Breeding for Disease Resistance in Farm Animals

By R. F. E. Axford, S. C. Bishop, F. W. Nicholas, J. B. Owen

Publisher: CABI
Number Of Pages: 550
Publication Date: 2000-02-07
ISBN-10 / ASIN: 0851993257
ISBN-13 / EAN: 9780851993256
Binding: Hardcover

Book De******ion:

This second edition has been thoroughly updated with additional editors, authors and is no longer based on a symposium and so includes a broader range of topics. This book covers all aspects of the geneticinfectious diseasesmetabolic diseases of economic importance throughout the world in all major domestic species, understanding the current knowledge of the gentic control of these diseases, and appreciation of the scope for genetic solutions to these disease problems and a knowledge of the tools available to achieve those solutions., including those caused or borne by viruses, bacteria, helminths, ticks and flies, in both intensive and extensive, and also tropical and temperate production systems. This provides a sound base for the understanding of many infectious and control of disease resistance in farm animals and the utilisation of this information to breed animals with enhanced disease resistance. It includes both metabolic and