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Increasing small ruminant productivity in semi-arid areas : proceedings of a workshop held at the International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas, Aleppo, Syria, 30 November to 3 December 1987

Author: E F Thomson; F S Thomson; International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas.
Publisher: Dordrecht [Netherlands] ; Boston : Kluwer Academic Publishers, ©1988.
Series: Current topics in veterinary medicine and animal science, v. 47.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Conference publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Increasing small ruminant productivity in semi-arid areas.
Dordrecht [Netherlands] ; Boston : Kluwer Academic Publishers, ©1988
(OCoLC)769702418
Material Type: Conference publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: E F Thomson; F S Thomson; International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas.
ISBN: 0898383862 9780898383867
OCLC Number: 17982977
Description: ix, 296 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Contents: I. Livestock Systems and Nutrition.- The Contribution of Livestock Products to Human Dietary Needs with Special Reference to North Africa and West Asia.- The Importance of Barley in Food Production and Demand in West Asia and North Africa.- Research Strategies for Development: Improving Sheep and Goat Production in Developing Countries.- Increasing Feed Resources for Small Ruminants in the Mediterranean Basin.- A Comparison of Grazing and Browsing Ruminants in the Use of Feed Resources.- Improving Livestock Production from Straw-Based Diets.- II. Breeding.- Breeding Strategies for Small Ruminants in Arid and Semi-Arid Areas.- A Strategy for the Exploitation of Sheep Genotypes for Improved Flock Performance.- Sheep and Goats: Their Relative Potential for Milk and Meat Production in Semi-Arid Environments.- New Technologies for Animal Improvement and Developing Countries.- Selection for Lamb Growth in Libyan Barbary Sheep.- The Awassi Sheep Breeding Project in Syria.- Past Experiences of Sheep Improvement in Egypt and Future Directions.- Genetic Improvement of Sheep in Turkey.- Sheep Breeding in Jordan and a Proposed Awassi Breed Improvement Programme.- Genetic Improvement of Sheep in Cyprus by Selection and/or Crossbreeding.- III. Health.- Studying Husbandry and Health of Awassi Sheep in Bedouin Flocks: Evaluation of Methodology Using Initial Results.- Emerging Bacterial Diseases that can Affect Small Ruminant Production.- The Economic Significance and Control of Small Ruminant Viruses in North Africa and West Asia.- Controlling Livestock Diseases in the Tropics by Breeding: A Perspective.- Impact on Productivity and Epidemiology of Gastrointestinal and Lungworm Parasites in Sheep in Morocco.- Resistance of Sheep and Goats to Helminth Infections: A Genetic Basis.- The Potential Use of Vaccines or Genetically Resistant Animals in the Control of Helminthiasis.- Mechanisms of Immunity to Gastrointestinal Nematodes of Sheep.- Recommendations.- List of Authors and Participants.
Series Title: Current topics in veterinary medicine and animal science, v. 47.
Responsibility: edited by E.F. Thomson & F.S. Thomson.
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