Animal Genomics for Animal Health

Paris, France, 25-27 October 2007

Author: Marie-Hélène Pinard

Publisher: Karger Medical and Scientific Publishers

ISBN: 3805586191

Category: Medical

Page: 439

View: 8689

"It includes a review of the state of the art in animal genomics and its applications to animal health. The contributions describe the new tools available, such as HapMaps for chicken and cattle, and show how the understanding of gene structure and function can be successfully applied to delineate the molecular mechanisms of disease and determine complex phenotypes associated with health traits. A critical evaluation of future needs and future applications of animal genomics is also presented. The integration of animal genomics in animal health research is likely to revolutionize the way scientists approach the challenges of discovering highly effective drugs and vaccines for animal diseases."--BOOK JACKET.
Posted in Medical

Of Vets, Viruses and Vaccines

The Story of the Animal Health Research Laboratory, Parkville

Author: Barry W Butcher


ISBN: 064310593X

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 240

View: 9572

The story of the Animal Health Research Laboratory must be seen against a background of rapid domestic, global and techno-scientific change. During its sixty year history, it made a crucial contribution to improving the standard of Australian livestock, furthered the cause of animal health generally and helped to promote the cause of science to the wider community. For these reasons and many more, it deserves to be recognised and remembered; this history is an attempt to do just that.
Posted in Technology & Engineering

Manual for Animal Health Auxiliary Personnel

Author: D. E. Faulkner,Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

Publisher: Food & Agriculture Org.

ISBN: 9789251014752

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 347

View: 2557

Posted in Technology & Engineering

Soil fertility and animal health

Author: William A. Albrecht

Publisher: N.A


Category: Agriculture

Page: 192

View: 8492

Posted in Agriculture

Animal Health at the Crossroads:

Preventing, Detecting, and Diagnosing Animal Diseases

Author: Committee on Assessing the Nation's Framework for Addressing Animal Diseases,Board on Agriculture and Natural Resources,Division on Earth and Life Studies,National Research Council

Publisher: National Academies Press

ISBN: 0309092590

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 286

View: 4507

The confirmed case of "mad cow" disease (BSE) in June 2005 illustrates the economic impact of disease outbreaks, as additional countries closed their markets to U.S. beef and beef products. Emerging diseases also threaten public health--11 out of 12 of the major global disease outbreaks over the last decade were from zoonotic agents (that spread from animals to humans). Animal Health at the Crossroads: Preventing, Detecting, and Diagnosing Animal Diseases finds that, in general, the U.S. animal health framework has been slow to take advantage of state-of-the-art technologies being used now to protect public health; better diagnostic tests for identifying all animal diseases should be made a priority. The report also recommends that the nation establish a high-level, authoritative, and accountable coordinating mechanism to engage and enhance partnerships among local, state, and federal agencies, and the private sector.
Posted in Technology & Engineering

The Economics of Animal Health and Production

Author: Jonathan Rushton

Publisher: CABI

ISBN: 1845932447

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 364

View: 4340

Annotation. Illustrated with review studies on animal health economics, this book presents information on the most important economic tools applied to livestock, covering both theory and practical applications. Topics covered include gross margin analysis, partial budgeting, investment and financial appraisal and cost-benefit analysis. There are also sections on decision tree analysis, optimisation methods, value chain analysis, new institutional economics, DALYs and a range of policy analysis tools. International experts contribute on important theoretical and practical aspects of animal health and production economics, with global themes on livestock and poverty.
Posted in Technology & Engineering

