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Veerasamy Sejian (auth.), Veerasamy Sejian, S.M.K. Naqvi,'s Environmental Stress and Amelioration in Livestock PDF

By Veerasamy Sejian (auth.), Veerasamy Sejian, S.M.K. Naqvi, Thaddeus Ezeji, Jeffrey Lakritz, Rattan Lal (eds.)

ISBN-10: 3642292046

ISBN-13: 9783642292040

ISBN-10: 3642292054

ISBN-13: 9783642292057

Given the significance of farm animals to the worldwide economic climate, there's a enormous want for world-class reference fabric at the sustainable administration of cattle in various eco-regions. With doubtful climates related to unpredictable severe occasions (e.g., warmth, drought, infectious disease), environmental stresses have gotten the main an important elements affecting farm animals productiveness. through systematically and comprehensively addressing all points of environmental stresses and cattle productiveness, this quantity is an invaluable device for realizing many of the intricacies of tension body structure. With details and case stories accumulated and analyzed through pros operating in diverse ecological zones, this ebook explores the impression of our surroundings on farm animals construction throughout international biomes. The demanding situations the cattle faces in holding the fragile stability among animal welfare and construction also are highlighted.

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However, acaricide use has produced acaricide resistant ticks, leading to a continuing need for the development of new drugs. All of these strategies are not cost effective. So, a search for alternative methods of control was needed, taking into account public concerns over the safety of chemical residues in livestock products and the undesirable effects of these chemicals in the general environment (Frisch 1999). For ticks, an existent efficacious antigen, Bm86, is the basis of two commercial vaccines, directed against the cattle tick Rhipicephalus (Boophilus) microplus (Hope et al.

2010). Cattle are dipped in dip tanks or directly sprayed with acaricides to prevent deaths due to anemia, to minimize losses in bodyweight due to infestation and to protect against tick-borne diseases (Jonsson 2006). To control ticks, strategic programs have been recommended based on applications of acaricides in spring when the number of ticks on cattle is low and the proportion of ticks in the parasitic phase is high. This results in a strong effect on the size of subsequent generations (Jonsson 2006).

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