Animal Health

Author: David Sainsbury

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell

ISBN: 9780632038886

Category: Medical

Page: 272

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The aim of this book is to give a concise account of the factors affecting the health of livestock under modern conditions of husbandry and describe the most important diseases. Most classic livestock diseases have either been completely eliminated or kept under control with vaccines or drugs but animals tend now to be affected by less obvious but nevertheless serious and often chronic infections which reduce productivity. In addition, farm animals are increasingly afflicted with metabolic disorders, which cause severley adverse effects on production and health due to partial or total collapse of the animals' metabolic processes when "pushed" beyond their normal capabilities. And new virus diseases, borne by wind or vectors, are causing some quite devastating effects for a time, especially in the larger livestock units. Sometimes, these diseases so cripple the enterprise that it never recovers. Much has happened since the first edition was published ten years ago. Some totally new and important diseases have emerged, and the general public has shown much greater interest in farm animal welfare. The new edition which has been extensively rewritten, reflects the new developments and challenges, and sets out in detail suitable techniques for prevention and control

Animal Genomics for Animal Health

Paris, France, 25-27 October 2007

Author: Marie-Hélène Pinard

Publisher: Karger Medical and Scientific Publishers

ISBN: 3805586191

Category: Medical

Page: 439

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"It includes a review of the state of the art in animal genomics and its applications to animal health. The contributions describe the new tools available, such as HapMaps for chicken and cattle, and show how the understanding of gene structure and function can be successfully applied to delineate the molecular mechanisms of disease and determine complex phenotypes associated with health traits. A critical evaluation of future needs and future applications of animal genomics is also presented. The integration of animal genomics in animal health research is likely to revolutionize the way scientists approach the challenges of discovering highly effective drugs and vaccines for animal diseases."--BOOK JACKET.

The Complete Textbook of Animal Health & Welfare E-Book

Author: Jane Williams

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0702049352

Category: Medical

Page: 504

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The Complete Textbook of Animal Health and Welfare is a core text for students in animal care, animal technology or animal science programmes, and a supplementary text for related equine, wildlife and veterinary courses. It provides an in depth text for students at Further Education (FE) levels 2 and 3, and a foundation text for students studying in Higher Education. Each chapter covers the subject in depth (level 3 FE) via diagrams, images and text, then summarises it at a foundation level (level 2 FE) to engage students of different abilities. core text for students studying animal care, animal technology or animal science supplementary text for related equine, wildlife and veterinary courses reflects all aspects covered in the animal care curriculum highly illustrated written by author with expertise in this area with many contributions from experienced educationalists and experts to ensure quality & validity covers all species

The Economics of Animal Health and Production

Author: Jonathan Rushton

Publisher: CABI

ISBN: 1845932447

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 364

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Annotation. Illustrated with review studies on animal health economics, this book presents information on the most important economic tools applied to livestock, covering both theory and practical applications. Topics covered include gross margin analysis, partial budgeting, investment and financial appraisal and cost-benefit analysis. There are also sections on decision tree analysis, optimisation methods, value chain analysis, new institutional economics, DALYs and a range of policy analysis tools. International experts contribute on important theoretical and practical aspects of animal health and production economics, with global themes on livestock and poverty.

Mycotoxins in Human and Animal Health

Proceedings of a Conference on Mycotoxins in Human and Animal Health, Convened at University of Maryland University College, Center of Adult Education, College Park, Maryland, October 4-8, 1976

Author: Joseph V. Rodricks,C. William Hesseltine,Myron A. Mehlman

Publisher: Chem-Orbital

ISBN: N.A

Category: Medical

Page: 807

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Animal Health and Welfare in Organic Agriculture

Author: Mette Vaarst,V. Lund,S. Roderick,W. Lockeretz

Publisher: CABI

ISBN: 9780851998701

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 448

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Annotation. The rapid growth of organic farming has been among the most remarkable changes in global agriculture in recent decades. However, more attention was initially aid to the crop side of organic systems, and animals are a lower priority in formal research and the development of organic farming. But now, that has changed. There is now greater recognition of the need to understand animal health and welfare better. The purpose of this book is to further the understanding of organic animal husbandry and to demonstrate practical solutions and innovative methods, drawing mainly on research and practical experience with organic farming in Europe.

