Addressing principles associated with breeding animals for enhanced health and resistance to specific diseases, this new edition provides an updated review of the field and is illustrated with examples covering many diseases of importance to livestock production across all major livestock species. Edited by experts in the field, the book covers techniques and approaches, viruses, TSEs, bacteria, parasites, vectors, and broader health issues seen in production systems, including metabolic diseases. The book will be an essential reference for professionals in the field, scientists and researchers, students, breeders, vets, agricultural advisors and policymakers. It is also suitable for professionals in the field, scientists and researchers, students, breeders, vets, agricultural advisors and policymakers.
Intro Contents Contributors Part I: Principles and Methods 1 Introduction 2 The Immune System 3 Modelling Farm Animal Diseases Part II: Viruses and TSEs 4 Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathies 5 Viral Diseases in Chickens 6 Bovine Viral Diseases: the Role of Host Genetics 7 Viral Diseases in Pigs 8 Breeding for Resistance to Viral Diseases in Salmonids Part III: Bacteria 9 Genetics of Mastitis in Dairy Ruminants 10 Salmonella in Chickens 11 Escherichia coli and Salmonella in Pigs 12 Genetic Aspects of Resistance to Ovine Footrot Part IV: Parasites and Vectors 13 Breeding for Resistance to Nematode Infections 14 Ticks and Tick-borne Diseases in Cattle Part V: Metabolic and Production Diseases 15 Metabolic Diseases in Sheep and Cattle 16 Genetics of Metabolic Diseases in Poultry Index A B C D E F G H I K L M N O P Q R S T U V W Z.
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2021. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries.