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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 objective of this paper is to review causes of lameness lesions, lameness detection methods, factors affecting lameness, the association between lameness and other economically important swine production traits, and treatment for lameness in swine breeding herds. Lameness in sows is an...

Author(s)
Supakorn, C.; Stock, J. D.; Garay, E.; Johnson, A. K.; Stalder, K. J.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2018, 13, 023, pp 1-14

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

Improvement of litter size in pigs through selection was considered a difficult task in the past. Low heritability, negative correlation between direct additive genetic and maternal effect, limited size of the nucleus population, expression only in females, and relatively late age of measurements,...

Author(s)
Luković, Z.; Škorput, D.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2015, 10, 006, pp 1-9

Different wavelengths of visible light spectrum influence the reproductive system of domestic avian species. Light perceived by the retina is involved in growth and behaviour whereas light perceived by the hypothalamus is involved in reproduction through photosensitive cells in the brain...

Author(s)
Reddy, I. J.; Sukanto Mondal; Ashish Mishra; Gorti RaviKiran
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2014, 9, 030, pp 1-9

Despite the degree of environmental protection and economic feasibility offered by traditional poultry production systems, the practice of housing laying hens in cages has been widely criticized worldwide because of the public perception that caged housing systems provide poor welfare for laying...

Author(s)
Golden, J. B.; Arbona, D. V.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2012, 7, 050, pp 1-12

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

The breeding of domestic animals has a longstanding and successful history, starting with domestication several thousand years ago. Modern animal breeding strategies, predominantly based on population genetics, artificial insemination (AI) and embryo transfer (ET) technologies led to significant...

Author(s)
Kues, W. A.; Rath, D.; Niemann, H.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews: Perspectives in Agriculture, Veterinary Science, Nutrition and Natural Resources, 2008, 3, 036, pp 1-18

A short overview is given of the history, breed characteristics and reproductive performance of the native Hungarian Mangalica [Mangalitsa] pig. Although this fat-type breed was the most important breed in Hungary until the mid-1950s, it nearly disappeared due to the breeding of modern commercial...

Author(s)
Brüssow, K. P.; Egerszegi, I.; Ratky, J.; Torner, H.; Toth, P.; Schneider, F.
Publisher
CAB International, Wallingford, UK
Citation
Pig News and Information, 2005, 26, 1, pp 23N-28N

Poor sow longevity in commercial pork production systems can lead to economic inefficiency and animal well being concerns. The quest by commercial pork producers to provide consumers with lean pork and improve production efficiency through increasing kilograms of lean sold per sow per year and...

Author(s)
Stalder, K. J.; Knauer, M.; Baas, T. J.; Rothschild, M. F.; Mabry, J. W.
Publisher
CAB International, Wallingford, UK
Citation
Pig News and Information, 2004, 25, 2, pp 53N-74N

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