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Poultry 

Advances in poultry genetics and genomics Edited by Prof. Samuel E. Aggrey, Prof. Huaijun Zhou, Dr Michèle Tixier-Boichard and Prof. Rhoads  

 
Table of contents  
 
Part 1 Poultry domestication, genetics and physiology 
1.The origin and domestication of poultry species: Michèle Tixier-Boichard, INRAE, France; and Steffen Weigend, Friedrich-Loeffler-Institut, Germany 
2.Molecular identification of major morphological mutations in poultry: Michèle Tixier-Boichard, INRAE, France 
3.The genetic basis for pigmentation phenotypes in poultry: Leif Andersson, Uppsala University, Sweden, Texas A&M University, USA and Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Sweden; Bertrand Bed’hom, Institut de Systématique, Evolution, Biodiversité (ISYEB), Muséum National d’Histoire Naturelle (MNHN), CNRS-SU-EPHE-UA, France; Cheng-Ming Chuong, University of Southern California, USA and National Chung-Hsing University, Taiwan; Masafumi Inaba, University of Southern California, USA; Ron Okimoto, Cobb-Vantress Inc., USA; and Michèle Tixier-Boichard, INRAE, France 
4.Physiological challenges in poultry breeding: Douglas D. Rhoads and Robert F. Wideman Jr., University of Arkansas, USA 
 
Part 2 Genetics and genomics of complex traits 
5.Genetics and genomics of meat quality traits in poultry species: Elisabeth Le Bihan-Duval, INRAE Val-de-Loire, Université de Tours, France; Nabeel Alnahhas, INRAE Val-de-Loire, Université de Tours and SYSAAF, France; Eva Pampouille, INRAE Val-de-Loire, Université de Tours and ITAVI, France; Cécile Berri, INRAE Val-de-Loire, Université de Tours, France; and Behnam Abasht, University of Delaware, USA 
6.Genetics and genomics of egg production traits in poultry species: A. Wolc, Iowa State University and Hy-Line International, USA; and J. Arango and J. E. Fulton, Hy-Line International, USA 
7.Genetics and genomics of feed utilization efficiency in poultry species: Behnam Abasht, University of Delaware, USA; Sandrine Mignon-Grasteau, INRA, France; Walter Bottje, University of Arkansas, USA; and Juniper Lake, University of Delaware, USA 
8.Genetics and genomics of behavioral and welfare traits in poultry species: Heng-wei Cheng and Sha Jiang, Livestock Behavior Research Unit, USDA-ARS, USA and Southwest University, China 
9.Genetics and genomics of immunity and disease traits in poultry species: M.-H. Pinard-van der Laan, INRAE, France; J. Kaufman, University of Edinburgh and University of Cambridge, UK; A. Psifidi, Royal Veterinary College, UK; H. Zhou, University of California-Davis, USA;and M. Fife, Aviagen Ltd and The Pirbright Institute, UK 
10.Genetics and genomics of skeletal traits: Martin Johnsson, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Sweden 
 
Part 3 Use of omics in poultry breeding 
11.Theory of genome-wide association for QTL detection: Henk Bovenhuis, Wageningen University and Research, The Netherlands; Frédéric Farnir, Liège University, Belgium; and Pascale Le Roy, French National Institute for Agricultural Research, France 
12.Genomic selection using Bayesian methods: L. Varona, Universidad de Zaragoza, Spain; and S. E. Aggrey and R. Rekaya, University of Georgia, USA 
13.Genomic selection in poultry breeding using single-step genomic best linear unbiased prediction: Ignacy Misztal and Daniela Lourenco, University of Georgia, USA 
14.Application of genomic selection (GS) in breeding commercial meat-type chickens: Andreas Kranis, Roslin Institute – University of Edinburgh and Aviagen Ltd, UK; and Gerasimos Maniatis, Aviagen Ltd, UK 
15.Application of genomic selection in commercial egg-type populations: J. E. Fulton, Hy-Line International, USA and A. Wolc, Hy-Line International and Iowa State University, USA 
16.Landscape genomics: application in poultry breeding: Romdhane Rekaya and Samuel E. Aggrey, University of Georgia, USA 
 
Part 4 Emerging issues and future challenges in poultry breeding 
17.Breeding for small-scale poultry farming: R. N. Chatterjee, ICAR-Directorate of Poultry Research, India 
18.Poultry breeding for sustainability and plasticity in functional traits: reality or fiction in the midst of conflicting interests: Samuel E. Aggrey, University of Georgia, USA; Paul B. Siegel, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and Virginia State University, USA; and Romdhane Rekaya, University of Georgia, USA 
19.The use of nutrigenomics in poultry breeding for sustainable production: Sami Dridi, University of Arkansas, USA 
20.The use of epigenetics in poultry breeding: Johan Buyse, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium; Anne Collin and Vincent Coustham, INRAE, France; Elske de Haas, Utrecht University, The Netherlands; and Frédérique Pitel, INRAE, France 
21.The use of genome editing in poultry breeding: Maeve Ballantyne, Centre for Tropical Livestock Genetics and Health (CTLGH), The Roslin Institute and Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies, University of Edinburgh, UK; Dadakhalandar Doddamani, The Roslin Institute and Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies, University of Edinburgh, UK; and Michael J. McGrew, Centre for Tropical Livestock Genetics and Health (CTLGH), The Roslin Institute and Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies, University of Edinburgh, UK 
ISBN: 9781786763242 ¦ Pub date: July 2020 ¦ Extent: 540 pages ¦ Price £190/$245/€230 

Understanding the behaviour and improving the welfare of chickens Edited by Prof. Christine Nicol 

 
Table of contents  
 
Part 1 Behaviour 
1.Advances in understanding the genetics of poultry behaviour: Dominic Wright and Rie Henriksen, IFM Biology – Linköping University, Sweden 
2.Understanding the sensory perception of chickens: Birte L. Nielsen, INRAE, France 
3.Understanding states of suffering with implications for improved management of poultry: Ian J. H. Duncan, University of Guelph, Canada 
4.Understanding chicken learning and cognition and implications for improved management: Rafael Freire, Charles Sturt University, Australia 
5.Understanding poultry social behaviour and its impact on animal welfare: Inma Estevez, Neiker-Tecnalia Basque Institute for Agricultural Research and Development and IKERBASQUE, Basque Foundation for Science, Spain 
6.Poultry welfare monitoring: wearable technologies: Dana L. M. Campbell, CSIRO, Australia; and Marisa A. Erasmus, Purdue University, USA 
7.Poultry welfare monitoring: group-level technologies: Marian Stamp Dawkins and Elizabeth Rowe, University of Oxford, UK 
8.Improving welfare assessment indicators and protocols for poultry: Linda Keeling, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Sweden 
 
Part 2 Welfare issues in breeding, management and housing 
9.Welfare issues affecting broiler breeders: Anja Brinch Riber, Aarhus University, Denmark 
10.Opportunities to improve the welfare of young chickens: Elske N. de Haas, Utrecht University, The Netherlands 
11.Welfare issues in poultry housing and management: broilers: Ingrid C. de Jong, Wageningen Livestock Research, Wageningen University and Research, The Netherlands 
12.Welfare issues in poultry housing and management: laying hens: Victoria Sandilands, Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC), UK 
13.The role of perches in chicken welfare: Lars Schrader and Julia Malchow, Institute of Animal Welfare and Animal Husbandry – Friedrich-Loeffler-Institut, Germany 
14.Improving welfare in catching and transport of chickens: Leonie Jacobs, Virginia Tech, USA; and Frank A. M. Tuyttens, Institute for Agricultural and Fisheries Research (ILVO) and Ghent University, Belgium 
15.Improving welfare in poultry slaughter: Dorothy McKeegan, Institute of Biodiversity, Animal Health and Comparative Medicine, University of Glasgow, UK; and Jessica Martin, The Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies and The Roslin Institute, University of Edinburgh, UK 
16.Cause and prevention of injurious pecking in chickens: Nienke van Staaveren and Alexandra Harlander, University of Guelph, Canada 
17.Bone health and associated problems in layer hens: Christina Rufener, University of California-Davis, USA; and Michael J. Toscano, University of Bern, Switzerland 
18.Poultry health monitoring and management: bone and skin health in broilers: Gina Caplen, University of Bristol, UK 
ISBN: 9781786764225 ¦ Pub date: September 2020 ¦ Extent: 688 pages ¦ Price £170/$220/€205 

Improving gut health in poultry Edited by Prof. Steven C. Ricke 

 
Table of contents 
 
Part 1 Understanding the gastrointestinal tract 
1.Commercial poultry production and gut function: a historical perspective: Dana Dittoe and Steven C. Ricke, University of Arkansas, USA; and Aaron Kiess, Mississippi State University, USA 
2.Advances in sequence technologies for generating poultry gut microbiome data: Xiaofan Wang and Jiangchao Zhao, University of Arkansas, USA 
3.Omics technologies for connecting host responses with poultry gut function: Jana Seifert and Bruno Tilocca, University of Hohenheim, Germany 
4.Understanding gut microbiota in poultry: Robert Moore, RMIT University, Australia 
5.In ovo development of the chicken gut microbiome and its impact on later gut function: E. David Peebles, Mississippi State University, USA 
6.Understanding gut function in poultry: immunometabolism at the gut level: Ryan J. Arsenault, University of Delaware, USA 
7.Understanding gut function in poultry: the role of commensals, metabolites, inflammation, and dysbiosis in intestinal immune function and dysfunction: Michael H. Kogut, USDA-ARS, USA 
 
Part 2 Factors that impact the gastrointestinal tract and different types of birds 
8.Genetics and other factors affecting intestinal microbiota and function in poultry: Michael D. Cressman, The Ohio State University, USA; Jannigje G. Kers, Utrecht University, The Netherlands; and Lingling Wang and Zhongtang Yu, The Ohio State University, USA 
9.Antibiotics and gut function: historical and current perspectives: Jeferson M. Lourenço, Darren S. Seidel and Todd R. Callaway, University of Georgia, USA 
10.Gastrointestinal diseases of poultry: causes and nutritional strategies for prevention and control: Raveendra R. Kulkarni, North Carolina State University, USA; Khaled Taha-Abdelaziz, University of Guelph, Canada and Beni-Suef University, Egypt; and Bahram Shojadoost, Jake Astill and Shayan Sharif, University of Guelph, Canada 
11.The interaction between gut microbiota and pathogens in poultry: Ruediger Hauck, Auburn University, USA; and Lisa Bielke and Zhongtang Yu, The Ohio State University, USA 
12.Microbial ecology and function of the gastrointestinal tract in layer hens: Steven C. Ricke, University of Arkansas, USA 
 
