publication . Article . 2008

Testing new dairy cattle for disease can boost herd health, cut costs

Moore, Dale A; Adaska, J M; Higginbotham, G E; Castillo, Alejandro R Dr.; Collar, Carol; Sischo, William M;
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  • Published: 01 May 2008 Journal: California Agriculture, volume 63, pages 29-34 (issn: 0008-0845, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: University of California Agriculture and Natural Resources (UC ANR)
  • Country: United States
Abstract
Dairy producers seldom test or examine incoming cattle, although these important biosecurity practices are recommended. This pilot project examined risk management decisions that producers make when faced with test-positive animals in purchased groups of dairy cattle, in order to provide information on disease risks and conditions that could affect animal health and performance. New arrivals to seven herds at dairy farms in four California counties were examined and tested for a range of conditions. The most common findings were bovine leukosis virus (33% of cattle purchased) and male reproductive abnormalities (16% of bulls purchased). Once testing results were...
Subjects
free text keywords: Animal, Avian, Aquaculture and Veterinary, dairy, infectious disease, Agronomy and Crop Science, Plant Science, Forestry, Biology, Economic impact analysis, Cost–benefit analysis, Risk assessment, Biotechnology, business.industry, business, Biosecurity, Cattle Diseases, Agroforestry, Herd, Agricultural science, Risk management, Dairy cattle, Agriculture, S, Agriculture (General), S1-972
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publication . Article . 2008

Testing new dairy cattle for disease can boost herd health, cut costs

Moore, Dale A; Adaska, J M; Higginbotham, G E; Castillo, Alejandro R Dr.; Collar, Carol; Sischo, William M;