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CAB Reviews

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

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The gut microbiota has been a subject of great interest in recent years because the composition and diversity are associated with the maintenance of piglets' health and welfare. This review aims to summarise the composition and diversity of piglet microbiome, the impact on health maintenance,...

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Klein, D. R.; Schneider, L. I.; Silva, J. C. da; Rossi, C. A. R.; Oliveira, V. de
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2021, 16, 048, pp 1-8

The growing world population has increased the demand for meat and milk products and has led to a rapid growth in the scale of cattle enterprises globally. As a result, livestock production would intensify even more with farmers aiming to maximize output per animal unit and it would lower the...

Author(s)
Azarpajouh, S.; Díaz, J. A. C.; Quan, S. B.; Taheri, H.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2021, 16, 045, pp 1-9

Cattle are a livelihood asset to smallholder farmers in Africa yet remain threatened by the effects of ticks and tick-borne diseases during production because they cause morbidity and premature death. The use of indigenous plants in tick control is a worldwide practice spanning thousands of years....

Author(s)
Mvumi, B. M.; Nyahangare, E. T.; Eloff, J. N.; Belmain, S. R.; Stevenson, P. C.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2021, 16, 042, pp 1-17
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Apicomplexan parasites are responsible for important livestock diseases that affect the production of much needed protein resources, and those transmissible to humans pose a public health risk. Vaccines, recognized as a cost-effective and environmentally friendly method for the prevention of...

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Florin-Christensen, M.; Schnittger, L.; Bastos, R. G.; Rathinasamy, V. A.; Cooke, B. M.; Alzan, H. F.; Suarez, C. E.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2021, 16, 024, pp 1-23

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

The control of mastitis remains a focus of attention for dairy farmers, veterinary surgeons and advisors due to its impact on cow health and welfare, milk quality, sustainable production, and the financial costs associated with treatment, prevention and ongoing control. In addition, the focus on...

Author(s)
Breen, J. E.; Bradley, A. J.; Down, P. M.; Hyde, R. M.; Leach, K. A.; Green, M. J.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2021, 16, 014, pp 1-8

Zinc (Zn) is a micro mineral with catalytic regulatory and structural functions in muscle tissue. It increases growth in ruminants because it modulates energy metabolism. It participates in the metabolism of proteins and nucleic acids; it stimulates the activity of approximately 100 enzymes and...

Author(s)
Jimenez, L. E. R.; Maya, M. A. R.; Aranda-Aguirre, E.; Castañon, M. M.; Vara, I. A. D.; Vargas-Bello-Pérez, E.; Manuel, G. R.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2021, 16, 007, pp 1-12

Animal welfare is a multidimensional phenomenon and currently its on-farm assessment requires complex, multidimensional frameworks involving farm audits which are time-consuming, infrequent and expensive. The core principle of precision agriculture is to use sensor technologies to improve the...

Author(s)
Erp-van der Kooij, E. van; Rutter, S. M.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2020, 15, 051, pp 1-10

This paper reviewed the existing and potential blockchain applications of this technology, which are to trade the agricultural wastes including animal wastes, energy, and byproducts among the farmers and entrepreneurs to generate wealth; to manage the animal product supply chains such as dairy...

Author(s)
Makkar, H. P. S.; Costa, C.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2020, 15, 035, pp 1-8
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Dairy bull calves may experience compromised welfare as a result of production practices and management techniques implemented on farm. This includes high disease incidence due to poor ventilation, pain experienced as a by-product of processing procedures, social isolation, and hunger from...

Author(s)
Alley, M. L.; Smith, G. W.; Pairis-Garcia, M. D.; Wagner, B.; Cramer, M. C.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2020, 15, 058, pp 1-11

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