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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

After providing a brief historical survey of the use of rare earth elements (REE) as feed additives, the authors of this review attempt to analyse the implications of REE in animal nutrition; they demonstrate the results of a variety of efficacy studies in food producing animals and consider...

Author(s)
Flachowsky, G.; Bampidis, V.; Zhao GuangYong; Grün, M.; Meyer, U.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2019, 14, 046, pp 1-15

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

Poor feeding during pre-natal, neonatal and post-natal stages of calves leads to higher age at first calving and overall loss of productive life. Supplying calves an optimal nutrition right from the prenatal stage is vital for their growth and development, and it also allows calves to express their ...

Author(s)
Garg, M. R.; Bhanderi, B. M.; Sachin Shankhpal; Ajay Goswami; Sherasia, P. L.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2016, 11, 042, pp 1-18

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

Family poultry production, which encompasses both extensive and small-scale intensive management systems, is practiced by many households in low-income food-deficit countries. Despite low production levels and potentially high losses due to disease, predation and theft, scavenging systems offer the ...

Author(s)
Bruyn, J. de; Wong, J.; Bagnol, B.; Pengelly, B.; Alders, R.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2015, 10, 013, pp 1-9

Postweaning diarrhoea (PWD) is a significant enteric disease causing considerable economic losses for the pig industry. Among several aetiological risk factors, enterotoxigenic Escherichia coli (ETEC) is considered to be a major cause. After being routinely used for several decades to control...

Author(s)
Sugiharto, S.; Jensen, B. B.; Jensen, K. H.; Lauridsen, C.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2015, 10, 052, pp 1-16

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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