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Dairy cattle require healthy, functional udders to produce high-quality food for human consumption. Consumers also expect their food to be produced in a manner that safeguards animal health and welfare. Clinical and subclinical mastitis are the most frequent and costly diseases associated with...

Author(s)
Cole, J. B.; Egger-Danner, C.; Bradley, A. J.; Gengler, N.; Heringstad, B.; Pryce, J. E.; Stock, K. F.
Publisher
International Committee for Animal Recording (ICAR), Rome, Italy
Citation
ICAR Technical Series, 2017, No.21, pp 151-156
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Metabolic stability or resistance to metabolic diseases can be improved by genetic selection. Strategies include direct selection based on clinically observed traits, and indirect selection using indicators or predictors of metabolic diseases. The most prevalent metabolic diseases in dairy cattle,...

Author(s)
Heringstad, B.; Pryce, J. E.; Gaddis, K. L. P.; Koeck, A.; Bastin, C.; Abdelsayed, M.; Gengler, N.; Miglior, F.; Egger-Danner, C.; Stock, K. F.; Bradley, A. J.; Cole, J. B.
Publisher
International Committee for Animal Recording (ICAR), Rome, Italy
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ICAR Technical Series, 2017, No.21, pp 171-176
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In 2011 the dairy and beef sector in the Netherlands decided to establish a sectorial database for monitoring the use of antibiotics by dairy and beef farms. The national product board for livestock and meat is in charge of the regulations and the overall reports about the use of antibiotics to the ...

Author(s)
't Land, B. van
Publisher
International Committee for Animal Recording (ICAR), Roma, Italy
Citation
ICAR Technical Series, 2013, No.17, pp 97-98
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Animal health issues are of increasing importance to all animal breeding sectors, by raising health and welfare issues and causing major production costs, but also to citizens, by affecting possibly their own health and lifestyle choices. So far, traditional selective breeding approaches have been...

Author(s)
Pinard-van der Laan, M. H.
Publisher
International Committee for Animal Recording (ICAR), Roma, Italy
Citation
ICAR Technical Series, 2013, No.17, pp 63-71
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Knowledge Center for Agriculture in Denmark - owned by the farmer's organizations - has a long tradition for developing and operating a central cattle database. The central cattle database has over the years been growing with more and more data in all different areas for breeding evaluation, for...

Author(s)
Frandsen, J.
Publisher
International Committee for Animal Recording (ICAR), Roma, Italy
Citation
ICAR Technical Series, 2013, No.17, pp 13-19
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Data from the health recording system are used for many purposes, including genetic evaluation, herd management and research. The health records provide useful information for farmers, veterinarians and advisors in their daily work. Data from many years makes it possible to monitor trends of the...

Author(s)
Heringstad, B.; Østerǻs, O.
Publisher
International Committee for Animal Recording (ICAR), Roma, Italy
Citation
ICAR Technical Series, 2013, No.17, pp 39-45
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Systematic improvement of animal health requires knowledge about the status quo and reliable measures to characterize it. In dairy herds, health monitoring has gained importance to ensure sustainable and cost-efficient milk production in accordance with public expectations. In this context,...

Author(s)
Stock, K. F.; Cole, J.; Pryce, J.; Gengler, N.; Bradley, A.; Andrews, L.; Heringstad, B.; Egger-Danner, C.
Publisher
International Committee for Animal Recording (ICAR), Roma, Italy
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ICAR Technical Series, 2013, No.17, pp 75-81
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Benchmarking for health offers the consultant an opportunity to compare performance both between and within farms over time. As well as a 'formal' process it should also be an ongoing 'informal' process in any herd health planning consultancy. Benchmarking can prove to be a useful tool to...

Author(s)
Bradley, A. J.; Breen, J. E.; Hudson, C. D.; Green, M. J.
Publisher
International Committee for Animal Recording (ICAR), Roma, Italy
Citation
ICAR Technical Series, 2013, No.17, pp 159-166
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Putz, M.
Publisher
International Committee for Animal Recording (ICAR), Roma, Italy
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ICAR Technical Series, 2013, No.17, pp 9-12
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Pavón, S.
Publisher
International Committee for Animal Recording (ICAR), Roma, Italy
Citation
ICAR Technical Series, 2013, No.17, pp 3-7

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