European Association for Animal Production

Animal farming and environmental interactions in the Mediterranean region

Editors: Casasús, I., Rogosić, J., Rosati, A., Stoković, I., Gabiña, D. (Eds.)

  • Focuses on the basis of the animal-environment interactions and the impact of human activities on the type and magnitude of these interactions
  • The issue of sustainability of livestock production is evaluated considering economic, social and environmental aspects
  • Contributes to upgrade the state of the art in Mediterranean conditions, providing indicators and procedures of application across a wide range of systems
  • Of interest for researchers, students and professionals concerned with livestock production and the environment
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About this book

Livestock production systems are the result of an interaction between domestic animals and the environment, modulated by man, that dates back to Neolithic times. As a consequence of this interaction among the wide diversity of animal resources, natural habitats and population needs, very different farming systems have developed across the Mediterranean Basin. Understanding the mechanisms and effects of these relationships is key to design the farming systems best adapted to each condition, guaranteeing an adequate balance between target animal production and environmental outcomes provided by these systems. This is indeed a multidimensional topic, influenced by animal genetics, feeding resources, flock management, and economic and social aspects inside and outside the household. Therefore, this book focuses on the basis of the animal-environment interactions and the impact of human activities on the type and magnitude of these interactions. In this context, the issue of sustainability of livestock production is evaluated considering economic, social and environmental aspects. This book contributes to upgrade the state of the art in Mediterranean conditions, providing indicators and procedures of application across a wide range of systems, and hence of interest for researchers, students and professionals concerned with livestock production and the environment.

Table of contents (34 chapters)

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

    Marsan, P. Ajmone (et al.)

    Pages 15-22

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

    McLaren, A. (et al.)

    Pages 23-31

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

    Welch, K. D. (et al.)

    Pages 33-44

  • Importance of plants with medicinal properties in herbivore diets

    Rogosic, J. (et al.)

    Pages 45-56

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

    Sanz, F. (et al.)

    Pages 57-61

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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Animal farming and environmental interactions in the Mediterranean region
Editors
  • Isabel Casasús
  • Jozo Rogosić
  • Andrea Rosati
  • Igor Stoković
  • Dunixi Gabiña
Series Title
European Association for Animal Production
Series Volume
131
Copyright
2012
Publisher
Wageningen Academic Publishers
Copyright Holder
Wageningen Academic Publishers
eBook ISBN
978-90-8686-741-7
DOI
10.3920/978-90-8686-741-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Illustrations and Tables
119 b/w illustrations
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