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CAB Reviews

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The fall armyworm (FAW) (Spodoptera frugiperda) is a crop pest species that has become global, having spread from its native American distribution to Africa and Asia since 2016. Its rapid spread, plus concerns about potential yield losses, have led to the search for sustainable management options....

Author(s)
Hruska, A. J.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2019, 14, 043, pp 1-11

The Zika virus outbreak in Miami-Dade, Florida, in 2016 heightened our awareness of the presence, expansion and vectorial capacity of invasive Aedes mosquitoes in the USA. The Asian tiger mosquito, Aedes albopictus, has not been implicated as a vector during an arbovirus outbreak in the USA,...

Author(s)
Unlu, I.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2019, 14, 034, pp 1-22

This paper provides current information on the importance of cassava, characteristics of cassava farms, distribution of cassava mosaic disease (CMD), management practices and potential of resistant varieties to mitigate against the effects of CMD in Sierra Leone. There is a high prevalence of...

Author(s)
Samura, A. E.; Fomba, S. N.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2019, 14, 027, pp 1-6

Minimizing pain, suffering and damage are essential factors in animal welfare. However, swine inflammation and necrosis syndrome (SINS) leads to significant clinical findings of inflammation and necrosis at the extremities in pigs. Tail, ears, coronary bands, soles, heels, claw walls, navel and...

Author(s)
Reiner, G.; Lechner, M.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2019, 14, 040, pp 1-8

Apple snails are large freshwater snails belonging to the family Ampullariidae that inhabit tropical to temperate areas. The South American apple snails Pomacea canaliculata and Pomacea maculata have been introduced to other continents where they have successfully established and spread. Our review ...

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Martín, P. R.; Burela, S.; Seuffert, M. E.; Tamburi, N. E.; Saveanu, L.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2019, 14, 042, pp 1-11

It is about 40 years since Prostephanus truncatus, a devastating pest of stored maize and dried cassava, was accidentally introduced into Africa from meso-America. Losses of stored maize at least doubled because of the destructive nature of the pest. Prostephanus truncatus management measures...

Author(s)
Muatinte, B. L.; Kavallieratos, N. G.; Boukouvala, M. C.; García-Lara, S.; López-Castillo, L. M.; Mvumi, B. M.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2019, 14, 041, pp 1-25

Many plant species of tropical African origin have substantial socio-economic and cultural importance among the rural populace. A good number of these species exhibit long-term ethno-medicinal relevance to the African people. Besides, they have major food and nutritional values that have guaranteed ...

Author(s)
Baiyeri, P. K.; Ugese, F. D.; Nwobodo, C. E.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2019, 14, 012, pp 1-12

The rise in indices of infectious diseases and antimicrobial resistance is a cause for concern and calls for multiple approaches for control to be considered. The most exposed parts of the body, such as hands, skin, head and the face are a leading source of these pathogens. Hands in particular are...

Author(s)
Doughari, J. H.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2019, 14, 036, pp 1-10

Chronic wasting disease (CWD) is a contagious prion disease affecting four species of free-ranging and captive cervids in North America. Geographic detection and distribution of CWD notably increased after 2002, although the disease has been present in North America since at least the 1960s. CWD is ...

Author(s)
Ketz, A. C.; Storm, D. J.; Samuel, M.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2019, 14, 038, pp 1-15

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

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