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Progress in Dairy Science

Edited By: CJC Phillips

417 pages, B/w photos, figs, tabs

CABI Publishing

Hardback | Dec 1995 | #89911 | ISBN: 0851989748
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NHBS Price: £110.00 $135/€124 approx

About this book

A number of advances have recently taken place in dairy science and this text provides reviews of such key topics. The subject matter divides into five sections covering: nutrition and physiology; breeding and reproduction; health maintenance and control; milking and milk technology; and the environment and ethics. All chapters have been commissioned for this volume from international authorities. The book represents an update on the literature for research workers, lecturers, advisers and advanced students in many areas of animal science as well as veterinarians concerned with bovine medicine.


New systems of protein rationing for dairy cows; developments in sodium nutrition of dairy cattle; nutrition and host defences against disease in dairy cattle; the effect of using recombinantly derived bovine somatotropin (r bST) on dairy production, health and economics; the bovine gene map; applications of genetic markers in dairy cow selection programmes; breeding for longevity in dairy cows; effects of draught work on the reproduction of dairy cows; the aetiology and control of bovine spongiform encephalopathy; mastitis control; control of lameness in dairy cattle; amelioration of heat stress in dairy cattle; production and utilization of dairy cow's milk and products with increased unsaturated fatty acids; robotic milking of dairy cows; modifications of dairy milk proteins by gene transfer; autocrine regulation of milk secretion; improved slurry management for dairy farming systems; organic dairy farming; economic aspects of feeding dairy cows to contain environmental pollution; an assessment of the ethical impact of biotechnology in dairying.

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