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CAB Reviews

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

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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

Animal diseases are a significant source of lost revenue in livestock production systems. Reduction and control of diseases has traditionally been done under three management programs: eradication by test and slaughter, vaccination, and use of antibiotics. However, inadequate efficacy of vaccines...

Author(s)
Taxis, T. M.; Casas, E.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2017, 12, 026, pp 1-20

Despite being relatively neglected as a livestock species in most of the world, the dromedary camel is highly valued in South Asia, the Middle East and Africa - especially East Africa. This paper reviews the ways in which camel diseases impact human welfare in East Africa by discussing how diseases ...

Author(s)
Plummer, P. J.; Coatney, J. W.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2015, 10, 038, pp 1-18

Cardiac troponins are sensitive and specific markers of myocardial damage. They have been shown to be elevated in a number of primary cardiac and non-cardiac conditions. In cardiomyopathies, they are useful for detecting occult disease, and can provide prognostic information. They can be used to...

Author(s)
Gough, A.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2014, 9, 028, pp 1-7

Morbidity and mortality associated with an infectious disease outbreak can be mitigated by early detection followed by swift action. Modelling, tracking and predicting disease outbreaks are therefore priorities for public health agencies. New media data sources, including social media platforms,...

Author(s)
Walker, J. G.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2013, 8, 031, pp 1-13

Exotic forest pathogens may threaten native ecosystems. Although there is little chance to eradicate the pathogens once established, their spread may be limited through efficient and sustainable management practices only when factors driving the invasion are known. Here, we review the factors...

Author(s)
Gonthier, P.; Garbelotto, M.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2013, 8, 025, pp 1-2

Communicable diseases continue to be a major health problem especially in developing countries, with respiratory infections causing the greatest mortality. The method of transmission is the key to grouping similar infections and the focus for investigating new diseases. Several new infections have...

Author(s)
Webber, R.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2012, 7, 025, pp 1-3

It is indisputable that climate is an important factor in many livestock diseases. Nevertheless, our knowledge of the impact of climate change on livestock infectious diseases is much less certain. Therefore, the aim of the article is to conduct a systematic review of the literature on the topic...

Author(s)
Heffernan, C.; Salman, M.; York, L.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2012, 7, 011, pp 1-26

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

In 2009, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released guidelines for the commercialization of genetically engineered (GE) farm animals. Numerous applications for approval of transgenic species are currently pending. Anthropocentric concerns raised to date have tended to neglect the impact of...

Author(s)
Greger, M.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews: Perspectives in Agriculture, Veterinary Science, Nutrition and Natural Resources, 2011, 6, 041, pp 1-6

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