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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 6 (Page no: 169)

Control of lameness.

This chapter covers lameness in cattle and its control. The definition, incidence and prevalence, impact, heritability and causes of lameness are presented as well as farmer attitudes to lameness. Evaluation and monitoring of lameness are also discussed. Focus is given on treatment of clinical cases, routine foot trimming, foot bathing and disinfection, management of cow groups and movements, lying time and cubicle comfort, standing times and concrete surfaces, cleanliness and slurry management, tracks and walkways, nutrition and biosecurity as vital parts of lameness control in the herd.

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: 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: 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.