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Dairy 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 covered, including mastitis, lameness, nutrition, metabolic and common infectious diseases from a herd health perspective. It is an essential resource for veterinary practitioners and students, researchers and dairy industry personnel.
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1: Concepts in Dairy Herd Health2: Facilitating Change in Herd Health3: Restoring the Dairy Herd: Rearing Young Stock and Replacing Cows4: Managing Herd Reproduction5: Control of Mastitis and Enhancement of Milk Quality6: Control of Lameness7: Control of Infectious Disease8: Nutritional Management of Herd Health9: Dairy Farming, Food Security and Environmental Issues10: Appendices: Sample Sizes and Disease Prevalence Estimates; Genetic and Herd Health

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A must-have practical guide for all academics and researchers on one of the industry's most important topics

About the Author

Jon holds the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS) certificate in Cattle Health and Production for 200 and an RCVS diploma for Cattle Health and Production (2005). In 2006 he became the diplomat of the European College of Bovine Health Management and an RCVS Recognised Specialist in Cattle Health and Production, particularly lamness and mastitis and the impact of the housed environment on health and welfare.

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