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Overview of dairy science

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  • Animal Health and Production Compendium from CABI

        Centre for Agricultural Bioscience International
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    Animal Health and Production Compendium from CABI

    Animal Health and Production Compendium (AHPC) provides detailed information on agricultural and biological sciences. It contains datasheets (HTML and PDF) on livestock and the diseases that affect them, datasheets on food safety and quality, and datasheets on countries' statistical data on animal and economic production. It also provides PDF and HTML full-text documents on all aspects of food animals as well as an index to citations for agricultural publications and nearly 2,000 images. A geographic database contains country distribution data for diseases and breeds for use with GIS software. 1910s-present.  

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  • Biological Sciences encyclopedias from Oxford Reference Online

        Oxford Reference
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    Biological Sciences encyclopedias from Oxford Reference Online

    Search or browse across 13 subject encyclopedias and dictionaries with over 80,000 entries. References are linked via Get VText.  

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  • IBISWorld

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    IBISWorld provides two types of business reports:

    Industry Market Research: Reports (PDF) on over 700 US industries arranged by 5-digit NAICS code. Typically 25-50 pages in length with executive summaries, these reports are updated regularly.

    Business Environment: Data and analysis (PDF and Word) on 200+ economic and demographic statistics, categorized in 7 'environments' that surround the economy. These 2-3 page reports are available on around 300 key business environment indicators.

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  • FAO Catalogue Online

        FAO catalog
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    FAO Catalogue Online

    The FAO catalog indexes documents published by FAO since 1945, books added to the FAO library since 1976, and journals held by the FAO library. Use interlibrary loan to obtain documents identified through this catalog.

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