Open access peer-reviewed Edited Volume

Bovine Science

Muhammad Abubakar

National Veterinary Laboratory

An Editor-in-Chief of two journals and a Senior Scientist from the National Veterinary Laboratory with over 15 years of experience in various areas of veterinary sciences.


Bovine Biotechnology Bovine Vaccinology Bovine Genomics Bovine Breeding Economics Housing Pollution Organic Bovine Farming Cattle Livestock Sustainability Food Security

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Since the beginning of civilization, humans and animals have developed very strong associations to their mutual benefits. Livestock, particularly bovines, are important contributors to total food production in the world. Bovine Science is very important area for the livestock health and production which ultimately affects the economy of the country. This is very important for the food security perspectives. Bovine Science practices are linked to each other and will result in the prosperity for the farmer.

Farmers can improve the health, welfare and productivity of their animals through animal health planning. Bovine Science is a continuous improvement method that encourages the development of health building and disease control measures appropriate to the specific farm circumstances, leading to a system that is progressively less dependent on the veterinary medicines without jeopardising welfare.

In order to effectively reduce both medicine use and disease, it is necessary to understand what the current levels are, therefore a disease recording and monitoring system needs to be in place. An animal health plan can only be fully operational once the disease recording and monitoring systems have been implemented. A herd health security plan highlights all of the likely risk factors concerning the introduction of contagious diseases from outside the herd. Farmers should be aware of the diseases in the local area and the risk factors of importing them onto the farm.

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Date completed: February 12th 2021

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Deadline for chapter proposals: March 12th 2021

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Review results due: July 30th 2021

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Expected publication date: September 28th 2021

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Muhammad Abubakar

National Veterinary Laboratory

Dr. Muhammad Abubakar, senior scientist from the National Veterinary Laboratory, Islamabad, Pakistan, has over 15 years’ experience in various areas of veterinary sciences. His expertise in transboundary animal diseases (TADs) at national and international levels is well known. He has established various diagnostic laboratories for the diagnosis of TADs. He has been involved in the organization and conduct of various trainings for field and laboratory staff. He has published numerous research papers, review articles, and book chapters on different areas of veterinary sciences. He has also worked in academia teaching and research supervising at graduate and undergraduate levels. He is currently supervising two journals in the area of veterinary sciences (Research Journal for Veterinary Practitioners and Veterinary Sciences and Research and Reviews) as an editor-in-chief.

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