|Term||Explanation||Synonym / Example|
It is a ratio calculated by dividing the annual return by the annualized monthly standard deviation.
Source - Barclay Hedge, http://www.barclayhedge.com/research/definitions/Efficiency-Index-definition.html.
|Enterotoxemia (ET)||Also known as overeating or pulpy kidney disease this is a condition caused by the absorption of a large amount of toxins from the intestines. The toxins cause enterocolitis (inflammation of the intestine), increase the permeability of the blood vessels, and become absorbed in the blood. They circulate in the bloodstream, promoting swelling in the lungs and kidneys, giving the condition the name pulpy kidney disease. Young animals are most susceptible. Sudden and high mortality rates are concentrated in lambs and kids.|
|Ex Situ||The maintenance of an organism or group of organisms away from the place where they naturally occur.|
|Exotic||An animal or group of animals introduced into an environment or location to which they are not native.|
|Extensive range management system||This refers to the practice of free grazing over vast tracts of land, usually without the use of any supplemental feed|
|Extensive rearing||Rearing systems under which livestock are grazed on open pasture lands and village common lands, with minor supplementation of feed. Usually livestock rearers combine open grazing rearing systems with stall-feeding, depending on the availability of fodder from the commons.|