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Ruminant Formula for the Future: Nutrition or Pathology

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Ruminant Formula for the Future: Nutrition or Pathology

Sylvie Andrieu and Helen Warren

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Author(s): Sylvie Andrieu and Helen Warren

About The Book

In an ever changing market, ruminant milk and meat production must continually develop cost-effective ways to promote animal health, performance and product safety. Food safety and traceability, as well as animal welfare are beginning to play key roles in consumer decisions. However, these deliverables can often increase already excessive production costs meaning that producers must look to new technologies, such as nutritional solutions, in order to maximise production efficiency. The link between animal nutrition and health is well founded and now needs to be exploited further in order to ensure a progressive industry.

It is becoming clear that nutritional influences at pivotal stages in dairy and beef production can positively impact rumen and gut health and, subsequently, performance. There has been particular focus on transition period and antioxidant nutrition, acknowledging the changing needs of the modern, high-producing animal. The threat of mycotoxins highlights the issue of climate change and its impact on modern animal production. Solutions are required that minimise or eliminate that threat if the issue is to remain and effective knowledge transfer initiatives must be integrated into all advisory services. 'Ruminant formula for the future: nutrition or pathology? Elevating performance and health' unites the relevant expertise of researchers from across the globe. Pertinent topics, such as calf management and cow lameness are discussed in conjunction with novel protocols aimed at the reduction of production pathologies and the promotion of rumen and gut health.

This book is aimed at nutritionists, veterinarians, consultants and animal producers, as well as animal and biological science researchers and students.

Additional Information

Author Sylvie Andrieu and Helen Warren
Availability In Print
Dimensions Unknown
Extent 96 pp
ISBN 9789086861057
Publication date 2009
Book Type Softcover


Improving cattle health: knowledge transfer and motivation

  • Introduction
  • Farmers? motivation and mindset
  • Different types of communication adapted to farmers? needs
  • The source of information
  • Discussion
  • Acknowledgements
  • References

Managing calf health through nutrition

  • Introduction
  • Colostrum
  • Colostrum management
  • Liquid and dry calf nutrition
  • Conclusion
  • References

The influence of periparturient nutrition on early lactation pathologies of the dairy cow

  • Introduction
  • Over-conditioning and fatty liver
  • Negative energy balance
  • Milk fever and subclinical hypocalcaemia
  • Gastrointestinal tract disorders
  • Conclusions
  • References

Nutritional impact on lameness in dairy cows

  • Introduction
  • Anatomy of the claw and biomechanical function
  • Cell and molecular biology of horn production
  • Dietary management and rumen acidosis
  • The impact of specific nutrients
  • Conclusions
  • References

Role of mycotoxins in cow health and immunity

  • Introduction
  • Mycotoxins in the diet of dairy cows
  • Mycotoxicosis in dairy cattle
  • Mycotoxins and the immune system
  • Targets of intervention
  • Conclusions
  • References

Keyword index

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