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The disease costs of sociality have largely been understood through the link between group size and transmission. However, infectious disease spread is driven primarily by the social organization of interactions in a group and not its size. We used statistical models to review the social network...

Author(s)
Pratha Sah; Mann, J.; Shweta Bansal
Publisher
Wiley, Oxford, UK
Citation
Journal of Animal Ecology, 2018, 87, 3, pp 546-558
Abstract

The aim of this meta-analysis was to compare feed intake, milk production, milk composition and organic matter (OM) digestibility in dairy cows fed different grass and legume species. Data from the literature was collected and different data sets were made to compare families (grasses v. legumes,...

Author(s)
Johansen, M.; Lund, P.; Weisbjerg, M. R.
Publisher
Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK
Citation
Animal, 2018, 12, 1, pp 66-75
Abstract

Large amounts of calcium are required during pregnancy and lactation to support fetal and neonatal bone growth and calcification. An inadequate supply of calcium during these stages can lead to unsuccessful reproduction or impaired offspring fitness. During reproduction, female mammals undergo...

Author(s)
Torres, D. A.; Freitas, M. B.; Gonçalves, R. V.
Publisher
CSIRO, Collingwood, Australia
Citation
Reproduction, Fertility and Development, 2018, 30, 5, pp 681-688
Abstract

Undernutrition and low dietary diversity remain big problems in many developing countries. A large proportion of the people affected are smallholder farmers. Hence, it is often assumed that further diversifying small-farm production would be a good strategy to improve nutrition, but the evidence is ...

Author(s)
Sibhatu, K. T.; Qaim, M.
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK
Citation
Food Policy, 2018, 77, pp 1-18
Abstract

Stryphnodendron spp., popularly known as "barbatimão", is the native Brazilian tree most often employed to treat wounds and infections. The aim of the present study was to highlight the importance of S. adstringens, as well as other Stryphnodendron species recognized as "barbatimão", to human...

Author(s)
Souza-Moreira, T. M.; Queiroz-Fernandes, G. M.; Pietro, R. C. L. R.
Publisher
MDPI AG, Basel, Switzerland
Citation
Molecules, 2018, 23, 4, pp 910
Abstract

Trichinellosis, caused by the parasitic nematode Trichinella spp. is a widespread foodborne zoonotic disease and is a public health concern in many countries. Wild boar is the second most important source of trichinellosis for humans. We conducted a systematic review and meta-analysis to evaluate...

Author(s)
Rostami, A.; Riahi, S. M.; Ghadimi, R.; Hanifehpour, H.; Hamidi, F.; Khazan, H.; Gamble, H. R.
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK
Citation
Food Control, 2018, 91, pp 404-411
Abstract

Over the past decade, genome-wide association studies (GWASs) have successfully identified hundreds of genetic variants associated with economically important production traits in beef cattle. Environmental factors, such as farm, year, and season, have been included in GWASs to represent systematic ...

Author(s)
Wang XiaoQiao; Miao Jian; Xia JiangWei; Chang TianPeng; E GuangXin; Bao JinShan; Jin ShengYun; Xu LingYang; Zhang LuPei; Zhu Bo; Gao Xue; Chen Yan; Li JunYa; Gao HuiJiang
Publisher
Elsevier B.V., Amsterdam, Netherlands
Citation
Livestock Science, 2018, 212, pp 75-82
Abstract

Data from individual studies evaluating the effect of housing systems on performance, lying time and dirt scores of finishing beef cattle are conflicting. The objective of this study was to collate the data from previous animal housing studies and quantify, through meta-analysis, the effect of...

Author(s)
Keane, M. P.; McGee, M.; O'Riordan, E. G.; Kelly, A. K.; Earley, B.
Publisher
Elsevier B.V., Amsterdam, Netherlands
Citation
Livestock Science, 2018, 212, pp 57-60
Abstract

A meta-analysis was performed to quantify the effect of the energy and protein intakes of growing sheep and goats infected with gastrointestinal parasites on some animal responses. In total, 101 publications representing 466 dietary and parasitic treatments were retained. For each 1 unit increase...

Author(s)
Ceï, W.; Salah, N.; Alexandre, G.; Bambou, J. C.; Archimède, H.
Publisher
Elsevier B.V., Amsterdam, Netherlands
Citation
Livestock Science, 2018, 212, pp 34-44
Abstract

Three studies investigated whether thoughts and feelings generated by baby animals might oppose appetite for meat. A prestudy established babyness as an important factor predicting moral concern for farmed animals. Study 1 showed that presenting images of baby animals, versus adult animals, as the...

Author(s)
Piazza, J.; McLatchie, N.; Olesen, C.
Publisher
Routledge, Abingdon, UK
Citation
Anthrozoös, 2018, 31, 3, pp 319-335

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