Advances in Animal Science and Zoology. Volume 7


Owen P. Jenkins (Editor)

Series: Advances in Animal Science and Zoology
BISAC: SCI070000

This book focuses on recent advances in animal science and zoology research. In the first chapter, animal science is introduced along with major hurdles related to animal agriculture and then proposes a solution for these grand challenges on a global scale. In the second chapter, the author focuses on canine leptospirosis, a zoonotic disease of worldwide distribution, which affects both humans and animals with humans being an accidental host. The third chapter assesses the outcomes of current research and future directions for improving post-thaw viability of stallion sperm (since the first success of mammalian cell cryopreservation, it has become a major method of cell preservation for both human and veterinary medicine).

The fourth chapter focuses on the evaluation of all main hematological, biochemical, and coproparazitologic changes, besides larval designation found within pastures of Dorper breed sheeps and females through peripartum. In the fifth chapter, in the search for new food sources that contribute to the optimization of livestock production, the authors discuss the possibility of using waste from a marine plant commonly found on the Mediterranean coasts. The next two chapters focus on penguin physiology, behavior as well as the identification of viruses capable of infecting both free-living healthy penguins, and the pathogens that may be related to the release of rehabilitated penguins and the implication of these agents in the conservation of the species.

The remaining chapters of this book review current knowledge on the intra and inter-species behavior of Turkey vultures; molecular mechanisms operating in the Xenopus osmoregulatory organs and the physiological role of AQPs in Xenopus; and the impact of extended drought on the reproductive cycle of an endangered tropical killifish in the Brazilian semiarid region. The last chapter is a commentary on the the use of field sampling techniques and computerised video tracking in the study of directional grasshopper movement, influenced by climatic stimuli such as temperature, light, wind direction and habitat factors.
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Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Chapter 1
Solutions for Grand Challenges in Animal Agriculture
(A. M. Parisi, C. D. Glenn, H. M. Hurdle, and others, Department of Animal and Dairy Sciences, Mississippi State University, Mississippi State, MS, USA)

Chapter 2
Seroprevalence of Canine Leptospirosis in Dogs in Developing Countries
(Ivan Renato Zuñiga Carrasco, Instituto Mexicano del Seguro Social, Quintana Roo, Mexico)

Chapter 3
Progress and Prospects in Cryopreservation of Stallion Sperm
(Kelli L. Matheny, Arabela G. A. Viana, Caleb Lemley, Heath King, Richard Hopper, Molly C. Nicodemus and Erdoðan Memili, Mississippi State University, Mailstop, Mississippi State, MS, USA, and others)

Chapter 4
Anthelmintic and Laboratorial Evaluation on Sheep Naturally Infected with Gastrointestinal Nematodes
(Crislayne Figueredo da Silva, Filippe Elias e Freitas Soares, Leandro Abreu da Fonseca, and others, Universidade Vila Velha, Vila Velha, Espirito Santo, Brasil and Universidade Federal de Viçosa, Minas Gerais Brasil)

Chapter 5
Back to the Sea: The use of Banquettes of Posidonia oceanica as a Source of Fiber and Minerals in Goat Nutrition
(Cristina Castillo, Angel R. Mantecón, Juan Sotillo, Cándido Gutiérrez, Ángel Abuelo, and Joaquín Hernández, Departamento de Patología Animal, Facultad de Veterinaria, Universidad de Santiago de Compostela, Lugo, Spain, and others)

Chapter 6
Examples of Four Incompletely Resolved Aspects of the Biology of Penguins Related to Digestive and Reproductive Physiology, Vision and Locomotion
(V. B. Meyer-Rochow, Department of Biology, University of Oulu, Oulu, Finland, Research Institute of Luminous Organisms: Tokyo, Japan)

Chapter 7
Recent Virus Infectious Diseases in Magellanic Penguins (Spheniscus magellanicus) and their Identified Agents
(Claudia Niemeyer, Laboratório de Patologia Comparada de Animais Selvagens, Faculdade de Medicina Veterinária e Zootecnia da Universidade de São Paulo, Cidade Universitária São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil)

Chapter 8
The Adaptation of the Turkey Vulture (Cathartes aura, Linnaeus 1758) to Changing Circumstances and Ecologies
(Michael Campbell, Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, BC, Canada)

Chapter 9
Aquaporins and Water Homeostasis in Xenopus
(Yuki Shibata and Masakazu Suzuki, Integrated Bioscience Section, Graduate School of Science and Technology, Shizuoka University, Shizuoka, Japan)

Chapter 10
Impact of Drought on Reproduction of an Endangered Tropical Killifish of the Brazilian Semiarid Region
(Chellappa, Nascimento, Chellappa, and Chellappa, Department of Oceanography and Limnology, Center of Bioscience, Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte (UFRN), Natal, RN, Brazil, and others)

Chapter 11
Commentary: The Use of Field Sampling Techniques and Computerised Video Tracking in the Study of Directional Grasshopper Movement in the UK (Tim Gardiner, Environment Agency, Iceni House, Cobham Road, Ipswich, UK)


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