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Proceedings of a Symposium of the same name, organised by the Commission on Animal Biometeorology of the International Society of Biometeorolgy and Dipartimento di Produzioni Animali of the Universita della Tuscia, held in Viterbo, September 2003.
Opening remarks 11; A. Nardone; Invited speakers; Bioclimatology and adaptation of farm animals in a changing climate 15; H.H. Khalifa; Perspective on development of thermal indices for animal studies and management 31; G.L. Hahn, T.L. Mader & R.A. Eigenberg; Physiological and productive consequences of heat stress. The case of dairy ruminants 45; N. Lacetera, U. Bernabucci, B. Ronchi & A. Nardone; Novel approaches for the alleviation of climatic stress in farm animals 61; R.J. Collier, C. Coppola & A. Wolfgram; Contribution of animal husbandry to climatic changes 73; J. Hartung; Strategies for reducing the effects of animal husbandry on climate 81; G.J. Monteny; Short communications; The effects of high ambient temperature on certain physiological parameters on rabbits in Greece 91; G. Antonakos, E. Xylouri, G. Frangiadakis, D. Kalogiannis & I. Menegatos; Oxidative status in transition dairy cows under heat stress conditions 92; U. Bernabucci, N. Lacetera, A. Nardone & B. Ronchi; The effect of climatic conditions on performances of dairy cows in Tunisia 93; R. Bouraoui, M. Lahmar, A. Majdoub & M. Djemali; Factors affecting some blood parameters and rectal temperature in cows in the Tropics 94; F. Cerutti, R. Rizzi, M. Faustini & C. Colombani; Genetic characterisation of Nellore and Criolla cattle: preliminary results 95; S. Conti, R. Bozzi, D. Marletta, A. Giorgetti & A. Martini; The effect of environmental temperature and humidity on cashmere yield, secondary active follicles and thyroid hormones in cashmere goats 96; A. Di Trana, P. Celi & R. Celi; Ultrastructural characterization of rabbit sperm abnormalities under heat stress conditions 97; A.M. Fausto, A.R. Taddei, G. Kuzminsky & P. Morera. Categorizing heat load in grain-fed beef cattle - New approaches 98; J.B. Gaughan & R.A. Eigenberg; Using panting scores to assess heat load in cattle 99; J.B. Gaughan; Seasonal variations of milk quality in Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese manufacture on a period of 10 years 100; M. Malacarne, E. Fossa, S. Sandri, F. Tosi, A. Summer & P. Mariani; Macrominerals in buffalo at different physiological state during winter and summer 101; Zia-ur-Rahman, M. Ashraf & A. Khan; Microminerals in buffalo at different physiological state during winter and summer 102; Zia-ur-Rahman, M. Ashraf & A. Khan; A higher susceptibility of hyperthermic animals to infectious disease 103; Masaaki Shibata; Heat stress parameters in Azawak (Bos indicus) and Modicana (Bos taurus) cattle 104; M. Zecchini, S. Bordonaro, S. Barbieri, D. Marletta, G. D'Urso & C. Crimella; Cooling non-lactating dairy cows reduces stress and improves postpartum performance 105; L. Avendano-Reyes, F.D. Alvarez-Valenzuela, A. Correa-Calderon, J.S. Saucedo-Quintero, F. Rivera-Acuna, F.J. Verdugo-Zarate, C.F. Arechiga-Flores & P.H. Robinson; Use of different shelter in summer for dairy sheep: lamb birth and weaning weight 106; L. Biondi, G. Cascone, G. Piccione & P. Pennisi; Shade effects on physiological responses of feeder cattle 107; T.M. Brown-Brandl, R.A. Eigenberg, J.A. Nienaber & G.L. Hahn; Productive and metabolic response of dairy cows raised in barn equipped with fans and misters during the summer season 108; L. Calamari, M. Speroni, E. Frazzi, L. Stefanini & G. Licitra; The effect of a combined progesterone (PRID) and ovosynch protocol on pregnancy rate in Buffalo 109; F. De Rensis, G. Ronci, P. Guarneri, A. Patelli, G.M. Bettoni & B.X. Nguyen; Cooling of dairy cows in Israel - Improving cows welfare and performance as well as reducing environmental contamination 110; I. Flamenbaum, E. Shoshani & E. Ezra; Behaviour of dairy cows in hot season in a barn equipped with automatic milking system (AMS) 111; E. Frazzi & F. Calegari. Effect of short-term cooling on some physiological responses of buffaloes. 1. Pregnant buffaloes 112; H.H. Khalifa, M.M. Youssef & M.M. Ghoneim; The covers for animals' protection in warm areas 113; A. Gusman, A. Marucci & C. Bibbiani; Behavior of crossbred lactating cows grazing Pennisetum purpureum, Schumaker in Southeastern Brazil under two feeding systems 114; L. P. Novaes, M. F. A. Pires, C. L. Werneck & R. S. Verneque; Effects of silymarin on rumen metabolism and microbial population in goats exposed to hot environment 115; G. Acuti, S. Costarelli, I. Tomassetti, E. Chiaradia, L. Avellini & M. Trabalza-Marinucci; CH4 emissions from cubicle houses on dairy farms with advanced nutrient management 116; J.W.H. Huis in 't Veld & G.J. Monteny; Effects of elevated atmospheric carbon dioxide concentration on floristic composition and forage quality of a Mediterranean grassland 117; A. Raschi, A. Martini, A. Pezzati, F. Albanito, M. Lanini & F. Selvi; A new abatement technique to reduce gaseous and particulate emissions from farm animal house 118; J. Schulz, L. Formosa, S. Koch, H. Snell & J. Hartung; Physiological responses of Holstein and Holstein x Jersey cattle in a grazing system in Argentina 119; P.E. Leva, M.S. Garcia, M.A. Veles, J. Gandolfo & S.E. Valtorta*; Author index 121; Keyword index 123.