Achieving sustainable production of milk Volume 3

Dairy herd management and welfare

by Prof. John Webster, Prof. C. J. C. Phillips, Dr Jan Hultgren, Prof. Jeffrey Rushen, Dr Jennie E. Pryce, Yvette de Haas, Dr Carmen Gallo, Ana Strappini, Emily Miller-Cushon, Dr Ken Leslie, Trevor DeVries, Anusha Bulumulla, Mi Zhou, Prof. Le Luo Guan, Prof. John McNamara, Prof. Pekka Huhtanen, Prof. Michel A. Wattiaux, Matias A. Aguerre, Sanjeewa D. Ranathunga, Prof. J. R. Roche, Dr Michael Blümmel, Adrian Muller, Christian Schader, M. Herrero, M. R. Garg, Prof. C. Jamie Newbold, Dr Gregory B. Penner, Prof. Kenneth Nordlund, Prof. Alexander C. O. Evans, Shenming Zeng, Dr P. Moroni, Dr F. Welcome, M. F. Addis, Dr Nick Bell, Prof. Wendela Wapenaar, Simon Archer, John Remnant, Alan Murphy, Prof. Jacqueline B. Matthews, Prof. Michael Stear, Karen Fairlie-Clarke, Nicholas Jonsson, Bonnie Mallard, David Groth, Prof. David C. Barrett, Kristen K. Reyher, Andrea Turner, David A. Tisdall, Mr Jonathan Statham

Series: Burleigh Dodds Series in Agricultural Science

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  • 9781786760524
  • 9781786760548

In meeting rising demand, more intensive dairying systems face a range of challenges such as maintaining high standards of safety in the face of the continuing threat from zoonoses entering the food chain, whilst sustaining nutritional and sensory quality. At the same time farms need to become more efficient and sustainable. Finally, farming must also meet higher standards of animal health and welfare.

Drawing on an international range of expertise, this book reviews research addressing the welfare, nutrition and health of dairy cattle. Part 1 begins by discussing key issues in welfare followed by topics such as genetic selection and welfare, housing and transportation. Part 2 looks at nutrition with chapters on rumen microbiology, feed evaluation and formulation, feed supplements and feed safety. The final part of the book covers aspects of health such as control of diseases and other disorders such as lameness as well as dairy herd health management.

Achieving sustainable production of milk Volume 3: Dairy herd management and welfare will be a standard reference for animal and dairy scientists in universities, government and other research centres and companies involved in beef production. It is accompanied by two other volumes which review milk composition, genetics and breeding as well as safety, quality and sustainability..


  • Burleigh Dodds Science Publishing; August 2017
  • ISBN: 9781786760548
  • Edition: 1
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  • Title: Achieving sustainable production of milk Volume 3
  • Series: Burleigh Dodds Series in Agricultural Science
  • Author: Prof. John Webster (ed.); Prof. C. J. C. Phillips (contrib.); Dr Jan Hultgren (contrib.); Prof. Jeffrey Rushen (contrib.); Dr Jennie E. Pryce (contrib.); Yvette de Haas (contrib.); Dr Carmen Gallo (contrib.); Ana Strappini (contrib.); Emily Miller-Cushon (contrib.); Dr Ken Leslie (contrib.); Trevor DeVries (contrib.); Anusha Bulumulla (contrib.); Mi Zhou (contrib.); Prof. Le Luo Guan (contrib.); Prof. John McNamara (contrib.); Prof. Pekka Huhtanen (contrib.); Prof. Michel A. Wattiaux (contrib.); Matias A. Aguerre (contrib.); Sanjeewa D. Ranathunga (contrib.); Prof. J. R. Roche (contrib.); Dr Michael Blümmel (contrib.); Adrian Muller (contrib.); Christian Schader (contrib.); M. Herrero (contrib.); M. R. Garg (contrib.); Prof. C. Jamie Newbold (contrib.); Dr Gregory B. Penner (contrib.); Prof. Kenneth Nordlund (contrib.); Prof. Alexander C. O. Evans (contrib.); Shenming Zeng (contrib.); Dr P. Moroni (contrib.); Dr F. Welcome (contrib.); M. F. Addis (contrib.); Dr Nick Bell (contrib.); Prof. Wendela Wapenaar (contrib.); Simon Archer (contrib.); John Remnant (contrib.); Alan Murphy (contrib.); Prof. Jacqueline B. Matthews (contrib.); Prof. Michael Stear (contrib.); Karen Fairlie-Clarke (contrib.); Nicholas Jonsson (contrib.); Bonnie Mallard (contrib.); David Groth (contrib.); Prof. David C. Barrett (contrib.); Kristen K. Reyher (contrib.); Andrea Turner (contrib.); David A. Tisdall (contrib.); Mr Jonathan Statham (contrib.)
  • Imprint: Burleigh Dodds Science Publishing
Subject categories
ISBNs
  • 9781786760524
  • 9781786760548

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"…the book offers important and in-depth information on dairy cattle welfare, nutrition and health."
International Dairy Magazine