Tropical Animal Feeding: A Manual for Research Workers


Author: T.J. Preston

Publisher: Daya Books

ISBN: 9788170352143


Page: 305

View: 5019

The aim of this book is to provide practical guidance to researchers committed to promoting the better use of tropical feed resources in sustainable livestock systems. The emphasis is on appropriate technologies for small farmers in developing countries. This book is not a list of recipes for making laboratory analysis or preparing experiments. Half of its contents is devoted to describing the essential principles which should assist the research worker in conducting useful and cost effective research. This includes: the importance of managing natural resources for sustainable development and of identifying priority areas for research aimed at solving practical problems and improving the lot of small farmers in developing countries, the basic principles of animal nutrition, the identification of important feed resources and of some appropriate technologies to better use them. Contents Chapter 1: Managing Natural Resources for Sustainable Livestock Based Agriculture, Chapter 2: Identifying Priority Areas for Research on Tropical Feed Resources, Chapter 3: Nutrition of Non Ruminants, Chapter 4: Feed Resources for Non Ruminants, Chapter 5: Nutrition of Ruminants, Chapter 6: Feed Resources for Ruminants, Chapter 7: Technologies for Improving the Use of Renewable Natural Resources, Chapter 8: Design and Analysis of Experiments, Chapter 9: Biological and Chemical Analytical Methods, Chapter 10: Animal Feeding Trials, Chapter 11: On Farm Research: A Discussion of Some Practical Examples and Procedures, Chapter 12: Guidelines for the Evaluation of Feed Resources, Chapter 13: Presentation of Research Results.

Improving Goat Production in the Tropics

A Manual for Development Workers


Author: C. P. Peacock

Publisher: Oxfam

ISBN: 9780855982690

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 387

View: 2967

Written for both livestock specialists and for development workers who have not been formally trained in animal production, this book explains the theory of goat-keeping using practical, step-by-step guidelines. It also takes into account the social, economic and organizational context in which the technology has to function.

The Travel and Tropical Medicine Manual E-Book


Author: Christopher A. Sanford,Elaine C. Jong

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 1437710697

Category: Medical

Page: 688

View: 5238

Prevent, evaluate, and manage diseases that can be acquired in tropical environments and foreign countries with The Travel and Tropical Medicine Manual. This pragmatic, pocket-sized resource equips medical providers with the knowledge they need to offer effective aid, covering key topics in pre- and post-travel medicine, caring for immigrants and refugees, and working in low-resource settings. It's also the perfect source for travelers seeking quick, easy access to the latest travel medicine information. Dynamic images illustrate key concepts for an enhanced visual understanding. Evidence-based treatment recommendations enable you to manage diseases confidently. Pocket-sized format provides access to need-to-know information quickly and easily. Highlights new evidence and content surrounding mental health and traveling. Covers emerging hot topics such as Ebola virus disease, viral hemorrhagic fevers, the role of point-of-care testing in travel medicine, and antibiotic-resistant bacteria in returning travelers and students traveling abroad. Includes an enhanced drug appendix in the back of the book.



Author: Committee on Managing Global Genetic Resources: Agricultural Imperatives,Board on Agriculture,National Research Council

Publisher: National Academies Press

ISBN: 0309562430

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 258

View: 9047

Agricultural techniques used to increase production of cattle, sheep, and other major species have actually threatened the future genetic diversity of livestock populations, particularly in the Third World. This volume explores the importance of animal genetic diversity and presents a blueprint for national and international efforts to conserve animal genetic resources. It also evaluates genetic techniques useful in conservation programs and provides specific recommendations for establishing data bases and conducting research.

Parasitic Infections of Domestic Animals

A Diagnostic Manual


Author: Johannes Kaufmann

Publisher: ILRI (aka ILCA and ILRAD)

ISBN: 9783764351151

Category: Medical

Page: 423

View: 8689

The manual is intended as a tool for the identification and control of the wide spectrum of parasites affecting domestic animals throughout the world. It's of great value for personnel in field laboratories, veterinarians and technicians, as well as for teachers and students. On another practical level, it is relevant for meat inspectors and other public health officials to identify parasites in domestic animals which are potentially harmful to humans.

Renewing Development in Sub-Saharan Africa

Policy, Performance and Prospects


Author: Deryke Belshaw,the late Arthur Ian Livingstone

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 113452854X

Category: Political Science

Page: 496

View: 8911

Renewing Development in Sub-Saharan Africa reviews the debates and brings together specialist contributions, to provide a clear guide to the major complexities of African development. They lay the foundation for designing a range of individual country-specific policy-sets, in which the strategic components are prioritized according to each country's constraints and opportunities. The emphasis of the book is on the identification of effective strategies that will enable individual countries to most effectively exploit their growth opportunities and to meet poverty-reducing and other key equity objectives.