Part 3 Feed additives and gut health modulation 
13.Controlling pathogens in the poultry gut: Osman Yasir Koyun and Todd R. Callaway, University of Georgia, USA 
14.The role of probiotics in optimizing gut function in poultry: Guillermo Tellez and Juan D. Latorre University of Arkansas, USA; Margarita A. Arreguin-Nava, Eco-Bio LLC, USA; and Billy M. Hargis, University of Arkansas, USA 
15.Role of prebiotics in poultry gastrointestinal tract health, function, and microbiome composition: Steven C. Ricke, University of Arkansas, USA 
16.The role of synbiotics in optimizing gut function in poultry: Guillermo Tellez and Juan D. Latorre, University of Arkansas, USA; Margarita A. Arreguin-Nava, Eco-Bio LLC, USA; and Billy M. Hargis, University of Arkansas, USA 
17.Short chain organic acids: microbial ecology and antimicrobial activity in the poultry gastrointestinal tract: Steven C. Ricke, University of Arkansas, USA 
18.The role of essential oils and other botanicals in optimizing gut function in poultry: Divek V. T. Nair, Grace Dewi and Anup Kollanoor-Johny, University of Minnesota, USA 
19.The role of specific cereal grain dietary components in poultry gut function: Paul Iji, Figi National University, Figi Islands and University of New England, Australia; Apeh Omede, University of New England, Australia and Kogi State University, Nigeria; Medani Abdallah, University of New England, Australia and University of Khartoum, Sudan; and Emmanuel U. Ahiwe, University of New England, Australia and Federal University of Technology – Owerri, Nigeri
ISBN: 9781786763044 ¦ Pub date: November 2019 ¦ Extent: 546 pages ¦ Price £180/$235/€215 

Achieving sustainable production in poultry meat Volume 1: Safety, quality and sustainability Edited by Prof. Steven C. Ricke 

 
Table of contents 
 
Part 1 Poultry meat safety 
1.Zoonoses affecting poultry: the case of Campylobacter: Tom J. Humphrey and Lisa K Williams, Swansea University, UK 
2.Zoonoses affecting poultry: the case of Salmonella: Sabrina Vandeplas, Adisseo France SAS, France 
3.Safety management on the poultry farm: Jungsoo Joo, University of Maryland, USA; Aishwarya Pradeep Rao,University of Maryland and University of Arizona, USA; and Debabrata Biswas, University of Maryland, USA 
4.The emergence of antibiotic resistance on poultry farms: Issmat I. Kassem, Yosra A. Helmy, Isaac P. Kashoma and Gireesh Rajashekara, The Ohio State University, USA 
5.Alternatives to antibiotics in preventing zoonoses and other pathogens in poultry: Prebiotics and related compounds: S. C. Ricke, University of Arkansas, USA, A.V.S. Perumalla, Kerry, USA and Navam. S. Hettiarachchy, University of Arkansas, USA 
6.Safety management and pathogen monitoring in poultry slaughterhouse operations: the case of the United States: Manpreet Singh and Estefanía Novoa Rama, Purdue University, USA 
7.Inspection techniques for poultry slaughterhouse operations: the case of the European Union: Janne Lundén, University of Helsinki, Finland 
8.Ensuring safety in chilling and freezing of poultry meat: Alma Delia Alarcon-Rojo and Ana Luisa Renteria-Monterrubio, Universidad Autónoma de Chihuahua, Mexico 
9.Case studies in food safety control of fresh poultry meat: effective control of Salmonella in Sweden: Ivar Vågsholm, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Sweden 
10.Food safety control on poultry farms: effective control of Campylobacter: Xiang Liu, University of Tennessee, USA, Irene Hanning, Lincoln International Academy, Nicaragua, Sandra Diaz-Sanchez, SaBio IREC, Spain and Jun Lin, University of Tennessee, USA 
 
Part 2 Poultry meat quality 
11.Poultry meat quality: an overview: Michael A. Grashorn, University of Hohenheim, Germany 
12.Enhancing the nutritional quality of poultry meat: Michael S. Lilburn, Ohio State University, USA 
13.Enhancing the flavour of poultry meat: Dinesh D. Jayasena, Uva Wellassa University, Sri Lanka, and Cheorun Jo, Seoul National University, Republic of Korea 
14.The colour of poultry meat: understanding, measuring and maintaining product quality: KiChang Nam, Sunchon National University, Republic of Korea, Eun Joo Lee, University of Wisconsin-Stout, USA and Dong Uk Ahn, Iowa State University, USA 
15.Enhancing texture and tenderness in poultry meat: Iksoon Kang, California Polytechnic State University, USA and Yuan H. Brad Kim, Purdue University, USA 
16.Preventing spoilage of poultry meat: Arthur Hinton Jr., U. S. National Poultry Center – USDA-ARS, USA 
 
Part 3 Sustainability 
17.Life cycle assessment (LCA) of intensive poultry production systems: Ilkka Leinonen, Newcastle University, UK 
18.Minimizing the environmental impact of poultry production through improved feed formulation: Hector E. Leyva-Jimenez and Christopher A. Bailey, Texas A&M University, USA 
19.Energy and water use in poultry processing: D. Luján-Rhenals, University of Arkansas Fayetteville, USA and Universidad de Córdoba, Colombia, R. Morawicki, University of Arkansas Fayetteville, USA, E. J. Van Loo, Ghent University, Belgium and S. C. Ricke, University of Arkansas Fayetteville, USA 
20.Waste management and emissions in poultry processing: D. Luján-Rhenals, University of Arkansas Fayetteville, USA and Universidad de Córdoba, Colombia, R. Morawicki, University of Arkansas Fayetteville, USA, E. J. Van Loo, Ghent University, Belgium and S. C. Ricke, University of Arkansas Fayetteville, USA 
21.Organic systems for raising poultry: R. Michael Hulet, Penn State University, USA 
22.Helping smallholders to improve poultry production: Robert Pym, University of Queensland, Australia; and Robyn Alders, University of Sydney, Australia 
ISBN: 9781786760647 ¦ Pub date: January 2017 ¦ Extent: 502 pages ¦ Price £220/$285/€265 

Achieving sustainable production of poultry meat Volume 2: Breeding and nutrition Edited by Prof. Todd Applegate 

 
Table of contents 
 
Part 1 Genetics and breeding 
1.Genes associated with functional traits in poultry: implications for sustainable genetic improvement: Samuel E. Aggrey, University of Georgia, USA; Fernando González-Cerón, Chapingo Autonomous University, Mexico; and Romdhane Rekaya, University of Georgia, USA 
2.A balanced approach to commercial poultry breeding: Nicholas B. Anthony, University of Arkansas, USA 
3.Marker-assisted selection in poultry: P. M. Hocking and J. Hickey, University of Edinburgh, UK 
 
Part 2 Animal nutrition 
4.The cellular basis of feed efficiency in poultry muscle: mitochondria and nucleic acid metabolism: Walter Bottje and Byung-Whi Kong, University of Arkansas, USA 
5.Understanding feed and water intake in poultry: Sami Dridi, University of Arkansas, USA 
6.Advances and future directions in poultry feeding:an overview: Velmurugu Ravindran and Mohammad R. Abdollahi, Massey University, New Zealand 
7.Advances in understanding and improving the role of amino acids in poultry nutrition: William A. Dozier, III, Auburn University, USA and Paul B. Tillman, Poultry Technical Nutrition Services, Georgia, USA 
8.Advances in understanding and improving the role of enzymes in poultry nutrition: Bogdan A. Slominski, University of Manitoba, Canada 
9.Advances in understanding the role of phytate in phosphorus and calcium nutrition of poultry: Markus Rodehutscord, University of Hohenheim, Germany 
10.Probiotics, prebiotics and other feed additives to improve gut function and immunity in poultry: Robert Moore, RMIT University, Australia 
11.Using models to optimise poultry nutrition: R. M. Gous and C. Fisher, University of KwaZulu-Natal and EFG Software, South Africa 
12.Developments in feed technology to improve poultry nutrition: Charles Stark, Kansas State University, USA; and Adam Fahrenholz, North Carolina State University, USA 
13.Alternative sources of protein for poultry nutrition: Paul A. Iji, Mehdi Toghyani, Emmanuel U. Ahiwe and Apeh A. Omede, University of New England, Australia 
14.Maintaining the safety of poultry feed: G. Raj Murugesan and Chasity M. Pender, BIOMIN America Inc., USA 
15.Thermal adaptation and tolerance of poultry: Shlomo Yahav, Institute of Animal Science, ARO, Israel 
ISBN: 9781786760685 ¦ Pub date: July 2017 ¦ Extent: 342 pages ¦ Price £150/$195/€180 

Achieving sustainable production of poultry meat Volume 3: Health and welfare Edited by Prof. Todd Applegate 

 
Table of contents 
 
Part 1 Animal health 
1.Monitoring trends in diseases of poultry: Brian Jordan, University of Georgia, USA 
2.Gut health and susceptibility to enteric bacterial diseases in poultry: B. M. Hargis and G. Tellez, University of Arkansas, USA; and L. R. Bielke, Ohio State University, USA 
3.Viruses affecting poultry: Venugopal Nair, Pirbright Institute, UK 
4.Parasites affecting poultry: Larry McDougald, University of Georgia, USA 
5.Disease management of poultry flocks: Peter Groves, University of Sydney, Australia 
6.Understanding and boosting poultry immune systems: Rami A. Dalloul, Avian Immunobiology Laboratory, Department of Animal and Poultry Sciences, Virginia Tech, USA 
7.Competitive exclusion (CE) treatment to control pathogens in poultry: Carita Schneitz, Finland; and Martin Wierup, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU), Sweden 
8.Leg disorders in poultry: bacterial chondronecrosis with osteomyelitis (BCO): Robert F. Wideman, Jr., University of Arkansas, USA 
 
Part 2 Animal welfare 
9.Understanding poultry behaviour: M. M. Makagon and R. A. Blatchford, University of California-Davis, USA 
10.Ensuring the welfare of broilers: an overview: T. B. Rodenburg, Wageningen University, The Netherlands 
11.Broiler breeding flocks: management and animal welfare: Ingrid C. de Jong and Rick A. van Emous, Wageningen Livestock Research, The Netherlands 
12.The effect on incubation temperature on embryonic development in poultry: M. S. Lilburn and R. Shanmugasundaram, Ohio State University, USA 
13.The contribution of environmental enrichment to sustainable poultry production: Inma Estevez, Neiker-Tecnalia and Ikerbasque ( The Basque Foundation for Science), Spain; and Ruth C. Newberry, Norwegian University of Life Sciences, Norway 
14.Hot weather management of poultry: Brian Fairchild, University of Georgia, USA 
15.Transportation and the welfare of poultry: K. Schwean-Lardner and T. G. Crowe, University of Saskatchewan, Canada 
16.Developments in humane slaughtering techniques for poultry: Andy Butterworth, University of Bristol, UK 
ISBN: 9781786760722 ¦ Pub date: August 2017 ¦ Extent: 350 pages ¦ Price £160/$210/€190 

Achieving sustainable production of eggs Volume 1: Safety and quality Edited by Dr Julie Roberts 

 
Table of contents 
 
Part 1 Egg composition and chemistry 
1.Composition and properties of eggshell: Maureen Bain, University of Glasgow, UK 
2.Composition and properties of egg white: Kaustav Majumder, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, USA and Yoshinori Mine, University of Guelph, Canada 
3.The nutritional and physiological functions of egg yolk components: Yasumi Horimoto, University of Guelph, Canada and Hajime Hatta, Kyoto Women’s University, Japan 
 
