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  • Bacterial Piliby M. A. Barocchi; J. L. Telford

    CABI 2014; US$ 160.00

    Bacterial pili play important roles as environmental sensors, in host colonization and in biofilm formation, enabling bacteria to interact with the environment, with surfaces and with other bacteria and host cells. Most bacteria, both Gram positive and Gram negative, and almost all bacterial pathogens, are piliated. This book discusses the synthesis,... more...

  • Global Supply Chains Standards and the Poorby J.F.M. Swinnen

    CABI 2007; US$ 135.00

    Using original research from Asia, Africa, Europe and Latin America, this book reviews the recent restructuring of the global agri-food industry and the dramatic rise of global retail chains in developing and transition countries. It focuses on the private standards and requirements imposed by multinational companies investing in these countries and... more...

  • China's Livestock Revolution Agribusiness and Policy Developments in the Sheep Meat Industryby S. Waldron

    CABI 2007; US$ 145.00

    China is one of the world's largest developing agricultural countries and dominates the international livestock revolution in terms of its aggregate size and growth rate. While the sheep meat industry is still in the early stages of development, it is an excellent example of the upheaval taking place in Chinese agriculture. This book focuses on the... more...

  • Stereotypic Animal Behaviourby G. Mason; J. Rushen

    CABI 2006; US$ 75.00

    Abnormal behaviour patterns, from the jumping and somersaulting of caged laboratory mice to the pacing of enclosed 'big cats', are displayed by many millions of farm, zoo, research and companion animals. Including new chapters and over 30 contributors, this book focuses on the causation and treatment of these environment-induced stereotypic behaviours,... more...

  • Avian Gut Function in Health and Diseaseby G. Perry

    CABI 2006; US$ 140.00

    Derived from the 28th Poultry Science Symposium of the World's Poultry Science Association (UK), this book focuses on the current interest of the phasing out of antibiotic use in poultry and covers in-depth interactions between the bird, its diet and potential pathogens. It also demonstrates. the understanding of the gut health in the 21st century... more...

  • The Behavioural Biology of Dogsby P. Jensen

    CABI 2007; US$ 70.00

    Written by experts in different areas, this book presents an up-to-date account of the behavioral biology of dogs. Split in 3 parts, the book addresses the specific aspects of behavioral biology. The first part deals with the evolution and development of the dog, whereas the next part deals. with basic aspects of dog behavior. The final part emphasises... more...

  • Nutrition and Feeding of Organic Pigsby R. Blair

    CABI 2007; US$ 150.00

    Organic animal production has increased rapidly in recent years to keep up with the increasing consumer demand for organic meats. There are many guidelines and restrictions on what go into the feedstuffs of organically farmed animals, from which difficulties arise when trying to ensure a well balanced nutritious diet without the use of any supplements.... more...

  • Protozoal Abortion in Farm Ruminantsby L. Ortega-Mora; B. Gottstein; F. Conraths; D. Buxton

    CABI 2007; US$ 140.00

    The farm ruminant industry forms the core of livestock agriculture in Europe and many other parts the world, and suffers major economic loss every year due to reproductive dysgenesis. Protozoal diseases cause abortion in ruminants and therefore its rapid, accurate diagnosis is vital in improving the health and welfare of farm livestock. This book is... more...

  • Ecologically-Based Integrated Pest Managementby O. Koul; G.W. Cuperus

    CABI 2006; US$ 160.00

    Integrated pest management (IPM) is a sustainable approach to manage pests through biological, cultural, physical and chemical means. Comprehensive IPM programme requires an understanding of the ecological relationships between crops, pests, natural enemies and the environment. This book reviews several cases in which ecologically-based IPM was used,... more...

  • Ecology and Management of Giant Hogweed (Heracleum mantegazziannum)by P. Pysek; M. Cock; W. Nentwig; H.P. Ravn; M. Wade

    CABI 2007; US$ 160.00

    The Giant Hogweed Heracleum mantegazzianum is a pernicious invasive species, with significant impact on human health due to its phytoxic sap. From its native area, the Caucasus, it has spread across Europe creating serious environmental and health problems. This book, the output of a. three-year EU project involving 40 European experts, is an authoritative... more...