Tropical Animal Health

Author: H.S.H Seifert

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9780792338215

Category: Medical

Page: 550

View: 5368

This book, Tropical Animal Health, describes the problems of animal diseases in the tropics, in the tropical environment, and in relation to particular production systems. In Part I, those basic scientific facts of the special host defence mechanism and of the host-pathogen relationship in the tropics, which hardly play any part in animal husbandry in temperate climates, are explained. Of special importance are the resistance mechanisms of autochthonous breeds and in contrast to them, the high susceptibility of exotic breeds in the tropics. It is explained how immuno- and chemoprophylaxis can be used as instruments for animal health measures if they are adapted to the socio-economic and ecological conditions of both the tropics and developing countries. Scientific details of immunology are presented as far as they are necessary to understand the epizo otiology of tropical diseases and diagnostic techniques for recognizing tropical diseases as well as the execution of prophylactic measures. Vector-borne diseases are the disease complexes most difficult to control since they are bound to the tropical environment, thanks to the biology of their vectors. Therefore, a special chapter has been dedicated to the description of biology and eradication of vectors of vector-borne diseases. The extent of the description varies according to the importance of the specific vector. The acaricides, insecticides and alternative methods used to control vectors are dis cussed in detail. The author has tried to present a world-wide picture, but it is not possible to cover every aspect completely.
Posted in Medical

Draft Animal Health Bill

Author: Great Britain: Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

Publisher: The Stationery Office

ISBN: 9780101778428


Page: 175

View: 7600

Dated January 2010. Contains draft Bill, explanatory notes and impact assessment
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Improving the delivery of animal health and welfare services through the Business Reform Programme

Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs and the Animal Health and Veterinary Laboratories Agency

Author: Great Britain: National Audit Office

Publisher: The Stationery Office

ISBN: 9780102977233

Category: Medical

Page: 53

View: 1141

Between 2005-06 and 2011-12, the Animal Health and Veterinary Laboratories Agency spent £103 million (from the agreed budget of £123 million) on reforming the way it delivers animal health and welfare service. The Business Reform Programme was designed to improve the quality of the Agency's data, upgrade its ICT, standardize and automate its processes, and enable private vets to submit bovine tuberculosis tests online. It is now forecast that the Programme will be completed by 2013-14. The Programme has been strongly managed over the last few years and the Agency has made tangible progress in addressing some key challenges at the same time as achieving cost reductions, £4 million to date. In addition to reducing headcount by 119 full time members of staff, over halfway towards its final forecast of 214, new ICT is enabling staff to share data across offices, helping the Agency to generate better information on costs and performance and helping the Agency work more efficiently. Despite reducing the number of staff tracking the movement of cattle testing positive for bovine TB from 43 to 28, the number of tracings carried out in a year rose by 24 per cent. However, there have been issues with the implementation of the new ICT, and only 11 of the 497 private veterinary practices signed up to submit bovine TB test results online are currently doing so. The final stages of the reform programme are critical for securing the full benefits of the new ICT
Posted in Medical

Mycotoxins in Human and Animal Health

Proceedings of a Conference on Mycotoxins in Human and Animal Health, Convened at University of Maryland University College, Center of Adult Education, College Park, Maryland, October 4-8, 1976

Author: Joseph V. Rodricks,C. William Hesseltine,Myron A. Mehlman

Publisher: Chem-Orbital


Category: Medical

Page: 807

View: 8610

Posted in Medical

Long Acting Animal Health Drug Products

Fundamentals and Applications

Author: Michael J. Rathbone,Arlene McDowell

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1461444381

Category: Medical

Page: 392

View: 8449

Long acting veterinary formulations play a significant role in animal health, production and reproduction within the animal health industry. Such technologies offer beneficial advantages to the veterinarian, farmer and pet owner. These advantages have resulted in them growing in popularity in recent years. The pharmaceutical scientist is faced with many challenges when innovating new products in this demanding field of controlled release. This book provides the reader with a comprehensive guide on the theories, applications, and challenges associated with the design and development of long acting veterinary formulations. The authoritative chapters of the book are written by some of the leading experts in the field. The book covers a wide scope of areas including the market influences, preformulation, biopharmaceutics, in vitro drug release testing and specification setting to name but a few. It also provides a detailed overview of the major technological advances made in this area. As a result this book covers everything a formulation scientist in industry or academia, or a student needs to know about this unique drug delivery field to advance health, production and reproduction treatment options and benefits for animals worldwide.
Posted in Medical

Cytokines in Animal Health and Disease

Author: Michael J. Myers

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9780824794354

Category: Nature

Page: 480

View: 1450

This work offers comprehensive, up-to-date coverage of cytokine biology in veterinary and agricultural species, describing the role of cytokines in physiological and pathological processes. It addresses recent advances and new information on the function of cytokines in reproduction, detoxification of xenobiotics, growth modulation and other areas, and discusses the approaches to and pitfalls of studying cytokines in animals.
Posted in Nature

