By Debra C. Sellon DVM PhD DACVIM, Maureen Long DVM PhD DACVIM
Excellent for either practitioners and scholars, this complete source covers the analysis, therapy, and prevention of infectious illness in horses. prepared by way of infectious agent - virus, bacterial and rickettsial, protazoal, and fungal - it comprises whole insurance of the person illnesses attributable to each one kind of agent. a bit on scientific difficulties examines stipulations akin to ocular infections, CNS infections, and dermis infections. It additionally addresses the significance of forestalling and controlling infectious ailment outbreaks with insurance of epidemiology, biosecurity, antimicrobial remedy, and spotting international equine diseases.Full-color pictures and illustrations supply transparent, exact representations of the medical visual appeal of infectious diseases.Features the newest info at the international danger of newly emergent ailments resembling African Horse Sickness.Includes a entire part at the prevention and keep watch over of infectious diseases.More than 60 professional members proportion their wisdom and services in equine infectious disease.A spouse CD-ROM, packaged with the booklet, contains whole references associated with PubMed.
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In parts of Europe, the animals were housed indoors at night, summer and winter, and their manure was collected. This practice had an important ecological role in perpetuating this interdependent agricultural system, in which everything in the landscape, including the animals, had a specific function. The Swedish saying ‘The meadow is the mother of the field’ shows the traditional farming community’s insight into the relation between animals grazing meadows (and forests) and the fertility of the farmed land.
In the late 1880s, a small selection of Dutch black and white cattle was imported into the USA and bred to create the Holstein–Friesian, a high-production breed that 100 years later dominated the rest of the world (Wiersema, 1989). Cross-breeding and selection allowed milk production to be extended beyond calf-rearing, whereas originally, milk production in the first 6 months after calving was possible only if the cow was in constant contact 24 Historical Role of Animals in Farming Systems with the calf (Fokkinga, 1985, 1995) More generally, this period saw the emergence of an industry based on pedigreed stock, and in England, ‘by 1800 the importance of quality in livestock was becoming fully recognized by progressive farmers, and animal husbandry had made a giant stride away from the haphazard breeding and indiscriminate standards of former times’ (Chambers and Mingay, 1966, p.
However, animal husbandry strongly influenced not only the domesticated animal populations but also the human societies into which they were assimilated (Clutton-Brock, 1981; Meadow, 1989). Domestication has been described as a cultural as well as a biological process (Clutton-Brock, 1989), and it has even been suggested to have influenced human identity (Hastorf, 1998). Domesticated animals have fulfilled various functions in the service of man in the course of human development: sacrificial beast, draught animal, producer of hides, wool, meat, eggs, milk and manure.
Equine Infectious Diseases by Debra C. Sellon DVM PhD DACVIM, Maureen Long DVM PhD DACVIM