Breeding for Disease Resistance in Farm Animals Edition 3

January 2011
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  • Published
    4th January 2011
  • ISBN 9781845935559
  • Language English
  • Pages 512 pp.
  • Size 6.75" x 9.75"

This new edition provides an updated review of the principles of animal breeding for advanced health and disease resistance. Authored by experts, it uses examples covering many diseases of importance to livestock production across all major livestock species. Topics include techniques and approaches, viruses, Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathies (TSEs), bacteria, parasites, vectors, and broader health issues seen in production systems, including metabolic diseases.

Part I: Principles & Methods
1. Introduction to Breeding for Disease Resistance
2. Genomics
3. Utilising SNP chips
4. Modelling diseases
5. Immune system
6. Exploiting immunity to improve health

Part II: Viruses and TSEs
7. Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathies
8. Viral diseases in chickens
9. Viral diseases in cattle
10. Viral diseases in pigs
11. Viral diseases in Salmonids

Part III: Bacteria
12. Mastitis
13. Salmonella in chickens
14. E. coli and Salmonella in pigs
15. Footrot in sheep

Part IV: Parasites and Vectors
16. Helminth resistance
17. Trypanosomosis
18. Ticks and Tick-borne diseases

Part V: Metabolic and Production Diseases
19. Metabolic disease in ruminants
20. Production diseases in chickens
21. Lameness

Stephen C. Bishop

Stephen C. Bishop is at The Roslin Institute.

Roger F. E. Axford

Roger F. E. Axford is Formerly of the University of Wales, Bangor, UK.

Frank W. Nicholas

Frank W. Nicholas is on the faculty of Veterinary Science, University of Sydney, Australia.

John B. Owen

John B. Owen is formerly of the University of Wales, Bangor, UK.