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Cover for Dairy cattle handling, transport and well-being.

Dairy cattle are handled intensively, especially when compared to other livestock production systems. The task of milking involves daily human interaction in varied measures dependent upon parlour design. The relationship between the stockperson and the cow is important. Calm handling should be...

Author(s)
Baier, F.; Fulwider, W. K.
ISBN
2019 CABI (H ISBN 9781786399151)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Robotic milking of dairy cows: behaviour and welfare.

This chapter describes cow behaviour, health and welfare in dairy herds using robotic (automated) milking systems (AMS). We discuss three key aspects of milking that differ in AMS herds compared to conventional systems, and their implications for cow behaviour and welfare. We review the automation...

Author(s)
King, M.; DeVries, T.; Pajor, E.
ISBN
2019 CABI (H ISBN 9781786399151)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Change-over designs.

This chapter describes the use of change-over experimental designs to analyse the effects of two or more treatments assigned to the same animal in different periods.

Author(s)
Kaps, M.; Lamberson, W. R.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781786390356)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Probability.

This chapter defines the concept of probability and its application in animal production studies.

Author(s)
Kaps, M.; Lamberson, W. R.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781786390356)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Estimation of parameters.

The concept of parameter estimation in statistical analysis and its application in animal production studies is discussed.

Author(s)
Kaps, M.; Lamberson, W. R.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781786390356)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Today's cattle production systems.

This chapter discussed the two types of cattle production systems namely beef production and milk production. Topics under beef cattle farming focused on rangeland and cattle production, pastoral nomadism, suckled calf production, and finishing stored cattle, finising dairy cows, mixed...

Author(s)
Phillips, C. J. C.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786392701)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Growth and milk production.

In this chapter the factors affecting the growth of calves and milk production in dairy cows were discussed.

Author(s)
Phillips, C. J. C.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786392701)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Nutrient requirements and metabolic diseases.

A review on the importance of trace elements, vitamins, major minerals, carbohydrates, energy and proteins in supplying the nutrient requirements in cattle was presented as well as on how deficiences or excess may result into metabolic diseases that indirectly or directly affects profitability and...

Author(s)
Phillips, C. J. C.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786392701)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Cattle feeding.

This chapter discussed the different stages of feeding cattle from birth up to the period of production for both beef and dairy cattle. Highlights focused on feeds for dairy cows, taints in the milk from feeding, nutrition and milk composition, feeding during lactation, effects of transition...

Author(s)
Phillips, C. J. C.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786392701)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Udder health.

In this chapter techniques in obtaining sterile milk sample, conducting California Milk Test (CMT), and interpreting results from the CMT were discussed. The aim of this chapter is to help veterinary students in the assessment of udder health and prevention of diseases affecting the udder.

Author(s)
Fishwick, J.; Vincent, I.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786391629)
Type
Book chapter

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