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CAB Reviews

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

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This review integrates recent scientific findings on the behaviour and welfare of buffalo dams during calving and the subsequent milking phase. These issues are discussed in relation to the level of welfare that buffalo dams and calves experience under different production systems. Key aspects are...

Author(s)
Mota-Rojas, D.; Rosa, G. de; Mora-Medina, P.; Braghieri, A.; Guerrero-Legarreta, I.; Napolitano, F.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2019, 14, 035, pp 1-9

Meconium aspiration syndrome (MAS) is a common obstetric and paediatric problem and is one of the most common causes of neonatal respiratory distress. The pathophysiology of MAS is complex. The underlying mechanism of MAS is fetal hypoxia which causes redistribution of fetal blood, increased...

Author(s)
Martínez-Burnes, J.; Mota-Rojas, D.; Villanueva-García, D.; Ibarra-Ríos, D.; Lezama-García, K.; Barrios-García, H.; López-Mayagoitia, A.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2019, 14, 013, pp 1-11

The assessment and promotion of positive affective states as opposed to consideration of negative states alone has now become an accepted component of animal welfare thinking. However, methods for assessment of positive affective state are comparatively underdeveloped compared with their negative...

Author(s)
Whittaker, A. L.; Marsh, L. E.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2019, 14, 010, pp 1-13

Olfaction is the primary sensory communication mode for most mammals; social, sexual, maternal and feeding behaviours are four basic and fundamental aspects directly related to olfaction. Herein we consider these four main aspects of olfaction in a variety of mammals from the families Ungulata and ...

Author(s)
Mota-Rojas, D.; Orihuela, A.; Napolitano, F.; Mora-Medina, P.; Orozco-Gregorio, H.; Alonso-Spilsbury, M.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2018, 13, 030, pp 1-13

Animal welfare is a priority for modern zoos and science-based welfare indicators are needed. Welfare indicators can be divided into environment-based and animal-based indicators. Environment-based indicators are usually easier to measure, but only animal-based indicators provide direct information ...

Author(s)
Manteca, X.; Amat, M.; Salas, M.; Temple, D.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2016, 11, 010, pp 1-10

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

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

This paper reviews the literature and reports on the current state of knowledge regarding the potential for managers to use visual (VC), auditory (AC) and olfactory (OC) cues to manage foraging behaviour and spatial distribution of rangeland livestock. We present evidence that free-ranging...

Author(s)
Howery, L. D.; Cibils, A. F.; Anderson, D. M.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2013, 8, 049, pp 1-10

Both n-3 and n-6 polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) are derived from the diet, with concentrations in the reproductive tract reflecting dietary intake. PUFAs have multiple functions: as precursors to eicosanoids, regulators of steroid biosynthesis, inflammatory mediators and supplying energy...

Author(s)
Wathes, D. C.; Cheng ZhangRui; Marei, W.; Fouladi-Nashta, A.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2013, 8, 041, pp 1-14

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

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