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Cover for Strategies for alleviating abiotic stress in livestock.

The livestock sector accounts for 40% of the world's agriculture gross domestic product (GDP). It employs 1.3 billion people and creates livelihoods for 1 billion of the population living in poverty. Climate change is seen as a major threat to the survival of many species and ecosystems, and the...

Author(s)
Sejian, V.; Iqbal Hyder; Malik, P. K.; Soren, N. M.; Mech, A.; Mishra, A.; Ravindra, J. P.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780644325)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Feed-based approaches in enteric methane amelioration.

Mitigation of methane (CH4) emissions from ruminants is necessary not only from the global warming point of view but also for saving dietary energy. Livestock being the significant contributors to the anthropogenic CH4 pool have remained the prime target of global research for the past two decades, ...

Author(s)
Malik, P. K.; Bhatta, R.; Soren, N. M.; Sejian, V.; Mech, A.; Prasad, K. S.; Prasad, C. S.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780644325)
Type
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Cover for Methanotrophs in enteric methane mitigation.

In recent years, greater concern for environmental health, especially the mitigation of greenhouse gases, has been debated on various platforms. Methane (CH4) is a potent greenhouse gas (GHG) and is produced globally by both biotic and anthropogenic activities. The most important recognized sources ...

Author(s)
Soren, N. M.; Malik, P. K.; Sejian, V.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780644325)
Type
Book chapter
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This chapter summarizes the full content of this book where contributors have addressed various aspects of livestock production vis-à-vis climate change. Improving livestock production and productivity is the need of the hour to accomplish the ever increasing demand of the populace. Climate change...

Author(s)
Malik, P. K.; Bhatta, R.; Saravanan, M.; Baruah, L.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780644325)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Livestock production and climate change.

This 395-paged-book aims to raise awareness among scientists, academics, students, livestock farmers and policy makers of the twin inter-related and inter-dependent complex mechanisms of livestock rearing and climate change. The contents are divided into sections: one on livestock production, one...

Author(s)
Malik, P. K.; Bhatta, R.; Takahashi, J.; Kohn, R. A.; Prasad, C. S.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780644325)
Type
Book
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Cover for Overview.

This chapter discussed briefly the current economic status and trends with regards to livestock production and highlights the inter-dependence of livestock production and climate change as well as the impact of climate change to the livestock sector.

Author(s)
Prasad, C. S.; Malik, P. K.; Bhatta, R.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780644325)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Climate change: effects on animal reproduction.

The amounts of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere have been increased as a result of human activity, causing rise in climatic temperature. In recent times, climate has been changing faster than ever; as a result, plants and animals are exposed to more adverse conditions and are finding it difficult ...

Author(s)
Jyotirmoy Ghosh; Dhara, S. K.; Malik, P. K.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780644325)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Enteric methane emission: status, mitigation and future challenges - an Indian perspective.

1% per annum. To stabilize this greenhouse gas in the atmosphere, global CH4 production needs to be reduced by 10-20%. Ruminants fed on low-quality feed/fodder produce over 75% of the CH4 generated by ruminants worldwide. Strategic supplementation to improve digestive efficiency in these animals...

Author(s)
Raghavendra Bhatta; Malik, P. K.; Prasad, C. S.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780644325)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Nitrogen emissions from animal agricultural systems and strategies to protect the environment.

Animal production systems are among the largest contributors of reactive nitrogen to the environment. Nitrogen (N) is lost from animal agriculture through volatilization to the atmosphere (NH3, N2O, NO) and runoff and leaching to water resources (NH4+, NO3-, organic N). Most N losses from...

Author(s)
Kohn, R. A.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780644325)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Nutritional strategies for minimizing phosphorus pollution from the livestock industry.

Livestock manure traditionally has been considered and used as a valuable resource by farmers to improve crop production. Livestock manure is rich in nutrients (nitrogen (N) and phosphorus (P)) and thus has been land applied to enrich soils. But land application of manure nutrients in excess of...

Author(s)
Ray, P. P.; Knowlton, K. F.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780644325)
Type
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