Livestock Health Books

  • Animal welfare and the intensification of animal production. An alternative interpretation (English)

    Series: FAO Readings in EthicsThis essay explores key features of the intensification of animal production in relation to animal welfare and animal ethics. It looks at some traditional ethical ideas about animal care in order to help explain why the intensification of animal production has become such a prominent social and ethical issue. It ...

  • Preparation of national strategies and action plans for animal genetic resources

    FAO Animal Production and Health Guidelines No.2These guidelines were prepared to support countries in the implementation of the Global Plan of Action for Animal Genetic Resources, the first international agreed framework for the management of biodiversity in the livestock sector, adopted in 2007. Preparing and implementing a national strategy and ...

  • Recognizing Rift Valley fever (En)

    Series: FAO Animal health manualsRift Valley fever is one of the most significant zoonotic disease problems in Africa. The occurrence of the highly fatal haemorrhagic human disease syndrome, similar to Ebola and other haemorrhagic fevers, generates a degree of panic among the human populations at risk. RVF is highly contagious for humans if ...

  • Prevention and control of transboundary animal diseases - vol 133 (En)

    Series: FAO Animal Production and Health PapersThe objectives of FAO's Special Programme, EMPRES, (i.e. Emergency Prevention System for Transboundary Animal and Plant Pests and Diseases) which complements the Special Programme on Food Security, are in conformity with the World Food Summit Plan of Action. The Livestock-Diseases Component of EMPRES ...

  • Guidelines for coordinated human and animal brucellosis surveillance (En)

    Series: FAO Animal Production and Health PapersBrucellosis is still a major disease problem in the Mediterranean region, western Asia, parts of Africa and Latin America. Reduction in human brucellosis cases is a good indicator of successful progress in the control of animal brucellosis. The zoonotic significance of brucellosis therefore requires ...

  • Avian Influenza

    Avian Influenza has become one of the biggest threats for human and animal health. The old paradigm was that the disease in waterfowl, poultry, pigs and man was caused by separate viruses that each stayed reasonably well within their own niche. The only danger to man was considered being infected by pigs, being the mixing vessel, where avian and ...

  • Livestock Report 2006 (En)

    The 2006 Livestock Report Highlights critical issues that arise from the globalisation of the Livestock sector. It is the first of a series that aims to stimulate broad debate, and to this end it covers a wide spectrum of topics. Five papers take a global perspective on various topics (including the management of transboundary animal diseases, the ...

  • 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 ...

  • Happier Meals: Rethinking the Global Meat Industry

    In Happier Meals: Rethinking the Global Meat Industry, Worldwatch researcher Danielle Nierenberg documents the harmful effects of factory farming in both industrialized and developing countries and explains the range of consequences for the environment, human health and communities. From transmission of disease and loss of livestock diversity to ...

  • The Last Days of the Rainbelt

    Out on the Colorado plains, you can still take old U.S. Highway 40 east of Denver. The lonely two-lane road leaves the Front Range and the famous Colorado high country far behind. Before you hit the Kansas line, you'll encounter vast grass-covered prairies, occasional cattle, patches of irrigated land, and a procession of little wind-blown towns ...

  • Manual on the preparation of national animal disease emergency preparedness plans (En)

    Series: FAO Animal health manualsThe control and eradication of livestock diseases are primarily the responsibility of national governments whose executive for this purpose is the national veterinary service. This manual provides valuable information on the principles and coordination of animal diseases preparedness planning, organization of ...

  • Manual on procedures for disease eradication by stamping out (En)

    Series: FAO Animal Health ManualsWhen a transboundary animal disease invades a country or an area that is normally free, it is important to take all measures to eliminate infection rapidly before it establishes itself and evolves into a major epidemic and/or becomes endemic. Stamping out is often the most cost-effective way of doing this. Stamping ...

  • Economic guidelines for strategic planning of tsetse and trypanosomiasis control in West Africa (En)

    Series: PAAT Technical and Scientific SeriesThe presence of tsetse and trypanosomiasis (T&T) in vast areas of sub-Saharan Africa is a major constraint to livestock-agricultural development. However, the impact of the disease varies within and between countries, regions and agro-ecological zones. Therefore, prior to any intervention it is essential ...

  • Surveillance and zoning for aquatic animal diseases (En)

    Series: FAO Fisheries Technical PapersThis document provides recommendations for surveillance and zoning that will be useful for designing national programmes aimed at reducing the risks of diseases resulting from transfers of live aquatic animals. It contains the collective expert opinion and recommendations made during an expert consultation, ...

  • 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 ...

  • Livestock development policies in Eastern and Southern Africa

    Seminar proceedings, Mbabane, Swaziland, 1997The seminar focused on socio-economic, scientific and technical factors related to formulating livestock development policies. The themes of the lead and country papers included: marketing; interactions between livestock and crops, wildlife and the environment; and animal health and genetic ...

  • 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 ...

  • Avian Influenza

    Avian Influenza has become one of the biggest threats for human and animal health. The old paradigm was that the disease in waterfowl, poultry, pigs and man was caused by separate viruses that each stayed reasonably well within their own niche. The only danger to man was considered being infected by pigs, being the mixing vessel, where avian and ...

Need help finding the right suppliers? Try XPRT Sourcing. Let the XPRTs do the work for you