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Mastitis Control in Dairy Herds, 2nd Edition
by R.Blowey, P. Edmondson

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Mastitis in dairy herds is a worldwide problem, with significant implications for milk yields and quality, economic losses, and animal health and welfare - effective control makes a considerable difference to the farmer and the animal. This new edition includes updated information throughout as well as new chapters covering organic dairy herds, dry period infections, robotic milking, residue avoidance, and best practice procedures.
The authors, both fellows of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons and recognised experts in the field, provide basic principles relevant to farmers, vets and veterinary students in a clear and practical way, covering anatomy, epidemiology, milking machines, disinfection, somatic cell counts, and diseases of the udders and teats in order to provide a thorough understanding of the causes of mastitis and measures of control and prevention.


Ideal for large animal vets, dairy industry personnel, farm managers, dairy herdsmen, and researchers and students in animal sciences and related disciplines.



  • Introduction
  • Structure of Teats and Udder and Mechanisms Of Milk Synthesis
  • Teat and Udder Defences against Mastitis
  • The Mastitis Organisms
  • Milking Machines and Mastitis
  • The Milking Routine And Its Effect On Mastitis
  • Teat Disinfection
  • The Environment and Mastitis
  • Somatic Cell Count
  • Bactoscan and Total Bacterial Count (TBC)
  • Targets and Monitoring
  • Treatment and Dry Cow Therapy
  • Summer Mastitis
  • Disorders of the Udder And Teats
  • Residue Avoidance in Milk
  • Best Practice Guides

About the Author

R Blowey, Wood Veterinary Group, UK
P Edmondson, Shepton Veterinary Group, UK
both fellows of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons


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Additional information

ISBN13: 9781845935504
Format: Hardback
Pages: 256
Language: English
Published: 2010

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