Dairy Production Medicine

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2011-10-25
  • Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
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This comprehensive textbook integrates new technology and concepts that have been developed in recent years to manage dairy farms in a profitable manner. Dairy production medicine integrates various disciplines and specialties of veterinary medicine into dairy cattle production systems. The approach to the production of livestock and quality milk is multidisciplinary, involving nutrition, reproduction, clinical medicine, genetics, pathology, epidemiology, human resource management and economics. The book is structured by the production cycle of the dairy cow covering critical points in cow management. Written and edited by highly respected experts provides a thoroughly modern and up-to-date resource for all those involved in the dairy industry.

Author Biography

Carlos A. Risco is Professor at the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine and is a Diplomate of the American College of Theriogenology.

Pedro Melendez Retamal is Professor at the University of Santo Tomas College of Veterinary Medicine, Viña del Mar, Chile.

Table of Contents

Introduction to Dairy Production Medicine
Management of the dairy calf
Management of the dairy heifer
Management of the pregnant heifer
Management of the dry-off and dry period
Management of the transition dairy cow
Management of sick cows
Nutritional management of lactating dairy cows
Reproductive management
Mastitis: control and prevention
Lameness: control and prevention
Abortion: control and prevention
Immunology, vaccines and vaccination programs
Drug use and residues
Basic concepts of epidemiology
Record analysis
Management of human resources
Genetics and biotechnologies
Cow comfort
Physical facilities and wastage management
Forages and agronomic management
Organic dairy farming
Animal welfare
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