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By Malcolm F Fuller

Embracing quite a lot of disciplines, together with body structure, biochemistry, veterinary medication and feed expertise, this ebook covers all types of farm animal present in either constructing and built nations, together with livestock, sheep, pigs, chickens, goats, horses, fish, deer, buffaloes, rabbits and camelids, in addition to geese, turkeys, ostriches and different birds. The encyclopedia includes nearly 2000 entries from ninety members. those entries variety from brief definitions to extra discursive articles, all entries are absolutely cross-referenced to help extra learn.

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In the mid 19th century they spread, firstly, to South Africa and shortly afterwards to the USA. Today they are found principally in the Middle East, southern Africa and Texas, with smaller numbers in other US states and in Argentina. In recent decades Angora goat populations have been established in a number of European states and in Australasia. 01EncFarmAn A 22/4/04 9:56 Page 23 Anions Mature female Angora goats (does) weigh about 40–45 kg and males (bucks) around 60–65 kg. They are farmed for their fibre, mohair (not to be confused with angora fibre, which comes from rabbits).

Appetite is also suppressed during infection and cancer. Cytokines such as tumour necrosis factor-␣, interleukin-1 and interleukin-6 appear to be the primary cytokines responsible for infection- and cancer-induced anorexia. Neurotransmitters such as norepinephrine, serotonin, dopamine, histamine and GABA have all been shown to be involved in the control of feeding. Neuropeptides or peripheral peptides that act at CNS sites to affect food intake include agouti-related protein, amylin, ␣-melanocyte-stimulating hormone, bombesin, cocaine and amphetamine-related transcript (CART), corticotropin-releasing factor, enterostatin, galanin, glucagon, glucagon-like peptide, insulin, melanin concentrating hormone, opioids, orexin (hypocretin), neuropeptide Y, somatostatin, thyrotropin-releasing hormone and urocortin.

G. wood shavings) added to aid juice extraction, which increase the fibre content and reduce the nutrient concentrations.

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