Part 2 Safety 
4.Pathogens affecting table eggs: Kapil Chousalker, University of Adelaide, Australia and Kylie Hewson, Australian Chicken Meat Federation, Australia 
5.Mechanisms for transmissions of pathogens into eggs: Sophie Jan and Florence Baron, Agrocampus Ouest-INRA, France 
6.Sampling and detection of Salmonella in eggs: Richard K. Gast, United States Department of Agriculture, USA 
7.Understanding the natural antibacterial defences of egg white and their regulation: Nicolas Guyot, Sophie Réhault-Godbert, Yves Nys, INRA, France; and Florence Baron, INRA – Agrocampus Ouest, France 
8.The effects of laying hen housing systems on egg safety and quality: Deana R. Jones, US Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service, USA 
9.Egg washing to ensure product safety: Margaret Sexton, Primary Industries and Regions, South Australia (PIRSA), Australia 
10. New developments in packaging of eggs to improve safety and quality: Pietro Rocculi, University of Bologna, Italy 
 
Part 3 Sensory and nutritional quality 
11.Egg quality: consumer preferences and measurement techniques: Bart De Ketelaere, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium; Koen De Reu, Institute for Agricultural and Fisheries Research (ILVO), Belgium; and Steven Vermeir, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium 
12.Determinants of egg appearance and colour: C. Hamelin, CCPA, France and F. Cisneros, DSM, Switzerland 
13. Understanding and improving the shelf-life of eggs: Juliet R. Roberts, University of New England, Australia 
14.The nutritional role of eggs: Tia M. Rains and Mitch Kanter, Egg Nutrition Centre, USA 
15.Nutraceutical benefits of eggs: Hoon H. Sunwoo and Naiyana Gujral, University of Alberta, Canada 
16.Enhancing the nutritional profile of eggs: Erin M. Goldberg and Neijat Mohamed, University of Manitoba, Canada and James D. House, University of Manitoba and the Canadian Centre for Agri-Food Research in Health and Medicine, Canada 
17.Molecular breeding techniques to improve egg quality: Anna Wolc, Iowa State University, and Hy-Line International, USA and Janet E. Fulton, Hy-line International, USA 
ISBN: 9781786760760 ¦ Pub date: March 2017 ¦ Extent: 430 pages ¦ Price £180/$235/€215 

Achieving sustainable production of eggs Volume 2: Animal welfare and sustainability Edited by Dr Julie Roberts 

 
Table of contents 
 
Part 1 Animal health and welfare 
1.Laying hen nutrition: optimizing energy intake, egg size and weight: Y. Nys, Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique (INRA), France 
2.Laying hen nutrition: optimizing hen performance and health, bone and eggshell quality: Y. Nys, Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique (INRA), France 
3.Welfare of laying hens: an overview: Tina Widowski, Teresa Casey-Trott, Michelle Hunniford and Krysta Morrissey, University of Guelph, Canada 
4.Welfare standards for laying hens: Andy Butterworth, University of Bristol, UK 
5.Welfare issues affecting free-range laying hens: Dana L.M. Campbell, University of New England and CSIRO, Australia, Sarah L, Lambton, University of Bristol, UK, Isabelle Ruhnke, University of New England, Australia and Claire A. Weeks, University of Bristol, UK 
6.Beak trimming of laying hens: welfare costs and benefits: Dorothy McKeegan, University of Glasgow, UK 
7.Maintaining the health of laying hens: a practical approach: Richard M. Fulton, Michigan State University, USA 
8.Managing laying hen flocks with intact beaks: Thea van Niekerk, Wageningen Livestock Research, The Netherlands 
 
Part 2 Sustainability 
9.Waste management in egg production: Ruihong Zhang, University of California at Davis, USA; and Hamed. M. El- Mashad, University of California at Davis, USA and Mansoura University, Egypt 
10.Assessing the sustainability of organic egg production: Jacqueline Jacob and Anthony Pescatore, University of Kentucky, USA 
ISBN: 9781786760807 ¦ Pub date: February 2017 ¦ Extent: 234 pages ¦ Price £130/$170/€155 

Dairy 

Understanding the behaviour and improving the welfare of dairy cattle Edited by Prof. Marcia Endres 

 
Table of contents 
 
1.The importance of measuring behaviour in the assessment of dairy cattle: Donald Broom, University of Cambridge, UK 
 
Part 1 Understanding behaviour 
2.Advances in understanding cognition and learning in cattle: Christian Nawroth, Leibniz Institute for Farm Animal Biology (FBN), Germany 
3.Advances in understanding pain and stress in cattle: Marie Haskell, SRUC, UK 
 
Part 2 Welfare indicators and monitoring 
4.Developing effective welfare indicators for cattle: Isabelle Veissier, INRA, France 
5.Advances in sensors, video/acoustic and other techniques for monitoring cattle health and wellbeing: Henk Hogeveen, Wageningen University, The Netherlands 
6.Developing effective training and certification schemes for improving on-farm dairy cattle welfare: Antoni Dalmau, IRTA, Spain 
 
Part 3 Improving welfare practices 
7.Developments in housing of cattle to promote health and welfare: Nigel Cook, University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA 
8.Advances in understanding and improving husbandry practices affecting cattle health and wellbeing: Susanne Waiblinger, University of Veterinary Medicine Vienna, Austria 
9.Advances in understanding the needs and improving welfare of calves and heifers: Emily Miller-Cushon, University of Florida, USA 
10.Advances in understanding the needs and improving the welfare of transition dairy cows: Katy Proudfoot, University of Prince Edward Island, Canada 
11.Optimising welfare in transport and slaughter of cattle: Jan Shearer, Iowa State University, USA 
ISBN: 9781786764591 ¦ Pub date: Q1 2021 ¦ Extent: 300 pages ¦ Price £150/$195/€180 

Improving dairy herd health Edited by Prof. Émile Bouchard 

 
Table of contents 
 
Part 1 Principles 
1.Key issues in dairy herd health management: Martin Green, University of Nottingham, UK 
2.Advances in understanding bovine disease epidemiology: Mo Salman, Colorado State University, USA 
3.Key issues and challenges in disease surveillance in dairy cattle: Klaus Ingvartsen, Aarhus University, Denmark 
4.Advances in techniques for health monitoring/disease detection in dairy cattle: Michael Iwersen, University of Veterinary Medicine, Austria 
 
Part 2 Prerequisites 
5.Analysis of individual cow health records for herd health monitoring: Javier Guitian, Royal Veterinary College, UK 
6.Advances in understanding immune response in dairy cattle: Bonnie Mallard, University of Guelph, Canada 
7.The relationship between dairy cattle welfare and health: Clive Phillips, University of Queensland, USA 
 
Part 3 Health at different stages in the life cycle 
8.Optimising reproduction management to maximise dairy herd health: Norman Williamson, Massey University, New Zealand 
9.Optimising transition cow management to maximise dairy herd health: Paivi Rajala-Schultz, University of Helsinki, Finland 
10.Managing calves/young stock to optimise dairy herd health: John Mee, Teagasc, Ireland 
11.Managing replacement and culling in dairy herds: Albert de Vries, University of Florida, USA 
 
Part 4 Dairy herd health 
12.Optimising udder health in dairy cattle: Theo Lam, Utrecht University, The Netherlands 
13.Optimising foot/hoof health in dairy cattle: Nick Bell, formerly Royal Veterinary College, UK 
14.Preventing bacterial diseases in dairy cattle: Sharif Aly, University of California-Davis, USA 
15.Preventing viral diseases in dairy cattle: Paul Coussens, Michigan State Unviersity, USA 
16.Data-driven decision support tools in dairy herd health: Victor Cabrera, University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA 
ISBN: 9781786764676 ¦ Pub date: Q1 2021 ¦ Extent: 300 pages ¦ Price £150/$195/€180 

Improving rumen function Edited by Dr Chris McSweeney and Professor Rod Mackie 

 
Table of contents  
 
1.Colonisation and establishment of the rumen microbiota –opportunities to influence productivity and methane emissions: Diego P. Morgavi and Milka Popova, INRAE, France; David Yañez-Ruiz, CSIC, Spain; and Evelyne Forano, INRAE, France 
 
Part 1 Tools to understand the ruminal microbiome 
2.A question of culture: bringing the gut microbiome to life in the -omics era: Páraic Ó Cuív, Microba Life Sciences and Mater Research Institute – The University of Queensland, Australia 
3.Rumen metabolomics – a powerful tool for discovery and understanding of rumen functionality and health: Tom F. O’Callaghan, Teagasc Moorepark Food Research, Ireland; and Eva Lewis, Devenish, UK 
4.A conceptual approach to the mathematical modelling of microbial functionality in the rumen: André Bannink, Soumya Kar, Dirkjan Schokker and Jan Dijkstra, Wageningen University and Research, The Netherlands 
 
Part 2 The rumen microbiota 
5.Genome sequencing and the rumen microbiome: Jessica C. A. Friedersdorff and Benjamin J. Thomas, Institute of Biological, Environmental and Rural Science (IBERS), Aberystwyth University and Institute of Global Food Security (IGFS), Queen’s University Belfast, UK; Sara E. Pidcock, Institute of Global Food Security (IGFS), Queen’s University Belfast, UK; Elizabeth H. Hart, Institute of Biological, Environmental and Rural Science (IBERS), Aberystwyth University, UK; Francesco Rubino and Christopher J. Creevey, Institute of Global Food Security (IGFS), Queen’s University Belfast, UK 
6.The Rumen Archaea: Graeme T. Attwood and Sinead C. Leahy, AgResearch Ltd and New Zealand Greenhouse Gas Research Centre, New Zealand; and William J. Kelly, Donvis Ltd, New Zealand 
7.Ruminal-ciliated protozoa: Sharon A. Huws, Queen’s University Belfast, UK; Cate L. Williams, Aberystwyth University, UK; and Neil R. McEwan, Robert Gordon University, UK 
8.The anaerobic rumen fungi: Matthias Hess, University of California-Davis, USA; Katerina Fliegerová, Czech Academy of Sciences, Institute of Animal Physiology and Genetics, Czech Republic; Shyam Paul, Indian Council of Agricultural Research, Directorate of Poultry Research, India; and Anil Kumar Puniya, Indian Council of Agricultural Research, National Dairy Research Institute, India 
9.Ruminal viruses and extrachromosomal genetic elements: Rosalind Ann Gilbert and Diane Ouwerkerk, Department of Agriculture and Fisheries, Queensland Government and Queensland Alliance for Agriculture and Food Innovation, The University of Queensland, Australia 
10.The rumen wall microbiota community: Mi Zhou, University of Alberta, Canada; Junhua Liu, Nanjing Agricultural University, China; and Le Luo Guan, University of Alberta, Canada 
 
