Scotland's Rural College

  • EH9 3JG Edinburgh

    United Kingdom

Research Output 1976 2020

2017
39 Citations (Scopus)
42 Downloads (Pure)

Precision Agriculture Technologies positively contributing to GHG emissions mitigation, farm productivity and economics

Balafoutis, A., Beck, B., Fountas, S., Vangeyte, J., van der Wal, T., Soto-Embodas, I., Gomez-Barbero, M., Barnes, AP. & Eory, V., 31 Jul 2017, In : Sustainability. 9, 8, p. 1 - 7 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

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precision agriculture
greenhouse gas emissions
economics
farms
greenhouse gases

Predicting the combined efficacy of host resistance and fungicides

Ritchie, F., Bain, RA., Lees, A., Boor, T. & Paveley, N., May 2017, p. 139 - 146. 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

19 Citations (Scopus)
6 Downloads (Pure)

Priorities for research in soil ecology

Eisenhauer, N., Antunes, PM., Bennett, AE., Birkhofer, K., Bissett, A., Bowker, MA., Caruso, T., Chen, B., Coleman, DC., de Boer, W., de Ruiter, P., DeLuca, TH., Frati, F., Griffiths, BS., Hart, MM., Hattenschwiler, S., Haimi, J., Heethoff, M., Kaneko, N., Kelly, LC. & 12 others, Leinaas, HP., Lindo, Z., Macdonald, C., Rillig, MC., Ruess, L., Scheu, S., Schmidt, O., Seastedt, TR., van Straalen, NM., Tiunov, AV., Zimmer, M. & Powell, JR., 13 May 2017, In : Pedobiologia. 63, p. 1 - 7 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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ecology
soil
ecosystem service
ecosystem
soil management

Professional training in organic food production: a cross-country experience

Guine, R., Costa, D., Correia, P., Costa, C., Correia, H., Castro, M., Guerra, L., Seeds, C., Coll, C., Radics, L., Arslan, M., Soylu, S., Tothova, M., Toth, P. & Basile, S., 5 Jun 2017, In : International Journal of Information and Learning Technology. 34, 3, p. 259 - 273 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

food
experience
agriculture
distance learning
participation
17 Citations (Scopus)
2 Downloads (Pure)

Protest responses and willingness to accept: ecosystem services providers' preferences towards incentive-based schemes

Villanueva, AJ., Glenk, K. & Rodriguez-Entrena, M., 16 Feb 2017, In : Journal of Agricultural Economics. 68, 3, p. 801-821

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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service provider
protest
incentive
incidence
farmer
3 Citations (Scopus)
3 Downloads (Pure)

Pseudopregnancy and aseasonal breeding in dairy goats - genetic basis of fertility and impact on lifetime productivity

Desire, S., Mucha, S., Coffey, MP., Mrode, R., Broadbent, J. & Conington, JE., 1 Dec 2017, In : Animal. 12, 9, p. 1799 - 1806 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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pseudopregnancy
kidding
dairy goats
genetic correlation
milk yield
4 Citations (Scopus)
8 Downloads (Pure)

Qualitative Behaviour Assessment of horses exposed to short-term emotional treatments

Hintze, S., Murphy, E., Bachmann, I., Wemelsfelder, F. & Wurbel, H., 28 Jun 2017, In : Applied Animal Behaviour Science. 196, p. 44 - 51 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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horses
plastic bags
animal welfare
animals
grooming (animal behavior)
6 Citations (Scopus)
53 Downloads (Pure)

Quality of life and adolescents' communication with their significant others (mother, father, and best friend): the mediating effect of attachment to pets

Marsa-Sambola, F., Williams, J., Muldoon, J., Lawrence, AB., Connor, M. & Currie, C., 20 Feb 2017, In : Attachment and Human Development. 19, 3, p. 278 - 297 20 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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quality of life
father
adolescent
communication
mediation

Quantifying the effects of cuttlebones and an abrasive beak blunting object on beak shape and pecking force in two breeds of laying hens

Morrissey, KLH., Widowski, TM., Brocklehurst, S. & Sandilands, V., Apr 2017, p. 21 - 22. 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to conferenceAbstract