Village Animal Health Worker Training Text and Medicine Guide

Author: Animal Health Training and Consultancy Service

Publisher: Christian Veterinary Mission

ISBN: 1886532311

Category: Animals

Page: 359

View: 5085

This edition has not revised any of the content from the Fourth Edition but has produced the textbook and the medicine book in one, smaller pocket edition of the English translation (copyright 2011). We believe that this material, developed and tested for over 30 years by AHTCS in Nepal, is of value to farmers and those who work with them in many contexts outside Nepal. Through provision of this pocket English edition, we hope to make this resource more widely available. This book is intended to accompany a training program for village animal health workers and not to stand alone without participatory, hands-on training.
Posted in Animals

A Nationwide System for Animal Health Surveillance

Author: National Research Council (U.S.). Committee on Animal Health

Publisher: National Academies


Category: Communicable diseases in animals

Page: 56

View: 9524

Posted in Communicable diseases in animals

The Contribution of Nutrition to Human and Animal Health

Author: Elsie M. Widdowson,John C. Mathers

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521420648

Category: Medical

Page: 407

View: 2726

This 1992 volume was prepared for the Golden Jubilee of the Nutrition Society and celebrates 50 years of nutrition research. It details the contribution which nutrition research has made and continues to make to the health of man and animals.
Posted in Medical

Animal Health and Welfare in Organic Agriculture

Author: Mette Vaarst,V. Lund,S. Roderick,W. Lockeretz

Publisher: CABI

ISBN: 9780851998701

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 448

View: 9931

Annotation. The rapid growth of organic farming has been among the most remarkable changes in global agriculture in recent decades. However, more attention was initially aid to the crop side of organic systems, and animals are a lower priority in formal research and the development of organic farming. But now, that has changed. There is now greater recognition of the need to understand animal health and welfare better. The purpose of this book is to further the understanding of organic animal husbandry and to demonstrate practical solutions and innovative methods, drawing mainly on research and practical experience with organic farming in Europe.
Posted in Technology & Engineering

Animal Health and Welfare (Scotland) Act 2006

2006 Asp 11

Author: Great Britain: Scottish Parliament

Publisher: The Stationery Office

ISBN: 0105901016

Category: Law

Page: 66

View: 4956

Royal assent, 11th July 2006. An Act of the Scottish Parliament to amend the Animal Health Act 1981, including by making provision for preventing the spread of disease; to make provision for the welfare of animals, including the prevention of harm. Explanatory notes have been produced to assist in the understanding of this Act and will be available separately.
Posted in Law

Trends in Fisheries and Aquatic Animal Health

Author: Panagiotis Berillis

Publisher: Bentham Science Publishers

ISBN: 1681085801

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 361

View: 6489

Fish and other seafood have always been considered as an important part of human diet and have also long been recognized as a health-promoting food for human nutrition. However, managing aquatic food resources remains a challenge as the human population is expanding and overfishing poses a threat to fishing reserves in several areas. Aquaculture is the alternative solution for food production from the sea. According to the FAO, aquaculture is probably the fastest growing food-producing sector and can be a sustainable solution for fish production. In order to maximize marine food production and achieving sustainable management of the aquatic environment, knowledge about aspects of fisheries and aquatic animal health is very important. Trends in Fisheries and Aquatic Animal Health covers some basic and applied topics in fishery management and fish health with a focus on European regions. The textbook is a combination of reviews and research articles. Topics covered in the book include challenges in fishery management, environmental impacts on fisheries, fish health (pharmacology, histopathology, stress response), telemetry techniques in fisheries research, and specific case studies of regional marine species in localized fisheries. This textbook is a useful resource for graduates and professionals involved in advanced training courses for aquaculture and fishery management.
Posted in Technology & Engineering

Animal Health Economics

Principles and Applications

Author: Aalt A. Dijkhuizen

Publisher: Purdue University Press


Category: Animal health

Page: 306

View: 4207

A guide to the field of animal health economics and its underlying methodology. Supplied with this book is a diskette, containing practical exercises (in computer spreedsheets) on the various methods and techniques in animal health economics, including production function analysis.
Posted in Animal health