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CAB Reviews

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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

Dystocia frequently develops when some physical obstacle or functional defect impedes the birth process. Due to the complex nature of the factors involved in the process of parturition, it may be difficult to distinguish between eutocia (normal delivery) and dystocia (difficult birth). It is...

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Mota-Rojas, D.; Martínez-Burnes, J.; Napolitano, F.; Domínguez-Muñoz, M.; Guerrero-Legarreta, I.; Mora-Medina, P.; Ramírez-Necoechea, R.; Lezama-García, K.; González-Lozano, M.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2020, 15, 013, pp 1-16

Enhancing longevity by reducing involuntary culling and consequently increasing productive life and lifetime production of dairy cows is not only a strategy to improve a farm's profit, but is also related to improved animal welfare. High rates of involuntary culling in dairy cows are currently...

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Knegsel, A. T. M. van; Hammon, H. M.; Bernabucci, U.; Bertoni, G.; Bruckmaier, R. M.; Goselink, R. M. A.; Gross, J. J.; Kuhla, B.; Metges, C. C.; Parmentier, H. K.; Trevisi, E.; Tröscher, A.; Vuuren, A. M. van
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2014, 9, 002, pp 1-15

Both n-3 and n-6 polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) are derived from the diet, with concentrations in the reproductive tract reflecting dietary intake. PUFAs have multiple functions: as precursors to eicosanoids, regulators of steroid biosynthesis, inflammatory mediators and supplying energy...

Author(s)
Wathes, D. C.; Cheng ZhangRui; Marei, W.; Fouladi-Nashta, A.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2013, 8, 041, pp 1-14

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

Procedures that control the timing of ovulation are of enormous value in advancing the use of reproductive technologies in all species. Among cattle, most protocols that control the timing of ovulation utilize gonadotrophin-releasing hormone (GnRH) around the time of insemination. A luteinizing...

Author(s)
Perry, G.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews: Perspectives in Agriculture, Veterinary Science, Nutrition and Natural Resources, 2007, 2, 014, pp 9 pp.

A discussion. Because the gain to be expected from keeping a primiparous sow is always higher than that expected from a replacement gilt, the culling of these sows should be avoided. In practice, however, about 14% of primiparous sows are culled, and 50% of this culling is for reproductive reasons. ...

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Vesseur, P. C.; Kemp, B.; Hartog, L. A. den
Citation
Pig News and Information, 1996, 17, 2, pp 35N-40N

This article reviews some recent advances in understanding of the physiological mechanisms controlling the growth and development of ovarian follicles in sheep and cattle. The importance of non-gonadotropin factors which act in an endocrine, paracrine or autocrine manner is highlighted. The...

Author(s)
Gong, J. G.; Webb, R.
Citation
Animal Breeding Abstracts, 1996, 64, 3, pp 195-204

Compared with European pig breeds, Taihu pigs have smaller preovulatory follicles and granulosa cells, but higher aromatase activity in granulosa cells and theca cells, greater embryonic secretions (PGs, glucose, oestradiol et al.), higher ovulation rate and attained puberty at an earlier age. The...

Author(s)
Mao, J. D.
Publisher
CABI Publishing, Wallingford, UK
Citation
Pig News and Information, 1995, 16, 2, pp 55N-59N

During 1.5 years, 382 non-pregnant, pregnant and lactating sows were fed on diets containing 12% tapioca and 40% cereals, 10% tapioca, 40% cereals and 6% meat meal tankage or 35% tapioca with no cereals or animal protein. All diets contained metabolizable energy 12.17 MJ, 15.2% crude protein, 0.59% ...

Author(s)
Peet-Schwering, C. M. C. van der; Hartog, L. A. den
Citation
Pig News and Information, 1991, 12, 3, pp 391-392

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