Part 3 Nutrient processing in the rumen and host interactions 
11.Ruminal fibre digestion: Adrian E. Naas and Phillip B. Pope, Norwegian University of Life Sciences, Norway 
12.Ruminal protein breakdown and ammonia assimilation: Jeffrey L. Firkins, The Ohio State University, USA; and Roderick I. Mackie, University of Illinois, USA 
13.Factors influencing the efficiency of rumen energy metabolism: Emilio M. Ungerfeld, Instituto de Investigaciones Agropecuarias (INIA), Chile; and Timothy J. Hackmann, University of California-Davis, USA 
14.Understanding rumen lipid metabolism to optimize dairy products for enhanced human health and to monitor animal health: Veerle Fievez, Nympha De Neve and Lore Dewanckele, Ghent University, Belgium 
15.Nutritional factors affecting greenhouse gas production from ruminants: implications for enteric and manure emissions: Stephanie A. Terry, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Canada and University of Sydney, Australia; Carlos M. Romero, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada and University of Lethbridge, Canada; and Alex V. Chaves and Tim A. McAllister, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Canada 
16.Host-rumen microbiome interactions and influences on feed conversion efficiency (FCE), methane production and other productivity traits: Elie Jami, Agricultural Research Organization – Volcani Center, Israel; and Itzhak Mizrahi, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel 
17.The rumen as a modulator of immune function in cattle: S. Aditya, University of Veterinary Medicine Vienna, Austria and Brawijaya University, Indonesia; and E. Humer and Q. Zebeli, University of Veterinary Medicine Vienna, Austria 
 
Part 4 Nutritional strategies to optimise ruminal function 
18.Role of the rumen microbiome in pasture-fed ruminant production systems: Sinéad M. Waters, David A. Kenny, Teagasc Animal and Bioscience Research Department, Ireland; and Paul E. Smith, Teagasc Animal and Bioscience Research Department and UCD College of Health and Agricultural Sciences, University College Dublin, Ireland 
19.Optimising ruminal function: the role of silage and concentrate in dairy cow nutrition to improve feed efficiency and reduce methane and nitrogen emissions: Aila Vanhatalo and Anni Halmemies-Beauchet-Filleau, University of Helsinki, Finland 
20.The use of feedlot/cereal grains in improving feed efficiency and reducing by-products such as methane in ruminants: Kristin Hales, US Meat Animal Research Center – USDA-ARS, USA; Jeferson Lourenco, Darren S. Seidel, Osman Yasir Koyun, Dylan Davis and Christina Welch, University of Georgia, USA; James E. Wells, US Meat Animal Research Center – USDA-ARS, USA; and Todd R. Callaway, University of Georgia, USA 
21.Plant secondary compounds: beneficial roles in sustainable ruminant nutrition and productivity: David R. Yáñez-Ruiz and Alejandro Belanche, Estación Experimental del Zaidín, CSIC, Spain 
22.The use of probiotics as supplements for ruminants: Frédérique Chaucheyras-Durand and Lysiane Dunière, Lallemand Animal Nutrition and Université Clermont Auvergne, INRAE, UMR 454 MEDIS, Francee 
ISBN: 9781786763327 ¦ Pub date: June 2020 ¦ Extent: 862 pages ¦ Price £190/$245/€230 

Advances in breeding of dairy cattle Edited by Prof. Julius van der Werf and Dr Jennie Pryce 

 
Table of contents 
 
Part 1 Managing genetic diversity 
1.Genetic and phenotypic improvements in temperate dairy systems: an overview: Allison Fleming, Canadian Dairy Network, Canada; Tatiane Chud, University of Guelph, Canada; Luiz Brito, Purdue University, USA; Francesca Malchiodi, Semex, Canada; and Christine Baes and Filippo Miglior, University of Guelph, Canada 
2.Assessing inbreeding and genetic diversity in the Holstein breed using pedigree and genomic approaches: Christine Baes, University of Guelph, Canada and University of Bern, Switzerland; and Bayode Makanjuola and Larry Schaeffer, University of Guelph, Canada 
3.Genetic diversity in dairy cattle: variation within and between breeds: Kor Oldenbroek, Wageningen University and Research, The Netherlands 
4.The use of genomic information to improve selection response while controlling inbreeding in dairy cattle breeding programs: C. Maltecca, North Carolina State University, USA; C. Baes, University of Guelph, Canada; and F. Tiezzi, North Carolina State University, USA 
5.Opportunities and challenges in crossbreeding dairy cattle in temperate regions: Bradley J. Heins, University of Minnesota, USA 
 
Part 2 Breeding objectives and genetics of new traits 
6.Recent developments in multi-trait selection in dairy cattle breeding: Peter Amer, AbacusBio Ltd, New Zealand; and Tim Byrne, AbacusBio International Ltd, UK 
7.Advances in dairy cattle breeding to improve fertility/reproductive efficiency: Mekonnen Haile-Mariam, Agriculture Victoria, AgriBio, Australia; and Jennie Pryce, Agriculture Victoria and La Trobe University, Australia 
8.Advances in dairy cattle breeding to incorporate feed conversion efficiency in national genetic evaluations: Mike Coffey, Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC), UK 
9.Improving phenotypic prediction in dairy cattle breeding using the metagenome: Oscar González-Recio, Alejandro Saborio-Montero, Adrián López-García, Beatriz Delgado and Cristina Óvilo, Instituto Nacional de Investigación y Tecnología Agraria y Alimentaria, Spain 
10.Advances in dairy cattle breeding to improve resistance to mastitis: John Cole, USDA-ARS, USA 
11.Advances in dairy cattle breeding to improve resistance to claw disorders/lameness: C. Egger-Danner, ZuchtData EDV-Dienstleistungen GmbH, Austria; and B. Heringstad, Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU), Norway 
12.The use of mid-infrared spectral data to predict traits for genetic selection in dairy cattle: Nicolas Gengler and Hélène Soyeurt, University of Liège, Belgium 
13.Advances in dairy cattle breeding to improve heat tolerance: Thuy T. T. Nguyen, Agriculture Victoria, Australia 
14.Advances in dairy cattle breeding to improve longevity: Roel Veerkamp, Wageningen University and Research, The Netherlands; and Mathijs van Pelt, CRV Cooperation, The Netherland
 
Part 3 Genetic selection and evaluation 
15.Developments in genomic predictions in dairy cattle breeding: a historical overview of methods, technologies, and applications: Luiz F. Brito and Hinayah R. Oliveira, Purdue University, USA and University of Guelph, Canada; Fabyano F. Silva, Federal University of Viçosa, Brazil; and Flavio S. Schenkel, University of Guelph, Canada 
16.Linking genotype to phenotype: functional annotation as a tool to advance dairy cattle breeding: James E. Koltes, Iowa State University, USA; and Francisco Peñagaricano, University of Florida, USA 
17.Finding causal variants for monogenic traits in dairy cattle breeding: Matt Littlejohn, Livestock Improvement Corporation (LIC) and Massey University, New Zealand; and Chad Harland, Livestock Improvement Corporation (LIC), New Zealand 
18.Genetic evaluation: use of genomic data in large-scale genetic evaluations in dairy cattle breeding: Joel Ira Weller, The Volcani Center, Israel 
19.International genomic evaluation methods for dairy cattle: Peter Sullivan, Canadian Dairy Network, Canada 
20.Genetic and genomic dairy cattle evaluations in developing countries: Raphael Mrode, Scotland’s Rural College, UK and International Livestock Research Institute, Kenya 
 
Part 4 Reproductive technologies and breeding programs 
21.Developments in the use of embryo technologies in dairy cows: Trudee Fair and Pat Lonergan, University of College Dublin, Ireland 
22.The use of gene editing techniques in dairy cattle breeding: Alison L. Van Eenennaam and Amy E. Young, University of California-Davis, USA 
23.Development of dairy breeding programmes: Didier Boichard, INRA, AgroParisTech and Université Paris-Saclay, France 
ISBN: 9781786762962 ¦ Pub date: December 2019 ¦ Extent: 652 pages ¦ Price £190/$245/€230 

Achieving sustainable production of milk Volume 1: Milk composition, genetics and breeding Edited by Dr Nico van Belzen 

 
Table of contents 
 
Part 1 The composition and quality of milk 
1.The proteins of milk: Shane V. Crowley, James A. O ’ Mahony and Patrick F. Fox, University College Cork, Ireland 
2.Bioactive components in cow’s milk: Young W. Park. Fort Valley State University, USA 
3.Ingredients from milk for use in food and non-food products: from commodity to value-added ingredients: Thom Huppertz and Inge Gazi, NIZO food research, The Netherlands 
4.Understanding and preventing spoilage of cow’s milk: G. LaPointe, University of Guelph, Canada 
5.Sensory evaluation of cow’s milk: Stephanie Clark, Iowa State University, USA 
 
Part 2 Genetics, breeding and other factors affecting quality and sustainability 
6.Using genetic selection in the breeding of dairy cattle: Julius van der Werf, University of New England, Australia and Jennie Pryce, Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources (Government of Victoria) and La Trobe University, Australia 
7.Genetic factors affecting fertility, health, growth and longevity in dairy cattle: Joel Ira Weller, Agricultural Research Organization, The Volcani Center, Israel 
8.Breeding and management strategies to improve reproductive efficiency in dairy cattle: D. J. Ambrose, Alberta Agriculture and Forestry, University of Alberta, Canada and J. P. Kastelic, University of Calgary, Canada 
9.Nutritional strategies to improve nitrogen efficiency and milk protein synthesis in dairy cows: James D. Ferguson, University of Pennsylvania, USA 
ISBN: 9781786760449 ¦ Pub date: March 2017 ¦ Extent: 360 pages ¦ Price £150/$195/€180 

Achieving sustainable production of milk Volume 2: Safety, quality and sustainability Edited by Dr Nico van Belzen 

 
Table of contents 
 
Part 1 Ensuring the safety and quality of milk on the farm 
1.Pathogens affecting raw milk from cows: Claire Verraes, Sabine Cardoen and Wendie Claeys, Federal Agency for the Safety of the Food Chain, Belgium; and Lieve Herman, Institute for Agricultural and Fisheries Research, Belgium 
2.Detecting pathogens in milk on dairy farms: key issues for developing countries: Delia Grace, Silvia Alonso, Johanna Lindahl, Sara Ahlberg and Ram Pratim Deka, International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), Kenya 
3.Mastitis, milk quality and yield: P. Moroni, Cornell University, USA and University of Milano, Italy; F. Welcome, Cornell University, USA; and M. F. Addis, Porto Conte Ricerche, Italy 
4.Chemical contaminants in milk: Bernadette O’Brien and Kieran Jordan, Teagasc, Ireland 
5.Detecting and preventing contamination of dairy cattle feed: Delia Grace, International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), Kenya; Johanna Lindahl, International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), Kenya and Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Sweden; Erastus Kang’ethe, University of Nairobi, Kenya; and Jagger Harvey, Biosciences Eastern and Central Africa Hub, International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), Kenya; Feed the Future Innovation Lab for the Reduction of Post-Harvest Loss, Kansas State University, USA 
6.Minimizing the development of antimicrobial resistance on dairy farms: appropriate use of antibiotics for the treatment of mastitis: Pamela L. Ruegg, University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA 
7.Managing sustainable food safety on dairy farms: Réjean Bouchard, VIDO-InterVac/University of Saskatchewan, Canada; Helen Dornom, Dairy Australia, Australia; Anne-Charlotte Dockès, Institut de l’Élevage, France; Nicole Sillett, Dairy Farmers of Canada, Canada; and Jamie Jonker, National Milk Producers Federation, USA 
 
