Essential guides on cattle farming. Drying-off Management
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Essential guides on cattle farming. Drying-off Management

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The objective of this guide is to describe the main events that take place during the dry period, both in the udder and in the cow, and to show how they can influence the subsequent lactation period. The book also provides basic guidelines for a proper drying-off technique and management of cows during this period in order to reduce the prevalence of intramammary infections and achieve optimal milk production.

Luis Miguel Jiménez Galán

He graduated in veterinary medicine from the Complutense University of Madrid in 1992. He is the technical manager of SERVET TALAVERA S.L., a company specialised in mastitis and milk quality control and dedicated to developing and implementing integrated mastitis and milk quality control programmes since 1994, taking into account all the factors that may affect milk quality.

He also works as a consultant for veterinary practitioners specialised in milk quality and the control of mastitis in Spain and other countries such as the United States, Argentina, Mexico, Colombia, etc. He organises annual seminars on dairy cattle in Talavera de la Reina, with a special emphasis on milk quality.

1. Introduction The importance of the dry period Udder health Strategies Financial impact 2. Udder physiology during the dry period Mammary involution Active involution phase Steady state phase Colostrum production phase Immunity in the mammary gland Active involution phase Steady state phase Colostrum production phase 3. Risk of intramammary infections Factors affecting susceptibility Udder quarter-related factors Cow-related factors Herd-related factors 4. Welfare of the dairy cow Welfare of the dairy cow Consequences of drying-off Stress caused by pain Stress caused by nutritional changes Stress caused by heat 5. Strategies to prevent new infections Drying-off methods Advantages and disadvantages of drying-off methods Dry cow therapy Intramammary therapy Systemic therapy Blanket therapy Selective dry cow therapy Teat protection Internal sealants External sealants Nutritional management Effect of reduced dry matter intake Immune system support Environmental control Pasture Cubicle housing Straw yard housing Compost bedded pack barns Precalving milking Epidemiological control during the dry period 6. References 
  • Idioma Inglés
  • Autor/es Luis Miguel Jiménez Galán
  • Año de edición 2018
  • Nº Páginas 82
  • Encuadernación Soft cover. Wire-o
  • Tamaño 17 X 11

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