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Editors: George Liu (USDA-ARS, ANRI, Bovine Functional Genomics Laboratory, Beltsville, MD, USA)
Book Description:
The availability of bovine genome sequences has opened new research avenues for cattle biodiversity and diseases. Cattle also have a critical role in climate change, land degradation and water shortage. This new book presents current research in the immunity, nutrition, fertility and diseases of cattle. Topics include innate and acquired immunity; epigenetics, nutrogenomics and metagenomics; hormone regulation of bull fertility; diseases like abomasal displacement; and ozone and clinoptilolit as disease treatments. This book also presents information about local adaptation, selection and biodiversity of native species and breeds of domesticated cattle in South America, East Asia and East Europe. This book was written by experts in each area, from institutions located in Brazil, Canada, China, Croatia, Greece, Hungary, South Korea and the United States. (Imprint: Nova)

Table of Contents:
Preface pp. i-xi

Chapter I. Novel Perspective on Antibody Diversification from Bovine Immunoglobulin Genetics
(Yfke Pasman, Rashpal K. Bhogal and Azad K. Kaushik, Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology, University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario, Canada)pp. 1-24

Chapter II. The Trappin Gene Family: Structure, Function and Evolution
(George E. Liu and Derek M. Bickhart, USDA-ARS, ANRI, Bovine Functional Genomics Laboratory, Beltsville, MD, USA)pp. 25-38

Chapter III. Body Fat and Plasma Leptin Involvement in the Voluntary Feed Intake of Cattle
(Renato S.A. Vega, Hong-Gu Lee, Hideto Kuwayama and Hisashi Hidari, Animal & Dairy Sciences, College of Agriculture, U.P. Los Bańos, Laguna, Philippines, and others)pp. 39-58

Chapter IV. Epigenetics and Environmental Impacts in Cattle
(Cong-jun Li and Robert W. Li, USDA-ARS, ANRI, Bovine Functional Genomics Laboratory, Beltsville, MD, USA)pp. 59-82

Chapter V. Endocrine Control of Bull Fertility
(Katherine L. Gilbert, Eric A. Gilbert, Aruna Govindaraju, Lyndi L. Jury, Melissa C. Mason, Kathryn E. Pfeiffer, Tricia M. Rowlison, Lori Ward, Abdullah Kaya, Jamie Larson and Erdogan Memili, Mississippi State University, Mississippi State, MS, USA, and others)pp. 83-108

Chapter VI. Ozone as a Novel Treatment Modality for Urovagina, Endometritis and Retained Placenta in Cattle
(R. Zobel and Z. Tuček, Centre for Animal Reproduction of Croatia, Zagreb, Croatia)pp. 109-114

Chapter VII. The Use of Clinoptilolite as Feed Additive for the Prevention and Treatment of Certain Diseases in Cattle
(P.D. Katsoulos, M.A. Karatzia and H. Karatzias, Clinic of Farm Animals, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki, Greece) pp. 115-126

Chapter VIII. Occurrence, Etiology and Prevention of Abomasal Displacement in Dairy Cattle
(H. Karatzias, M.A. Karatzia and P.D. Katsoulos, Clinic of Farm Animals, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki, Greece)pp. 127-138

Chapter IX. Adaptations of Cattle to Stressful Environments
(Concepta McManus, Samuel Paiva, Luiza Seixas, José Braccini Neto, Júlio Otavio Jardim Barcellos, Maria Eugenia Andrighetto Canozzi, Bruno Stefano Lima Dallago, Cristiano Barros de Melo and Michiel Scholtz, Departamento de Zootecnia, Universidade Federal de Rio Grande do Sul, Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil, and others)pp. 139-158

Chapter X. Native Cattle Genetic Resources in China
(Dongxiao Sun, Yali Hou, Qin Chu, Yi Zhang and Yuan Zhang, College of Animal Science and Technology, China Agricultural University, Beijing, China, and others)pp. 159-174

Chapter XI. Economic Evaluation of Performance and Functional Traits in Dual-Purpose Hungarian Fleckvieh Cattle
(I. Komlósi and B. Húth, University of Debrecen, Hungary, and others)pp. 175-188

Index pp. 189-203

   Series:
      Animal Science, Issues and Professions
   Binding: Hardcover
   Pub. Date: 2013- February
   Pages: 214, 7x10 - (NBC-C)
   ISBN: 978-1-62417-820-7
   Status: AV
  
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