3 Citations (Scopus)

Ramularia leaf spot: a newly important threat to barley production

McGrann, GRD. & Havis, ND., 28 Apr 2017, In : Outlooks on Pest Management. 28, 2, p. 65 - 69 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

leaf spot
Ramularia
barley
lesions (plant)
Dothideomycetes
2 Citations (Scopus)

Randomised controlled trial to evaluate the effect of foot trimming before and after first calving on subsequent lameness episodes and productivity in dairy heifers

Mahendran, SA., Huxley, JN., Chang, Y-M., Burnell, M., Barrett, DC., Whay, HR., Blackmore, T., Mason, CS. & Bell, NJ., 17 Jan 2017, In : The Veterinary Journal. 220, p. 105 - 110 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

dairy heifers
lameness
calving
Foot
Randomized Controlled Trials
17 Citations (Scopus)
1 Downloads (Pure)

Rearing system affects prevalence of keel-bone damage in laying hens: a longitudinal study of four consecutive flocks

Casey-Trott, TM., Guerin, MT., Sandilands, V., Torrey, S. & Widowski, TM., 21 Mar 2017, In : Poultry Science. 96, 7, p. 2029 - 2039 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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keel bone
longitudinal studies
laying hens
flocks
rearing
1 Citation (Scopus)

Refinement of passive nematode recovery from cotton growing high clay content Australian vertisols

Knox, O. G. G. & Griffiths, B. S., 1 Mar 2017, In : Communications in Soil Science and Plant Analysis. 48, 3, p. 316-325 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Vertisol
Vertisols
nematode
cotton
clay

Relationships of cellular immune-associated traits with health, fertility and production in dairy cows

Denholm, SJ., McNeilly, TN., Banos, G., Coffey, MP., Russell, GC., Bagnall, A., Mitchell, MC. & Wall, E., Apr 2017.

Research output: Contribution to conferenceAbstract

5 Citations (Scopus)
1 Downloads (Pure)

Relative emissions intensity of dairy production systems: employing different functional units in life-cycle assessment

Ross, SA., Topp, CFE., Ennos, RA. & Chagunda, MGG., 10 Feb 2017, In : Animal. 11, 8, p. 1381 - 1388 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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functional unit (life cycle assessment)
emissions factor
life cycle assessment
milk production
production technology

Report of the Control Strategies Subgroup meeting on 17 May 2017

Bain, RA. & Kennedy, C., May 2017, p. 195 - 202. 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

Reproductive management (including impacts of prenatal stress on offspring development)

Dwyer, CM., Ferguson, D. (ed.), Lee, C. (ed.) & Fisher, A. (ed.), 2017, Advances in Sheep Welfare. Ferguson, D., Lee, C. & Fisher, A. (eds.). Woodhead Publishing, Vol. 1. p. 131 - 152 22 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

6 Citations (Scopus)
5 Downloads (Pure)

Responses of rice paddy micro-food webs to elevated CO2 are modulated by nitrogen fertilization and crop cultivars

Hu, Z., Zhu, C., Chen, X., Bonkowski, M., Griffiths, BS., Chen, F., Zhu, J., Hu, S., Hu, F. & Liu, M., 17 Jul 2017, In : Soil Biology & Biochemistry. 114, p. 104 - 113 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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paddies
food webs
carbon dioxide
Nematoda
cultivars
3 Citations (Scopus)
7 Downloads (Pure)

Scottish farmers' intentions to afforest land in the context of farm diversification

Hopkins, J., Sutherland, L-A., Ehlers, M-H., Matthews, K., Barnes, AP. & Toma, L., 28 Jan 2017, In : Forest Policy and Economics. 78, p. 122 - 132 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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agricultural land
farmers
forestry
woodlands
farm forestry

Scottish Recommended Lists for Cereals 2018

Hoad, SP., Dec 2017, 5 p. (Scottish Recommended Lists for Cereals 2018)

Research output: Book/ReportCommissioned report

File
1 Citation (Scopus)

Social and economic aspects of aquatic animal health

Adam, KE. & Gunn, GJ., 1 Apr 2017, In : Revue Scientifique et Technique de I'OIE. 36, 1, p. 323 - 329 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

