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This chapter reviews indications for blood transfusions and blood groups, as well as techniques used for the collection, processing, storage, and administration of blood products in cattle, small ruminants, New World camelids, and pigs. The use of blood products in food and fiber animal species is...

Author(s)
Credille, B. C.; Epstein, K. L.
Publisher
John Wiley & Sons, Chichester, UK
Citation
Manual of veterinary transfusion medicine and blood banking, 2016, pp 321-333
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Author(s)
Vann, R. C.
Publisher
John Wiley & Sons, Chichester, UK
Citation
Bovine Reproduction, 2015, pp 290-294
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Minimizing environmental impacts of livestock production using diet optimization models.

This chapter presents some of the optimization modelling techniques that can be used to reduce the environmental impacts of livestock and assess the effects of environmental policies on the production system. Feed management practices that can reduce methane emissions and mineral excretion from...

Author(s)
Moraes, L. E.; Fadel, J. G.
ISBN
2013 CABI (H ISBN 9781780640426)
Type
Book chapter
Abstract

Research to improve Bali cattle production for the smallholder households of eastern Indonesia was funded by three ACIAR projects. The project teams initially developed, tested and modified a project methodology that combined a process of participatory, on-farm engagement with farmers and the...

Author(s)
Lisson, S.; MacLeod, N.; McDonald, C.; Corfield, J.; Rachman, R.; Wirajaswadi, L.
Publisher
Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR), Canberra, Australia
Citation
Beef production in crop-livestock systems: simple approaches for complex problems, 2011, pp 29-54
Abstract

This chapter gives a brief overview of the potential application of DNA technology, specifically DNA-based markers, in livestock breeding, particularly beef cattle breeding. The history of genetic markers, applications of genetic markers (identification of genetic defects, parentage verification...

Author(s)
Harris, E. J.; Marle-Koster, E. van; Kotze, A.
Publisher
Agricultural Research Council, Pretoria, South Africa
Citation
Beef breeding in South Africa, 2010, Ed.2, pp 82-87
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So far the morphological measurements of the animals have been performed manually using instruments such as Aparicio stick or tape causing stress to the animal and danger to the operator who performs. Moreover, the technique known as Photogrammetry is used to obtain the 3D coordinates of any object ...

Author(s)
Lomillos, J. M.; Sanz, E.; Alonso, M. E.; Bartolomé, D. J.; Posado, R.; García, J. J.; Gaudioso, V.
Publisher
Asociación Interprofesional para el Desarrollo Agrario, Zaragoza, Spain
Citation
XIV Jornadas sobre Producción Animal, Zaragoza, España, 17 y 18 de mayo de 2011, 2011, pp 70-72
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Measuring and predicting growth and body composition in the live animal.

This chapter covers both the objective and subjective methods used to record and predict live animal growth and development and expected tissue deposition in the carcass of the animal when slaughtered. Focus is given on measuring and predicting liveweight and conformation changes by weighing and...

Author(s)
Lawrence, T. L. J.; Fowler, V. R.; Novakofski, J. E.
ISBN
2012 CABI (H ISBN 9781780641461)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Measurements on the carcass.

This chapter discusses the techniques used for carcass evaluation and prediction of carcass yield and composition. Focus is given on carcass weight and killing-out (dressing-out) proportion, specific gravity or density, measurements taken by ruler and probe, visual appraisal (scoring), jointing and ...

Author(s)
Lawrence, T. L. J.; Fowler, V. R.; Novakofski, J. E.
ISBN
2012 CABI (H ISBN 9781780641461)
Type
Book chapter
Abstract

Author(s)
Allison, R. W.
Publisher
John Wiley & Sons, Chichester, UK
Citation
Veterinary hematology and clinical chemistry, 2012, Ed.2, pp 401-424
Abstract

Author(s)
Allison, R. W.
Publisher
John Wiley & Sons, Chichester, UK
Citation
Veterinary hematology and clinical chemistry, 2012, Ed.2, pp 476-479

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