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Information resources on the care and welfare of dairy cattle


Author:
Cynthia Petrie Smith and Animal Welfare Information Center (U.S.)
Source:
USDA
Year:
2002
Subject:
Dairy cattle, Feeding and feeds, Dairy barns, Milking, Dairy cattle breeds, Diseases, Animal welfare, dairy cattle, animal welfare, animal behavior, animal comfort, animal well-being, human-animal relations, animal health, animal diseases, animal housing, animal husbandry, animal production, milk composition, milk quality, information sources, and Bibliography
Abstract:
In recent years a number of issues regarding the care and welfare of dairy cattle have been examined. The following document explores current issues regarding the social and physical environment of dairy cattle. Mod ern management practices such as the use of bovine somatotrophin (BST) to increase milk production, tail docking, and the use of new milking technologies are reviewed as well. An extensive bibliography covering the behavior, breeding, feeding, health, hou sing, and husbandry is included. This publication is intended for use by animal scientists, veterinarians, extension agents, and others with an interest in dairy cattle production.
Format:
1 electronic resource (163 pages)
Language:
English
Publisher:
U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, National Agricultural Library, Animal Welfare Information Center
Series:
AWIC resource series
Collection:
NAL Information Centers Collection
Permanent URL:
https://handle.nal.usda.gov/10113/7057169