Sustainable Goat Production in Adverse Environments: Volume II

Local Goat Breeds

  • João Simões
  • Carlos Gutiérrez

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxii
  2. Asia

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 7-7
    2. Veerasamy Sejian, Govindan Krishnan, Madiajagan Bagath, Shalini Vaswani, Mallenahally K. Vidya, Joy Aleena et al.
      Pages 9-27
    3. Pramila Umaraw, Akhilesh K. Verma, Pavan Kumar
      Pages 29-40
    4. Yao-jing Yue, Bo-hui Yang, Yong-jun Li, Wei Zhang, Hong-pin Zhang, Jian-min Wang et al.
      Pages 41-54
    5. Masroor E. Babar, Tanveer Hussain
      Pages 55-64
  3. Africa

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 65-65
    2. Diakaridia Traoré
      Pages 77-90
    3. Saidu O. Oseni, Abdulmojeed Yakubu, Adenike R. Aworetan
      Pages 91-110
  4. Europe and America

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 111-111
    2. Özkan Elmaz, Mustafa Saatcı
      Pages 113-130
    3. Mustafa Saatcı, Özkan Elmaz
      Pages 131-146
    4. Davide De Marzo, Anna C. Jambrenghi, Francesco Nicastro
      Pages 147-163
    5. Davide De Marzo, Francesco Nicastro
      Pages 165-179
    6. Michele Pazzola, Maria Luisa Dettori, Giuseppe Massimo Vacca
      Pages 181-190
    7. Juan Vicente Delgado, Vincenzo Landi, Cecilio José Barba, Javier Fernández, Mayra Mercedes Gómez, María Esperanza Camacho et al.
      Pages 205-219
    8. João Simões, Amy Bauer
      Pages 233-243
    9. Zuzana Sztankoova, Jana Rychtarova
      Pages 245-257
    10. Maria N. Ribeiro, Francisco F. Ramos de Carvalho, Roberto G. Costa, Edgard C. Pimenta Filho, Janaina K. G. Arandas, Henrique S. Sérvio
      Pages 259-269
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 271-273

About this book


This book covers more than 40 indigenous goat breeds and several ecotypes around the globe and describes genotypic and phenotype traits related to species adaptation to harsh environments and climate change. It also addresses sustainable global farming of local goat breeds in different production systems and agro-ecosystems. Discussing three main global regions: Asia, Africa, and Europe, it particularly focuses on adverse environments such as mountain, semiarid and arid regions.

The topic of this highly readable book includes the disciplines of animal physiology, breeding, sustainable agriculture, biodiversity and veterinary science, and as such it provides valuable information for academics, practitioners, and general readers with an interest in those fields. 


Indigenous goat breeds Animal sustainable production Adverse environments Genetic biodiversity, conservation and improvement Goat production Infectious diseases Goat welfare Goat conservation

Editors and affiliations

  • João Simões
    • 1
  • Carlos Gutiérrez
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Veterinary SciencesUniversity of Trás-os-Montes and Alto DouroVila RealPortugal
  2. 2.Research Institute of Biomedical and Health SciencesUniversity of Las Palmas de Gran CanariaLas Palmas, Canary IslandsSpain

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