Open Access
animal health
aquaculture
economics
trade regulations
animal source protein
28 Citations (Scopus)
4 Downloads (Pure)

Soil protistology rebooted: 30 fundamental questions to start with

Geisen, S., Mitchell, E., Bonkowski, M., Wilkinson, D., Adl, S., Lara, E., Brown, M., Fiore-Donno, AM., Heger, T., Jassey, V., Krashevska, V., Ekelund, F., Lahr, D., Anderson, OR., Bass, D., Belbahri, L., Berney, C., Blandenier, Q., Charman, D., Chatzinotas, A. & 26 others, Clarholm, M., Dunthorn, M., Feest, A., Fernandez-Parra, L., Foissner, W., Fournier, B., Griffiths, BS., Hajek, M., Helder, J., Jousset, A., Koller, R., Kumar, S., La Terza, A., Lamentowicz, M., Singer, D., Marcisz, K., Mazei, Y., Mulot, M., Payne, R., Ronn, R., Santos, S., Seppey, C., Smirnov, A., Spiegel, F., Winding, A. & Gentekaki, E., 13 Apr 2017, In : Soil Biology and Biochemistry. 111, p. 94 - 103 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

Open Access
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protist
soil
macroecology
ecology
soil ecosystem
12 Citations (Scopus)
1 Downloads (Pure)

Spatially explicit demand for afforestation

Sagebiel, J., Glenk, K. & Meyerhoff, J., 12 Feb 2017, In : Forest Policy and Economics. 78, p. 190 - 199 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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willingness to pay
afforestation
forest cover
land use change
European Union
2 Citations (Scopus)

Species-dependent response to the influence of adaptation length during assay for metabolisable energy of cereal grains employing the difference method

Olukosi, OA., Adedokun, SA. & Agboola, JO., 24 Jun 2017, In : Animal Feed Science and Technology. 231, p. 111 - 118 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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metabolizable energy
soybean meal
small cereal grains
barley
laying hens
Open Access
Tobacco rattle virus
free-living nematodes
field experimentation
potatoes
Pratylenchus

Sustainable intensification of agriculture: impacts on sustainable soil management

Rees, RM., Griffiths, BS., McVittie, A., Ginzky, H. (ed.), Dooley, E. (ed.), Heuser, IL. (ed.), Kasimbazi, E. (ed.), Markus, T. (ed.) & Qin, T. (ed.), 2017, International Yearbook of Soil Law and Policy 2017. Ginzky, H., Dooley, E., Heuser, IL., Kasimbazi, E., Markus, T. & Qin, T. (eds.). Springer, Vol. 2. p. 7 - 16 10 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

20 Citations (Scopus)
6 Downloads (Pure)

Sustainable intensification of Brazilian livestock production through optimized pasture restoration

de Oliveira Silva, R., Barioni, LG., Hall, JAJ., Moretti, AC., Veloso, RF., Alexander, P., Crespolini, M. & Moran, D., 20 Feb 2017, In : Agricultural Systems. 153, p. 201 - 211 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
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livestock farming
pasture
agriculture
carbon sequestration
organic carbon

Sustainable pig production: finding solutions and making choices

Lawrence, AB. & Baxter, EM., 25 Aug 2017, The Meat Crisis: Developing More Sustainable and Ethical Production and Consumption. D'Silva, J. & Webster, J. (eds.). 2 ed. United Kingdom: Routledge, p. 171-185

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Tail docking and biting: painful consequences

Sandercock, DA., Di Giminiani, P., Edwards, S. & Valros, A., 5 Feb 2017, FareWellDock Consortium 1 p.

Research output: Contribution to specialist publicationArticle

1 Downloads (Pure)

Tail docking - are the effects longer lasting than a short sharp shock?

