Animal Health

Animal Health : Health, Disease and Welfare of Farm Livestock

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This volume explains what every farmer and student of livestock husbandry needs to know about how to maintain animals in good health to achieve maximum efficiency. Most of the fatal diseases of the past have been eliminated or kept under control with vaccines or antibiotics. Under intensive conditions animals have become affected by less obvious but nevertheless serious and often chronic infections which can have a damaging impact on productivity. Dramatic improvements in efficiency can be obtained when animals are really healthy. This can be achieved by understanding the appropriate nutrition, husbandry, housing and management that will ensure freedom from disease. The book describes the infections which now tend to cause particular problems and sets out suitable techniques for prevention and control.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 240 pages
  • 150 x 230mm | 525g
  • HarperCollins Publishers
  • HarperCollins Publishers Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • 0246116250
  • 9780246116253

Table of contents

Health and the environment; The animal body; Disease, immunity and welfare; The health of cattle; The health of pigs; The health of sheep; The health of poultry.show more

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