11 Books found


  • Applications of Gene-Based Technologies for Improving Animal Production and Health in Developing Countries

    Applications of Gene-Based Technologies for Improving Animal Production and Health in Developing Countries

    Modern Biotechnology has potential for solving many problems associated with animal productivity and health and offers exciting opportunities for enhancing agricultural productivity. At present the focus is, however, on the issues and problems of significance for livestock producers in the developed world. In order to fully realize the benefits of this technology in developing countries, there is a need to identify, characterize and apply ...

  • As Pastoralists Settle

    As Pastoralists Settle

    Throughout the world's arid regions, and particularly in northern and eastern Africa, formerly nomadic pastoralists are undergoing a transition to settled life. Pastoral sedentarization represents a response to multiple factors, including loss of livestock due to drought and famine, increased competition for range land due to growing populations, land privatization or appropriation for commercial farms, ranches, and tourist game parks, and to ...

  • Disease in Wild Animals

    Disease in Wild Animals

    Wildlife diseases have become increasingly important recently due to their effect upon human health, veterinary medicine, wildlife, and conservation biology.Gary Wobeser's successful book from 1994 has been completely updated and enlarged in a new second edition. An in-depth overview of the available techniques for the investigation and management of disease in free-ranging animals is provided. The subjects are illustrated with examples drawn fr

  • Genomics of Disease

    Genomics of Disease

    The title will develop from the 24th Stadler symposium. It will explore the general theme "GENOME EXPLOITATION: Data Mining the Genomes". The idea behind the theme is to discuss and illustrate how scientists are going to characterize and make use of the massive amount of information being accumulated about plant and animal genomes. The book will present a state-of-the-art picture on mining the Genome databases. This will be one of the few times ...

  • Health of Antarctic Wildlife

    Health of Antarctic Wildlife

    This book provides a broad assessment of the health of Antarctica’s and seals. It is set against the background of available scientific and environmental information and the political and administrative processes in place. 17 chapters are presented in two parts: "Wildlife Disease" consists of reviews, case studies and health assessments. "External Factors" covers the environmental, administrative and legal aspects. The term health is used in its

  • Hog Manure Management, the Environment and Human Health

    Hog Manure Management, the Environment and Human Health

    The text provides a current look at how development of intensive livestock production, particularly hogs, has affected human health with respect to zoonotic diseases primarily transmitted by food but also by water, air and occupational activity. Lessons learned from the experience of those who have gone before are invaluable and are drawn together in this volume to serve as useful guidance for others in plotting the courses of action possible to ...

  • Large-scale Livestock Grazing

    Large-scale Livestock Grazing

    One of the main objectives of nature conservation in Europe is to protect valuable cultural landscapes characterized by a mixture of open habitats and hedges, trees and patchy woodland (semi-open landscapes).The development of these landscapes during the past decades has been characterized by an ongoing intensification of land use on the one hand, and an increasing number of former meadows and pastures becoming fallow as a result of changing ...

  • Management of Disease in Wild Mammals

    Management of Disease in Wild Mammals

    Wildlife populations may be a significant source of infection for humans and domestic animals while in some cases being themselves endangered by pathogens. The development of sustainable approaches to the management of wildlife diseases is fundamental to the protection of human health, agriculture, and endangered species. Managing disease in free-ranging wild mammals presents serious challenges, however, because of their often complex ecology ...

  • Stress and Animal Welfare

    Stress and Animal Welfare

    The book explains basic biological principles for students of animal housing, husbandry, management, and experimentation. The text provides a framework and reference source for everyone involved in moral decisions about animal usage.