Calving the Cow and Care of the Calf

Author: Eddie Straiton

Publisher: Diamond Farm Book Publications

ISBN: 9781861264794

Category: Medical

Page: 132

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Essentially a veterinary surgeon, the author has always specialized in obstetrics. Appalled at the damage done by existing brute force calving methods, he pioneered caesarean section in 1945 - a technique now practised throughout the world. He followed this up with a study of natural bovine birth. The results of this study and the techniques which evovled from it form the basis of this book.
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Calving Problems and Early Viability of the Calf

A Seminar in the EEC Programme of Coordination of Research on Beef Production held at Freising, Federal Republic of Germany, May 4–6, 1977

Author: B. Hoffmann,I.L. Mason,J. Schmidt

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9400993153

Category: Medical

Page: 584

View: 3873

This publication contains the proceedings of a seminar held in Germany (Fed. Rep.) on May 4 -6, 1977, under the auspices of the Commission of the European Communities, as part of the EEC programme of co ordination of research on beef production. The programme was drawn up by a combined scientific working group on Genetics and Selection and on Nutrition and Management on behalf of the Beef Production Committee. The working group consisted of Professor Dr. Neimann S~rensen (Denmark, Chairman), Dr. Brolund Larsen (Denmark), Mr. Boccard (France), Dr. H. de Boer (Netherlands), Priv.-Doz. Dr. B. Hoffmann (Germany, Fed. Rep.), Professor Dr. H.J. Langholz (Germany, Fed. Rep.), Dr. J.W.B. King (UK), Mr. R. Jarrige (France), Mr. B. Vissac (France), Professor Dr. A. Romita (Italy), Professor Dr. E.P. Cunningham (Ireland), Mr. P. L'Hermite (CEC) and Dr. J.C. Tayler (Scientific Adviser to CEC). The subject chosen for this seminar was drawn from the list of priorities in research objectives drawn up in 1973 by members of a committee (now the Standing Committee on Agricultural Research, (~PRA). One of the functions of this series of seminars was to summarise and update the information available on the selected subjects and to discuss future needs for research, so as to assist the Commission in evaluating the probable impact of research on agri cultural production within the Community.
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Farmers' Bulletin

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Agriculture

Page: N.A

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The Development, Nutrition, and Management of the Young Calf

Author: Carl L. Davis,James K. Drackley

Publisher: Iowa State Press

ISBN: 9780813829807

Category: Nature

Page: 339

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An indispensable resource for the dairy farmer or veterinarian, the researcher, teacher, or advanced student, this book puts the cutting–edge science of raising dairy calves into an accessible, usable form. Geared to those with a basic understanding of principles of animal nutrition and husbandry, the volume gives a comprehensive account of all aspects of calf rearing, from the rudiments of anatomy and development through the practicalities of feeding and housing. The Development, Nutrition and Management of the Young Calf begins with an overview of how the calf′s digestive system develops, highlighting the period of transition from preruminant to ruminant digestion. Here the authors provide information essential to understanding nutritional needs and restrictions during the liquid–feeding phase in the young calf as well as those factors that govern the development of a functional rumen. Major emphasis is given to the energy and protein requirements of the young calf, with attention to the effects of environmental temperature on energy requirements. The authors also review the adequacy of current National Research Council recommendations on the energy and protein requirements of young calves. They discuss the management, nutrition, and care of the pregnant cow as well as calving management necessary to deliver a healthy calf. Other topics include liquid–feeding systems, formulation and use of milk replacers and starter feeds, the weaning process, housing principles, and the interactions of nutrition and disease
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Diseases of Cattle in the Tropics

Economic and Zoonotic Relevance

Author: I. Ristic,Ian McIntyre

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9789024724956

Category: Medical

Page: 662

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Most of the future increase in livestock production is expected to occur in the tropical and subtropical regions of the world. Cattle are the most numerous of the ruminant species in the tropics and provide the largest quantity of animal food products. More than one-third of the world's cattle are found in the tropics. Disease is the major factor which prohibits full utilization of these regions for cattle production. Various infectious and transmissible viral, rick ettsial, bacterial, and particularly protozoan and helminthic diseases, are widespread in the tropics and exert a heavy toll on the existing cattle industry there. This uncontrolled disease situation also discourages investment in cattle industries by private and government sectors. In Africa alone, it is estimated that 125 million head of cattle could be accommodated in the tropical rainbelt if the disease and other animal husbandry factors could be resolved. The potential of efficient cattle production under more favorable conditions prompted various international agencies to establish a multi million dollar International Laboratory for Research in Animal Diseases (lLRAD) in Nairobi, Kenya, Africa. In South America, principal sites for raising cattle are shifting to the savannah lands because the more fertile soils are being used for crop produc tion, however, in the savannahs also, disease remains the most powerful deterrent in implementing the cattle industry.
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Your Calf