Part 2 Sustainability 
8.‘Towards’ sustainability of dairy farming: an overview: Norman R. Scott and Curt Gooch, Cornell University, USA 
9.Setting environmental targets for dairy farming: Sophie Bertrand, French Dairy Inter-branch Organization, France 
10.Grassland management to minimize the environmental impact of dairy farming: Margaret E. Graves, Dalhousie University, Canada; and Ralph C. Martin, University of Guelph, Canada 
11.Improved energy and water management to minimize the environmental impact of dairy farming: J. Upton, E. Murphy and L. Shalloo, Teagasc, Ireland; M. Murphy, Cork Institute of Technology, Ireland; and I.J.M. De Boer and P.W.G. Groot Koerkamp, Wageningen University, The Netherlands 
12.Ensuring biodiversity in dairy farming: Ben Tyson, Central Connecticut State University, USA; Liza Storey and Nick Edgar, New Zealand Landcare Trust, New Zealand; Jonathan Draper, Central Connecticut State University, USA; and Christine Unson, Southern Connecticut State University, USA 
13.Organic dairy farming and sustainability: Florian Leiber, Adrian Muller, Veronika Maurer, Christian Schader and Anna Bieber, Research Institute of Organic Agriculture (FiBL), Switzerland 
14.Trends in dairy farming and milk production: the cases of the United Kingdom and New Zealand: Alison Bailey, Lincoln University, New Zealand 
15.Assessing the overall impact of dairy sector: J. P. Hill, Fonterra Cooperative Group, New Zealand 
 
Part 3 Improving quality, safety and sustainability in developing countries 
16.Improving smallholder dairy farming in tropical Asia: John Moran, Profitable Dairy Systems, Australia 
17.Improving smallholder dairy farming in Africa: J. M. K. Ojango, R. Mrode, A. M. Okeyo, International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), Kenya; J. E. O. Rege, Emerge-Africa, Kenya; M. G. G. Chagunda, Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC), UK; and D. R. Kugonza, Makerere University, Uganda 
18.Organic dairy farming in developing countries: Gidi Smolders, Wageningen University, The Netherlands; Mette Vaarst, Aarhus University, Denmark 
ISBN: 9781786760487 ¦ Pub date: June 2017 ¦ Extent: 432 pages ¦ Price £200/$260/€240 

Achieving sustainable production of milk Volume 3: Dairy herd management and welfare Edited by Prof. John Webster 

 
Table of contents 
 
Part 1 Welfare of dairy cattle 
1.Understanding the behaviour of dairy cattle: C. J. C. Phillips, University of Queensland, Australia 
2.Key issues in the welfare of dairy cattle: Jan Hultgren, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Sweden 
3.Housing and the welfare of dairy cattle: Jeffrey Rushen, University of British Columbia, Canada 
4.Genetic selection for dairy cow welfare and resilience to climate change: Jennie E. Pryce, Agriculture Victoria and La Trobe University, Australia; and Yvette de Haas, Wageningen UR, The Netherlands 
5.Ensuring the welfare of culled dairy cows during transport and slaughter: Carmen Gallo and Ana Strappini, Animal Welfare Programme, Faculty of Veterinary Science, Universidad Austral de Chile, Chile 
6.Ensuring the health and welfare of dairy calves and heifers: Emily Miller-Cushon, University of Florida, USA; Ken Leslie and Trevor DeVries, University of Guelph, Canada 
 
Part 2 Nutrition of dairy cattle 
7.The rumen microbiota and its role in dairy cow production and health: Anusha Bulumulla, Mi Zhou and Le Luo Guan, University of Alberta, Canada 
8.Biochemical and physiological determinants of feed efficiency in dairy cattle: John McNamara, Washington State University, USA 
9.Feed evaluation and formulation to maximise nutritional efficiency in dairy cattle: Pekka Huhtanen, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Sweden 
10.Sustainable nutrition management of dairy cattle in intensive systems: Michel A. Wattiaux, Matias A. Aguerre and Sanjeewa D. Ranathunga, University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA 
11.Nutrition management of grazing dairy cows in temperate environments: J. R. Roche, DairyNZ, New Zealand 
12.The use and abuse of cereals, legumes and crop residues in rations for dairy cattle: Michael Blümmel, International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), Ethiopia; A. Muller, Research Institute of Organic Agriculture (FiBL), and ETH Zürich Switzerland; C. Schader, Research Institute of Organic Agriculture (FiBL), Switzerland; M. Herrero, Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization, Australia; and M. R. Garg, National Dairy Development Board (NDDB), India 
13.Feed supplements for dairy cattle: C. Jamie Newbold, Aberystwyth University, UK 
 
Part 3 Health of dairy cattle 
14.Disorder of digestion and metabolism in dairy cattle: the case of subacute rumen acidosis: Gregory B. Penner, University of Saskatchewan, Canada 
15.Management of dairy cows in transition and at calving: Kenneth Nordlund, University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA 
16.Causes, prevention and management of infertility in dairy cows: Alexander C. O. Evans, University College Dublin, Ireland; and Shenming Zeng, China Agriculture University, China 
17.Aetiology, diagnosis and control of mastitis in dairy herds P. Moroni, Cornell University, USA and Università degli Studi di Milano, Italy; F. Welcome, Cornell University, USA; and M.F. Addis, Porto Conte Ricerche, Italy 
18.Preventing and managing lameness in dairy cows: Nick Bell, The Royal Veterinary College, UK 
19.Control of infectious diseases in dairy cattle: Wendela Wapenaar, Simon Archer and John Remnant, University of Nottingham, UK; and Alan Murphy, Minster Veterinary Practice, UK 
20.Prevention and control of parasitic helminths in dairy cattle: key issues and challenges: Jacqueline B. Matthews, Moredun Research Institute, UK 
21.Genetic variation in immunity and disease resistance in dairy cows and other livestock: Michael Stear, Karen Fairlie-Clarke, and Nicholas Jonsson, University of Glasgow, UK; Bonnie Mallard, University of Guelph, Canada; and David Groth, Curtin University, Australia 
22.Responsible and sustainable use of medicines in dairy herd health: David C. Barrett, Kristen K. Reyher, Andrea Turner and David A. Tisdall, University of Bristol, UK 
23.Dairy herd health management: an overview: Jonathan Statham, Bishopton Veterinary Group and RAFT Solutions Ltd., UK 
ISBN: 9781786760524 ¦ Pub date: August 2017 ¦ Extent: 606 pages ¦ Price £240/$310/€290 

Beef 

Ensuring safety and quality in the production of beef Volume 1: Safety Edited by Dr Gary Acuff and Dr James Dickson 

 
Table of contents  
 
Part 1 Ensuring safety on the farm 
1.Pathogens affecting beef: James E. Wells and Elaine D. Berry, US Meat Animal Research Center, USDA-ARS, USA 
2.Methods for detecting pathogens in the beef food chain: an overview: Pina M. Fratamico, Joseph M. Bosilevac and John W. Schmidt, USDA-ARS, USA 
3.Methods for detecting pathogens in the beef food chain: detecting particular pathogens: Pina M. Fratamico, Joseph M. Bosilevac and John W. Schmidt, USDA-ARS, USA 
4.Food safety management on farms producing beef: Peter Paulsen, Frans J. M. Smulders and Friederike Hilbert, University of Veterinary Medicine, Austria 
5.Ensuring the safety of feed for beef cattle: Grant Dewell, Iowa State University, USA 
6.Detecting antibiotic residues in animal feed: the case of distiller’s grains: Lynn Post, Food and Drug Administration, USA 
 
Part 2 Ensuring safety at slaughter 
7.Beef carcass inspection systems: William James, formerly Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS)-USDA, USA 
8.Maintaining the safety and quality of beef carcass meat: James S. Dickson, Iowa State University, USA and Gary R. Acuff, Texas A&M University, USA 
9.Optimizing the microbial shelf-life of fresh beef: Declan J. Bolton, Teagasc Food Research Centre (Ashtown), Ireland 
10.Ensuring beef safety through consumer education: Janet M. Riley, North American Meat Institute, USA 
11.Traceability in the beef supply chain: Daniel D. Buskirk and Tristan P. Foster, Michigan State University, USA 
ISBN: 9781786760609 ¦ Pub date: April 2017 ¦ Extent: 442 pages ¦ Price £190/$245/€230 

Ensuring safety and quality in the production of beef Volume 2: Quality Edited by Dr Michael Dikeman 

 
Table of contents  
 
Part 1 Breeding and growth 
1.Biological types of cattle: carcass and meat quality: M. A. Price, University of Alberta, Canada 
2.Traditional animal breeding of cattle to improve carcass composition and meat quality: Matt Spangler, University of Nebraska, USA 
3.Muscle fibre types and beef quality: Thierry Astruc and Annie Vénien, INRA, France 
4.Factors affecting fat content and distribution of fat in cattle and carcasses: Stephen B. Smith, Texas A&M University, USA 
 
Part 2 Management of cattle 
5.Beef cattle nutrition and its effects on beef quality: Christopher J. Richards, Oklahoma State University, USA and and Michael E. Dikeman, Kansas State University, USA 
6.Effects of metabolic modifiers on beef carcass composition and meat quality: John M. Gonzalez, Sara M. Ebarb, Kelsey J. Phelps and Michael E. Dikeman, Kansas State University, USA 
7.Understanding the effects of handling, transportation, lairage and slaughter on cattle welfare and beef quality: Michael S. Cockram, University of Prince Edward Island, Canada 
8.The effects of carcass chilling and electrical stimulation on visual beef quality and palatability: Phillip E. Strydom, Agricultural Research Council and University of Stellenbosch, South Africa 
 
Part 3 Quality traits 
9.Beef colour development and variation: Ranjith Ramanathan, Oklahoma State University, USA and Richard A. Mancini, University of Connecticut, USA 
10.Beef carcass grading and classification: Michael E. Dikeman, Kansas State University, USA 
11.Branded beef programmes: B. N. Harsh and D. D. Boler, University of Illinois, USA 
12.Ageing, physical and chemical methods for improving tenderness and palatability of beef: D. L. Hopkins, NSW Department of Primary Industries, Centre for Red Meat and Sheep Development, Australia 
13.Factors affecting flavour development in beef: Chris R. Kerth, Texas A&M University, USA 
14.Packaging systems for beef retailers and their effects on visual quality and palatability: J. W. S. Yancey, University of Arkansas, USA 
15.Measuring and assessing beef quality and sensory traits for retailers and consumers: Derek A. Griffing and Christy L. Bratcher, Auburn University, USA 
16.The role of beef in human nutrition and health: Chunbao Li, Nanjing Agricultural University, China 
 
