Livestock Monitoring Books

  • People and animals. Traditional livestock keepers: guardians of domestic animal diversity (En)

    Domestic animal diversity is being lost at an alarming rate. Worldwide, local livestock breed are being crossed or replaced with higher-yielding animals. In collaboration with livestock communities, research centres, universities, governmental and non-governmental organizations, FAO identified and documented 13 case studies, presented in this ...

  • Working with Farmer Innovators

    For centuries, farmers have developed technological innovations, to produce improved crops, livestock, tools and machinery and manage their resources in a sustainable manner. Yet in many countries, this kind of intuitive experimentation remains untapped, and farmers receive scant credit for their contributions. This handbook is a training tool ...

  • Preparing for highly pathogenic avian influenza (En)

    Series: FAO Animal Production and Health ManualsHighly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) represents a threat to poultry industries worldwide and to people's livelihoods, and a potential threat to human health. The international community has vested interest in minimizing the spread of this disease. Countries may be under threat of introduction of ...

  • Mixed crop-livestock farming. A review of traditional technologies based on literature and field experiences (En)

    Series: FAO Animal Production and Health PapersLivestock play an important role in human society, and in mixed farming systems in particular. This document presents a sample of technologies for livestock keeping in rural mixed crop-livestock farming systems from different parts of the world, with emphasis on describing the livestock production ...

  • Livestock keeping in urban areas. A review of traditional technologies based on literature and field experiences (En)

    Series: FAO Animal Production and Health PapersLivestock play an important but variable role in both rural and urban societies. At the request and with the support of the Japanese Government, FAO has compiled experiences of livestock keeping from different parts of the world, categorized by production systems, to make it easier for interested ...

  • DNA-based Molecular Diagnostic Techniques. Research Needs for Standardization and Validation of the Detection of Aquatic Animal Pathogens and Diseases

    Series: FAO Fisheries Technical PapersIn efforts to limit transboundary movement of pathogens and reduce the economic and socioeconomic impact of disease in aquaculture, there is considerable scope for more effective use of DNA-based methods of pathogen detection. These technologies offer rapid results with potentially high sensitivity and ...

  • Recognizing African swine fever. A field manual. (En)

    Series: FAO Animal Health ManualAfrican swine fever (ASF) is endemic in some parts of eastern and southern Africa. The introduction of ASF into free areas leads to losses because of the devastating effects it causes. In order to minimize these losses, it is essential that there is a strong early warning and early reaction capacity. The key to such ...

  • African antelope database 1998

    Although most antelope species still exist in large numbers in sub-Saharan Africa (some in hundreds of thousands), up to three-quarters of the species are in decline. Threats to their survival arise from the rapid growth of human and livestock populations, with consequent degradation and destruction of natural habitats, and excessive offtake by ...

  • 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 ...

  • RRA Notes 20: Livestock

    Includes the following articles: ~Editorial: PRA and Livestock Development: Some Challenges - Cathy Watson and Adrian Cullis. ~Methods: ~1. A Review of PRA Methods for Livestock Research and Development - Kate Kirsopp-Reed. ~Case Studies: Animal Health: ~2. Ethnoveterinary Question List - Barbara Grandin and John Young. ~3. Planning a Community ...

  • The Statistics of Gene Mapping

    Gene mapping is used in experimental genetics to improve the hardiness or productivity of animals or plants of agricultural value, to explore basic mechanisms of inheritance, or to study animal models of human inheritance. In human populations it is used as a first step to identify genes associated with human health and disease. This book presents ...

  • Multiple Stressors: A Challenge for the Future

    This workshop proceedings aims to address the complex issue of multiple stressors (pollutants) in the environment. This is becoming a major issue now that virtually every region of the world is polluted. This is true even of 'pristine' arctic environments where there are no humans, because chemicals and radiation circulate globally, do not respect ...

  • Multiple Stressors: A Challenge for the Future

    This workshop proceedings aims to address the complex issue of multiple stressors (pollutants) in the environment. This is becoming a major issue now that virtually every region of the world is polluted. This is true even of 'pristine' arctic environments where there are no humans, because chemicals and radiation circulate globally, do not respect ...

  • Tropical Fruits and Frugivores

    In this book we undertake one of the first global-scale comparisons of the relationships between tropical plants and frugivorous animal communities, comparing sites within and across continents. In total, 12 primary contributors, including noted plant and animal ecologists, present newly-analyzed long-term datasets on the floristics and ...

  • Science for Agriculture and Rural Development in Low-income Countries

    Since 1998, the Dutch Ministry of Agriculture, Nature Management and Food Quality (LNV) promotes development-orientated agricultural and environmental research and strengthening of North-South partnerships through its International Cooperation (DLO-IC) research programme. By 2005, some 70 collaborative North-South projects had been carried out. ...

  • Resource Selection by Animals

    The current literature on resource selection by animals is a maze of methodologies for data collection and interpretation. Field biologists need a guide through the labyrinth. This book provides such a guide. It gives a clear and consistent framework for the study of how animals select their resources (food and habitat) by taking the reader ...

  • Origin of Group Identity

    The molecular evolution of viruses is fascinating and quite controversial, relevant to the evolution of living organisms, a determinant in pathogenesis by viruses, and amenable to detailed study in various laboratories around the globe. Evolution is the product of variation and selection. Genetic recombination is a major source of variation for ...

  • Science for Agriculture and Rural Development in Low-income Countries

    Since 1998, the Dutch Ministry of Agriculture, Nature Management and Food Quality (LNV) promotes development-orientated agricultural and environmental research and strengthening of North-South partnerships through its International Cooperation (DLO-IC) research programme. By 2005, some 70 collaborative North-South projects had been carried out. ...

  • The Far North:

    Outside Russia very little is known about the terrestrial ecology, vegetation, biogeographical patterns, and biodiversity of the enormously extensive ecosystems of Yakutia, Siberia. These systems are very special in that they function on top of huge layers of permafrost and are exposed to very severe and extreme weather conditions, the range ...

  • Impact of Pollution on Animal Products

    The importance of pollution in Central Asia is a well-known feature but references mainly concern the impact of environmental failures on human health. The role of animals at the interface of the contamination of resources for animal feeding and drinking, and human consumption of animal products has been little studied. Yet, animals play three ...

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