Breeding for Disease Resistance in Farm Animals 3rd Edition

Breeding for Disease Resistance in Farm Animals PDF

By Stephen Bishop, Roger Axford, Frank Nicholas and John Owen

Addressing principles associated with breeding animals for enhanced health and resistance to specific diseases, Breeding for Disease Resistance in Farm Animals 3rd Edition PDF 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. Authored 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.

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Table of Contents
  • 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: Genetics of Mastitis in Dairy Ruminants
  • 8: Viral Diseases in Pigs
  • Part III: Bacteria
  • 9: Breeding for Resistance to Viral Diseases in Salmonids
  • 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

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