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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

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

Appropriate feeding during the pregnancy and post-pregnancy period determines both the milk production in the ensuing lactation as well as the reproductive efficiency of the animal. During this period, 3 weeks before and 3 weeks after parturition are very important because dramatic physiological...

Author(s)
Bakshi, M. P. S.; Wadhwa, M.; Makkar, H. P. S.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2017, 12, 006, pp 1-8

Poor feeding during pre-natal, neonatal and post-natal stages of calves leads to higher age at first calving and overall loss of productive life. Supplying calves an optimal nutrition right from the prenatal stage is vital for their growth and development, and it also allows calves to express their ...

Author(s)
Garg, M. R.; Bhanderi, B. M.; Sachin Shankhpal; Ajay Goswami; Sherasia, P. L.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2016, 11, 042, pp 1-18

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

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...

Author(s)
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

Genetic analyses of milk production traits have been based on a polygenic model that assumes that a trait is affected by an infinitesimal number of genes each with a very small effect. An updated review on the genetic parameters (heritabilities and genetic correlations) for milk components...

Author(s)
Lopez-Villalobos, N.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2012, 7, 028, pp 1-18

Increasing the digestibility of ruminant diets and thereby improving nutrient efficiency is an important aspect of ruminant nutrition. This improvement in nutrient utilization must initially come from an improved rumen digestion and utilization. Yeast products have been added to the diets of...

Author(s)
Lascano, G. J.; Heinrichs, A. J.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews: Perspectives in Agriculture, Veterinary Science, Nutrition and Natural Resources, 2007, 2, 049, pp 13 pp.

The Moroccan sheep population consists of several breeds. The most important breeds are the D’man, Timahdite, Béni Guil, Sardi, Béni Ahsen and Boujaâd. With regard to reproduction performance, these breeds could be divided into two groups. The D’man breed reaches puberty at an early age, has a long ...

Author(s)
Boujenane, I
Publisher
CABI Publishing, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews: Perspectives in Agriculture, Veterinary Science, Nutrition and Natural Resources, 2006, 1, 014, pp 18 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.

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