The Veterinary Book for Beef Farmers

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The Veterinary Book for Beef Farmers

The Veterinary Book For Beef Farmers

By Roger Scott, Lee-Anne Oliver

The Veterinary Book for Beef Farmers PDF is A comprehensive forage-to-fork book on beef farming that delivers veterinary level information to farmers and farm-related information to vets. The Veterinary Book for Beef Farmers is a complete guide to farming cattle for protein emphasising good practice, herd health management and disease prevention.

The book begins with an introduction to the beef industry, moving on to health management through cattle life stages – neonatal health, weaned calf health etc. The next section covers disease and production problems through the same life stage format – disease problems in the breeding bull for example. Section 4 covers the monitoring and measurement of disease on the farm and the final section presents the business management of beef farming employing the balanced scorecard method as a management measurement tool. The emphasis throughout is on health maintenance and long term sustainable farming.

Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgements
Abbreviations
Contents
Part I An introduction to the beef industry
1. The beef industry in the UK
2. Appraising a national beef industry
3. General health and welfare in the beef herd
Part II The health and management of the beef herd
4. The health and management of the neonatal calf
5. The health and management of the young calf to weaning
6. The health and management of growing cattle
7. The health and management of fattening cattle
8. The health and management of the heifer replacement
9. The health and management of the breeding bull
10. The health and management of the suckler cow
Part III Disease and production failure in the beef herd
11. Disease and production failure in the neonatal calf
12. Disease and production failure in the young calf to weaning
13. Disease and production failure in growing cattle
14. Disease and production failure in fattening cattle
15. Disease and production failure in the heifer replacement
16. Disease and production failure in the breeding bull
17. Disease and production failure in the suckler cow
Part IV Measuring and monitoring health, disease, production and efficiency in the beef herd
18. Measuring and monitoring health in the beef herd
19. Measuring and monitoring disease in the beef herd
20. Measuring and monitoring production and efficiency in the beef herd
Part V Beef business management and development
21. The balanced score card approach to the beef farm
22. Motivational theory for the beef farm
23. Marketing theory for the beef farm
24. Leadership, followership and team theory for the beef farm
Part VI Miscellaneous
25. Forage conservation
26. Medicines for beef cattle
27. Advanced breeding techniques for the beef farm
28. Notifiable disease and disease surveillance on the beef farm
29. Euthanasia and post-mortem examination on the beef farm
Appendix
Index

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