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CAB Reviews

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Sex selection techniques provide economic benefits to dairy and beef herd management. Therefore, the development of such techniques has attracted the attention of reproductive biologists. There have been numerous studies concerning the development of sex selection techniques. As the sex of the...

Author(s)
Naniwa, Y.; Uchiyama, K.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2021, 16, 019, pp 1-8

Climate change will pose challenges for the world's food supply in the coming decades. As a leading agricultural state with a diverse agricultural portfolio, California will face its own unique regional challenges due to its complex agricultural inter-dependencies. As veterinarians and animal...

Author(s)
Pitesky, M.; James, J.; Pandey, P.; Mitloehner, F.; Cadena, M.; Aly, S.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2019, 14, 002, pp 1-8

Environmental enrichment refers to stimuli that are added to an animal's environment in an attempt to improve biological functioning and animal welfare by increasing the complexity of the environment and providing opportunities for the animal to perform species-appropriate activities. Enrichments...

Author(s)
Dixon, L. M.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2012, 7, 033, pp 1-18

One potential indication of decreased welfare in pigs is a greater prevalence of disease as a result of compromised immunity in 'stressed' animals. Various studies have endeavoured to assess the effects of stress on pigs. Stressors included social interactions from crowding or mixing pigs, ambient...

Author(s)
Kick, A. R.; Tompkins, M. B.; Almond, G. W.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews: Perspectives in Agriculture, Veterinary Science, Nutrition and Natural Resources, 2011, 6, 018, pp 1-17

The physiology of the ruminant placenta inhibits the transfer of large-molecular-weight structures in utero, thus making it essential that newborn calves receive a substantial amount of colostrum. Ruminant neonates must ingest colostrum for many reasons; however, attaining passive transfer of...

Author(s)
Kehoe, S. I.; Heinrichs, A. J.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews: Perspectives in Agriculture, Veterinary Science, Nutrition and Natural Resources, 2007, 2, 029, pp 9 pp.

The assessment of pain in cattle is hindered by the difficulty of communication between species and the possibility that prey species, such as cattle, limit behaviour indicative of pain due to the danger of predation. To identify behavioural and physiological responses caused by the pain of any...

Author(s)
Stafford, K. J.; Mellor, D. J.
Publisher
CABI Publishing, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews: Perspectives in Agriculture, Veterinary Science, Nutrition and Natural Resources, 2006, 1, 013, pp 10 pp.

Unacquainted pigs of all ages fight when mixed, resulting in body lesions, increased circulating stress hormones and increased heart rates. Aggression can therefore compromise pig welfare, and can also have an economic impact for the producer. Aggression in slaughter pigs can impact growth rates,...

Author(s)
Marchant-Forde, J. N.; Marchant-Forde, R. M.
Publisher
CABI Publishing, Wallingford, UK
Citation
Pig News and Information, 2005, 26, 3, pp 63N-71N

Ethnoveterinary medicine focuses on livestock keepers' knowledge and approaches to animal health care and production. It covers information on diseases and their control; remedies and clinical practices for treatment and prevention; management, feeding and breeding strategies; spiritual elements;...

Author(s)
Mathias, E.
Publisher
CAB International, Wallingford, UK
Citation
Veterinary Bulletin, 2004, 74, 8, pp 27N-37N

Reindeer (Rangifer tarandus tarandus) are well adapted to a climate characterised by low temperatures and snow during a major part of the year. During the summer, reindeer graze primarily on the green fresh parts of grasses, sedges, shrubs and herbs and in the autumn, gradually shift to a diet...

Author(s)
Wiklund, E.; Malmfors, G.
Publisher
CAB International, Wallingford, UK
Citation
Animal Breeding Abstracts, 2004, 72, 1, pp 1N-6N

Author(s)
Senesi, S. I.; Vieites, C. M.; Basso, C. P.; Caro, A. de
Publisher
CAB International, Wallingford, UK
Citation
Pig News and Information, 2000, 21, 4, pp 127N-132N

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