Climate Change Impact on Livestock: Adaptation and Mitigation

  • Veerasamy Sejian
  • John Gaughan
  • Lance Baumgard
  • Cadaba Prasad

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Veerasamy Sejian, Raghavendra Bhatta, N. M. Soren, P. K. Malik, J. P. Ravindra, Cadaba S. Prasad et al.
    Pages 1-23
  3. Green House Gas Emission and Climate Change

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 25-25
    2. Sangeeta Lenka, N. K. Lenka, Veerasamy Sejian, M. Mohanty
      Pages 37-48
  4. Climate Change Impact on Livestock

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 49-49
    2. John Gaughan, A. J. Cawdell-Smith
      Pages 51-60
    3. J. S. Johnson, M. Abuajamieh, M. V. Sanz Fernandez, J. T. Seibert, S. K. Stoakes, J. Nteeba et al.
      Pages 61-79
    4. S. M. K. Naqvi, D. Kumar, Kalyan De, Veerasamy Sejian
      Pages 81-95
    5. Kandalam Giridhar, Anandan Samireddypalle
      Pages 97-112
    6. V. P. Maurya, Veerasamy Sejian, Mahesh Gupta, S. S. Dangi, Ankita Kushwaha, Gyanendra Singh et al.
      Pages 123-138
  5. Livestock Role in Climate Change

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 139-139
    2. Veerasamy Sejian, Iqbal Hyder, T. Ezeji, J. Lakritz, Raghavendra Bhatta, J. P. Ravindra et al.
      Pages 141-169
    3. Arianna Buccioni, Alice Cappucci, Marcello Mele
      Pages 171-186
    4. N. M. Soren, Veerasamy Sejian, P. K. Malik
      Pages 187-208
    5. Laura M. Cersosimo, André-Denis G. Wright
      Pages 209-220
    6. K. M. Singh, M. Bagath, S. K. Chikara, C. G. Joshi, R. K. Kothari
      Pages 221-237
  6. Methane Mitigation Strategies in Livestock

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 253-253
    2. P. K. Malik, Raghavendra Bhatta, Emma J. Gagen, Veerasamy Sejian, N. M. Soren, Cadaba S. Prasad
      Pages 303-320
    3. Alicja Kolasa-Więcek
      Pages 347-355
  7. Adaptation Strategies to Improve Livestock Production Under Changing Climate

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 357-357
    2. Veerasamy Sejian, L. Samal, N. Haque, M. Bagath, Iqbal Hyder, V. P. Maurya et al.
      Pages 359-397
    3. Prasad Ambazamkandi, Giggin Thyagarajan, Smitha Sambasivan, Justin Davis, Sankaralingam Shanmugam, Biya Ann Joseph
      Pages 399-424
    4. Vikash Chandra, Veerasamy Sejian, G. Taru Sharma
      Pages 425-439
    5. Soumen Naskar, Gopal R. Gowane, Ashish Chopra
      Pages 441-475
  8. Research and Development Priorities

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 477-477
    2. Cadaba S. Prasad, Veerasamy Sejian
      Pages 479-489
    3. Veerasamy Sejian, Raghavendra Bhatta, John Gaughan, Lance Baumgard, Cadaba S. Prasad, Rattan Lal
      Pages 491-509
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 511-532

About this book


This volume addresses in detail both livestock’s role in climate change and the impacts of climate change on livestock production and reproduction. Apart from these cardinal principles of climate change and livestock production, this volume also examines the various strategies used to mitigate livestock-related GHG emissions, and those which can reduce the impacts of climate change on livestock production and reproduction. Presenting information and case studies collected and analyzed by professionals working in diversified ecological zones, the book explores the influence of climate change on livestock production across the globe. The most significant feature of this book is that it addresses in detail the different adaptation strategies and identifies targets for different stakeholders in connection with climate change and livestock production. Further, it puts forward development plans that will allow the livestock industries to cope with current climate changes, and strategies that will mitigate the effects by 2025. Lastly, it provides researchers and policymakers several researchable priorities to help develop economically viable solutions for livestock production with less GHG emissions, promoting a cleaner environment in which human beings and livestock can live in harmony without adverse effects on productivity.

Given that livestock production systems are sensitive to climate change, and at the same are themselves a contributor to the phenomenon, climate change has the potential to pose an increasingly formidable challenge to the development of the livestock sector. However, there is a dearth of scientific information on adapting livestock production to the changing climate; as such, well-founded reference material on sustaining livestock production systems under the changing climate scenarios in different agro-ecological zones of the world is essential. By methodically and extensively addressing all aspects of climate change and livestock production, this volume offers a valuable tool for understanding the hidden intricacies of climatic stress and its influence on livestock production.


Adaptation Climate Change Enteric Fermentation Green House Gases Livestock Methane Mitigation Shelter Management Stress markers

Editors and affiliations

  • Veerasamy Sejian
    • 1
  • John Gaughan
    • 2
  • Lance Baumgard
    • 3
  • Cadaba Prasad
    • 4
  1. 1.Animal Physiology DivisionICAR-National Institute of Animal Nutrition and PhysiologyBangaloreIndia
  2. 2.School of Agriculture and Food SciencesThe University of QueenslandGattonAustralia
  3. 3.Department of Animal ScienceIowa State UniversityAmesUSA
  4. 4.ICAR-National Institute of Animal Nutrition and PhysiologyBangaloreIndia

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