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Mastitis: How to Control Clinical Mastitis
by Peter Edmondson

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This is the second mastitis handbook to offer practical advice to help control clinical mastitis. The aim is to give the reader a thorough understanding of the bacteria that cause clinical mastitis, how these enter the udder and how to prevent infections occurring. The key focus is on practical solutions and there is an in depth explanation of the milking routine, management of the environment, dry period infections and other factors that can influence clinical mastitis. The use of mastitis records to help quantify mastitis and also pinpoint possible causes are described in detail, as are the economic consequences. This book is filled with photographs, figures and diagrams to give a clear explanation of the key points.

This book is a follow-up to the first handbook on how to control somatic cell counts. The cell count book follows a similar format giving an in-depth understanding of what cell counts are and why they are important, the bacteria responsible for high cell counts and how a herd goes about reducing cell counts to target levels. The book covers how to stop the spread of infection and how to manage high cell count cows. Both books have top tip sections summarising the key points to successful mastitis management. Both books are intended for farmers, herdsman, vets and anyone else who has an interest in mastitis control.

  • Introduction
  • Economics
  • Targets & Monitoring
  • Bacteriology
  • Environment
  • Milking Routine
  • Dry Period Infections
  • Other Associated Factors
  • Top Tips
  • Appendicies
  • Glossary

About the Author

Peter Edmondson us a practising dairy vet who has been specialising in mastitis and milk quality work for the past 30 years. He qualified from Trinity College Dublin in Ireland in 1980. After five years in practice in Ireland, he joined Almarai working with very large dairy herds in saudi Arabia and China. He then joined the Shepton Veterinary Group, a specialist dairy practice in Somerset England.

Peter divides his time between veterinary practice and working for dairy, agri and pharmaceutical businesses throughout the world. He has excellent communication skills and is in demand to speak at international conferences. He is a very popular trainer of vets, farmers, technical and sales staff adn is renowned for his practical and downt o earth approach. He carries out referral visits across the world using his practical problem solving skills.

Peter is a Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons Registered Specialist in Cattle Health & Production and is a Doplomate of the European College of Bovine Herd Medicine. He has co-authored books and is a regular contributor to veterinary and farming press.

Peter is involved in transferring skills and technology to help the developing dairy world. He leads the XLVets FarmSkills Africa programme and spends a lot of time carrying out voluntary work in Africa.


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Additional information

ISBN13: 9781899043729
Format: Paperback
Pages: 180
Language: English
Published: 2016

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This books weighs: 615g

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