Dairy Herd Health

Edited by Martin R. Green
February 2013
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  • Publisher
  • Published
    6th February 2013
  • ISBN 9781845939977
  • Language English
  • Pages 328 pp.
  • Size 6.75" x 9.25"
  • Images 53 illus

Dairy cow herd health is an important and universal topic in large animal veterinary practice and farming, covering both preventive medicine and health promotion. With the move towards large scale farming, the health of the herd is important as an economic unit and to promote the health of the individuals within it. This book focuses on diseases within herds, herd husbandry practices, youngstock management and environmental issues. Major diseases and conditions are included, such as mastitis, lameness, and nutrition, as well as metabolic and common infectious diseases from a herd health perspective.

1. Concepts in Dairy Herd Health
2. Facilitating Change in Herd Health
3. Restoring the Dairy Herd: Rearing Young Stock and Replacing Cows
4. Managing Herd Reproduction
5. Control of Mastitis and Enhancement of Milk Quality
6. Control of Lameness
7. Control of Infectious Disease
8. Nutritional Management of Herd Health
9. Dairy Farming, Food Security and Environmental Issues

Appendices: Sample Sizes and Disease Prevalence
Estimates; Genetic and Herd Health

Martin R. Green

Martin R. Green teaches at the University of Nottingham.