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Cover for Human and animal African trypanosomiasis.

This chapter describes the evolution of a One Health approach - the Stamp Out Sleeping Sickness (SOS) campaign - that has been key to the sustainable control of Trypanosoma brucei rhodesiense in humans and animals in Uganda.

Author(s)
Welburn, S. C.; Coleman, P.
ISBN
2021 CABI (H ISBN 9781789242577)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Livestock genetics and breeding.

This chapter describes the contributions of the International Livestock Research Institute's (ILRI) to animal breeding. The specific topics include the genetic characterization and history of livestock, breeding technologies, genetic improvement of indigenous livestock, tools and methods for...

Author(s)
Rege, J. E. O.; Ochieng, J.; Hanotte, O.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789241853)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Tsetse and trypanosomiasis control in West Africa, Uganda and Ethiopia: ILRI's role in the field.

This book chapter was to tackle the mission of International Laboratory for Research on Animal Disease (ILRAD): discuss AAT and East Coast fever. As a result, a large body of research on AAT was conducted over 30 years: genetics, breeding and immunology research. This chapter reviews the earlier...

Author(s)
Grace, D.; Patel, E.; Randolph, T. F.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789241853)
Type
Book chapter
Full TextCABI Book Chapter InfoOpen Access
Cover for Veterinary epidemiology at ILRAD and ILRI, 1987-2018.

This chapter describes the activities of the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) and its predecessor, the International Laboratory for Research on Animal Diseases (ILRAD) from 1987 to 2018. Topics include scientific impacts; economic impact assessment; developmental impacts; capacity...

Author(s)
Perry, B.; Bett, B.; Fèvre, E.; Grace, D.; Randolph, T. F.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789241853)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Health management.

This chapter presents methods to develop an effective healthcare plan and the implementation of biosecurity measures, vaccination, deworming, body condition and disease diagnosis. The methods to maintain perfect records for each animal regarding medication, production, breeding and culling are also ...

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 Disease and herd health management.

This chapter presents the disease affecting calves and adult cattle focusing on the aetiology, diagnosis, prevention and control of these diseases. Topics on herd health assurance schemes and notifiable cattle diseases and legislation concerning cattle health and disease were also included.

Author(s)
Phillips, C. J. C.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786392701)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Indigenous livestock resources in a changing climate: Indian perspective.

Biological diversity, the variability of life on earth, exists in the form of different species and breeds within the animal kingdom. This diversity is created in the process of molecular/biochemical/metabolic reactions, and acts as a critical measure of adaptation in changing climatic conditions....

Author(s)
Ahlawat, S. P. S.; Pushpendra Kumar; Kush Shrivastava; Sahoo, N. R.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780644325)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Genetics of disease resistance.

This chapter discusses the genetics of disease resistance in cattle. Focus is given on the genetic aspects of resistance traits for the most significant cattle diseases (brucellosis, dermatophilosis, helminthiasis, keratoconjunctivitis (IBK), leukosis (BL), mastitis, paratuberculosis (Johne's...

Author(s)
Ruvinsky, A.; Teale, A.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780642215)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Genetic aspects of cattle adaptation in the tropics.

This chapter examines the role of adaptation of beef cattle to the stressors of tropical environments and highlights the genetic basis of those traits and their relationships with productive attributes. The role of different genetic approaches (crossbreeding, within-breed selection and use of...

Author(s)
Burrow, H. M.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780642215)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Kissing bugs (Hemiptera: Reduviidae).

This chapter covers the taxonomy, morphology, life cycle, behaviour, biology, medical and veterinary importance, prevention and control of kissing bugs (Triatominae). Focus is given on blood-sucking species in mammals and birds and those that are important vectors (Rhodnius prolixus, Triatoma...

Author(s)
Russell, R. C.; Otranto, D.; Wall, R. L.
ISBN
2013 CABI (H ISBN 9781780640372)
Type
Book chapter

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