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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

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

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

Economic evaluations can be very useful in animal health management, including adopting control and prevention measures based on financial and data analyses. Diseases can impact the production of livestock considerably through, e.g. treatment costs, prevention, technical assistance, lowered...

Author(s)
Lopes, L. B.; Nicolino, R.; Capanema, R. O.; Oliveira, C. S. F.; Haddad, J. P. A.; Eckstein, C.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2015, 10, 051, pp 1-10

The efficiency with which dairy cows convert feed to milk impacts farm profitability and environmental stewardship. Thus, feed efficiency is a particularly critical trait to the dairy industry as feed costs increase. Feed efficiency is a complex trait influenced by many components, including milk...

Author(s)
Spurlock, D. M.; VandeHaar, M.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2013, 8, 039, pp 1-8

The potential of dietary interventions in primary and population-based prevention has so far not been fully exploited. One explanation for the relatively sparse public health nutrition (PHN) activities might be related to a lack of rigorous methods for developing and/or selecting effective...

Author(s)
Knorpp, L.; Kroke, A.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2012, 7, 045, pp 1-22

Over the past decade, sustainable development has become a pivotal element of innovation in various areas. Industrial biotechnology - through its potential to reform our energy resources - is of specific interest given its controversial reception. With the ongoing shift from a fossil-fuel-based to...

Author(s)
Landeweerd, L.; Pierce, R.; Kinderlerer, J.; Osseweijer, P.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2012, 7, 027, pp 1-6

Most economically important traits in farm animals, such as daily gain, muscularity, meat quality, milk production, reproduction and others, are complex multifactorial traits that are controlled by an unknown number of genes combined with environmental factors. Since these traits show a continuous...

Author(s)
Stinckens, A.; Schroyen, M.; Peeters, L.; Janssens, S.; Buys, N.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews: Perspectives in Agriculture, Veterinary Science, Nutrition and Natural Resources, 2010, 5, 026, pp 1-13

Most applications of genomic selection (GS) have so far been in animals, especially dairy cattle, although theoretical studies have also been conducted for maize. For the last 50 years, commercial breeding programmes for dairy cattle have been based on the progeny test scheme, which results in an...

Author(s)
Weller, J. I.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews: Perspectives in Agriculture, Veterinary Science, Nutrition and Natural Resources, 2010, 5, 023, pp 1-10

Recently, the functional food market has been confronted with some controversial dilemmas with respect to regulation; market convergence and consumer acceptance and psychological reaction towards it. Rigid regulation on health claims is not only designed to protect consumers from misleading and...

Author(s)
Puspa, J.; Kühl, R.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews: Perspectives in Agriculture, Veterinary Science, Nutrition and Natural Resources, 2009, 4, 036, pp 1-9

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