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CAB Reviews

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

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Leveraging data collected by commercial poultry requires a deep understanding of the data that are collected. Machine learning (ML)-based techniques are capable of "learning by finding" nonobvious associations and patterns in the data in order to create more reliable, accurate, explanatory, and...

Author(s)
Pitesky, M.; Gendreau, J.; Bond, T.; Carrasco-Medanic, R.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2020, 15, 049, pp 1-11

Tail docking has been practiced on dogs for many years for various reasons, including aesthetics, breeding standards and hygiene, to facilitate reproductive handling in some dog breeds, breeders' decisions and tradition, or to prevent lesions during play or work, to name a few. Little research,...

Author(s)
Reyes-Sotelo, B.; Mota-Rojas, D.; Martínez-Burnes, J.; Gómez, J.; Lezama, K.; González-Lozano, M.; Hernández-Ávalos, I.; Casas, A.; Herrera, Y.; Mora-Medina, P.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2020, 039, pp 1-13

Fungi play an important role in our life. Several species of fungi act as biocontrol agents, antibiotic producers, and waste material decomposers. On the other hand, several harmful fungi cause problems by attacking plants, humans, and animals, while others can spoil our food. Fungi attacking...

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Kazerooni, E. A.; Velazhahan, R.; Essa, M. M.; Al-Sadi, A. M.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2020, 15, 036, 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

Infrequent supplementation (IS; i.e., feeding supplement to animals at frequency less than daily) as opposed to frequent (i.e., daily) could be used as a management tool to improve economic returns of extensive beef production systems by reducing costs associated with the delivery of supplement to...

Author(s)
Al-Marashdeh, O.; Edwards, G. R.; Gregorini, P.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2020, 15, 034, pp 1-13
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Epidemics of human African trypanosomiasis (HAT) in the twentieth century led to millions of deaths. However, since the start of the twenty-first century, there has been a continued decline in the number of reported cases, due to increased investment and prioritisation of control efforts....

Author(s)
Davis, C. N.; Rock, K. S.; Keeling, M. J.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2020, 15, 028, pp 1-11

Chronic diseases, including cardiovascular disease (CVD), diabetes, hypertension, stroke, dementia, and cancer are the leading cause of morbidity and mortality globally. Caloric restriction (CR) is able to reduce or prevent the above a mentioned chronic diseases and increase both healthy lifespan...

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Pan YuanLong
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2020, 15, 024, pp 1-7

Craw craw was first described almost 150 years ago. Since then considerable progress has been made in understanding the Onchocerca volvulus life cycle, its effects on the host (blindness, skin disease and epilepsy) and potential control measures. Early attempts were aimed at controlling the black...

Author(s)
Hopkins, A. D.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2020, 15, 021, pp 1-10

The public authorities have invested considerable financial resources over recent decades in restructuring the dairy milk sector in Algeria with an objective of reducing the country's dependency on milk imports. This work aims to draw up an inventory of the status of the dairy sector in Algeria on...

Author(s)
Meklati, F. R.; Meribai, A.; Yezli, N.; Ben-Mahdi, M. H.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2020, 15, 027, pp 1-8

The aim of this study was to examine breeding objectives and the impact of production systems and breed types on dairy cattle performance in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). A total of 64 research studies published between 1980 and 2018 were used for qualitative analysis (qualitative synthesis) of...

Author(s)
Chawala, A. R.; Mwai, A. O.; Peters, A.; Banos, G.; Chagunda, G. G.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2020, 15, 007, pp 1-15

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