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About this book
Studies of oxen, donkeys and camels in sub-Saharan Africa, cows and donkeys in Ethipia, buffaloes in Vietnam, camels in Libya and horses and donkeys in Southern Italy are some of the topics included. Technical issues in nutritional requirement, feeding, management, health, implement, work practices and harnessing are discussed and the contribution that working animals continue to make in many agricultural and transport activities are quantified.
Foreword 9; Scientific Editors 11; Research and development potential in Africa; Animal power in the West and Central Francophone zone of Africa in a renewed context: the issues for development and research achievements 13; E. Vall & Ph. Lhoste; The role of work animals in semi-arid West Africa: current use and their potential for future contributions 27; A. Fall, A. Fall, A. Diack & F. Dia; Aspects of work animal use in semi-arid farming systems 39; B.G. Sims & D.H. O'Neill; Adoption of dairy-draught technology in a mixed crop/livestock farming system - A case study from Ethiopia 51; C.E.S. Larsen, T. Kumsa & A. Tegegne; Work animals: feeding, management and harnessing issues; Nutritional requirements, feed intake and digestion in working donkeys: a comparison with other work animals 63; J-L. Tisserand & R.A. Pearson; Estimation of energy expenditures in horses and donkeys at rest and when carrying a load 75; A. Guerouali, H. Bouayad & M. Taouil; Adjusting the feed supply of draught donkeys to the intensity of their work 79; E. Vall, O. Abakar & Ph. Lhoste; A method for estimating body condition score (BCS) in donkeys 93; E. Vall, A.L. Ebangi & O. Abakar; A review of feeding strategies, feeds and management of equines in Central-Southern Italy 103; N. Miraglia, M. Polidori & E. Salimei; Management strategies for trypanotolerant draught animals in West Africa 113; O.O. Akinbamijo, R.A. Pearson & A. Fall; Management, health and reproduction of donkeys used for work in peri-urban areas of West and East Shewa, Ethiopia: a survey 123; R.A. Pearson, M. Alemayehu, A. Tesfaye, D.G. Smith, G. Kebede & M. Asfaw. Integrated harness and implement design - a key factor in developing improved equipment for animal draught tillage operations 145; F. Inns; Working buffalo in South East Asia: performance and feeding; A study of performance, physiological parameters and economic efficiency of working buffaloes in the Mekong Delta of Vietnam 165; N. Van Thu; Effect of supplements on performance, physiological values, rumen parameters and intake of draught buffaloes 173; N. Van Thu; Working camels in Africa: multipurpose animals; The one-humped camel as a producer of rural and urban energy 181; R.T. Wilson; Camel traction in Niger: Between tradition and modern use 201; S.G. Vias Franck, X. Pacholek, H. Daouda & B. Faye; Author index 208; Keyword index 209.