Section I Sustainability and Socio-Economic Aspects in Goat Production.- 1 Introductory -- 2 Sustainability of Local Goat Genetic Resources in the Mediterranean Region -- 3 Socio-economic Aspects of Goat Farming in Arid Environments -- 4 Innovative use of sheep and goats by women in climate smart villages in Kenya.- Section II Reproductive Strategies and Genetic Improvement.- 5 Reproductive strategies for goat production in adverse environments -- 6 Using socio-sexual stimulations for sustainable goat productions under subtropical latitudes -- 7 Genetic improvement for goat production -- 8 Threatened goat breeds from the tropics: the impact of crossbreeding using foreign goats.- Section III Goat Nutrition and Nutritional Disorders.- 9 Murciano-Granadina Goat Nutrition Including Local Feed Resources -- 10 Synergies between goat grazing and shrub biomass in mountain areas ---
11 Goat meat production in resource constrained environments and methods to improve quality and yield -- 12 Nutritional and Metabolic Disorders in Goats.- Section IV Health Management and Public Health.- 13 Major infectious diseases with impact in goat production in North Africa -- 14 Tropical diseases in goats -- 15 Haemoparasitism of Goats and Sheep -- 16 Understanding Mastitis in Goats (I): Etiophysiopathology Particularities.-17 Understanding Mastitis in Goats (II): Micro-biological Diagnosis and Somatic Cells Count -- 18 Paratuberculosis and Tuberculosis in Goats -- 20 Study of Microbiological Safety of Goat Milk Products by Meta-Analysis.- Section V Climate Change, Environmental and Nutritional Stressors, and Goat Welfare.- 21 Climate Change and Goat Agriculture Interactions in Mediterranean Region -- 22 Impact of Adverse Environmental Stress on Productive and Reproductive Performance in Osmanabadi Goats ---
23 Health and welfare of indigenous breeds of Dairy Goats in Greece -- 24 Heat Stress Effects on Water Metabolism of Goats in Harsh Environments.- Section VI Conservation Priorities of Goat Populations.- 25 Conservation and utilization of indigenous goat breeds in China -- 26 Genomics for the Improvement of Productivity and Robustness of South African Goat Breeds -- 27 Nuclear and Mitochondrial Markers Based Diversity and Population Structuring of Indian Goats -- 28 Analysis of Conservation Priorities of Goat Populations from Southwestern Europe Based on Autosomal Microsatellite Markers.
This book explores the current trends and challenges of sustainable goat meat and milk production in different global contexts, providing valuable insights into this industry in adverse environments like mountain, semiarid and arid regions. It also includes contributions from international experts discussing goat reproduction, genetic diversity and improvement, as well topics such as animal health, welfare, socioeconomic aspects, and many other issues regarding the environmentally friendly and economically viable exploitation of goats. This is a highly informative book providing scientific insight for readers with an interest in sustainable agriculture and socio-economic aspects, as well as goat breed conservation, genetic diversity, and veterinary care. These subjects are complemented in a second volume providing a detailed description of more than 40 indigenous goat breeds and several ecotypes found in Asia, Africa, Europe, and America..