Animal Health at the Crossroads:

Preventing, Detecting, and Diagnosing Animal Diseases

Author: Committee on Assessing the Nation's Framework for Addressing Animal Diseases,Board on Agriculture and Natural Resources,Division on Earth and Life Studies,National Research Council

Publisher: National Academies Press

ISBN: 0309092590

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 286

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The confirmed case of "mad cow" disease (BSE) in June 2005 illustrates the economic impact of disease outbreaks, as additional countries closed their markets to U.S. beef and beef products. Emerging diseases also threaten public health--11 out of 12 of the major global disease outbreaks over the last decade were from zoonotic agents (that spread from animals to humans). Animal Health at the Crossroads: Preventing, Detecting, and Diagnosing Animal Diseases finds that, in general, the U.S. animal health framework has been slow to take advantage of state-of-the-art technologies being used now to protect public health; better diagnostic tests for identifying all animal diseases should be made a priority. The report also recommends that the nation establish a high-level, authoritative, and accountable coordinating mechanism to engage and enhance partnerships among local, state, and federal agencies, and the private sector.

Biotechnology in Animal Health and Production

Author: Satish Kumar Jindal,M. C. Sharma

Publisher: New India Publishing

ISBN: 9789380235356

Category: Science

Page: 262

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This book describes and evaluates animal biotechnology and its application in veterinary medicine and pharmaceuticals as well as improvement in animal food production. Transgenic technologies are used for improving milk production and the meat in farm animals as well as for creating models of human diseases. Transgenic animals are used for the production of proteins for human medical use. Biotechnology is applied to facilitate xenotransplantation from animals to humans. Genetic engineering is done in farm animals and nuclear transfer technology has become an important and preferred method for cloning animals. Biotechnology has potential applications in the management of several animal diseases such as foot-and-mouth disease, classical swine fever, avian flue and bovine spongiform encephalopathy. The most important biotechnology based products consist of vaccines, particularly genetically engineered or DNA vaccines. Gene therapy for diseases of pet animals is a fast developing area because many of the technologies used in clinical trials humans were developed in animals and many of the diseases of cats and dogs are similar to those in humans. RNA interference technology is now being applied for research in veterinary medicine. Molecular diagnosis is assuming an important place in veterinary practice. Polymerase chain reaction and its modifications are considered to be important. Fluorescent in situ hybridization and enzyme-linked immunosorbent assays are also widely used. Newer biochip-based technologies and biosensors are also finding their way in veterinary diagnostics. This book is an attempt to unravel the mysteries of biotechnology as it affects animal health and production."

Ethnoveterinary Botanical Medicine

Herbal Medicines for Animal Health

Author: David R. Katerere,Dibungi Luseba

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 142004561X

Category: Science

Page: 450

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Despite the undoubted success of a scientific approach to pharmaceuticals, the last few decades have witnessed a spectacular rise in interest in herbal medicinal products. This general interest has been followed by increasing scientific and commercial attention that led to the coining of the term ethnopharmacology to describe the scientific discipline investigating the use of these products. Presenting detailed information from all regions of the world, Ethnoveterinary Botanical Medicine provides techniques to evaluate the efficacy of plants used in animal health care and addresses the challenges faced by researchers and practitioners in the field. This book features a multidisciplinary approach to examining the role of herbal medicines in companion and domestic animals and the scientific underpinnings of ethnoveterinary practice. The text also covers matters relating to access benefit sharing, the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), intellectual property, and the skills required to navigate the minefield of bioprospecting. The editors have collated information not often found in the English literature from China, Southeast Asia, francophone Africa and South America. They also explore the emerging use of herbals for pets with a case study from the European Union, highlighting this important area which will spur the growth in ethnoveterinary research due to its commercial potential. Although many references cover ethnoveterinary medicine in some form or another, none give it the intense scrutiny and scientific input found in this book. With chapters on biological assays, efficacy testing, and phytochemistry, the book presents hard scientific information in accessible and readable language. The editors have gathered a panel of veterinary clinicians, animal scientists, pharmacists, chemists and ethnobotanists who have years of experience working with farmers and pastoralists, making this book quite possibly the first detailed compendium on the plants used in animal health care in all regions of the world.

