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CAB Reviews

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

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The sub-Saharan Africa region has been affected by multifaceted interrelated challenges including climate change risks, environmental degradation, political crises, demographic, and food security. The region is geographically exposed to and heavily depends on heat stress-sensitive livelihood and...

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Desalegn Yayeh Ayal
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2021, 16, 049, pp 1-9

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...

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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....

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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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Almost half of all countries in the world are effectively free of human deaths from dog-mediated rabies. But the disease still affects people in low- and middle-income countries, especially the rural poor, and children. Successful regional elimination of human rabies is attributable to advances in...

Author(s)
Changalucha, J.; Hampson, K.; Jaswant, G.; Lankester, F.; Yoder, J.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2021, 16, 039, pp 1-22

The sand tampan, Ornithodoros savignyi (Audouin, 1827), is an economically important soft tick of the Afrotropics parasitising a wide range of livestock and humans. These ticks are known to inflict painful bites which may be fatal in susceptible hosts. Historically thought to be a single species, ...

Author(s)
Charles, R. A.; Basu, A. K.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2021, 16, 036, pp 1-13

Meat is a perishable product due to its protein and high-water activity (Aw) and is thus prone to microbial and oxidative processes, which lead to spoilage and undesirable changes in meat physicochemical characteristics. Edible coatings, combined with antioxidant and antimicrobial substances, have...

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Forato, L. A.; Bernardes-Filho, R.; Colnago, L. A.; Nassu, R. T.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2021, 16, 038,

The emergence and re-emergence of infectious diseases including zoonoses and persistence of neglected zoonotic diseases threaten the global health and economy of rural societies now more than any time in the history of humanity. Animals are the main reservoirs of zoonotic disease agents, and...

Author(s)
Samadi, A.; Hailat, N.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2021, 16, 027, pp 1-11
Open Access

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...

Author(s)
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

Algae are a great source of mineral salts, vitamins, proteins and trace metals necessary for human metabolism. Interest of introducing algae into human nutrition in western countries has increased in recent years. Humans can also consume algae indirectly because they are a source of different...

Author(s)
Sarvananda, L.; Premarathna, A. D.; Shafras, M.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2021, 16, 020, pp 1-10

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