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Dairy herd health.

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This book is comprised of 9 chapters focusing on dairy cattle disease prevention at the herd level. Topics covered include concepts in dairy herd health, facilitating change in herd health, rearing youngstock and replacing cows, managing herd reproduction, mastitis control and milk quality enhancement, lameness control, control of infectious diseases, nutritional management of herd health and dair...

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Chapter 1 (Page no: 1)

Concepts in dairy herd health.

This chapter serves as an introduction to the concepts of dairy herd health. Topics discussed include the reasons for improving the health of farmed livestock, definition of herd health, practical implementation of herd health (appreciating client aspirations, establishing farm-specific goals, measuring performance and setting targets, importance of data recording and analysis, structure of the herd health visit and charging for herd health) and other factors to consider for successful implementation of a herd health programme (training of farm staff, cow's environment and relevance of genetics in herd health).

Other chapters from this book

Chapter: 2 (Page no: 11) Facilitating change in herd health. Author(s): Higgins, H. Green, M. Madouasse, A.
Chapter: 3 (Page no: 35) Restoring the dairy herd: rearing youngstock and replacing cows. Author(s): Breen, J. Down, P. Kerby, M. Bradley, A.
Chapter: 4 (Page no: 73) Managing herd reproduction. Author(s): Hudson, C. Kerby, M. Statham, J. Wapenaar, W.
Chapter: 5 (Page no: 117) Control of mastitis and enhancement of milk quality. Author(s): Bradley, A. Barkema, H. Biggs, A. Green, M. Lam, T.
Chapter: 6 (Page no: 169) Control of lameness. Author(s): Huxley, J. Archer, S. Bell, N. Burnell, M. Green, L. Potterton, S. Reader, J.
Chapter: 7 (Page no: 205) Control of infectious disease. Author(s): Green, L. Archer, S. Biggs, A. Bradley, A. Breen, J. Down, P. Green, M. Kerby, M. Schaik, G. van Wapenaar, W.
Chapter: 8 (Page no: 227) Nutritional management of herd health. Author(s): Hayton, A. Husband, J. Vecqueray, R.
Chapter: 9 (Page no: 279) Dairy farming, food security and environmental issues. Author(s): Statham, J. Green, M. Huxley, J. Statham, S.

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