This publication is a multi-authored attempt to present the scientific fraternity high quality resource material in the field of climate change and livestock production. Attempts were made to discuss the adaptive mechanism that the animal exhibits to counteract the adverse effects of heat stress. In addition to the adaptive mechanisms, several management and feeding practices have also been established as tested methods for reduction of stress effects in livestock.Also, it is a comprehensive resource for the researchers, teachers and students to understand stress management and livestock productivity so as to sustain animal production under projected climate change scenario.
Table of Contents
1. Climate Change Adaptation in Animal Agriculture 2. Impacts of Climate Change in Animal Agriculture 3. Climate Change and Animal Agriculture 4. Heat Stress in Dairy Cattle - Consequences and Management 5. Existing Dairy Housing Systems and Its Suitability in Different Agro-Climatic Regions of Tamil Nadu 6. Management of Lactating Dairy Cow During Period of Heat Stress 7. Thermoregulation and Resilient to Climatic Changes in Camel 8. Physio-Genomic Responses of Pigs to Heat Stress: Strategies for Mitigation of Climatic Stress 9. Impending Climate Change and Thermal Adaptability of Yaks 10. Adaptation and Mitigation in Poultry Production Against Climate Change/Variability 11. Livestock Production and Health – Strategies for Sustainable Production under Climate Change Scenario 12. Advances in Nutrition and Production Management in Ruminants to Mitigate Climate Change 13. Impact of Nutrition in Augmenting Production and Reproduction in Small Ruminants 14. Food Safety and Security in Relation to Animal Agriculture and Climate Change 15. Conservation of Native Breeds Under Projected Climate Change Scenario 16. Climate Resilient Livestock and Poultry Production 17. Futuristic Strategies for Fodder and Waste Management in Climate Change Scenario 18. Conceptual Design of Future Farms in the Context of Changing Climate 19. Climate Change and Agriculture in North East India: A Retrospective Analysis 20. One Health and Climate Change 21. Advanced Biotechnological Tools with Potential Applications in Climate Change Studies in Farm Animals 22. Livestock Insurance – Present and Future 23. Adaptive Mechanisms and Mitigation Strategies for Bovine Under Tropical Climatic Conditions
G.S.L.H.V. Prasada Rao, Professor, Kerala Veterinary and Animal Sciences University
G. Girish Varma, Dean, College of Dairy Sciences and Technology
V. Beena, Implementing Officer, Centre for Animal Adaptation to Environment and Climat Change Studies