Part 4 Emerging trends 
17.The future of DNA technologies for improving beef quality: marbling, fatty acid composition and tenderness: Elly Ana Navajas, Instituto Nacional de Investigación Agropecuaria, Uruguay 
18.The sustainability and ‘carbon footprints’ of conventional and alternative beef production systems: Jude L. Capper, Livestock Sustainability Consultancy, UK 
19.Controversies surrounding the impact of the fat content of beef on human health: Jennifer Fleming and Penny Kris-Etherton, Penn State University, USA 
ISBN: 9781786760562 ¦ Pub date: June 2017 ¦ Extent: 252 pages ¦ Price £130/$170/€155 

Pigs 

Understanding gut microbiomes as targets for improving pig gut health Edited by Prof. Mick Bailey and Emeritus Prof. Chris Stokes 

 
Table of contents  
 
Part 1 Introduction 
1.Microbial ecosystems as targets for improving pig gut health: Mick Bailey and Chris Stokes, University of Bristol, UK 
 
Part 2 Provision of ecosystem services by the gut microbiome 
2.Metabolic services delivered by the pig gut microbiome: Michael Gänzle, University of Alberta, Canada 
3.Immunological services delivered by the pig gut microbiome: Crystal Loving, USDA-ARS, USA 
4.Microbiological services delivered by the pig gut microbiome: Peadar Lawlor, Teagasc, Ireland 
 
Part 3 Analysing the pig gut microbiome 
5.Characterising microbial communities in the pig gastrointestinal tract: Tom Clavel, RWTH Aachen, Germany 
6.Understanding the relationship between the microbiome and the structure and function of the pig gastrointestinal tract: Wei-Yun Zhu, Nanjing Agricultural University, China 
7.Understanding the development of the gut microbiome in pigs: an overview: Claire Rogel Gaillard, INRA, France 
 
Part 4 Techniques to optimise gut function by manipulating gut microbiomes 
8.The use of prebiotics to optimise gut function in pigs: Barbara Metzler-Zebeli, University of Veterinary Medicine - Vienna, Austria 
9.The use of dietary fibre to optimise gut function in pigs: Barbara Williams, University of Queensland, Australia 
10.The use of probiotics/direct-fed microbials to optimise gut function in pigs: Robert Pieper, Freie Universitat Berlin, Germany 
11.The use of exogenous enzymes to optimise gut function in pigs: David Torrallardona, IRTA, Spain 
12.Understanding the effect of antibiotics on gut function in pigs: James Lowe, University of Illinois, USA 
13.Improving gut function in pigs to prevent dysbiosis and post-weaning diarrhoea: Charlotte Lauridsen, Aarhus University, Denmark 
14.Improving gut function in pigs to prevent pathogen colonisation: Paolo Trevisi, University of Bologna, Italy 
15.Microbial protein metabolism in the monogastric gut: a review: John Pluske, Murdoch University, Australia 
 
Part 5 Horizon scanning – microbiomes and precision agriculture 
16.The pig gut microbiome as a series of sequential, spatially distinct ecosystems: Marie Lewis, University of Reading, UK 
17.Manipulating the pig gut microbiome by vaccination: Eric Cox, University of Ghent, Belgium 
18.Beyond pre- and probiotics in optimising pig gut function: Hauke Smidt, Wageningen University, The Netherlands 
ISBN: 9781786764874 ¦ Pub date: June 2021 ¦ Extent: 400 pages ¦ Price £150/$195/€180 

Understanding the behaviour and improving the welfare of pigs Edited by Emerita Prof. Sandra Edwards 

 
Table of contents  
 
Part 1 Determinants of behaviour 
1.Advances in understanding the genetics of pig behaviour: Lotta Rydhmer, SLU, Sweden 
2.Developmental effects on development of pig behaviour: Yolande Seddon, University of Saskatchewan, Canada 
 
Part 2 Management of behaviour in different production stages 
3.Optimising pig welfare in breeding and gestation: Paul Hemsworth, University of Melbourne, Australia 
4.Optimising welfare in farrowing and lactation: Emma Baxter, SRUC, UK 
5.Optimising pig welfare at the weaning and nursery stage: Nicole Kemper, University of Veterinary Medicine Hannover, Germany 
6.Optimising pig welfare in the growing and finishing stage: John McGlone, Texas Tech University, USA 
7.Optimising pig welfare during transport, lairage and slaughter: Luigi Faucitano, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Canada 
 
Part 3 Current welfare issues 
8.Pain assessment and piglet management procedures: Armelle Prunier, INRA, France 
9.Alternatives to castration of pigs: Emma Fabrega, IRTA, Spain 
10.Understanding and preventing tail biting in pigs: Sandra Edwards, University of Newcastle, UK 
11.The role of enrichment in optimising pig welfare: Sandra Düpjan, Leibniz Institute – Dummerstorf, Germany 
 
Part 4 Assessment of welfare states 
12.Behavioural responses to health challenges and their alleviation: Monique Pairis-Garcia, Ohio State University, USA 
13.Assessing emotions in pigs: Eimear Murphy, University of Münster, Germany 
14.Assessing welfare under farm conditions: Bjorn Forkman, University of Copenhagen, Denmark 
15.Advances in technologies for monitoring pig welfare: Maciej Oczak, Veterinary University Vienna, Austria 
ISBN: 9781786764430 ¦ Pub date: January 2021 ¦ Extent: 320 pages ¦ Price £150/$195/€180 

Achieving sustainable production of pig meat Volume 1: Safety, quality and sustainability Edited by Alan Mathew 

 
Table of contents  
 
Part 1 Safety 
1.Zoonoses affecting pigs: Peter R. Davies, University of Minnesota, USA 
2.Effective control of zoonoses in pig production: Jan Dahl, Danish Agriculture and Food Council (DAFC), Denmark 
3.Dealing with the challenge of antibiotic resistance in pig production: Paul D. Ebner and Yingying Hong, Purdue University, USA 
4.Detecting veterinary drug residues in pork: Amy-Lynn Hall, United States Food and Drug Administration, USA 
 
Part 2 Quality 
5.Producing consistent quality meat from the modern pig: R. D. Warner and F. R. Dunshea, The University of Melbourne, Australia; and H. A. Channon, The University of Melbourne and Australian Pork Limited, Australia 
6.Factors affecting pork flavour: Mingyang Huang and Yu Wang, University of Florida, USA; and Chi-Tang Ho, Rutgers University, USA 
7.Factors affecting the colour and texture of pig meat: Xin Sun and Eric Berg, Department of Animal Sciences, North Dakota State University, USA 
8.Nutritional composition and the value of pig meat: Lauren E. O’Connor and Wayne W. Campbell, Purdue University, USA 
 
Part 3 Sustainability 
9. Assessing the environmental impact of swine production: G.J. Thoma, University of Arkansas, USA 
10.Nutritional strategies to reduce emissions from waste in pig production: Andre Aarnink, Wageningen University, The Netherlands; and Phung Le Dinh, Hue University of Agriculture and Forestry, Vietnam 
11.Organic pig production systems, welfare and sustainability: Sandra Edwards, University of Newcastle, UK; and Christine Leeb of BOKU, Austria 
ISBN: 9781786760883 ¦ Pub date: June 2018 ¦ Extent: 290 pages ¦ Price £130/$170/€155 

Achieving sustainable production of pig meat Volume 2: Animal breeding and nutrition Edited by Dr Julian Wiseman 

 
Table of contents  
 
Part 1 Genetics and breeding 
1.Advances and constraints in conventional breeding of pigs: David S. Buchanan, North Dakota State University, USA 
2.The use of molecular genetic information in genetic improvement programmes for pigs: Jack C. M. Dekkers, Iowa State University, USA 
3.Factors affecting the reproductive efficiency of pigs: Glen W. Almond and Emily Mahan-Riggs, North Carolina State University, USA 
4.Factors affecting the reproductive efficiency of boars: M. L. W. J. Broekhuijse, Topigs Norsvin Research Center B.V., The Netherlands 
5.Genetic factors affecting feed efficiency, feeding behaviour and related traits in pigs: Duy Ngoc Do, McGill University, Canada; and Haja N. Kadarmideen, Technical University of Denmark, Denmark 
 
Part 2 Animal nutrition 
6.Advances in understanding pig nutritional requirements and metabolism: R.J. van Barneveld, R.J.E. Hewitt and D.N. D’Souza, SunPork Group, Australia 
7.Meeting energy requirements in pig nutrition: J. F. Patience, Iowa State University, USA 
8.Meeting amino acid requirements in pig nutrition: Sung Woo Kim, North Carolina State University, USA 
9.Recent advances in understanding the role of vitamins in pig nutrition: Charlotte Lauridsen, Aarhus University, Denmark; and J. Jacques Matte, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC), Canada 
10.Modelling nutrient requirements for pigs to optimise feed efficiency: Ludovic Brossard, Jean-Yves Dourmad, Florence Garcia-Launay and Jaap van Milgen, PEGASE, INRA – Agrocampus Ouest, France 
11.The use of exogenous enzymes to improve feed efficiency in pigs: M. R. Bedford and C. L. Walk, AB Vista, UK 
12.The use of growth promoters in pig nutrition: John M. Brameld, David M. Brown and Tim Parr, University of Nottingham, UK 
13.Use of probiotics and prebiotics in pig nutrition in the post-weaning period: Ingunn Stensland and John R. Pluske, Murdoch University, Australia 
14.Meeting individual nutrient requirements to improve nutrient efficiency and the sustainability of growing pig production systems: Candido Pomar, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC), Canada; Ines Andretta, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil; and Luciano Hauschild, Universidade Estadual Paulista, Brazil 
ISBN: 9781786760920 ¦ Pub date: October 2017 ¦ Extent: 340 pages ¦ Price £160/$210/€190 

Achieving sustainable production of pig meat Volume 3: Animal health and welfare Edited by Dr Julian Wiseman 

 
Table of contents  
 
Part 1 Animal health 
1.Diseases affecting pigs: an overview of common bacterial, viral, and parasitic pathogens of pigs: Alejandro Ramirez, Iowa State University, USA 
2.Changing patterns of disease affecting pigs: Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome (PRRS) and Porcine Epidemic Diarrhoea (PED): Carla Correia-Gomes, Scotland’s Rural College, UK 
3.The influence of gut microbiome on developing immune and metabolic systems in the young pig: Mick Bailey, Emily Porter and Ore Francis, University of Bristol, UK 
4.Disease identification and management on the pig farm: Dominiek Maes, Jeroen Dewulf, Filip Boyen and Freddy Haesebrouck, Ghent University, Belgium 
 
