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CAB Reviews

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

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The low availability and quality of forage during the dry season are the main problems faced by livestock keepers in the tropics and subtropics. One way to alleviate the problems is through the utilization of banana wastes (pseudo-stem, leaf and fruit peel) as feed for ruminants. To generate...

Author(s)
Rusdy, M.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2019, 14, 044, pp 1-6

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

Farm animal welfare has become an increasing area of consumer and customer interest globally and this has resulted in dramatic changes related to on-farm accountability. Some markets are demanding an on-farm, transparent and accountable animal welfare programme. Knowing what key elements are...

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Johnson, A. K.; Colpoys, J. D.; Garcia, A.; Jass, C.; Millman, S. T.; Pairis-Garcia, M. D.; Rademacher, C. J.; Weimer, S. L.; Azarpajouh, S.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2019, 14, 037, pp 1-8

Footrot is a highly contagious disease with significant economic and animal welfare impacts on the small ruminant livestock industry. Host genetics, environmental conditions, nutrition, foot shape and structure, and age contribute to small ruminants' susceptibility to footrot. Selection for footrot ...

Author(s)
Azarpajouh, S.; Díaz, J. C.; Clifford-Rathert, C.; Segura Correa, J.; Lamberson, W.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2019, 14, 033, pp 1-7

In many animal species, facial expressions are key elements for recognizing emotions and numerous types of social interaction. Emotions are complex reactions that allow individuals to cope with full events that have either positive or negative meaning and involve certain neurophysiological...

Author(s)
Lezama-García, K.; Orihuela, A.; Olmos-Hernández, A.; Reyes-Long, S.; Mota-Rojas, D.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2019, 14, 028, pp 1-12

Livestock classification and grading systems are a key tool to evaluate carcass attributes and form the basis of trade amongst producers, packers and retailers. Also, these systems provide a better understanding of the products and market trends. One of the recurrent challenges in carcass...

Author(s)
López-Campos, Ó.; Prieto, N.; Juárez, M.; Aalhus, J. L.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2019, 14, 018, pp 1-10

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...

Author(s)
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
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There is increasing awareness of obesity and diabetes mellitus in cats that parallels the 'epidemic' of obesity and type 2 diabetes in humans. Likewise, understanding of the pathophysiology and management of feline obesity and diabetes has developed alongside and draws from human medicine. As in...

Author(s)
Lewitt, M. S.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2019, 14, 017, pp 1-10

Traditional genetic selection programmes based on pedigree and performance information have been used to improve livestock populations for decades. The introduction of high-density single nucleotide polymorphism genotyping about 10 years ago supported increased rates of gain through more accurate...

Author(s)
Cole, J. B.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2019, 14, 015, pp 1-15

The assessment and promotion of positive affective states as opposed to consideration of negative states alone has now become an accepted component of animal welfare thinking. However, methods for assessment of positive affective state are comparatively underdeveloped compared with their negative...

Author(s)
Whittaker, A. L.; Marsh, L. E.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2019, 14, 010, pp 1-13

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