Mastitis Control in Dairy Herds Edition 2

June 2010
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  • Published
    17th June 2010
  • ISBN 9781845935504
  • Language English
  • Pages 270 pp.
  • Size 6.75" x 9.25"
  • Images figures, charts & color photos throughout

Mastitis in dairy herds is a worldwide problem, with significant implications for milk yields and quality, economic losses, and animal health and welfare—effective control makes a considerable difference to the farmer and the animal. This new edition includes updated information throughout as well as new chapters covering organic dairy herds, dry period infections, robotic milking, residue avoidance, and best practice procedures.

1) Introduction
2) Structure of Teats and Udder and Mechanisms of Milk Synthesis
3) Teat and Udder Defences Against Mastitis
4) The Mastitis Organisms
5) Milking Machines and Mastitis
6) The Milking Routine and its Effect on Mastitis
7) Teat Disinfection
8) The Environment and Mastitis
9) Somatic Cell Count
10) Bactoscan and Total Bacterial Count (TBC)
11) Targets and Monitoring
12) Treatment and Dry Cow Therapy
13) Summer Mastitis
14) Disorders of the Udder and Teats
15) Residue Avoidance in Milk
16) Best Practice Guides
Appendix: Liner Life charts
Appendix: Parlour Audit
References and Further Reading

Roger Blowey

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Peter Edmondson

Peter Edmondson