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Cover for Future directions.

The purpose of this final chapter is to explore some of the key challenges facing farm animal production in general, and animal breeding and genetics in particular, and to discuss how livestock breeders might respond to ensure wide societal and animal benefits.

Author(s)
Simm, G.; Pollott, G.; Mrode, R.; Houston, R.; Marshall, K.
ISBN
2021 CABI (H ISBN 9781789241723)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Poultry breeding for sustainability and welfare.

Animal breeding for welfare and sustainability requires improving and optimizing environmental impact, productivity, robustness and welfare. Breeding is a long-term exercise at the start of the food chain with permanent cumulative outcomes, disseminated widely. This chapter explains, with a focus...

Author(s)
Neeteson, A. M.; AvendaƱo, S.; Koerhuis, A.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781786392312)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Introduction to risk analysis.

In this chapter the framework for risk analysis in livestock health and biosecurity is presented. Highlights focus on the risk analysis of infection entering the country that imports cattle or horses infected with infectious disease such as foot-and-mouth disease and African horse sickness.

Author(s)
Sergeant, E.; Perkins, N.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781845936839)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Battery birds.

This chapter describes the intensive rearing of laying hens in battery cages. The advantages and disadvantages of the housing and feeding conditions associated with intensive farming system are discussed, as well as economic and animal welfare issues.

Author(s)
Harrison, R.
ISBN
2013 CABI (H ISBN 9781780642840)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
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 Genetics and sustainable animal agriculture.

This chapter presents the importance of animal genetics in contributing to the interplay between the environmental, social and economic goals of sustainability. The importance of genetic improvement as a component of the tremendous advances in agricultural productivity that have occurred over the...

Author(s)
Eenennaam, A. L. van
ISBN
2013 CABI (H ISBN 9781780640426)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Info
Cover for Growth of farm animals.

This third edition of Growth of Farm Animals consists of 352 pages and 19 chapters wherein sections from each chapters have been updated. A new chapter (12th chapter: Growth of Avian Species) has been added and a previous chapter has been divided into two chapters. The core remains largely...

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

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