Publications by Professor Bob Ørskov

Here is a selection of academic publications by Professor Bob Ørskov. They illustrate the breadth of his contributions and the diversity of his collaborations.  His autobiogeographical book “Trails and trials in livestock research” gives an excellent overview of his experiences and insights (ISBN: 0-9541377-0-1). You can see a review and description of this book here.

A small selection of articles written by Professor Bob Ørskov

  • Orskov, E.R., (2005) Silvopastoral systems: technical, environmental and socio-economic challenges., Pastos y Forrajes, 28, 5-9.
  • Orskov, E.R., (2007) Animals in natural interaction with soil, plants, and people in Asia., Development in Practice, 17, 272-278.
  • Orskov, E.R., (2008) Animal research challenges and prospects for Africa., Sciences Agronomiques et Developpement, 4, 6-12.
  • Orskov, E.R., (2011) Goat production on a global basis., Small Ruminant Research, 98, 9-11.
  • Orskov, E.R., (2012) Small scale farmers in Asia with an emphasis on livestock., Academic Journal of Kanchanaburi Rajabhat University, August 2012.
  • Orskov, E.R.; Anchang, K.Y.; Subedi, M.; Smith, J., (2014) Overview of holistic application of biogas for small scale farmers in Sub-Saharan Africa, Biomass and Bioenergy, 70, 4-16.

Examples of publications arising from collaborations

  • Ali, H.A.M.; Mayes, R.W.; Hector, B.L.; Verma, A.K.; Orskov, E.R., (2005) The possible use of n-alkanes, long-chain fatty alcohols and long-chain fatty acids as markers in studies of the botanical composition of the diet of free-ranging herbivores., Journal of Agricultural Science, 143, 85-95.
  • Chen, X.B. Orskov, E.R., (2004) Research on urinary excretion of purine derivatives in ruminants, past, present and future., In: Estimation of Microbial protein supply in Ruminants Using Urinary Purine Derivates (eds. H.P.S. Makkar and X.B. Chen). Kluwer Academic Publishers, pp180-210.
  • Duncan, A.J.; Ginane, C.; Gordon, I.J.; Orskov, E.R., (2003) Why do browsing herbivores select mixed diets?, In: Matching Herbivore Nutrition to Ecosystems Biodiversity. Proceedings of International Symposium on the Nutrition of Herbivores,VI, (ed. L. 't. Mannetje et al.). Universidad Autonoma de Yucatan, Merida, Yucatan, Mexico, 19-24 October 2003, pp195-209.
  • Galina, M.A., Perez-Gil, F., Ortiz, R.M.A., Hummel, J.D. and Orskov, R.E., (2003) Effect of slow release urea supplementation on fattening of steers fed sugar cane tops (Saccharum officinarum) and maize (Zea mays): ruminal fermentation, feed intake and digestibility., Livestock Production Science, 83, 1-11.
  • Marino, C.T.; Hector, B.; Mazza Rodrigues, P.H.; Borgatti, L.M.O.; Meyer, M.; Alves da Silva, E.J.; Orskov, E.R., (2010) Characterization of vegetables and fruits potential as ruminant feed by in vitro gas production technique., Livestock Research for Rural Development, 22(9), p168.
  • Nguyen, T.M., Van Binh, D. and Orskov, E.R., (2005) Effect of foliages containing condensed tannins and on gastrointestinal parasites., Animal Feed Science and Technology, 121, 77-87.
  • Smith, J.; Abegaz, A.; Matthews, R.B.; Subedi, M.; Orskov, E.R.; Tumwesige, V.; Smith, P., (2014) What is the potential for biogas digesters to improve soil fertility and crop production in Sub-Saharan Africa?, Biomass and Bioenergy, 70, 58-72.
  • Vo, T.K.T.; Orskov, E.R.; Susmel, P., (2009) Physiological mechanism of low purine derivative excretion in urine of buffaloes compared with Bos taurus cattle., Animal Production Science, 49, 994-997.