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CAB Reviews

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

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Labour challenges the newborn to adapt to extrauterine life and survive the troublesome neonatal period. Low vitality is a recurrent problem in veterinary perinatology, and several factors can directly or indirectly culminate in neonatal death. One prime determinant of low vitality in animals is...

Author(s)
Mota-Rojas, D.; López, A.; Martínez-Burnes, J.; Muns, R.; Villanueva-García, D.; Mora-Medina, P.; González-Lozano, M.; Olmos-Hernández, A.; Ramírez-Necoechea, R.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2018, 13, 036, pp 1-13

Domestic animals under close confinement conditions frequently display abnormal behaviour, particularly if they are unable to escape from, or adapt to this situation. With the increased interest in domestic farm animal welfare from both the political and societal agendas, environmental enrichment...

Author(s)
Orihuela, A.; Mota-Rojas, D.; Velarde, A.; Strappini-Asteggiano, A.; Vega, L. T. de la; Borderas-Tordesillas, F.; Alonso-Spilsbury, M.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2018, 13, 059, pp 1-25

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

Despite being relatively neglected as a livestock species in most of the world, the dromedary camel is highly valued in South Asia, the Middle East and Africa - especially East Africa. This paper reviews the ways in which camel diseases impact human welfare in East Africa by discussing how diseases ...

Author(s)
Plummer, P. J.; Coatney, J. W.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2015, 10, 038, pp 1-18

Antibiotics have been used with excellent results for over 50 years in livestock industries. The numerous benefits associated with antibiotic treatment have led to widespread subtherapeutic use in raising dairy calves. In recent years, interest in antibiotic alternatives has grown as concerns about ...

Author(s)
Terrill, S. J.; Heinrichs, A. J.; Long, M. R.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews: Perspectives in Agriculture, Veterinary Science, Nutrition and Natural Resources, 2009, 4, 003, pp 1-6

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.

Bovine tuberculosis causes enormous economic losses worldwide and constitutes a serious public health risk in many developing countries. Vaccination of cattle against this disease has the potential to become an important control strategy in developing countries that do not find a test and slaughter ...

Author(s)
Buddle, B. M.; Collins, D. M.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews: Perspectives in Agriculture, Veterinary Science, Nutrition and Natural Resources, 2007, 2, 073, pp 8 pp.

The alleviation of pain in cattle is dependent on the ability to recognise pain and to determine whether systemic analgesia or local anaesthesia is effective. Local and regional anaesthesia have long been used to reduce pain and its attendant behaviours during surgery in conscious cattle, but...

Author(s)
Stafford, K. J.; Chambers, J. P.; Mellor, D. J.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews: Perspectives in Agriculture, Veterinary Science, Nutrition and Natural Resources, 2006, 1, 032, pp 7 pp.

At present, the main emphasis is on preventing asphyxia, since instruments suitable for artificial respiration in calves under practical conditions are not yet widely available. The most important breeding objective is to reduce the number of births in which calving assistance is required. This is...

Author(s)
Szenci, O.
Publisher
CAB International, Wallingford, UK
Citation
Veterinary Bulletin, 2003, 73, 7, pp 7R-14R

After definitions of morbidity and mortality rates, factors causing variations in these rates are discussed. Environmental risk factors covered are: calving area, calf housing, spatial separation, mixing and seasonal effects. Management risk factors are feeding (with reference to colostrum,...

Author(s)
Bruning-Fann, C.; Kaneene, J. B.
Citation
Veterinary Bulletin, 1992, 62, 5, pp 399-413

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