Part 2 Welfare issues 
5.Understanding pig behaviour: Simon P. Turner and Richard B. D’Eath, Scotland’s Rural College, UK 
6.Defining and ensuring animal welfare in pig production: an overview: Paul H. Hemsworth, University of Melbourne, Australia 
7.Pasture systems for pigs: Silvana Pietrosemoli and James T. Green, North Carolina State University, USA 
8.Welfare of gilts and pregnant sows: Sandra Edwards, Newcastle University, UK 
9.Welfare of weaned piglets: Arlene Garcia and John J. McGlone, Texas Tech University, USA 
10.Welfare of pigs during finishing: Jonathan Amory, Writtle College, UK; and Nina Wainwright, British Pig Executive (BPEX), UK 
11.Transport and lairage of pigs: Jennifer M. Young, North Dakota State University, USA 
12.Humane slaughter techniques for pigs: Susanne Støier, Leif Lykke and Lars O. Blaabjerg, Danish Meat Research Institute – Danish Technological Institute, Denmark 
ISBN: 9781786760647 ¦ Pub date: March 2018 ¦ Extent: 326 pages ¦ Price £140/$180/€170 

Sheep 

Achieving sustainable production of sheep Edited by Prof. Johan Greyling 

 
Table of contents  
 
Part 1 Quality issues 
1.Factors affecting sheep carcass characteristics: Nicola M. Schreurs and Paul R. Kenyon, Massey University, New Zealand 
2.Animal and on-farm factors affecting sheep and lamb meat quality: Nicola M. Schreurs and Paul R. Kenyon, Massey University, New Zealand 
3.Improving sheep wool quality: E. K. Doyle, University of New England, Australia 
4.Producing quality milk from sheep: Sam W. Peterson, Massey University, New Zealand 
 
Part 2 Genetics and breeding 
5.Mapping the sheep genome: Noelle E. Cockett, Utah State University, USA; Brian Dalrymple, University of Western Australia, Australia; James Kijas, CSIRO, Australia; Brenda Murdoch, University of Idaho, USA; and Kim C. Worley, Baylor College of Medicine, USA 
6.Advances in sheep breeding: Julius van der Werf, School of Environmental & Rural Science, University of New England, Australia; and Andrew Swan and Robert Banks, Animal Genetics and Breeding Unit, University of New England, Australia 
7.Improving reproductive efficiency of sheep: J. P. C. Greyling, University of the Free State, South Africa 
 
Part 3 Animal nutrition and health 
8.Sustainably meeting the nutrient requirements of grazing sheep: D. K. Revell, Revell Science and The University of Western Australia, Australia 
9.Sheep nutrition: formulated diets: M. L Thonney, Cornell University, USA 
10.Maintaining sheep flock health: an overview: Neil Sargison, University of Edinburgh, UK 
11.Bacterial and viral diseases affecting sheep: Francesca Chianini, Moredun Research Institute, UK 
12.Sustainable control of gastrointestinal nematode parasites affecting sheep: W. E. Pomroy, Massey University, New Zealand 
13.Understanding and improving immune function in sheep: Gary Entrican and Sean Wattegedera, Moredun Research Institute, UK 
 
Part 4 Animal welfare 
14.Understanding sheep behaviour: R. Nowak, INRA/Université de Tours, France 
15.Validating indicators of sheep welfare: N.J. Beausoleil and D.J. Mellor, Massey University, New Zealand 
16.Improving the welfare of ewes: A. L. Ridler and K. J. Griffiths, Massey University, New Zealand 
17.Improving the welfare of lambs: K. Stafford, Massey University, New Zealand 
18.Humane transport, lairage and slaughter of sheep: P. H. Hemsworth and E. C. Jongman, University of Melbourne, Australia 
 
Part 5 Sustainability 
19.Assessing the environmental impact of sheep production: S. F. Ledgard, AgResearch Ruakura Research Centre, New Zealand 
20.Nutritional strategies to minimise emissions from sheep: C. Jamie Newbold, Eli R. Saetnan and Kenton J. Hart, Aberystwyth University, UK 
ISBN: 9781786760845 ¦ Pub date: September 2017 ¦ Extent: 474 pages ¦ Price £230/$300/€275 

Livestock management 

Advances in precision livestock farming Edited by Prof. Daniel Berckmans 

 
Table of contents  
 
Part 1 Data collection and analysis 
1.Developments in wearable sensors for monitoring livestock: Mark Trotter, Central Queensland University, Australia 
2.Developments in thermal imaging techniques to assess livestock health: Al Schaefer, Animal Inframetics Inc./University of Alberta, Canada 
3.Developments in acoustic techniques to assess livestock health: Dries Berckmans, Soundtalks NV, Belgium 
4.Developments in machine vision techniques to monitor livestock behaviour and health: Claudia Arcidiacono, University of Catania, Italy 
5.Developments in activity/location technologies for monitoring livestock movement/behaviour: Nicolas Lyons, DPI-NSW, Australia 
6.Developments in data analysis for decision making in precision livestock farming systems: Lenny van Erp-van der Kooij, HAS University of Applied Sciences, The Netherlands 
 
Part 2 Applications 
7.Automated monitoring and control of livestock housing conditions: Marcella Guarino, University of Milan, Italy 
8.Developments in automated/precision feeding systems for livestock: Ilan Halachmi, ARO-Volcani Centre, Israel 
9.Developments in automated systems for monitoring livestock health: mastitis: Henk Hogeveen, Wageningen University, The Netherlands 
10.Developments in automated systems for monitoring livestock health: lameness: Ed Codling, University of Essex, UK 
11.Developments in automated monitoring of livestock fertility/pregnancy: Michael Iwersen, University of Veterinary Medicine – Vienna, Austria 
12.Advances in robotic milking systems: Bernadette O'Brien, Teagasc, Ireland 
13.Developments in monitoring grazing behaviour and automated grazing management: Dana Campbell, CSIRO, Australia 
ISBN: 9781786764713 ¦ Pub date: September 2021 ¦ Extent: 300 pages ¦ Price £150/$195/€180 

Developing animal feed products Edited by Dr Navaratnam Partheeban 

 
Table of contents 
 
Part 1 Feed ingredients 
1.Advances in understanding animal nutrient digestion and metabolism: Geert Janssens, University of Ghent, Belgium 
2.Advances in understanding the role of nutrition in animal health: Navaratnam Partheeban, Royal Agricultural University, UK 
3.Techniques for identifying new animal feed ingredients/additives: Katarina Theodoridou, Queen's University of Belfast, UK 
 
Part 2 Product development 
4.Developments in animal feed processing technology: sorting and extraction: Dennis Forte, Dennis Forte and Associates Pty Ltd, Australia 
5.Processing techniques to optimise digestibility and nutritional value of animal feed: Charles Stark, Kansas State University, USA 
 
Part 3 Quality and safety 
6.Developments in analytical techniques for testing animal feed: Frédéric Debode, Walloon Agricultural Research Centre (CRA-W), Belgium 
7.Developments in techniques to test the efficacy of animal feed products: Gerhard Flachowsky, Institute of Animal Nutrition - Friedrich Loeffler Institute (ITE-FLI), Germany 
8.Advances in understanding key contamination risks in animal feed: mycotoxins: Luciano Pinotti, University of Milan, Italy 
9.Risk management systems for prevention and control of contaminants in animal feed: Regiane Santos, Schothorst Feed Research, The Netherlands 
10.Developing effective product dossiers for regulatory approval of new animal feed products: Manfred Lützow, Saqual GmbH, Switzerland 
ISBN: 9781786764638 ¦ Pub date: Q1 2021 ¦ Extent: 300 pages ¦ Price £150/$195/€180 

Reducing greenhouse gas emissions from livestock production Edited by Dr Richard Baines 

 
Table of contents  
 
Part 1 Analysis 
1.Measuring methane emissions from livestock: Deli Chen, University of Melbourne, Australia 
2.Modelling methane emissions from livestock: Laurence Shalloo, Teagasc, Ireland 
 
Part 2 Breeding, animal husbandry and manure management 
3.Improving selection for low methane-emitting livestock breeds: Yvette de Haas, Wageningen University, The Netherlands 
4.Quantifying the contribution of livestock health issues to the environmental impact of their production systems: Stephen G. Mackenzie, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland; and Ilias Kyriazakis, Queen’s University of Belfast, UK 
5.Improving livestock manure collection, storage and separation: Barbara Amon, Leibniz Institute for Agricultural Engineering, Germany 
6.Developments in anaerobic digestion to optimise use of livestock manure: Yongzhong Feng, Northwest A&F University, China 
 
Part 3 Nutrition 
7.The impact of improving feed efficiency on the environmental impact of livestock production: James Drackley, University of Illinois, USA 
8.Improving grassland/forage quality and management to reduce livestock greenhouse gas emissions: Michael O'Donovan, Teagasc, Ireland 
9.The use of feed supplements to reduce livestock greenhouse gas emissions: plant bioactive compounds: Cecile Martin, INRA, France 
10.The use of feed supplements to reduce livestock greenhouse gas emissions: direct-fed microbials: Catherine Stanton, Teagasc, Ireland 
11.Modifying the rumen environment to reduce livestock greenhouse gas emissions: Tim McAllister, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Canada 
ISBN: 9781786764393 ¦ Pub date: March 2021 ¦ Extent: 300 pages ¦ Price £150/$195/€180 

Improving rumen function Edited by Dr Chris McSweeney and Professor Rod Mackie 

 
Table of contents  
 
1.Colonisation and establishment of the rumen microbiota –opportunities to influence productivity and methane emissions: Diego P. Morgavi and Milka Popova, INRAE, France; David Yañez-Ruiz, CSIC, Spain; and Evelyne Forano, INRAE, France 
 
Part 1 Tools to understand the ruminal microbiome 
2.A question of culture: bringing the gut microbiome to life in the -omics era: Páraic Ó Cuív, Microba Life Sciences and Mater Research Institute – The University of Queensland, Australia 
3.Rumen metabolomics – a powerful tool for discovery and understanding of rumen functionality and health: Tom F. O’Callaghan, Teagasc Moorepark Food Research, Ireland; and Eva Lewis, Devenish, UK 
4.A conceptual approach to the mathematical modelling of microbial functionality in the rumen: André Bannink, Soumya Kar, Dirkjan Schokker and Jan Dijkstra, Wageningen University and Research, The Netherlands 
 
Part 2 The rumen microbiota 
5.Genome sequencing and the rumen microbiome: Jessica C. A. Friedersdorff and Benjamin J. Thomas, Institute of Biological, Environmental and Rural Science (IBERS), Aberystwyth University and Institute of Global Food Security (IGFS), Queen’s University Belfast, UK; Sara E. Pidcock, Institute of Global Food Security (IGFS), Queen’s University Belfast, UK; Elizabeth H. Hart, Institute of Biological, Environmental and Rural Science (IBERS), Aberystwyth University, UK; Francesco Rubino and Christopher J. Creevey, Institute of Global Food Security (IGFS), Queen’s University Belfast, UK 
6.The Rumen Archaea: Graeme T. Attwood and Sinead C. Leahy, AgResearch Ltd and New Zealand Greenhouse Gas Research Centre, New Zealand; and William J. Kelly, Donvis Ltd, New Zealand 
7.Ruminal-ciliated protozoa: Sharon A. Huws, Queen’s University Belfast, UK; Cate L. Williams, Aberystwyth University, UK; and Neil R. McEwan, Robert Gordon University, UK 
8.The anaerobic rumen fungi: Matthias Hess, University of California-Davis, USA; Katerina Fliegerová, Czech Academy of Sciences, Institute of Animal Physiology and Genetics, Czech Republic; Shyam Paul, Indian Council of Agricultural Research, Directorate of Poultry Research, India; and Anil Kumar Puniya, Indian Council of Agricultural Research, National Dairy Research Institute, India 
9.Ruminal viruses and extrachromosomal genetic elements: Rosalind Ann Gilbert and Diane Ouwerkerk, Department of Agriculture and Fisheries, Queensland Government and Queensland Alliance for Agriculture and Food Innovation, The University of Queensland, Australia 
10.The rumen wall microbiota community: Mi Zhou, University of Alberta, Canada; Junhua Liu, Nanjing Agricultural University, China; and Le Luo Guan, University of Alberta, Canada 
 
