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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 5 (Page no: 117)

Control of mastitis and enhancement of milk quality.

This chapter focuses on udder health management and latest approaches in mastitis control. Topics discussed include the international perspective on mastitis and milk production, economics of bovine mastitis, welfare implications of bovine mastitis, public health implications and perception of bovine milk, underlying principles of disease (anatomy and physiology, host immune defence, genetic susceptibility of the host, pathogens and their behaviour and major versus minor pathogens), mastitis diagnostics (detection or diagnosis, mastitis detection, somatic cell counting, mastitis diagnosis and selecting a diagnostic technique), monitoring and analysis of mastitis data (monitoring and interpreting somatic cell count data and clinical mastitis data) and control of mastitis (principles of control, action and reaction, national control schemes, contagious mastitis control, environmental mastitis control, managing the milk harvesting process, biosecurity and role of the heifer in mastitis control).

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: 4 (Page no: 73) Managing herd reproduction. Author(s): Hudson, C. Kerby, M. Statham, J. Wapenaar, W.
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.