Sandercock, DA., Jul 2017, Scotland's Rural College (SRUC). 1 p. (PIGe:newsletter)

Research output: Book/ReportCommissioned report

Open Access
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12 Citations (Scopus)
16 Downloads (Pure)

Tail posture predicts tail biting outbreaks at pen level in weaner pigs

Lahrmann, HP., Hansen, CF., D'Eath, RB., Busch, ME. & Forkman, B., 13 Dec 2017, In : Applied Animal Behaviour Science. 200, p. 29 - 35 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
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feeder pigs
posture
tail
animal injuries
swine

The application of a weight-based targeted selective wormer treatment (TST) strategy on hill and upland sheep flocks

Kenyon, F., Morgan-Davies, C., Lambe, NR., Wishart, H., Waterhouse, A., McBean, D. & McCracken, DI., Jul 2017, p. 891. 1 p.

Research output: Contribution to conferenceAbstract

1 Citation (Scopus)
2 Downloads (Pure)

The assessment of landscape expressivity: a free choice profiling approach

Harding, SP., Burch, SE. & Wemelsfelder, F., 23 Jan 2017, In : PLoS ONE. 12, 1, e0169507.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
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terminology
digital image
research and development
methodology
health
5 Citations (Scopus)

The contribution of previous lameness events and body condition score to the occurrence of lameness in dairy herds: a study of two herds

Randall, LV., Green, MJ., Green, LE., Chagunda, MGG., Mason, C., Archer, SC. & Huxley, JN., 23 Nov 2017, In : Journal of Dairy Science. 101, 2, p. 1311 - 1324 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
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dairy herds
lameness
body condition
herds
cows
8 Citations (Scopus)

The effect of dietary addition of nitrate or increase in lipid concentrations, alone or in combination, on performance and methane emissions of beef cattle

Duthie, C-A., Troy, SM., Hyslop, JJ., Ross, DW., Roehe, R. & Rooke, JA., 13 Jul 2017, In : Animal. 12, 2, p. 280 - 287 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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beef cattle
methane
nitrates
lipids
dietary fat
2 Citations (Scopus)
4 Downloads (Pure)

The effect of microbial challenge on the intestinal proteome of broiler chickens

O'Reilly, EL., Burchmore, RJ., Sparks, NHC. & Eckersall, PD., 2017, In : Proteome Science. 15, 10.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
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Proteome
Chickens
Poultry
Growth
Birds
2 Citations (Scopus)
1 Downloads (Pure)

The effect of post-farrowing ketoprofen on sow feed intake, nursing behaviour and piglet performance

Ison, SH., Jarvis, S., Ashworth, CJ. & Rutherford, KMD., 2 Jun 2017, In : Livestock Science. 202, p. 115 - 123

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
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ketoprofen
farrowing
sows
piglets
feed intake
5 Citations (Scopus)
11 Downloads (Pure)

The evidential basis of decision making in plant disease management

Hughes, G., 10 May 2017, In : Annual Review of Phytopathology. 55, p. 41 - 59 19 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

Open Access
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Decision making
Risk factors
Prediction
Disease management
Decision process
12 Citations (Scopus)
2 Downloads (Pure)

The genetic and biological basis of feed efficiency in mid-lactation Holstein dairy cows

Hardie, LC., VandeHaar, MJ., Tempelman, RJ., Weigel, KA., Armentano, LE., Wiggans, GR., Veerkamp, RF., de Haas, Y., Coffey, MP., Connor, EE., Hanigan, MD., Staples, C., Wang, Z., Dekkers, JCM. & Spurlock, DM., 23 Aug 2017, In : Journal of Dairy Science. 100, 11, p. 9061 - 9075 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
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Holstein
feed conversion
dairy cows
lactation
feed intake
2 Citations (Scopus)
1 Downloads (Pure)

The genetics of antibody response to paratuberculosis in dairy cattle

Pritchard, TC., Mrode, R., Coffey, MP., Bond, K. & Wall, E., 10 May 2017, In : Journal of Dairy Science. 100, 7, p. 5541 - 5549 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
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paratuberculosis
dairy cattle
milk
antibodies
enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay
12 Citations (Scopus)
5 Downloads (Pure)

The genomic architecture of mastitis resistance in dairy sheep

Banos, G., Bramis, G., Bush, SJ., Clark, EL., McCulloch, MB., Smith, J., Schulze, G., Arsenos, G., Hume, DA. & Psifidi, A., 16 Aug 2017, In : BMC Genomics. 18, 624, 624.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
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dairy sheep
mastitis
genomics
Chios (sheep breed)
milk
1 Citation (Scopus)
6 Downloads (Pure)

The greenhouse gas abatement potential of productivity improving measures applied to cattle systems in a developing region.