Part 3 Nutrient processing in the rumen and host interactions 
11.Ruminal fibre digestion: Adrian E. Naas and Phillip B. Pope, Norwegian University of Life Sciences, Norway 
12.Ruminal protein breakdown and ammonia assimilation: Jeffrey L. Firkins, The Ohio State University, USA; and Roderick I. Mackie, University of Illinois, USA 
13.Factors influencing the efficiency of rumen energy metabolism: Emilio M. Ungerfeld, Instituto de Investigaciones Agropecuarias (INIA), Chile; and Timothy J. Hackmann, University of California-Davis, USA 
14.Understanding rumen lipid metabolism to optimize dairy products for enhanced human health and to monitor animal health: Veerle Fievez, Nympha De Neve and Lore Dewanckele, Ghent University, Belgium 
15.Nutritional factors affecting greenhouse gas production from ruminants: implications for enteric and manure emissions: Stephanie A. Terry, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Canada and University of Sydney, Australia; Carlos M. Romero, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada and University of Lethbridge, Canada; and Alex V. Chaves and Tim A. McAllister, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Canada 
16.Host-rumen microbiome interactions and influences on feed conversion efficiency (FCE), methane production and other productivity traits: Elie Jami, Agricultural Research Organization – Volcani Center, Israel; and Itzhak Mizrahi, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel 
17.The rumen as a modulator of immune function in cattle: S. Aditya, University of Veterinary Medicine Vienna, Austria and Brawijaya University, Indonesia; and E. Humer and Q. Zebeli, University of Veterinary Medicine Vienna, Austria 
 
Part 4 Nutritional strategies to optimise ruminal function 
18.Role of the rumen microbiome in pasture-fed ruminant production systems: Sinéad M. Waters, David A. Kenny, Teagasc Animal and Bioscience Research Department, Ireland; and Paul E. Smith, Teagasc Animal and Bioscience Research Department and UCD College of Health and Agricultural Sciences, University College Dublin, Ireland 
19.Optimising ruminal function: the role of silage and concentrate in dairy cow nutrition to improve feed efficiency and reduce methane and nitrogen emissions: Aila Vanhatalo and Anni Halmemies-Beauchet-Filleau, University of Helsinki, Finland 
20.The use of feedlot/cereal grains in improving feed efficiency and reducing by-products such as methane in ruminants: Kristin Hales, US Meat Animal Research Center – USDA-ARS, USA; Jeferson Lourenco, Darren S. Seidel, Osman Yasir Koyun, Dylan Davis and Christina Welch, University of Georgia, USA; James E. Wells, US Meat Animal Research Center – USDA-ARS, USA; and Todd R. Callaway, University of Georgia, USA 
21.Plant secondary compounds: beneficial roles in sustainable ruminant nutrition and productivity: David R. Yáñez-Ruiz and Alejandro Belanche, Estación Experimental del Zaidín, CSIC, Spain 
22.The use of probiotics as supplements for ruminants: Frédérique Chaucheyras-Durand and Lysiane Dunière, Lallemand Animal Nutrition and Université Clermont Auvergne, INRAE, UMR 454 MEDIS, Francee 
ISBN: 9781786763327 ¦ Pub date: June 2020 ¦ Extent: 862 pages ¦ Price £190/$245/€230 

Improving organic animal farming Edited by Dr Mette Vaarst and Stephen Roderick 

 
Table of contents  
 
1.Setting the scene for organic animal farming: where are we now?: Mette Vaarst, Aarhus University, Denmark; and Stephen Roderick, Duchy College, UK 
 
Part 1 Concepts in organic animal farming 
2.The principles of organic livestock farming: Susanne Padel, The Organic Research Centre, UK 
3.The effects of organic management on greenhouse gas emissions and energy efficiency in livestock production: L. G. Smith, The Organic Research Centre and Cranfield University, UK; and A. G. Williams, Cranfield University, UK 
4.Rethinking and engaging with animal health in organic farming: Mette Vaarst, Aarhus University, Denmark 
5.Enhancing naturalness and human care in organic animal farming: Lindsay K. Whistance, The Organic Research Centre, UK 
6.Biosecurity and safety for humans and animals in organic animal farming: K. Ellis, Scottish Centre for Production Animal Health and Food Safety, University of Glasgow, UK 
7.Integrated crop–livestock systems with agroforestry to improve organic animal farming: A. J. Escribano, Nutrion Internacional, Spain; J. Ryschawy, University of Toulouse, France; and L. K. Whistance, The Organic Research Centre, UK 
8.Smallholder integrated organic farming: how can it work in the tropics?: Raphael Wahome and Caroline Chepkoech, University of Nairobi, Kenya 
9.Pastoralism and organic animal farming: are they complementary?: Stephen Roderick, Duchy College, UK 
 
Part 2 Farming of particular species 
10.Organic dairy farming: key characteristics, opportunities, advantages, and challenges: S. Ivemeyer, University of Kassel, Germany; and A. Bieber and A. Spengler Neff, Research Institute of Organic Agriculture, Switzerland 
11.Organic dairy farming and sustainability: Florian Leiber, Adrian Muller, Veronika Maurer, Christian Schader and Anna Bieber, Research Institute of Organic Agriculture (FiBL), Switzerland 
12.Organic beef farming: key characteristics, opportunities, advantages, and challenges: Isabel Blanco Penedo, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU), Sweden; and José Perea-Muñoz, University of Córdoba, Spain 
13.Organic sheep and goat farming: key characteristics, opportunities, advantages, and challenges: Georgios Arsenos, Angeliki Argyriadou, Sotiria Vouraki and Athanasios Gelasakis, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece 
14.Organic pig farming: key characteristics, opportunities, advantages, and challenges; Barbara Früh, Research Institute of Organic Agriculture, Switzerland; and Mirjam Holinger, ETH Zürich, Switzerland 
15.Organic poultry farming: key characteristics, opportunities, advantages, and challenges: Mette Vaarst, Aarhus University, Denmark; Klaus Horsted, Danish Centre for Food and Agriculture DCA, Aarhus University, Denmark; and Veronika Maurer, Research Institute of Organic Agriculture (FiBL), Switzerland 
16.The development of organic aquaculture: Timo Stadtlander, Research Institute of Organic Agriculture (FiBL), Switzerland 
17.Organic and natural beekeeping, and caring for insect pollinators: Nicola Bradbear, Bees for Development, UK 
 
Part 3 The future 
18.Organic animal farming: future visions: Stephen Roderick, Duchy College, UK; and Mette Vaarst, Aarhus University, Denmark 
ISBN: 9781786761804 ¦ Pub date: March 2019 ¦ Extent: 406 pages ¦ Price £170/$220/€205 

Improving grassland and pasture management in temperate agriculture Edited by Prof. Athole Marshall and Rosemary Collins 

 
Table of contents  
 
Part 1 Grassland functions and dynamics 
1.The role of grasslands in biogeochemical cycles and biodiversity conservation: O. Huguenin-Elie, Agroscope, Switzerland; L. Delaby and K. Klumpp, INRA, France; S. Lemauviel-Lavenant, INRA and Université de Caen Normandie, France; and J. Ryschawy and R. Sabatier, INRA, France 
2.The role of pasture in the diet of ruminant livestock: Michael R. F. Lee, University of Bristol, UK and Rothamsted Research, UK; M. Jordana Rivero, Rothamsted Research, UK; and John W. Cone, Wageningen University, The Netherlands 
3.Plant–animal interactions in grazing systems: D. F. Chapman, DairyNZ Lincoln, New Zealand and W. M. Griffiths, Hamilton, New Zealand 
4.Grazing management for sustainable grazing systems: Lilian Elgalise Techio Pereira and Sila Carneiro da Silva, Universidade de São Paulo, Brazil; Cory Matthew and Ignacio F. López, Massey University, New Zealand; and André Fischer Sbrissia, Universidade do Estado de Santa Catarina, Brazil 
 
Part 2 Management of grasslands 
5.Planning and sowing grasslands: David B. Hannaway and Linda J. Brewer, Oregon State University, USA; Steve Fransen, Washington State University, USA; and Glenn Shewmaker, Shannon Williams and Sarah Baker, University of Idaho, USA 
6.Managing grassland for forage production: an overview: Deirdre Hennessy, Teagasc, Ireland 
7.Managing grassland systems to optimise livestock farming: J. L. Peyraud, L. Delaby and R. Delagarde, INRA-Agrocampus Ouest, France 
8.Persistence and yield stability of temperate grassland legumes for sustainable animal production: F. Ortega, L. Inostroza and C. Moscoso, Instituto de Investigaciones Agropecuarias, Chile; and L. Parra and A. Quiroz, Universidad de La Frontera, Chile 
9.Balancing pasture productivity with environmental and animal health requirements: D. R. Woodfield, Grasslands Research Centre, New Zealand; and H. G. Judson, Kimihia Research Centre, New Zealand 
10.Managing soil health for grassland: D. Barker, The Ohio State University, USA 
11.Management of water resources for grasslands: Jean L. Steiner, Pradeep Wagle and Prasanna Gowda, Grazing Lands Research Laboratory – USDA-ARS, USA 
12.Biological weed control in temperate grasslands; Graeme W. Bourdôt and Michael G. Cripps, AgResearch Limited, New Zealand 
13.Restoring degraded grasslands: Llewellyn L. Manske, North Dakota State University, USA 
14.Advances in remote sensing for monitoring grassland and forage production; Michael Wachendorf, University of Kassel, Germany 
 
Part 3 Sustainability and wider uses of grasslands 
15.Research challenges in adapting grasslands to climate change: Richard Kipling, Aberystwyth University, UK 
16.Protecting biodiversity in grasslands: J. Isselstein, University of Göttingen, Germany 
17.Advances in feeding grass silage: Pekka Huhtanen, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Sweden 
18.Use of grassland for bioenergy and biorefining: Ulrich Thumm, University of Hohenheim, Germany 
19.Organic grassland: Thomas F. Doring and Ulrich Köpke, University of Bonn, Germany 
ISBN: 9781786762009 ¦ Pub date: July 2018 ¦ Extent: 486 pages ¦ Price £220/$275/€250 
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