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Cover for Nanonutrient from fungal protein: future prospects on crop production.

This chapter presents an interesting example of an innovation that nanotechnology could offer in the form of synthesis of nanonutrients by certain fungal species. Although more work is needed to optimize the process in relation to the control of particle characteristics (such as size, dispersity...

Author(s)
Tarafdar, J. C.; Indira Rathore
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786391445)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for The genetics of contact dermatitis in poultry.

The prevalence of contact dermatitis traits is an important consideration in modern poultry production, as part of the general focus on leg health and welfare traits. Contact dermatitis is seen as a lesion or discolouration of the skin, potentially accompanied by inflammation or necrosis. Various...

Author(s)
Kapell, D. N. R. G.
ISBN
2019 CABI (H ISBN 9781786395115)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper
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Cover for Species overview.

This chapter includes a species overview of predatory birds with common name, scientific name, abbreviation, normal body weight range, typical diet, habitat, and reproductive details. Species are arranged by continent from Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, North America, and South and Central...

Author(s)
Scott, D. E.
ISBN
2016 CABI (H ISBN 9781780647463)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Behavioral aspects of overweight and obesity.

This final chapter of the book reviews the history of obesity and method of determining overweight and obesity. It also discusses the prevalence, sociocultural correlates, physiological consequences, psychological characteristics, aetiology, biological influences, and behavioural influences of...

Author(s)
Worobey, J.; Tapper, B. J.; Kanarek, R.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780644448)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Maternal trait models: animal and reduced animal models.

In this chapter, the mixed model methodology for genetic evaluation in models with maternal effects is discussed, considering a univariate situation, and the extension to multivariate analysis is also briefly presented. Focus is given on animal and reduced animal models. These models are...

Author(s)
Mrode, R.
ISBN
2014 CABI (H ISBN 9781780643915)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Resveratrol: a chemo-preventative agent with diverse applications.

This book chapter reviews the occurrence/sources, chemical structure, classification (according to isomers), physiological effects, metabolism and bioavailability, stability, dosage, and safety of resveratrol as a phytochemical. The various roles of resveratrol in biological systems are also...

Author(s)
Charu Gupta; Girish Sharma; Chan, D.
ISBN
2014 CABI (H ISBN 9781780643632)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Cattle transport by road.

It is interesting to note that since the first edition of this book the most significant welfare concerns for cattle during transport have remained unchanged. These concerns include the transport of unfit (sick, emaciated, debilitated) cattle, overloading - particularly in lightweight and young...

Author(s)
Schwartzkopf-Genswein, K.; Grandin, T.
ISBN
2014 CABI (H ISBN 9781780643212)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Fat companions: understanding the welfare effects of obesity in cats and dogs.

Overfeeding is arguably the most significant feeding-related welfare problem for companion animals in developed countries. From an animal welfare perspective, the amount fed presents a dilemma between avoiding feelings of hunger and maximizing animal health. This chapter will not only focus on the...

Author(s)
Sandøe, P.; Corr, S.; Palmer, C.
ISBN
2014 CABI (H ISBN 9781780642161)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Whom should we eat? Why veal can be better for welfare than chicken.

Some people express their concerns about the suffering and death of farm animals by becoming vegetarian or vegan, but others think that eating food from sentient animals is justifiable. Such food should come from animals with the best possible welfare, and this is affected by people's food choices. ...

Author(s)
Appleby, M. C.
ISBN
2014 CABI (H ISBN 9781780642161)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Estimating real-time individual amino acid requirements in growing-finishing pigs: towards a new definition of nutrient requirements in growing-finishing pigs?

Energy, amino acids, minerals, vitamins and water are essential nutrients that must be provided to animals in adequate amounts to live (maintenance), grow and produce (reproduction, lactation, etc.). For a given growing animal and at a given time during its development, the daily nutrient...

Author(s)
Pomar, C.; Pomar, J.; Rivest, J.; Cloutier, L.; Letourneau-Montminy, M. P.; Andretta, I.; Hauschild, L.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780644110)
Type
Book chapter

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