Ruminants Books

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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) ...

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