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CAB Reviews

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

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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
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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

Despite being eradicated from Europe and probably the rest of the world, contagious bovine pleuropneumonia (CBPP) continues to plague sub-Saharan Africa affecting at least 25 countries, in particular Ethiopia, Ghana, Tanzania, Cameroon, Angola, Nigeria and Zambia. Evidence has shown that the...

Author(s)
Olorunshola, I. D.; Peters, A. R.; Scacchia, M.; Nicholas, R. A. J.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2017, 12, 019, pp 1-7

Selenium (Se) is an essential element in animal nutrition and metabolism. Research began with the study of Se toxicity, followed years later by the study of its deficiency; however, problems caused by Se deficiency are the most common. Several studies have investigated the effect of Se on the...

Author(s)
Salles, M. S. V.; Netto, A. S.; Zanetti, M. A.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2017, 12, 050, pp 1-13

Postweaning diarrhoea (PWD) is a significant enteric disease causing considerable economic losses for the pig industry. Among several aetiological risk factors, enterotoxigenic Escherichia coli (ETEC) is considered to be a major cause. After being routinely used for several decades to control...

Author(s)
Sugiharto, S.; Jensen, B. B.; Jensen, K. H.; Lauridsen, C.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2015, 10, 052, pp 1-16

Family chickens provide nutrition and income for poor families in rural areas in developing countries. Newcastle disease is a major constraint limiting the productivity of these flocks. Imported commercial Newcastle disease vaccines, requiring foreign exchange and coming in large dose containers,...

Author(s)
Spradbrow, P.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2014, 9, 011, pp 1-17

Porcine epidemic diarrhoea virus (PEDV) was detected in the USA in May of 2013 and is believed to have come from China. During the US outbreak, signs began with lethargy, vomiting and 12-36 h later a profuse watery diarrhoea in affected herds. Mortality is effectively 100% within 72 h in pigs less...

Author(s)
Lowe, J. F.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2014, 9, 042, pp 1-4

Mycobacterium tuberculosis (M.tb) infection is a global problem, which is exacerbated by human immunodeficiency virus-1 (HIV-1) co-infection. Despite the use of the Bacillus Calmette-Guérin (BCG) vaccine for over a century, it is evident that a new vaccine is needed because of its limitations in...

Author(s)
Metcalf, R.; Kelleher, P.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2013, 8, 019, pp 1-7

The patients' condition prior to surgery is of major importance for clinical outcome. It is believed nowadays that artificial nutrition in the form of a preoperative drink may improve postoperative outcome. Until now, a clear overview concerning the effects of preoperative supplementation on...

Author(s)
Brinkmann, S. J. H.; Buijs, N.; Luttikhold, J.; Delavary, B. M.; Niessen, F. B.; Leeuwen, P. A. M. van
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2013, 8, 015, pp 1-14

Over the last decade, research has provided a better understanding of the complexity and activity of the human gut microbiota. Molecular, culture-independent techniques made possible to identify health-promoting bacterial species in the human gut. This has intensified interest in the use of dietary ...

Author(s)
Baran, M. M.; Kolida, S.; Rastall, R. A.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2012, 7, 069, pp 1-15

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