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CAB Reviews

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

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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

The aim of this study was to examine breeding objectives and the impact of production systems and breed types on dairy cattle performance in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). A total of 64 research studies published between 1980 and 2018 were used for qualitative analysis (qualitative synthesis) of...

Author(s)
Chawala, A. R.; Mwai, A. O.; Peters, A.; Banos, G.; Chagunda, G. G.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2020, 15, 007, pp 1-15

The theme of the loss of biodiversity in recent years has become increasingly important as highlighted by the United Nations General Assembly which declared the 2011-2020 period as the United Nations Decade on Biodiversity. In this context, the preservation and rational use of autochthonous cattle...

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Curone, G.; Filipe, J.; Cremonesi, P.; Piccioli-Cappelli, F.; Trevisi, E.; Amadori, M.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2019, 14, 024, pp 1-11

This paper reviews the feasibility of genetic selection for wool quality. More than 30 papers were studied in the present investigation. The traits which have been considered in the majority of the literature for inclusion in the selection programmes were: (a) wool quality traits (fibre diameter,...

Author(s)
Jafari, S.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2015, 10, 017, pp 1-7

This presentation has been written for those who may be considering practical intensification of sheep production and need information about its implications, potential and hazards, as well as for those with interests in this field of research. The limited literature on sheep housing and the...

Author(s)
Hunter, G. L.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews: Perspectives in Agriculture, Veterinary Science, Nutrition and Natural Resources, 2010, 5, 008, pp 1-21

Enterotoxigenic Escherichia coli (ETEC) are the most common bacterial cause of gastrointestinal disease and diarrhoea in the world, including travellers' diarrhoea and severe infection in some animal species, particularly calves and piglets. Many similarities exist between infections in animals and ...

Author(s)
Hodgson, K. R.; Barton, M. D.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews: Perspectives in Agriculture, Veterinary Science, Nutrition and Natural Resources, 2009, 4, 044, pp 1-16

More than 1000 species of insects that are edible at a certain stage of their life cycle have been identified worldwide. The orders Coleoptera, Lepidoptera and Orthoptera represent the highest number of species, the first two being mainly consumed in immature stages of their life cycle. Nutritional ...

Author(s)
Cerritos, R.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews: Perspectives in Agriculture, Veterinary Science, Nutrition and Natural Resources, 2009, 4, 027, pp 1-10

Pigs are of great importance in Vietnam because of their contribution to human nutrition, their role in agricultural production systems and their economic function. Vietnam's pig herd is the largest in Southeast Asia. This paper reviews the Vietnamese pig production sector. Starting with an...

Author(s)
Lemke, U.; Mergenthaler, M.; Rössler, R.; Huyen, L. T. T.; Herold, P.; Kaufmann, B.; Zárate, A. V.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews: Perspectives in Agriculture, Veterinary Science, Nutrition and Natural Resources, 2008, 3, 023, pp 15 pp.

The physiology of the ruminant placenta inhibits the transfer of large-molecular-weight structures in utero, thus making it essential that newborn calves receive a substantial amount of colostrum. Ruminant neonates must ingest colostrum for many reasons; however, attaining passive transfer of...

Author(s)
Kehoe, S. I.; Heinrichs, A. J.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews: Perspectives in Agriculture, Veterinary Science, Nutrition and Natural Resources, 2007, 2, 029, pp 9 pp.
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Stem or black rust, caused by Puccinia graminis tritici, has historically caused severe losses to wheat (Triticum aestivum) production worldwide. Successful control of the disease for over three decades through the use of genetic resistance has resulted in a sharp decline in research activity in...

Author(s)
Singh,R. P.; Hodson, D. P.; Jin, Yue; Huerta-Espino, J.; Kinyua, M. G.; Wanyera, R.; Njau, P.; Ward, R. W.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews: Perspectives in Agriculture, Veterinary Science, Nutrition and Natural Resources, 2006, 1, 054, pp 13 pp.

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