Sustainable Goat Production In Adverse Environments: Volume I: Welfare, Health And Breeding by Jo SimSustainable Goat Production In Adverse Environments: Volume I: Welfare, Health And Breeding by Jo Sim

Sustainable Goat Production In Adverse Environments: Volume I: Welfare, Health And Breeding

byJo SimEditorCarlos Gutiérrez

Paperback | February 9, 2019

Pricing and Purchase Info


Earn 2,070 plum® points

Prices and offers may vary in store


In stock online

Ships free on orders over $25

Not available in stores


This book explores the current trends and challenges of sustainable goat meat and milk production in different global contexts, providing valuable insights into this industry in adverse environments like mountain, semiarid and arid regions. It also includes contributions from international experts discussing goat reproduction, genetic diversity and improvement, as well topics such as animal health, welfare, socioeconomic aspects, and many other issues regarding the environmentally friendly and economically viable exploitation of goats. 

This is a highly informative book providing scientific insight for readers with an interest in sustainable agriculture and socio-economic aspects, as well as goat breed conservation, genetic diversity, and veterinary care. These subjects are complemented in a second volume providing a detailed description of more than 40 indigenous goat breeds and several ecotypes found in Asia, Africa, Europe, and America.

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...
Title:Sustainable Goat Production In Adverse Environments: Volume I: Welfare, Health And BreedingFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:539 pages, 9.41 × 7.24 × 0.98 inShipping dimensions:9.41 × 7.24 × 0.98 inPublished:February 9, 2019Publisher:Springer NatureLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:3319891103

ISBN - 13:9783319891101


Table of Contents

Section I Sustainability and Socio-Economic Aspects in Goat Production
1 Introductory chapter (S. Yan Landau)
2 Sustainability of Local Goat Genetic Resources in the Mediterranean Region (Dehouegnon Jerry Agossou and Nazan Koluman)
3 Socio-economic Aspects of Goat Farming in Arid Environments (Nazan Koluman (Darcan), Ufuk Gültekin and Osman Torun)
4 Innovative use of sheep and goats by women in climate smart villages in Kenya (Anne WT Muigai, Julie Ojango, John Recha, James Audho)

Section II Reproductive Strategies and Genetic Improvement
5 Reproductive strategies for goat production in adverse environments (Alejo Menchaca and Rodolfo Ungerfeld)
6 Using socio-sexual stimulations for sustainable goat productions under subtropical latitudes (José Alberto Delgadillo, Filipe Chemineau and Matthieu Keller)
7 Genetic improvement for goat production (Nuno Carolino et al.)
8 Threatened goat breeds from the tropics: the impact of crossbreeding using foreign goats (Maria Norma Ribeiro, Roberto Germano Costa, Francisco Fernando Ramos de Carvalho, Laura Leandro da Rocha, Neila Lidiany Ribeiro, Janaína K. Gomes Arandas)

Section III Goat Nutrition and Nutritional Disorders
9 Murciano-Granadina Goat Nutrition Including Local Feed Resources (Eduarda Molina Alcaide and Manuel Romero-Huelva)
10 Synergies between goat grazing and shrub biomass in mountain areas (Helder Viana, Marco Fachada e Duarte Marques)
11 Goat meat production in resource constrained environments and methods to improve quality and yield (Edward Webb)
12 Nutritional and Metabolic Disorders in Goats (Carlos Gutierrez and João Simões)

Section IV Health Management and Public Health
13 Major infectious diseases with impact in goat production in North Africa (Moustafa Kardjadj)
14 Tropical diseases in goats (Carlos Gutierrez and João Simões)
15 Haemoparasitism of Goats and Sheep (Snorre Stuen)
16 Understanding Mastitis in Goats (I): Etiophysiopathology Particularities (Hélder Quintas, Gisele Margatho and João Simões)
17 Understanding Mastitis in Goats (II): Micro-biological Diagnosis and Somatic Cells Count (Hélder Quintas, Gisele Margatho and João Simões)
18 Paratuberculosis and Tuberculosis in Goats (Hélder Quintas, Justina Oliveira, Isabel Pires, et al. 19 Public Health Impact of Tropical Zoonotic Diseases (Ana Santos et al.)
20 Study of Microbiological Safety of Goat Milk Products by Meta-Analysis (Vasco Cadavez, Úrsula Barron)

Section V Climate Change, Environmental and Nutritional Stressors, and Goat Welfare
21 Climate Change and Goat Agriculture Interactions in Mediterranean Region (Nazan Koluman (Darcan), Nissim Silanikove and Ahmet Koluman)
22 Impact of Adverse Environmental Stress on Productive and Reproductive Performance in Osmanabadi Goats (Veerasamy Sejian, Madiajagan Bagath, Govindan Krishnan, Shalini Vaswani, Payyanakkal R. Archana, Prathap Pragna, Vijai P. Maurya and Raghavendra Bhatta)
23 Health and welfare of indigenous breeds of Dairy Goats in Greece (A.I. Gelasakis, Georgios Arsenos and Georgios Valergakis)
24 Heat Stress Effects on Water Metabolism of Goats in Harsh Environments (Nazan Koluman (Darcan) and Ahmet Koluman)
Why and How to Measure Goats' Welfare (George Stilwell)

Section VI Conservation Priorities of Goat Populations
25 Conservation and utilization of indigenous goat breeds in China (Bo-hui Yang et al.)
26 Genomics for the Improvement of Productivity and Robustness of South African Goat Breeds (Edgar F. Dzomba, Khanyisile Mdladla, Keabetswe T. Ncube and Farai C. Muchadeyi
27 Nuclear and Mitochondrial Markers Based Diversity and Population Structuring of Indian Goats
(Sonika Ahlawat and Rekha Sharma)
28 Analysis of Conservation Priorities of Goat Populations from Southwestern Europe Based on Autosomal Microsatellite Markers (Catarina Ginja et al.)