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CAB ReviewFull Text

Predatory and parasitic mites are likely to assume a greater role in crop protection as world attention is now focused on finding out alternative means of agricultural pest management, and some may be beneficial in the medical and veterinary fields. This review on the status of research on...

Author(s)
Gupta, S. K.; Kumar, P. S.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2018, 13, 031, pp 1-17
CAB ReviewFull Text

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
CAB ReviewFull Text

A holistic statistical modelling procedure for the analysis of energy balance (EB) studies is proposed in this review. We show that a switch from EB-based analysis to heat production (HP)-based analysis has some advantages. The use of augmented EB data with a fasting HP estimate is proposed to...

Author(s)
Dhanoa, M. S.; Sanderson, R.; Cammell, S. B.; Haines, M. J.; Lopez, S.; France, J.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2018, 13, 024, pp 1-12
CAB ReviewFull Text

Apicomplexan parasites of the genus Eimeria are widespread in poultry flocks and if present in sufficient numbers can cause the intestinal disease coccidiosis. For many years, the disease has been controlled either by incorporating drugs in the feed (prophylaxis) or by immunization with live...

Author(s)
Chapman, H. D.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2018, 13, 026, pp 1-11
CAB ReviewFull Text

Advances in genomic technologies have decreased costs associated with research and led to a better understanding of the impact of genetic variations on livestock production traits. In this context, the collection of abundant, accurate phenotypic data has often become the limiting factor in the...

Author(s)
Juárez, M.; Roberts, J. C.; López-Campos, O.; Prieto, N.; Aalhus, J. L.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2018, 13, 019, pp 1-8
CAB ReviewFull Text

The objective of this paper is to review causes of lameness lesions, lameness detection methods, factors affecting lameness, the association between lameness and other economically important swine production traits, and treatment for lameness in swine breeding herds. Lameness in sows is an...

Author(s)
Supakorn, C.; Stock, J. D.; Garay, E.; Johnson, A. K.; Stalder, K. J.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2018, 13, 023, pp 1-14
CAB ReviewFull Text

The modern veterinarian has, even though she or he has got a thorough ethology education, in many respects less practical knowledge of farm animal behaviour than a farmer's child 100 years ago. The book aims to complement and support this knowledge not only for veterinarians, but also for animal...

Author(s)
Ekesbo, I.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2018, 13, 018, pp 1-2
CAB ReviewFull Text

The use of electrical water bath stunning for the 'humane' slaughter of poultry has drawn criticism from some animal welfare research scientists and animal welfare organizations throughout the world. During water bath stunning, birds are shackled and inverted prior to entry into an electrified...

Author(s)
Fuseini, A.; Teye, M.; Wotton, S. B.; Lines, J. A.; Knowles, T. G.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2018, 13, 016, pp 1-7
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In the course of human history, the primary use of animals for more than 10 000 years has been agricultural - food, fibre, locomotion and power. And for most of that history, the well-being of the animals being used was assured by necessity. If one did not practice good husbandry, the animals did...

Author(s)
Rollin, B. E.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2018, 13, 009, pp 1-7
CAB ReviewFull Text

Behavioural changes can be caused by pathology within any body system, while cognitive changes stem from alterations within the brain. A variety of cognition tests have been used to assess cognitive abilities in canines, with most research focusing on ageing processes. Learning and memory can be...

Author(s)
Provoost, L. R.; Casal, M.; Siracusa, C.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2018, 13, 004, pp 1-8

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