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Cover for Visionaries - a concept is born: the philosophy of genetic conservation.

The history, creation and role of the Rare Breeds Survival Trust (RBST) in the conservation of rare and endangered livestock breeds in the UK and the rest of the world are described.

Author(s)
Alderson, L.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789247114)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for The effects of both genetics and previous experience on livestock behaviour, handling and temperament.

Both genetics and previous experiences with handling will have an effect on the behaviour of cattle, sheep, pigs and other livestock. Cattle that become agitated in squeeze chutes or run out quickly (exit speed) have lower productivity and higher physiological measures of stress. There are...

Author(s)
Grandin, T.
ISBN
2019 CABI (H ISBN 9781786399151)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Epidemiology of canine seizures.

The prevalence of canine seizures based on semiological, aetiological, breed, gender, and age classification are presented, highlighting its diagnosis.

Author(s)
Platt, S.
ISBN
2014 CABI (H ISBN 9781780641096)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Breeds.

This chapter discusses evolution of both the domestic sheep and goats and its structure in UK's sheep and goat industry while presenting an alphabetical list and short description (origin and traits) of the different breeds of sheep and goats in UK and other parts of the world.

Author(s)
Duncanson, G. R.
ISBN
2012 CAB International (H ISBN 9781780640037)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Herd and flock health plans.

This chapter presents guidelines on the prevention of diseases which may come from importation of goats and sheep (with superior genetic traits purchased) for improving the herd and flocks. Highlights focused on the goat/sheep herd/flock plan.

Author(s)
Duncanson, G. R.
ISBN
2012 CAB International (H ISBN 9781780640037)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Info
Cover for A handbook for the sheep clinician.

The 7th edition of this book contains 18 chapters that discuss the reproductive management, feeding, housing and disease diagnosis, treatment, prevention and control in ewes, rams and lambs in the UK and other European countries. Each chapter contains black-and-white photographs. This book will be...

Author(s)
Winter, A.; Clarkson, M.
ISBN
2012 CAB International (H ISBN 9781845939731)
Type
Book
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Cover for Alternative systems for meat chickens and turkeys: production, health and welfare.

Legislative and assurance scheme requirements for standard and alternative indoor and outdoor broiler and turkey production systems are described. Generally, health and welfare are protected to various extents by a series of input requirements, largely related to stocking density, light,...

Author(s)
Jones, T. A.; Berk, J.
ISBN
2012 CABI (H ISBN 9781845938246)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper
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Cover for Game bird breeding, brooding and rearing - health and welfare.

Large numbers of game birds, mainly pheasants (Phasianus colchicus) and red-legged partridges (Alectoris rufa), are released for sporting purposes in the UK. The released birds are derived from eggs produced by captive breeding flocks and incubated artificially. This chapter considers the systems...

Author(s)
Pennycott, T.; Deeming, C.; McMillan, M.
ISBN
2012 CABI (H ISBN 9781845938246)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper
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Cover for Veterinary treatment of llamas and alpacas.

This book is comprised of 17 chapters covering the husbandry, nutrition and metabolic diseases, examination, sample taking and simple diagnostic testing, veterinary equipment, veterinary medicines, vaccination, sedation, anaesthesia, surgical conditions and euthanasia, medicine and surgery of the...

Author(s)
Duncanson, G. R.
ISBN
2012 CABI (H ISBN 9781780640068)
Type
Book
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Animal husbandry.

This chapter gives an overview on the husbandry of South American camelids (llama, alpaca, guanaco and vicuna). Focus is given on evolution, domestication, geographical distribution, number, classification, morphology (coat colour), products, behaviour and behavioural problems, restraint,...

Author(s)
Duncanson, G. R.
ISBN
2012 CABI (H ISBN 9781780640068)
Type
Book chapter

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