an update and includes organic dairy, infections, robotic milking
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.
The authors, both fellows of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons and recognised experts in the field, provide basic principles relevant to farmers, vets and veterinary students in a clear and practical way, covering anatomy, epidemiology, milking machines, disinfection, somatic cell counts, and diseases of the udders and teats in order to provide a thorough understanding of the causes of mastitis and measures of control and prevention.
Ideal for large animal vets, dairy industry personnel, farm managers, dairy herdsmen, and researchers and students in animal sciences and related disciplines.
SECTION ONE: Introduction
SECTION TWO: Structure of Teats and Udder and Mechanisms Of Milk Synthesis
SECTION THREE: Teat and Udder Defences against Mastitis
SECTION FOUR: The Mastitis Organisms
SECTION FIVE: Milking Machines and Mastitis
SECTION SIX: The Milking Routine And Its Effect On Mastitis
SECTION SEVEN: Teat Disinfection
SECTION EIGHT: The Environment and Mastitis
SECTION NINE: Somatic Cell Count
SECTION TEN: Bactoscan and Total Bacterial Count (TBC)
SECTION ELEVEN: Targets and Monitoring
SECTION TWELVE: Treatment and Dry Cow Therapy
SECTION THIRTEEN: Summer Mastitis
SECTION FOURTEEN: Disorders of the Udder And Teats
SECTION FIFTEEN: Residue Avoidance in Milk
SECTION SIXTEEN: Best Practice Guides
Peter Edmondson us a practising dairy vet who has been specialising in mastitis and milk quality work for the past 30 years. He qualified from Trinity College Dublin in Ireland in 1980. After five years in practice in Ireland, he joined Almarai working with very large dairy herds in saudi Arabia and China. He then joined the Shepton Veterinary Group, a specialist dairy practice in Somerset England.
Peter divides his time between veterinary practice and working for dairy, agri and pharmaceutical businesses throughout the world. He has excellent communication skills and is in demand to speak at international conferences. He is a very popular trainer of vets, farmers, technical and sales staff adn is renowned for his practical and downt o earth approach. He carries out referral visits across the world using his practical problem solving skills.
Peter is a Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons Registered Specialist in Cattle Health & Production and is a Doplomate of the European College of Bovine Herd Medicine. He has co-authored books and is a regular contributor to veterinary and farming press.
Peter is involved in transferring skills and technology to help the developing dairy world. He leads the XLVets FarmSkills Africa programme and spends a lot of time carrying out voluntary work in Africa.
This book weighs: 850g
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