Salmon, GR., Marshall, K., Tebug, SF., Missohou, A., Robinson, T. & MacLeod, M., 27 Sep 2017, In : Animal. 12, 4, p. 844 - 852 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
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emissions factor
greenhouse gases
livestock
greenhouse gas emissions
food security
5 Citations (Scopus)
7 Downloads (Pure)

The impact of divergent breed types and diets on methane emissions, rumen characteristics and performance of finishing beef cattle

Duthie, C-A., Haskell, MJ., Hyslop, JJ., Waterhouse, A., Wallace, RJ., Roehe, R. & Rooke, JA., 22 Feb 2017, In : Animal. 11, 10, p. 1762 - 1771 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
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beef cattle
methane
finishing
rumen
breeds
14 Citations (Scopus)

The influence of experience on contest assessment strategies

Camerlink, I., Turner, SP., Farish, M. & Arnott, G., 3 Nov 2017, In : Scientific Reports. 7, 14492

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
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animals
Sus scrofa
aggression
decision making
swine
2 Citations (Scopus)
3 Downloads (Pure)

The influence of oil extraction process of different rapeseed varieties on the ileal digestibility of crude protein and amino acids in broiler chickens

Kasprzak, MM., Houdijk, JGM., Olukosi, OA., Appleyard, H., Kightley, SPJ., Carre, P. & Wiseman, J., 24 Mar 2017, In : Animal Feed Science and Technology. 227, p. 68 - 74 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
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rapeseed meal
rapeseed
crude protein
broiler chickens
digestibility
6 Citations (Scopus)
26 Downloads (Pure)

The need for standardisation: exemplified by a description of the diversity, community structure and ecological indices of soil nematodes

Griffiths, BS., de Groot, GA., Laros, I., Stone, DG. & Geisen, S., 22 Dec 2017, In : Ecological Indicators. 87, p. 43 - 46 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
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soil nematodes
standardization
community structure
Nematoda
soil
26 Citations (Scopus)
5 Downloads (Pure)

The nitrogen, carbon and greenhouse gas budget of a grazed, cut and fertilised temperate grassland

Jones, SK., Helfter, C., Anderson, M., Coyle, M., Campbell, C., Famulari, D., Di Marco, C., van Dijk, N., Tang, YS., Topp, CFE., Kiese, R., Kindler, R., Siemens, J., Schrumpf, M., Kaiser, K., Nemitz, E., Levy, PE., Rees, RM., Sutton, MA. & Skiba, UM., 24 Apr 2017, In : Biogeosciences. 14, 8, p. 2069 - 2088 20 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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greenhouse gas
grassland
nitrogen
carbon
net ecosystem exchange
6 Citations (Scopus)
1 Downloads (Pure)

The paradox of water abundance in Mato Grosso, Brazil

Schulz, C. & Ioris, AAR., 4 Oct 2017, In : Sustainability. 9, 10, p. 1796 - 1813 18 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
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water
environmental history
ecological economics
civil society
public sector
22 Citations (Scopus)
1 Downloads (Pure)

The rumen microbiome as a reservoir of antimicrobial resistance and pathogenicity genes is directly affected by diet in beef cattle

Auffret, MD., Dewhurst, RJ., Duthie, C-A., Rooke, JA., Wallace, RJ., Freeman, TC., Stewart, R., Watson, M. & Roehe, R., 11 Dec 2017, In : Microbiome. 5, 159

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
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beef cattle
antibiotic resistance
rumen
pathogenicity
diet
6 Citations (Scopus)
11 Downloads (Pure)

The use of oral fluids to monitor key pathogens in porcine respiratory disease complex

Hernandez-Garcia, J., Robben, N., Magnee, D., Eley, T., Dennis, I., Kayes, SM., Thomson, JR. & Tucker, AW., 5 Apr 2017, In : Porcine Health Management. 3, 7.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
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respiratory tract diseases
mouth
Porcine circovirus-2
swine
pathogens