The Politics and Crisis Management of Animal Health Security

Author: Dr John Connolly

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 1472437748

Category: Political Science

Page: 214

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The Politics and Crisis Management of Animal Health Security addresses the 2001 foot and mouth epidemic in the United Kingdom - one of, if not the, most significant crises ever to face the UK farming industry. Underpinned by interviews with politicians and bureaucrats and with significant primary documentary analysis the book shows that the crisis was a critical juncture in how disease outbreaks have been planned and managed ever since. The book concludes by considering the ‘temporality’ of lesson learning by the UK government including the current and future challenges associated with managing incongruent risks (e.g., flood protection, swine flu and Ebola).

Reproduction and Animal Health

Author: Charles Walters,Gearld Fry

Publisher: Acres USA

ISBN: 9780911311761

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 218

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This book represents the combined experience and wisdom of two leaders in sustainable cattle production. Gearld Fry offers a lifetime of practical experience seasoned by study and observation. Charles Walters draws on his own observations as well as interviews with thousands of eco-farmers and consultants over the past four decades. The result is an insightful book that is practical in the extreme, yet eminently readable. In this book you will learn: how to "read" an animal, what linear measurement is, why linear measurement selects ideal breeding stock, the nuances of bull fertility, the strengths of classic cattle breeds, the role of pastures, the mineral diets's role in health.

Cytokines in Animal Health and Disease

Author: Michael J. Myers

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9780824794354

Category: Nature

Page: 480

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This work offers comprehensive, up-to-date coverage of cytokine biology in veterinary and agricultural species, describing the role of cytokines in physiological and pathological processes. It addresses recent advances and new information on the function of cytokines in reproduction, detoxification of xenobiotics, growth modulation and other areas, and discusses the approaches to and pitfalls of studying cytokines in animals.

Of Vets, Viruses and Vaccines

The Story of the Animal Health Research Laboratory, Parkville

Author: Barry W Butcher

Publisher: CSIRO PUBLISHING

ISBN: 064310593X

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 240

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The story of the Animal Health Research Laboratory must be seen against a background of rapid domestic, global and techno-scientific change. During its sixty year history, it made a crucial contribution to improving the standard of Australian livestock, furthered the cause of animal health generally and helped to promote the cause of science to the wider community. For these reasons and many more, it deserves to be recognised and remembered; this history is an attempt to do just that.

Probiotics and Prebiotics in Animal Health and Food Safety

Author: Diana Di Gioia,Bruno Biavati

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319719505

Category: Medical

Page: 273

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This book discusses the role of probiotics and prebiotics in maintaining the health status of a broad range of animal groups used for food production. It also highlights the use of beneficial microorganisms as protective agents in animal derived foods. The book provides essential information on the characterization and definition of probiotics on the basis of recently released guidelines and reflecting the latest trends in bacterial taxonomy. Last but not least, it discusses the concept of “dead” probiotics and their benefits to animal health in detail. The book will benefit all professors, students, researchers and practitioners in academia and industry whose work involves biotechnology, veterinary sciences or food production.

Diagnosis of Animal Health in the Americas

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Livestock

Page: 278

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Overview of the situation in the Americas. The livestock sector. Animal diseases. Animal quarantine stations in the Americas. Directory of animal facilities. Veterinary diagnostics laboratories in the Americas.Animal health legislation. Veterinary human resources. Schools of veterinary medicine in the Americas. Profissional veterinary associations. Livestock farmers associations.

Tropical Animal Health

Author: H.S.H Seifert

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9780792338215

Category: Medical

Page: 548

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Tropical Animal Health is an integrated presentation of animal diseases in the tropical environment. The book consists of three parts. Part I presents the basic scientific facts of host defence mechanism and the host-pathogen relationship in the tropics. Part II principally contains information about the etiology, pathogenesis, clinical and pathological features, as well as about the diagnosis, treatment and control of infectious animal diseases. The particular ecological, technical and socio-economic factors which may favour or hinder the disease control are described in Part III. The English edition of the book is a complete and (where necessary) up-dated edition of the first German edition. Part II, in particular, incorporates new data on etiology and disease control. The latest developments in the taxonomy of causal organisms of diseases have also been included. Audience: This is a comprehensive book for all professionals working in the field of veterinary medicine and animal production in the tropics.