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Production Diseases in Farm Animals

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Author(s): Edited by Nanda Joshi and Thomas H. Herdt

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About The Book

High producing farm animals are permanently challenged by a variety of factors: lack of proper nutrition (deficit/surplus), housing systems, infections and stress. The incidence, course and outcome of production diseases are changing continuously. Therefore new information on prevention, diagnosis and treatment of production diseases is needed. These problems are complicated by the discussion of animal welfare, the rapid changes in agricultural production and the economics of production.
The following key topics are handled:
  • Fatty liver in dairy cows
  • Alternatives to growth-promoting antibiotics
  • Chronic inflammation and animal production
  • Animal behavior and welfare in intensive production systems
  • Epidemiology of production diseases
  • New techniques in immunoprophylaxis
  • Nutrition-immunology and production-immunology relationships
  • Phosphorus nutrition: animal health and environmental concerns
  • Application of genomics to production disease
  • Role of specific fatty acids in animal health, reproduction, and performance
  • Trace mineral nutrition and metabolism
  • Subclinical rumen acidosis
This book is essential to scientists, veterinarians and others interested in animal production.

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Dimensions Unknown
Extent 344 pages
ISBN 9789076998572
Book Type Softcover+CD


  • Introduction
  • Section A. Transition cow biology and management
  • Section B. Metabolic effects of immune mediators
  • Section C. Animal behaviour and welfare in intensive production systems
  • Section D. Infection and infectious diseases associated with production systems
  • Section E. Reproductive health
  • Section F. Epidemiology of production diseases
  • Section G. Alternatives to growth promoting antibiotics
  • Section H. Macromineral metabolism and production diseases
  • Section I. Micromineral nutrition, metabolism and homeostasis
  • Section J. Role of specific fatty acids in animal health, reproduction, and performance
  • Section K. Mastitis
  • Section L. Rumen digestion and metabolism
  • Section M. Application of genomics to production diseases
  • Meeting summaries
  • Author index