by Otto M. Radostits , O. M. Radostits
Pages: 884 pages
Publisher: -- 3rd edition (August 6, 2001)
This new third edition of HERD HEALTH details the veterinarian's role in the management of animal health and production in dairy and beef cattle herds, beef feedlots, swine herds, and sheep flocks. Comprehensive and up to date, it offers integrated coverage of all aspects of herd animals in one convenient volume, providing effective new strategies for herd health management. Students will find the basic knowledge and framework for production-oriented animal health management, while practitioners will find the information they need to provide animal health management services to every segment of the livestock industry.
Table of Contents
1 Principles of Health Management in Food-Producing Animals 1 2 Quantitative Tools for Production-Oriented Veterinarians 47 3 Records Systems and Herd Monitoring in Production-Oriented Health Management Programs in Food-Producing Animals 107 4 Control of Infectious Diseases of Food-Producing Animals 147 5 Investigation of Disease Outbreaks and Suboptimum Productivity 189 6 Health and Production Management in Dairy Herds 211 7 Maintaining Reproductive Efficiency in Dairy Cattle 255 8 Culling and Genetic Improvement Programs in Dairy Cattle 291 9 Health Management of Dairy Calves and Replacement Heifers 333 10 Mastitis Control in Dairy Herds 397 11 Dairy Cattle Nutrition 435 12 Housing and Environment for Dairy Cattle 475 13 Health and Production Management in Beef Cattle Breeding Herds 509 14 Health and Production Management in Beef Feedlots 581 15 Health and Production Management in Swine Herds 635 16 Health and Production Management in Sheep Flocks 765