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CABI Book Chapter

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 3 (Page no: 35)

Restoring the dairy herd: rearing youngstock and replacing cows.

This chapter describes how rearing youngstock and replacing cows can be incorporated into a herd health programme. It is aimed at providing the herd health advisor with a logical approach to managing and monitoring youngstock health and performance. Focus is given on the dynamics of the dairy herd structure (culling and replacements), mortality and disease in youngstock, culling of adult cows, financial costs associated with culling of cows, welfare considerations of youngstock rearing, monitoring youngstock health (neonatal, preweaning and postweaning periods), first calving and lactation and culling in the adult herd, targets for youngstock rearing and dairy cow culling and disease control in the rearing period.

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: 2 (Page no: 11) Facilitating change in herd health. Author(s): Higgins, H. Green, M. Madouasse, 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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