A Kid's Guide to Raising and Showing Beef and Dairy Calves

Author: Heather Smith Thomas

Publisher: Storey Publishing

ISBN: 1612123236

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 192

View: 1194

Designed for kids ages 9 and up, this friendly and encouraging guide introduces children to the fun and rewarding experience of raising a calf. With age-appropriate instructions, clear photographs, and easy-to-read diagrams, Heather Smith Thomas covers the basics of choosing the right calf, feeding and housing, showing, and calf health care. Whether they’re interested in raising an animal for beef or dairy, children will find everything they need to know to safely and successfully care for their very own calf.
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Dairy Production Medicine

Author: Carlos Risco,Pedro Melendez

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470960523

Category: Medical

Page: 352

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This comprehensive book integrates new technology and concepts that have been developed in recent years to manage dairy farms in a profitable manner. The approach to the production of livestock and quality milk is multidisciplinary, involving nutrition, reproduction, clinical medicine, genetics, pathology, epidemiology, human resource management and economics. The book is structured by the production cycle of the dairy cow covering critical points in cow management. Written and edited by highly respected experts, this book provides a thoroughly modern and up-to-date resource for all those involved in the dairy industry.
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The Book of the Farm

Author: Henry Stephens

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Agriculture

Page: N.A

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Current Therapy in Large Animal Theriogenology - E-Book

Author: Robert S. Youngquist,Walter R. Threlfall

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 1437713408

Category: Medical

Page: 1088

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An essential resource for both students and practitioners, this comprehensive text provides practical, up-to-date information about normal reproduction and reproductive disorders in horses, cattle, small ruminants, swine, llamas, and other livestock. Featuring contributions from experts in the field, each section is devoted to a different large animal species and begins with a review of the clinically relevant aspects of the reproductive anatomy and physiology of both males and females. Key topics include the evaluation of breeding soundness, pregnancy diagnosis, diagnosis and treatment of infertility, abortion, obstetrics, surgery of the reproductive tract, care of neonates, and the latest reproductive technology. Includes coverage of all large animal species. All sections provide a review of clinically pertinent reproductive physiology and anatomy of males and females of each species. Complete coverage of the most current reproductive technology, including embryo transfer, estrous synchronization, and artificial insemination. A new section on alternative farming that addresses reproduction in bison, elk, and deer. New to the equine section: stallion management, infertility, and breeding soundness evaluation. New to the bovine section: estrous cycle synchronization, reproductive biotechnology, ultrasonographic determination of fetal gender, heifer development, and diagnosis of abortion. New to the porcine section: artificial insemination, boar/stud management, diseases of postpartum period, and infectious disease control. New to the llama section: infectious disease and nutrition.
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Essential Guide to Calving

Giving Your Beef Or Dairy Herd a Healthy Start

Author: Heather Smith Thomas

Publisher: Storey Publishing

ISBN: 9781580177061

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 325

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Every cattle farmer — from the keeper of a family milk cow to the rancher overseeing a large herd — will gain confidence and control by becoming more knowledgeable about calving. Healthy pregnancies, safe births, and thriving calves are critical to every cattle operation, and in remote farm locations, the veterinarian is not always readily available. Even if the vet is nearby, the farm's finances will be healthier if the farmer can oversee most of the calving process. Heather Smith Thomas, an expert on livestock with decades of firsthand experience, covers every routine situation likely to arise before, during, and after calving. And when the calving process is out of the ordinary, Thomas guides the farmer through pregnancy problems, difficult deliveries, recognizing when to call in a vet, and postpartum complications. Her thorough coverage of what to expect in every situation gives farmers the knowledge they need to care personally for their cows. The second half of the book is dedicated to ensuring that every calf gets off to a healthy start. Thomas helps farmers work with cows reluctant to nurse, substitute mothers, and frail calves. A complete chapter on calfhood illnesses explains warning signs and offers tips on prevention and treatment. As people return to farming in growing numbers, the demand for safe, humane livestock knowledge continues to increase. Farmers will turn to this reliable volume again and again as they welcome each new calf.
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The Farm beef herd

Author: United States. Extension Service

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 22

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Gaining the Edge in Ruminant Production

