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

View: 6657

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.

The Economics of Animal Health and Production

Author: Jonathan Rushton

Publisher: CABI

ISBN: 1845932447

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 364

View: 4667

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.

Preparedness and Response to Aquatic Animal Health Emergencies in Asia


Author: James Richard Arthur

Publisher: Food & Agriculture Org.

ISBN: 9789251053607

Category: Medical

Page: 40

View: 3450

"This document provides guidance to assist developing countries in improving national emergency preparedness in order to maximize the efficiency of response to serious outbreaks of aquatic animal diseases. It is a product of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)/Network of Aquaculture Centres in Asia-Pacific (NACA)/World Fish Center (WFC) Regional Workshop on Preparedness and Response to Aquatic Animal Health Emergencies, held in Jakarta, Indonesia from 21-23 September 2004."--Abstract, p. iv.

Tropical Animal Health

Author: H.S.H Seifert

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9780792338215

Category: Medical

Page: 550

View: 8891

This book, Tropical Animal Health, describes the problems of animal diseases in the tropics, in the tropical environment, and in relation to particular production systems. In Part I, those basic scientific facts of the special host defence mechanism and of the host-pathogen relationship in the tropics, which hardly play any part in animal husbandry in temperate climates, are explained. Of special importance are the resistance mechanisms of autochthonous breeds and in contrast to them, the high susceptibility of exotic breeds in the tropics. It is explained how immuno- and chemoprophylaxis can be used as instruments for animal health measures if they are adapted to the socio-economic and ecological conditions of both the tropics and developing countries. Scientific details of immunology are presented as far as they are necessary to understand the epizo otiology of tropical diseases and diagnostic techniques for recognizing tropical diseases as well as the execution of prophylactic measures. Vector-borne diseases are the disease complexes most difficult to control since they are bound to the tropical environment, thanks to the biology of their vectors. Therefore, a special chapter has been dedicated to the description of biology and eradication of vectors of vector-borne diseases. The extent of the description varies according to the importance of the specific vector. The acaricides, insecticides and alternative methods used to control vectors are dis cussed in detail. The author has tried to present a world-wide picture, but it is not possible to cover every aspect completely.

Long Acting Animal Health Drug Products

Fundamentals and Applications

Author: Michael J. Rathbone,Arlene McDowell

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 146144439X

Category: Medical

Page: 392

View: 4216

Long acting veterinary formulations play a significant role in animal health, production and reproduction within the animal health industry. Such technologies offer beneficial advantages to the veterinarian, farmer and pet owner. These advantages have resulted in them growing in popularity in recent years. The pharmaceutical scientist is faced with many challenges when innovating new products in this demanding field of controlled release. This book provides the reader with a comprehensive guide on the theories, applications, and challenges associated with the design and development of long acting veterinary formulations. The authoritative chapters of the book are written by some of the leading experts in the field. The book covers a wide scope of areas including the market influences, preformulation, biopharmaceutics, in vitro drug release testing and specification setting to name but a few. It also provides a detailed overview of the major technological advances made in this area. As a result this book covers everything a formulation scientist in industry or academia, or a student needs to know about this unique drug delivery field to advance health, production and reproduction treatment options and benefits for animals worldwide.

Regional Workshop on Preparedness and Response to Aquatic Animal Health Emergencies in Asia

21-23 September 2004, Jakarta, Indonesia

Author: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

Publisher: Food & Agriculture Org.

ISBN: 9789251053959

Category: Medical

Page: 178

View: 2402

The Workshop focused on emergency planning and responses to serious outbreaks of aquatic animal diseases in Asia. These proceedings include all the papers presented, group reports and resulting recommendations. The workshop was organized jointly by FAO, the Network of Aquaculture Centres in Asia-Pacific and the WorldFish Center and was hosted by the Government of Indonesia, Ministry of Marine Affairs and Fisheries. The material covers a wide range of topics, from a review of the history, current status and socio-economic impacts of transboundary aquatic animal diseases in Asia to analyses of regional needs in areas such as contingency planning, legislation and capacity building.

Animal Health Economics

Principles and Applications

Author: Aalt A. Dijkhuizen

Publisher: Purdue University Press


Category: Animal health

Page: 306

View: 7696

A guide to the field of animal health economics and its underlying methodology. Supplied with this book is a diskette, containing practical exercises (in computer spreedsheets) on the various methods and techniques in animal health economics, including production function analysis.

Of Vets, Viruses and Vaccines

The Story of the Animal Health Research Laboratory, Parkville

Author: Barry Butcher


ISBN: 9780643065727

Category: Medical

Page: 326

View: 7182

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.

Animal Health and Welfare (Scotland) Act 2006

2006 Asp 11

Author: Great Britain: Scottish Parliament

Publisher: The Stationery Office

ISBN: 0105901016

Category: Law

Page: 66

View: 8969

Royal assent, 11th July 2006. An Act of the Scottish Parliament to amend the Animal Health Act 1981, including by making provision for preventing the spread of disease; to make provision for the welfare of animals, including the prevention of harm. Explanatory notes have been produced to assist in the understanding of this Act and will be available separately.

Village Animal Health Worker Training Text and Medicine Guide

Author: Animal Health Training and Consultancy Service

Publisher: Christian Veterinary Mission

ISBN: 1886532311

Category: Animals

Page: 359

View: 8102

This edition has not revised any of the content from the Fourth Edition but has produced the textbook and the medicine book in one, smaller pocket edition of the English translation (copyright 2011). We believe that this material, developed and tested for over 30 years by AHTCS in Nepal, is of value to farmers and those who work with them in many contexts outside Nepal. Through provision of this pocket English edition, we hope to make this resource more widely available. This book is intended to accompany a training program for village animal health workers and not to stand alone without participatory, hands-on training.

Animal health research

Hearing, Ninety-third Congress, first session on S. 1388 ...

Author: United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Agriculture and Forestry. Subcommittee on Agricultural Research and General Legislation

Publisher: N.A


Category: Medical

Page: 126

View: 8679


Trends in Fisheries and Aquatic Animal Health

Author: Panagiotis Berillis

Publisher: Bentham Science Publishers

ISBN: 1681085801

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 361

View: 321

Fish and other seafood have always been considered as an important part of human diet and have also long been recognized as a health-promoting food for human nutrition. However, managing aquatic food resources remains a challenge as the human population is expanding and overfishing poses a threat to fishing reserves in several areas. Aquaculture is the alternative solution for food production from the sea. According to the FAO, aquaculture is probably the fastest growing food-producing sector and can be a sustainable solution for fish production. In order to maximize marine food production and achieving sustainable management of the aquatic environment, knowledge about aspects of fisheries and aquatic animal health is very important. Trends in Fisheries and Aquatic Animal Health covers some basic and applied topics in fishery management and fish health with a focus on European regions. The textbook is a combination of reviews and research articles. Topics covered in the book include challenges in fishery management, environmental impacts on fisheries, fish health (pharmacology, histopathology, stress response), telemetry techniques in fisheries research, and specific case studies of regional marine species in localized fisheries. This textbook is a useful resource for graduates and professionals involved in advanced training courses for aquaculture and fishery management.