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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 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 Mycotoxins.

Mycotoxins induce adverse effects in humans and other vertebrate animals. Their production is determined by ecological and environmental factors (temperature, humidity and substrate water activity). The preponderance of specialized fungi in particular niches determines the type and range of...

Author(s)
D'Mello, J. P. F.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781786394675)
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
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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
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Cover for General principles of animal handling.

To equip veterinary students on the appropriate ways of handling animals the following topics are discussed in this chapter, first is on the principles of safe and responsible handling, sensory perception in animals, second, handling and physical restraint of small and large animals, and lastly,...

Author(s)
Vincent, I.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786391629)
Type
Book chapter
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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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Cover for The white revolution and livestock production.

This chapter examines India's livestock sector, highlighting the problem of low productivity and presenting an overview of the country's dairying sector and its milk, poultry, egg and meat production. The need to arrest genetic erosion of indigenous breeds, develop climate-resilient livestock...

Author(s)
Paroda, R. S.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786395177)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Random variables and their distributions.

The definition, probability distribution and application of random variables in animal production are presented.

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

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