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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

Cultivated compost housing systems for dairy cattle are reported in the literature from Israel, the USA and the Netherlands. A deep-bedded pack is commonly supported by large amounts of wood shavings and sawdust to enhance microbial activity and evaporation. Aerobic composting processes are...

Author(s)
Klaas, I. C.; Bjerg, B. S.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews: Perspectives in Agriculture, Veterinary Science, Nutrition and Natural Resources, 2011, 6, 045, pp 1-9

Mastitis is an important disease affecting the dairy industry both in terms of animal welfare and the costs associated with treating the illness. Many mastitis prevention procedures are in place such as teat dipping, line cleaning and dry cow antibiotic treatments, yet mastitis is still common in...

Author(s)
Maga, E. A.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews: Perspectives in Agriculture, Veterinary Science, Nutrition and Natural Resources, 2008, 3, 033, pp 7 pp.

Streptococcus uberis is an important cause of mastitis in dairy cattle around the world. The organism has also been associated with mastitis in goats, sheep, camels and buffaloes, and with a variety of other conditions in ruminants and non-ruminant species. S. uberis has been reported in humans but ...

Author(s)
Zadoks, R. N.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews: Perspectives in Agriculture, Veterinary Science, Nutrition and Natural Resources, 2007, 2, 030, pp 15 pp.

Bovine mastitis is a multi-aetiological ailment that accounts for the immense economic losses due to fall in milk production and poor quality of milk as well as therapeutic expenditures. Bovine protothecal mastitis is caused by Prototheca zopfii and P. wickerhamii and has been reported in most of...

Author(s)
Rakesh Ranjan; Swarup D.; Patra, R. C.; Nandi D.
Publisher
CABI Publishing, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews: Perspectives in Agriculture, Veterinary Science, Nutrition and Natural Resources, 2006, 1, 017, pp 7 pp.

Mycoplasmas are responsible for many human and animal diseases and have a tremendous economic and health impact worldwide. They have a pronounced affinity for mucosal surfaces and consequently cause infections of the urogenital and respiratory tracts, but also of the mammary gland and serous...

Author(s)
Al-Momani, W.; Nicholas, R. A. J.
Publisher
CABI Publishing, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews: Perspectives in Agriculture, Veterinary Science, Nutrition and Natural Resources, 2006, 1, 004, pp 11 pp.

Camels were formerly considered resistant to most of the diseases commonly affecting livestock, but as more research was conducted, camels were found to be susceptible to a large number of pathogenic agents. For some diseases such as pox, mange, and enterotoxaemia, camels were indeed more...

Author(s)
Abbas, B.; Omer, O. H.
Publisher
CABI Publishing, Wallingford, UK
Citation
Veterinary Bulletin, 2005, 75, 8, pp 1N-16N

A review of bacterial and viral mastitis, and other mammary gland diseases of goats and sheep.

Author(s)
Tripathi, B. N.
Publisher
CAB International, Wallingford, UK
Citation
Veterinary Bulletin, 2000, 70, 11, pp 1117-1142

Contagious agalactia syndrome (CAS) is an important mycoplasmal disease of sheep and goats. Affected animals show acute mastitis, arthritis and conjunctivitis. Classical CAS is caused by Mycoplasma agalactiae, but several other mycoplasmal species, including M. capricolum subsp. capricolum (Mcc), ...

Author(s)
Egwu, G. O.; Ball, H. J.; Rodriguez, F.; Fernadez, A.
Citation
Veterinary Bulletin, 2000, 70, 4, pp 391-402

The literature on somatic cell count (SCC) is reviewed with particular emphasis on genetic and phenotypic parameters and the suitability of the trait as an indirect means of reducing the incidence of mastitis. Estimates of the h2 of SCC are low, with a weighted average of 0.11±0.04 in the first...

Author(s)
Mrode, R. A.; Swanson, G. J. T.
Citation
Animal Breeding Abstracts, 1996, 64, 11, pp 847-857

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