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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 4 (Page no: 73)

Managing herd reproduction.

This chapter covers the key activities involved in managing the reproductive herd health of dairy cattle. Focus is given on the economics of fertility, current levels of reproductive performance, welfare and ethics of reproductive herd health, public health and reproduction, underlying principles of dairy cow reproduction (reproductive physiology and hormonal control of the oestrous cycle, monitoring reproduction in herd health, practicalities of data recording, monitoring reproductive data on the farm and routine performance monitoring) and control of herd fertility (enhancing reproductive performance, improving accuracy and rate of oestrus detection, improving pregnancy rates and controlling reproductive disease).

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: 3 (Page no: 35) Restoring the dairy herd: rearing youngstock and replacing cows. Author(s): Breen, J. Down, P. Kerby, M. Bradley, A.
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
  • 20123387552