Essential guides on cattle farming. Drying-off Management

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Essential guides on cattle farming. Drying-off Management

LANGUAGE: ENGLISH

Author(s): Jiménez Galán, Luis Miguel
Release date: 2018
ISBN: 978-84-17225-66-7
Pages: 82
Binding: Soft cover. Wire-o
Format: 17 x 11

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.

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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

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Essential guides on cattle farming. Drying-off Management

Essential guides on cattle farming. Drying-off Management

LANGUAGE: ENGLISH

Author(s): Jiménez Galán, Luis Miguel
Release date: 2018
ISBN: 978-84-17225-66-7
Pages: 82
Binding: Soft cover. Wire-o
Format: 17 x 11

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