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In most countries producing milk, industry- or other stakeholder-driven initiatives are in place to improve welfare and overall dairy farming sustainability. Those initiatives typically include a system of verification of reaching targets and progress over time. Reliable indicators are a...

Author(s)
Vasseur, E.
Publisher
American Society of Animal Science, Savoy, USA
Citation
Journal of Animal Science, 2017, 95, 3, pp 1365-1371
Abstract

Early detection of post-calving health problems is critical for dairy operations. Separating sick cows from the herd is important, especially in robotic-milking dairy farms, where searching for a sick cow can disturb the other cows' routine. The objectives of this study were to develop and apply a...

Author(s)
Steensels, M.; Antler, A.; Bahr, C.; Berckmans, D.; Maltz, E.; Halachmi, I.
Publisher
Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK
Citation
Animal, 2016, 10, 9, pp 1493-1500
Abstract

The aim of this review is to compare the performance of different reproductive programs using natural service, estrus synchronization treatment before natural service (timed natural breeding (TNB)), artificial insemination (AI) following estrus detection and timed artificial insemination (TAI) in...

Author(s)
Baruselli, P. S.; Ferreira, R. M.; SáFilho, M. F.; Bó, G. A.
Publisher
Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK
Citation
Animal, 2018, 12, s1, pp s45-s52
Abstract

Resistance to β-lactams is considered one of the major global problems and recently it became the most frequently studied topic in the area of antimicrobial resistance. The study was focused on phenotypic and genetic characterisation of commensal Escherichia coli (E. coli), including those...

Author(s)
Lalak, A.; Wasyl, D.; Zając, M.; Skarżyńska, M.; Hoszowski, A.; Samcik, I.; Woźniakowski, G.; Szulowski, K.
Publisher
Elsevier B. V., Amsterdam, Netherlands
Citation
Veterinary Microbiology, 2016, 194, pp 69-73
AbstractFull Text

Livestock production is vital to the world economy. However, intensive animal production is known to require large inputs of raw materials and energy, whilst producing greater amounts and concentration of waste material than do the traditional methods of production. Although the wastes, in the form ...

Author(s)
Boyle, M. T.; Logan, N. A.; Hunter, C.; Pahl, O.
Publisher
Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique (INRA), Thiverval-Grignon, France
Citation
RAMIRAN 2013. 15th International Conference, Versailles, France, 3-5 June. 2013. Proceedings, 2013, pp S2.09
Abstract

Fertility performance is intrinsically linked to the quality of the animal environment, overall management and nutrition. This review describes the use of dairy herd records, metabolic profiles and ultrasonographic findings at veterinary fertility examinations to monitor and manage dairy herd...

Author(s)
Smith, R. F.; Oultram, J.; Dobson, H.
Publisher
Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK
Citation
Animal, 2014, 8, s1, pp 185-198
Abstract

Mycobacterium bovis is the causal agent of bovine tuberculosis (BTB), with a diverse host range, extending from livestock to domestic and captive wild animals as well as free-ranging wildlife species. In South Africa, BTB is endemic in the Kruger National Park (KNP) and the Hluluwe iMfolozi...

Author(s)
Morar, D.; Schreuder, J.; Mény, M.; Kooten, P. J. S. van; Tijhaar, E.; Michel, A. L.; Rutten, V. P. M. G.
Publisher
Wiley-Blackwell, Berlin, Germany
Citation
Transboundary and Emerging Diseases, 2013, 60, s1, pp 60-66
Abstract

The usefulness of variable number tandem repeat (VNTR) typing based on limited numbers of loci has previously proven inferior compared to IS6110-RFLP typing when applied to the study of the molecular epidemiology of bovine tuberculosis (BTB) in both livestock and wildlife in southern Africa. In...

Author(s)
Hlokwe, T. M.; Helden, P. van; Michel, A.
Publisher
Wiley-Blackwell, Berlin, Germany
Citation
Transboundary and Emerging Diseases, 2013, 60, s1, pp 111-120
Abstract

The genus pestivirus contains four recognized species: classical swine fever virus, border disease virus, bovine viral diarrhoea virus types 1 and 2. All are economically important and globally distributed but classical swine fever is the most serious, concerning losses and control measures. It...

Author(s)
LeBlanc, N.; Leijon, M.; Jobs, M.; Blomberg, J.; Belák, S.
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK
Citation
Veterinary Microbiology, 2010, 142, 1/2, pp 81-86
Abstract

A reverse line blot hybridization (RLB) test was developed to specifically identify six Theileria spp. (T. annulata, T. parva, T. mutans, T. velifera, T. taurotragi, and T. buffeli/orientalis) and three Babesia spp. (B. bovis, B. bigemina, and B. divergens). No cross reaction was observed with...

Author(s)
Sparagano, O.; Loria, G. R.; Gubbels, M. J.; Vos, A. P. de; Caracappa, S.; Jongejan, F.
Publisher
New York Academy of Sciences, New York, USA
Citation
Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences, 2000, 916, pp 533-539

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