rumination Books

  • Modeling Ruminant Digestion and Metabolism

    This book fills the gap in the available literature on modelling farm animal systems. This monograph has a broad and comprehensive coverage of ruminant systems and features the application of models in animal biology. It will be of great value to animal scientists, agricultural scientists, modellers and animal physiologists. ...

  • Methods in Gut Microbial Ecology for Ruminants

    Until recently, knowledge of ruminant gut microbiology was primarily obtained using classical culture based techniques, which probably only account for 10 to 20% of the rumen microbial population. New gene-based technologies can now be employed to examine microbial diversity through the use of small sub-unit ribosomal DNA analysis (e.g. 16S rDNA) ...

  • Recognizing peste des petits ruminant. A field manual (En)

    Series: FAO Animal health manualsPeste des petits ruminants - also known as goat plague - is posing an increasing threat to food security in Africa and Asia. Because of similarity with other diseases, diagnosis is not always straightforward. This manual aims at making all concerned with the health of small animals aware of this disease and ...

  • In vitro screening of plant resources for extra-nutritional attributes in ruminants: nuclear and related methodologies

    The aim of this manual is to provide a comprehensive guide to the methods involved in collecting, preparing and screening plants for bioactive properties for manipulating key ruminal fermentation pathways and against gastrointestinal pathogens. The manual will better equip the reader with methodological approaches to initiate screening programmes ...

  • Biological control of gastro-intestinal nematodes of ruminants using predacious fungi (En)

    Series: FAO Animal Production and Health PapersGastro-intestinal nematode parasitism is one of the most important disease constraints to small ruminant production in the sub-tropics and tropics control of the gastro-intestinal nematodes particularly Haemonchus contortus and Trichostrongylus species is a prerequisite for profitable small ruminant ...

  • Feed supplementation blocks. Urea-molasses multinutrient blocks: simple and effective feed supplement technology for ruminant agriculture (En)

    Series: FAO Animal Production and Health PapersIn facing ever more limited resources and changing market conditions and in the attempt to enhance productivity for strengthening livelihoods, many technologies have been used to improve feed use and animal performance at the faro level. A particularly successful example, in terms of both geographic ...

  • Animal production based on crop residues. Chinese experiences (En)

    Series: FAO Animal Production and Health PapersThis publication describes the national programme on animal production based on crop residues, which has been the base of the rapid development of the ruminant sector in China during the last decade. The use of crop residues, as the most abundant and widely spread fodder resources, has been regarded ...

  • Warm-Season (C4) Grasses

    The only review of warm season and tropical grasses that covers all the major genera.' - James P. Muir, Texas A&M University Research and Extension CenterThe warm season grasses are the major forage resources for ruminant livestock production in the tropical and subtropical areas of the world. In the U.S. warm season grasses are also playing a ...

  • Sheep and goats for diverse products and profits

    Small ruminants, such as sheep and goats, fit well into smallholder farming systems: cheap to buy and maintain, easy to work with and to market, they are widely distributed throughout the world, but policy-makers and administrators tend to overlook their contributions to the economy and rural and peri-urban livelihoods. [NOTE: The main target ...

  • Fresh Herbage for Dairy Cattle

    Product quality and a sustainable food chain of ruminant products are largely determined by animal nutrition, in which forage is the major feed source. Forages and grasslands play a unique role in agriculture because they contribute through animals to our food supply and to the abatement of environmental problems. Interest in grassland management ...

  • Fresh Herbage for Dairy Cattle

    Product quality and a sustainable food chain of ruminant products are largely determined by animal nutrition, in which forage is the major feed source. Forages and grasslands play a unique role in agriculture because they contribute through animals to our food supply and to the abatement of environmental problems. Interest in grassland management ...

  • Fodder Crops and Amenity Grasses

    The main role of grasses, clovers and alfalfa in temperate agriculture is still to provide forage for ruminant animals but, in the last decades, the importance of amenity grasses increased markedly and, in the near future, new developments in the areas of energy and biomass use can be envisaged. Fodder Crops and Amenity Grasses, fifth volume in ...

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