Animal farming and environmental interactions in the Mediterranean region

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ISBN: 978-90-8686-741-7 (Online)

Table of contents (34 chapters)

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  1. Front Matter

    Pages 1-11

  2. Animal-environment interaction

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      Pages 13-13

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      New approaches to investigate the genetic basis of animal adaptation to different environments

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      Investigation into the presence of genotype by environment (G×E) interactions in Scottish Blackface lamb weaning traits

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      Pages 33-44

      Do plant secondary compounds induce epigenetic changes that confer resistance or susceptibility to toxicosis in animals?

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      Pages 45-56

      Importance of plants with medicinal properties in herbivore diets

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      Pages 57-61

      Ammonia and methane emissions from a dairy farm in Segovia (Spain)

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      Pages 63-66

      Effects of fennel (Foeniculum vulgare L.) on consumption of two Mediterranean Juniperus species by goats

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      Pages 67-69

      Effect of climate change on seasonal performance of feed-lot beef cattle in the west mediterranean region of Turkey

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      Pages 71-78

      Influence of temperature-humidity index (THI) on daily production of dairy cows in Mediterranean region in Croatia

  3. Environmental impact of human activities on livestock systems

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      Pages 79-79

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      Pages 81-88

      Extensive livestock production systems and the environment

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      Pages 89-95

      Goat farming and landscape management: from controlled research to controlled grazing

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      Pages 97-100

      Sheep production and conservation of wild birds in birds special protection areas in North East of Spain

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      Pages 101-107

      Temporal and spatial simulation of vegetation dynamics in a Mediterranean protected mountain area under different farming management scenarios

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      Pages 109-113

      The possibility of utilisation of forest pastures for sustainable animal production purposes in the West Mediterranean region of Turkey

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      Pages 115-120

      Effect of water deprivation during pregnancy and lactation of Barbarine ewes on mammary secretions and lamb’s growth

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      Pages 121-125

      Current aspects and recommendations in health management of organic sheep and goat farming in karst areas of Croatia

  4. Environmentally sustainable livestock production

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      Pages 127-127

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      Pages 129-137

      Indicators of sustainability in pasture-based livestock systems2

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      Pages 139-143

      Sustainable intensive farming systems

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      Pages 145-155

      Geographic indication of animal products and farm animal biodiversity: case of twelve Northern and five Mediterranean Member States of the European Union

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      Pages 157-160

      Alpine dairy farming in connection with the Slovenian autochthonous Cika cattle

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      Pages 161-167

      Comparison of two rearing systems on productive performance and welfare parameters in Limousine cattle

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