Livestock Health & Welfare Collection: A Look at Diseases Affecting Livestock and How they Can be Better Controlled -

DUBLIN--()--The "Health & Welfare Collection" book has been added to's offering.

This is a new thematic database of chapters that bring you comprehensive reviews of the latest research in livestock science as 'bite-sized' pieces of content and will enable you to efficiently access what's really going on in your specialist subject.

This collection includes 81 chapters that cover advances in understanding diseases affecting livestock and how they can better controlled. It also includes chapters on understanding and optimising farm animal welfare.

Some of the key topics included in this collection:

  • Advances in sequence technologies for generating poultry gut microbiome data
  • Antibiotics and gut function: historical and current perspectives
  • Commercial poultry production and gut function: a historical perspective
  • Controlling pathogens in the poultry gut
  • Gastrointestinal diseases of poultry: causes and nutritional strategies for prevention and control
  • Genetics and other factors affecting intestinal microbiota and function in poultry
  • In ovo development of the chicken gut microbiome and its impact on later gut function
  • interaction between gut microbiota and pathogens
  • Microbial ecology and function of the gastrointestinal tract in layer hens
  • Omics technologies for connecting host responses with poultry gut function
  • role of essential oils and other botanicals in optimising gut function in poultry
  • Role of prebiotics in poultry gastrointestinal tract health, function, and microbiome composition
  • role of probiotics in optimising gut function in poultry
  • role of specific cereal grain dietary components in poultry gut function
  • role of synbiotics in optimising gut function in poultry
  • Short-chain organic acids: microbial ecology and antimicrobial activity in the poultry gastrointestinal tract
  • Understanding gut function in poultry: nutrient processing
  • Understanding gut microbiota in poultry
  • Rethinking and engaging with animal health in organic farming
  • Defining and ensuring animal welfare in pig production: an overview
  • Disease identification and management on the pig farm
  • Diseases affecting pigs: an overview of common bacterial, viral and parasitic pathogens of pigs
  • Humane slaughter techniques for pigs
  • influence of gut microbiome on developing immune and metabolic systems in the young pig
  • Pasture systems for pigs
  • Transport and lairage of pigs
  • Understanding pig behaviour
  • Welfare of gilts and pregnant sows
  • Welfare of pigs during finishing
  • Welfare of weaned piglets
  • Bacterial and viral diseases affecting sheep
  • Humane transport, lairage, and slaughter of sheep
  • Improving the welfare of ewes
  • Sustainable control of gastrointestinal nematode parasites affecting sheep
  • Understanding and improving immune function in sheep
  • Understanding sheep behaviour
  • contribution of environmental enrichment to sustainable poultry production
  • Disease management in poultry flocks
  • effect of incubation temperature on embryonic development in poultry
  • Ensuring the welfare of broilers: an overview
  • Gut health and susceptibility to enteric bacterial diseases in poultry
  • Hot weather management of poultry
  • Monitoring trends in diseases of poultry
  • Parasites affecting poultry
  • Transportation and the welfare of poultry
  • Understanding and boosting poultry immune systems
  • Understanding poultry behaviour
  • Viruses affecting poultry
  • Aetiology, diagnosis, and control of mastitis in dairy herds
  • Causes, prevention, and management of infertility in dairy cows
  • Control of infectious diseases in dairy cattle
  • Disorder of digestion and metabolism in dairy cattle: the case of subacute rumen acidosis
  • Housing and the welfare of dairy cattle
  • Key issues in the welfare of dairy cattle
  • Preventing and managing lameness in dairy cows
  • Prevention and control of parasitic helminths in dairy cattle: key issues and challenges
  • Responsible and sustainable use of medicines in dairy herd health
  • rumen microbiota and its role in dairy cow production and health
  • Understanding the behaviour of dairy cattle
  • Genetic variation in immunity and disease resistance in dairy cows and other livestock
  • Ensuring the health and welfare of dairy calves and heifers
  • Improving the welfare of lambs
  • Welfare issues affecting free-range laying hens
  • Broiler breeding flocks: management and animal welfare
  • Competitive exclusion treatment to control pathogens in poultry
  • Genetic selection for dairy cow welfare and resilience to climate change
  • Maintaining sheep flock health: an overview
  • Validating indicators of sheep welfare
  • Managing laying hen flocks with intact beaks
  • Welfare of laying hens: an overview
  • Dairy herd health management: an overview
  • Management of dairy cows in transition and at calving
  • Ensuring the welfare of culled dairy cows during transport and slaughter
  • Beak trimming of laying hens: welfare costs and benefits
  • Developments in humane slaughtering techniques for poultry
  • Leg disorders in poultry: bacterial chondronecrosis with osteomyelitis (BCO)
  • Maintaining the health of laying hens
  • Thermal adaptation and tolerance of poultry
  • Welfare standards for laying hens

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