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Sustainable Goat Production in Adverse Environments: Volume II

Local Goat Breeds

Editors: Simões, João, Gutiérrez, Carlos (Eds.)

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  • Describes several indigenous goat breeds from around the globe 
  • Explores adverse eco-agro systems
  • Summarizes trends and challenges of genetic improvement
  • Provides new insights into goat production systems
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About this book

This book covers more than 40 indigenous goat breeds and several ecotypes around the globe and describes genotypic and phenotype traits related to species adaptation to harsh environments and climate change. It also addresses sustainable global farming of local goat breeds in different production systems and agro-ecosystems. Discussing three main global regions: Asia, Africa, and Europe, it particularly focuses on adverse environments such as mountain, semiarid and arid regions.

The topic of this highly readable book includes the disciplines of animal physiology, breeding, sustainable agriculture, biodiversity and veterinary science, and as such it provides valuable information for academics, practitioners, and general readers with an interest in those fields. 

About the authors

João Simões

Born in 1967 in Portugal and son of small farmers, João Simões soon developed an affinity for agriculture and livestock that was to shape his professional life and career. From 1993, as a DVM he mainly worked in large-animal clinics. Simultaneously, he joined the Portuguese academy as a professor at the School of Veterinary Sciences, University of Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro. His academic research is focused on goat reproduction, and he obtained his PhD degree in Veterinary Science on the subject in 2004. He has written numerous scientific and technical publications in collaboration with veterinary students, producers and national agricultural associations. He lives with his wife and two small children in the mountain region of northeast Portugal.

Carlos Gutiérrez 

Carlos Gutiérrez received the DVM in 1986, Diploma in Public Health in 1988, PhD in 1995, M.Sc. in 2003, and Diplom ECSRHM in 2013. Currently, he is a professor at the School of Veterinary Sciences, University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain, and Head of the Large Animal Unit, Teaching Veterinary Hospital. He is particularly interested in tropical animal diseases (trypanosomosis in particular), zoonosis and metabolic diseases affecting dairy goats.

Reviews

“The book will be very useful for everyone working with goats. ... Definitely, a well-worth addition to an establishment’s library for the benefit of all those working with goats.” (G.C. Fthenakis, Small Ruminant Research, 2018)

Table of contents (19 chapters)

Table of contents (19 chapters)

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eBook 142,79 €
price for Spain (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-71294-9
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover 176,79 €
price for Spain (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-71293-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
  • The final prices may differ from the prices shown due to specifics of VAT rules
Softcover 176,79 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-89059-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
  • The final prices may differ from the prices shown due to specifics of VAT rules
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Sustainable Goat Production in Adverse Environments: Volume II
Book Subtitle
Local Goat Breeds
Editors
  • João Simões
  • Carlos Gutiérrez
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-71294-9
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-71294-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-71293-2
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-89059-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXII, 273
Number of Illustrations
6 b/w illustrations, 65 illustrations in colour
Topics