Nutritional Strategies for Optimal Productivity and Efficiency

Author: Sylvie Andrieu

Publisher: Wageningen Academic Pub

ISBN: 9086860443

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 121

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Globally, dairy and meat production has become an extremely competitive industry. The world milk production is predicted to grow significantly by 2020 with the emergence of new consumers in developing countries. Yet, there is still intense competition for the industry to attract and retain consumers in the more established markets. Consumers continue to demand safe, high quality milk and meat products at competitive prices compared to other high protein food alternatives. To ensure the sustainability of both dairy and beef industries, producers must endeavour to seek new technologies to improve production efficiency whilst lowering the cost of production to produce a quality product. This edited collection of papers is taken from a seminar that brought together some of the world?s leading authorities in the field of ruminant nutrition and production. The fundamental theme is to re-examine the current trends in productivity within the dairy and beef industries, and to identify nutritional and managerial means to improve competitiveness. The papers also consider the importance of animal health together with novel strategies for disease control. 'Gaining the edge in ruminant production: Nutritional strategies for optimal productivity and efficiency? is aimed at nutritionists, veterinarians and animal producers as well as students and researchers studying animal and applied biological sciences.
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Cow Keeping in India

A Simple and Practical Book on Their Care and Treatment Their Various Breeds

Author: S. N. Sinha

Publisher: Daya Books

ISBN: 9788176220989

Category: Cattle

Page: 306

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A Simple And Practical Book On Cattle And Their Care And Treatment In India. The Book Is Divided Into 36 Chapters. Part I The Advantages Of Keeping Cows; Breeds Of Cattle; Buying Cows; Points In A Good Cow; Food; House And Utensils; Attendants; Washing, Grooming And Exercise; Breeding; Bulls; Bullocks; Dry Cows; Management Of Cows When Calving; Calves: Their Value, Management And House; Points In A Good Calf; Castrating Calves; Taking The Bull; Barren Cows; Age Of Cattle And Names At Diffrent Ages; Price Of Cattle; Milk; Cream; Butter; Ghee; Curd, Cheese And Tyer; Lice, Ticks, Flies Etc.; The Seasons Of The Year; Cattle-Dung; Grazing Fields; Dairy-Farming; Breeding And Rearing Farm Dry-Cow Farming And Cattle-Shows. Part Ii Diseases Of Cattle, Goats And Sheep; Some Common Complaints; Dangerous But Not Contagious Diseases; Contagious And Fatal Diseases. It Covers A Large Field Of Discovery, Both In The Theory And Practice Of Cattle Breeding And Cow Keeping In India. The Text Has Been Aptly Illustrated Through Photographs And A Comprehensive Index Have Been Provided To Enhance The Utility Of The Book.
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The Complete Farmer

Or, General Dictionary of Agriculture and Husbandry: Comprehending the Most Improved Methods of Cultivation; the Different Modes of Raising Timber, Fruit, and Other Trees; and the Modern Management of Live-stock: with Descriptions of the Most Approved Implements, Machinery, and Farm-buildings

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Agriculture

Page: N.A

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Veterinary Medicine

A textbook of the diseases of cattle, horses, sheep, pigs and goats

Author: Otto M. Radostits,Clive C. Gay,Kenneth W. Hinchcliff,Peter D. Constable

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0702039918

Category: Medical

Page: 2065

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The new 10th edition of this well-respected reference includes thoroughly revised and reviewed information with content on new diseases for the most up-to-date information on diseases effecting sheep, pigs, goats, horses, and cattle. Divided into two sections, General Medicine and Special Medicine, the book covers topics ranging from the clinical examination and manifestation of disease in organ systems to specific diseases of the large animal species. Includes important information essential to any large-animal veterinarian, especially those working with horses, cattle, sheep, pigs, or goats. User-friendly format allows the reader to quickly absorb key information. Quick review/synopsis sections for complex diseases make important information easy to find. Features content on major diseases of all countries, including foreign animal and emerging diseases. Completely revised chapters reflect the information from current literature. New chapters address diseases associated with prions and identify important emerging diseases. A new main author who is a recognized authority on internal medicine of ruminant species with extensive clinical experience and scientific publications brings his expertise to this important reference. Includes content from contributing authors who are international authorities on pig diseases, toxicological disease in animals, and diseases associated with artropod parasites. Several new illustrations and sonograms provide up-to-date visual aids for better understanding.
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A Treatise on Cattle

Shewing the Most Approved Methods of Breeding, Rearing, and Fitting for Use, Horses, Asses, Mules, Horned Cattle, Sheep, Goats, and Swine ; with Directions for the Proper Treatment of Them in Their Several Disorders ; to which is Added, a Dissertation on Their Contagious Diseases

Author: John Mills

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Domestic animals

Page: 456

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