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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
CABI Book Chapter Info
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
CABI Book Chapter Info
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
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Dairy farming, food security and environmental issues.

Areas in which dairy farming can interact with the environment are outlined, and ways in which adverse effects can be limited are discussed in this chapter. A background on food security, energy security and climate change is provided. The impacts of dairy farming on the atmosphere and climate...

Author(s)
Statham, J.; Green, M.; Huxley, J.; Statham, S.
ISBN
2012 CABI (H ISBN 9781845939977)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for 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...

Author(s)
Bradley, A.; Barkema, H.; Biggs, A.; Green, M.; Lam, T.
ISBN
2012 CABI (H ISBN 9781845939977)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Control of infectious disease.

This chapter covers the control of infectious diseases in dairy herds. The key principles of infectious disease control that apply to all endemic infectious diseases when conducting herd health are highlighted. The control of Mycobacterium paratuberculosis (MAP or Johne's disease), bovine viral...

Author(s)
Green, L.; Archer, S.; Biggs, A.; Bradley, A.; Breen, J.; Down, P.; Green, M.; Kerby, M.; Schaik, G. van; Wapenaar, W.
ISBN
2012 CABI (H ISBN 9781845939977)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
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
CABI Book Chapter Info
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
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for 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...

Author(s)
Huxley, J.; Archer, S.; Bell, N.; Burnell, M.; Green, L.; Potterton, S.; Reader, J.
ISBN
2012 CABI (H ISBN 9781845939977)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Nutritional management of herd health.

This chapter provides a framework in approaching dairy herd nutritional evaluation as a component of herd health. The key elements of monitoring are described as well as the common areas where herd problems arise. Control strategies for important nutrition-related herd disease are discussed....

Author(s)
Hayton, A.; Husband, J.; Vecqueray, R.
ISBN
2012 CABI (H ISBN 9781845939977)
Type
Book chapter

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