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Cover for Diagnosis of paratuberculosis by PCR.

This chapter describes the recent developments in polymerase chain reaction (PCR)-based diagnostic tests for paratuberculosis and the application and interpretation of these tests at the individual and herd level.

Author(s)
Plain, K. M.; Marsh, I.; Purdie, A. C.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789243413)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Handling cattle raised in close association with people.

Cattle that are managed in close association with people are tame and may have no flight zone. They are either trained to lead with a lead rope or they are easily herded in small groups. These animals are accustomed to lots of human activity around them. Tame intact bulls that have been kept tied...

Author(s)
Ewbank, R.; Parker, M.
ISBN
2019 CABI (H ISBN 9781786399151)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Diagnosis and screening.

This chapter discusses the important epidemiological characteristics of tests and their practical application and interpretation in epidemiological studies and surveillance activities. The epidemiological evaluation of tests is also briefly discussed.

Author(s)
Sergeant, E.; Perkins, N.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781845936839)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Modern reproductive technologies and breed improvement.

This chapter covers the current and emerging reproductive technologies that are destined to increase the rate of genetic improvement, with a focus on dairy herds. Topics discussed include breeding soundness evaluation (BSE), estimation of sire fertility, sperm attributes, sperm sorting, improving...

Author(s)
Saadi, H. A. S.; Robert, C.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780642215)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Minimizing environmental impacts of livestock production using diet optimization models.

This chapter presents some of the optimization modelling techniques that can be used to reduce the environmental impacts of livestock and assess the effects of environmental policies on the production system. Feed management practices that can reduce methane emissions and mineral excretion from...

Author(s)
Moraes, L. E.; Fadel, J. G.
ISBN
2013 CABI (H ISBN 9781780640426)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Dairy herd health.

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...

Author(s)
Green, M.
ISBN
2012 CABI (H ISBN 9781845939977)
Type
Book
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Cover for Concepts in dairy herd health.

This chapter serves as an introduction to the concepts of dairy herd health. Topics discussed include the reasons for improving the health of farmed livestock, definition of herd health, practical implementation of herd health (appreciating client aspirations, establishing farm-specific goals,...

Author(s)
Green, M.; Green, L.; Huxley, J.; Statham, J.; Statham, S.
ISBN
2012 CABI (H ISBN 9781845939977)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Facilitating change in herd health.

This chapter focuses on ways in which veterinary surgeons can facilitate the necessary changes on the farm, particularly those associated to herd health, by encouraging and assisting farmers to take action when required. Many of the challenges involved are discussed, and concepts sourced from human ...

Author(s)
Higgins, H.; Green, M.; Madouasse, A.
ISBN
2012 CABI (H ISBN 9781845939977)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for 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...

Author(s)
Breen, J.; Down, P.; Kerby, M.; Bradley, A.
ISBN
2012 CABI (H ISBN 9781845939977)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for 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...

Author(s)
Hudson, C.; Kerby, M.; Statham, J.; Wapenaar, W.
ISBN
2012 CABI (H ISBN 9781845939977)
Type
Book chapter

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