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Dairy herd health.

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Description

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 2 (Page no: 11)

Facilitating change in herd health.

This chapter focuses on ways in which veterinary surgeons can facilitate the necessary changes on the farm, particularly those associated to herd health, by encouraging and assisting farmers to take action when required. Many of the challenges involved are discussed, and concepts sourced from human behavioural science and related disciplines are applied in order to promote understanding and provide solutions. A short overview of the principles of evidence-based veterinary medicine is given. The importance of technical knowledge as a requirement for facilitating improvements in dairy herd health is discussed.

Other chapters from this book

Chapter: 1 (Page no: 1) Concepts in dairy herd health. Author(s): Green, M. Green, L. Huxley, J. Statham, J. Statham, S.
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.

Chapter details

  • Author Affiliation
  • School of Veterinary Medicine and Science, Sutton Bonington Campus, University of Nottingham, Leicestershire LE12 5RD, UK.
  • Year of Publication
  • 2012
  • ISBN
  • 9781845939977
  • Record Number
  • 20123387550