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Cover for Reproduction management.

This chapter narrates the significance of reproduction management practices for enhancing reproductive efficiency by using new biotechnological approaches, ultimately resulting in faster turnover of the flock in a production environment. Starting from the fundamentals of reproduction criteria, the...

Author(s)
Rout, P. K.; Kumar, A.; Behera, B. K.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789240139)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Goat products supply chains.

This chapter deals with the supply chain management of diversified products derived from goats (e.g. goat milk, goat meat and transgenic goat products). In addition, the chapter explains how supply chain management serves as a baseline for information for the government, private sector and industry ...

Author(s)
Rout, P. K.; Kumar, A.; Behera, B. K.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789240139)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Economic principles and concepts in area-wide genetic pest management.

The objective of the article was to explore the key economic principles for the inclusion of genetically engineered insects within integrated pest management (IPM) programmes, discussing proposed examples with agriculture and health applications.

Author(s)
Brown, Z. S.; Jones, M. S.; Mumford, J.
ISBN
2019 CABI (H ISBN 9781786393678)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Technological pragmatism: navigating the ethical tensions created by agricultural biotechnology.

This chapter provides a path through the thicket of ethical tensions created by innovations in agricultural biotechnology. It first explains the notion of a technological fix and technological fix criticisms, and then clarifies and evaluates two opposing philosophies of technology which can be...

Author(s)
Scott, D.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786394644)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Pesticides - the future.

This chaper deals with pesticide resistance management, novel biological control agents, spray drift and application techniques. The development of genetically modified crops and the application of genetically modified insects to suppress natural populations of pest insects are discussed. A short...

Author(s)
Matthews, G. A.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786394873)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Domestication to dolly and beyond: a brief history of animal modification.

This chapter discusses the brief history of modification; varieties of modification; domestication; modification of behaviour and phenotypes; non-therapeutic modification; modification by technology; therapeutic modification; and cloning (nuclear transfer) and genetic modification of pets and...

Author(s)
Gardiner, A.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786390547)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Good for whom? Differences between human and animal enhancement.

This chapter discusses the concept of animal enhancement with reference to bioethical debates over human enhancement. The human enhancement; animal enhancement dealing with conceptual issues and ethical challenges; and justice in human and animal enhancement are emphasized.

Author(s)
Chan, S.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786390547)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Selective breeding, cloning and gene editing of dogs and cats for appearance and performance traits.

This chapter discusses the process of domestication and selective breeding in the dog and cat; how these processes have resulted in the modern-day cat and dog; and how pushing the limits of these species′ biology has led to concerns about their welfare. The future of genetically manipulating...

Author(s)
Packer, R. M. A.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786390547)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Welfare concerns in genetically modified laboratory mice and rats.

This chapter discusses the development of GM (genetically modified) rodents like laboratory mice and rats (gene modification, and gene modification, phenotypes and harm); social, ethical and welfare concerns (general ethical concerns, genetic modification, animal impact and animal welfare, animal...

Author(s)
Osborne, N.; Morton, D.; Prins, J. B.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786390547)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Cloning, editing and GMOs for animal enhancement.

This chapter discusses the selective breeding for animal enhancement (using selective breeding to solve welfare issues (the breeding of polled cattle)); genetic engineering and gene editing for animal enhancement (trends in the creation and use of genetically engineered animals, enhancing research...

Author(s)
Ormandy, E.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786390547)
Type
Book chapter

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