This title offers expert analysis of key research topics in animal science published in 2012. It makes available in printed form the scientific reviews in animal science published online in CAB Reviews during 2012. It provides analysis of key topics in current research, including breeding, animal behaviour, zoonotic diseases and environment. It includes essential overviews from experts including Mike Stear, James France, Philip Klesius and Frederick Silversides. It is suitable for researchers and students of animal science.