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Contents; Contributors; Part I: Principles and Methods; Part II: Viruses and TSEs; Part III: Bacteria; Part IV: Parasites and Vectors; Part V: Metabolic and Production Diseases; Index The immune system / Pete Kaiser.
Modelling farm animal diseases / Stephen C. Bishop.
Transmissible spongiform encephalopathies / Nora Hunter and Wilfred Goldmann.
Viral diseases in chickens / Hans Cheng.
Bovine viral diseases: the role of host genetics / Elizabeth J. Glass, Rebecca Baxter, Richard Leach and Geraldine Taylor.
Genetics of mastitis in dairy ruminants / R. Rupp and G. Foucras.
Viral diseases in pigs / Joan K. Lunney.
Breeding for resistance to viral diseases in salmonids / Thomas Moen.
Salmonella in chickens / Susan J. Lamont.
Escherichia coli and Salmonella in pigs / Inger Edfors and Montserrat Torremorell.
Genetic aspects of resistance to ovine footrot / Herman W. Raadsma and Joanne Conington.
Breeding for resistance to nematode infections / Michael J. Stear.
Ticks and tick-borne diseases in cattle / Luciana Correia de Almeida Regitano and Kishore Prayaga.
Metabolic diseases in sheep and cattle / Chris A. Morris and Sin H. Phua.
Genetics of metabolic diseases in poultry / Paul M. Hocking. Addressing principles associated with breeding animals for enhanced health and resistance to specific diseases, this new edition provides an updated review of the field and is illustrated with examples covering many diseases of importance to livestock production across all major livestock species. Edited by experts in the field, the book covers techniques and approaches, viruses, TSEs, bacteria, parasites, vectors, and broader health issues seen in production systems, including metabolic diseases. The book will be an essential reference for professionals in the field, scientists and researchers, students, breeders, vets, agricultural advisors and policymakers. It is also suitable for professionals in the field, scientists and researchers, students, breeders, vets, agricultural advisors and policymakers.