; Dale, B. E.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2014, 9, 041, pp 1-8

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