Mastitis Control in Dairy Herds

Mastitis Control in Dairy Herds

by Roger Blowey, Peter Edmondson

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781845935504
Publisher: CAB International North America
Publication date: 06/01/2010
Series: CABI Series
Edition description: Second Edition
Pages: 270
Product dimensions: 6.75(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.10(d)

About the Author

Peter Edmondson

Table of Contents

1 Introduction 1

2 Structure of Teats and Udder and Mechanisms of Milk Synthesis 5

3 Teat and Udder Defences Against Mastitis 20

4 The Mastitis Organisms 33

5 Milking Machines and Mastitis 60

6 The Milking Routine and its Effect on Mastitis 95

7 Teat Disinfection 116

8 The Environment and Mastitis 130

9 Somatic Cell Count 152

10 Bactoscan and Total Bacterial Count (TBC) 171

11 Targets and Monitoring 184

12 Treatment and Dry Cow Therapy 194

13 Summer Mastitis 215

14 Disorders of the Udder and Teats 220

15 Residue Avoidance in Milk 239

16 Best Practice Guides 248

Appendix: Liner Life Charts 253

Appendix: Parlour Audit 255

References and Further Reading 256

Index 259

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