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Herd Health and Production Management in Dairy Practice

Handbook / ManualOut of Print

Edited By: A Brand, JPTM Noordhuizen and YH Schukken

543 pages, B/w photos, figs, tabs

Wageningen Academic Publishers

Paperback | Dec 1996 | #98934 | ISBN: 9074134343
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This text aims to teach students, practitioners and farm advisors how to give management support to the dairy farmer in order to optimize the health, productivity and welfare of his herd. The book covers management practices and farm conditions which have both positive and negative influences on these aspects, rather than a more traditional focus on specific diseases. The core element in this methodology is the protocol. In order to illustrate the standard protocol the practitioner and farm advisor are taken through a farm visit, during which operational and problem-solving issues are addressed. These issues include: nutrition; health care; reproduction; milk production; replacement rearing; and farm economics.

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