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Production Diseases in Farm Animals
edited by Nanda Joshi

Production Diseases in Farm Animals covers production diseases which are those disorders associated with the management and breeding of animals for intense agricultural production.


Transition cow biology and management

  • Advances in transition cow biology: new frontiers in production diseases
  • Research priorities from a producer’s point of view
  • Metabolic profiling to assess health status of transition dairy cows
  • A consideration about the energy supply in peripartum of dairy cows on the basis of change in plasma free amino acid concentration
  • Metabolic predictors of displaced abomasum in transition dairy cows
  • Evaluation of a rapid test for NEFA in bovine serum
  • Association of rump fat thickness and plasma NEFA concentration with postpartum metabolic diseases in Holstein cows
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  • Using a pooled sample technique for herd metabolic profile screening

Metabolic effects of immune mediators

  • Metabolic effects of immune mediators
  • The effect of bovine respiratory disease on carcass traits
  • Production diseases in farm animals
  • Does calf health during the feedlot period affect gain and carcass traits?
  • Effects of dexamethasone on mRNA levels and binding sites of hepatic ß-adrenergic receptors in neonatal calves and dependence on colostrum feeding
  • Pathogenesis of avian growth plate dyschondroplasia
  • Concentrations of haptoglobin and fibrinogen during the first ten days after calving in dairy cows with acute endometritis
...and more

Animal behaviour and welfare in intensive production systems

  • Associations of cow comfort indices with total lying time, stall standing time, and lameness
  • Interaction of lameness with sand and mattress surfaces in dairy cow freestalls
  • Electric and magnetic fields (EMF) affect milk production and bevavior of cows
  • Effect of roughages added to the milk replacer diet of veal calves on behavior and gastric development
  • Transportation stress of cattle by railway
  • Production diseases in farm animals

Infection and infectious diseases associated with production systems

  • Postweaning Multisystemic Wasting Syndrome (PMWS) in pigs
  • Influence of growth conditions on caprine nasal bacterial flora in the presence of
  • Mannhemia hameolytica
  • The relationship between exposure to bovine viral diarrhea virus and fertility in a commercial dairy herd
  • Tritrichomonas foetus cysteine protease CP30 induces cell death in host cells
  • Immunological approaches to enhanced production in food animals
  • Colostrum management in calves: effects of drenching versus bottle feeding
  • Immune system activation increases the tryptophan requirement in post weaning pigs
  • Periparturient negative energy balance and neutrophil function suppression are associated with uterine health disorders and fever in Holstein cows
...and more

Reproductive health

  • Rearing conditions and disease influencing the reproductive performance of swedish dairy heifers
  • Factors influencing conception rate after synchronization of ovulation and timed artificial insemination
  • The incidence of endometritis and its effect on reproductive performance of dairy cows
  • Use of Neospora caninum vaccine in a dairy herd undergoing an abortion outbreak
  • Ovulatory cycles, metabolic profiles, body condition scores and their relation to fertility of multiparous Holstein dairy cows
  • Field trial on blood metabolites, body condition score (BCS) and their relation to the recurrence of ovarian cyclicity in Estonian Holstein cows
...and more

Epidemiology of production diseases

  • Epidemiology of subclinical production diseases in dairy cows with an emphasis on ketosis
  • Associations of cow and management factors with culture positive milk samples
  • Production diseases in farm animals
  • A mathematical model for the dynamics of digital dermatitis in groups of cattle to study the efficacy of group-based therapy and prevention strategies
  • Diagnostic test evaluation without gold standard using two different bayesian approaches for detecting verotoxinogenic Escherichia coli (VTEC) in cattle
  • A relative comparison of diagnostic tests for bovine paratuberculosis (Johne’s disease)
...and more

Alternatives to growth promoting antibiotics

  • Alternatives to antibiotic feed additives
  • Continuous use of a dry disinfectant/antiseptic to enhance health and well being in food-animal production facilities
  • Bovine colostrum as an alternative to feed additive in weaning diet improves gut health of piglets
  • Production responses from antimicrobial and rendered animal protein inclusions in swine starter diets

Macromineral metabolism and production diseases

  • Strategies for controlling hypocalcemia in dairy cows in confinement and pasture settings
  • Phosphorus digestion and metabolism in ruminants: applications to production disease and environmental considerations
  • Prevalence of subclinical hypocalcemia in U.S. dairy operations
  • The effect of low phosphorus intake in early lactation on apparent digestibility of phosphorus and bone metabolism in dairy cows
  • Bone metabolism of milk goat and sheep during pregnancy and lactation
  • Influence of starvation on fermentation in bovine rumen fluid (in vivo)
  • Serum mineral concentrations and periparturient disease in Holstein dairy cows
  • The relevance of hypophosphataemia in cows

Micromineral nutrition, metabolism and homeostasis

  • Trace element nutriture and immune function
  • Expected changes of the selenium content in foods of animal origin at a change from inorganic to organic selenium compounds for supplementation of the diet of farm animals
  • Long acting injectable remedies to prevent cobalt and selenium deficiencies in grazing lambs and calves
  • Parenteral and oral selenium supplementation of weaned beef calves
  • Production diseases in farm animals
  • Selenium yeast prevents nutritional muscular degeneration (NMD) in nursing calves

Role of specific fatty acids in animal health, reproduction, and performance

  • Using conjugated linoleic acids for healthier animal products and as a management tool
  • Fatty acid composition of phospholipids and levels of alpha-tocopherol, total antioxidative capacity and malondialdehyde in liver and muscular tissue after dietary supplementation of various fats in cattle
  • A field sample study investigating possible indicators of undernutrition in cattle


  • Activation of immune cells in bovine mammary gland secretions by zymosan treated bovine serum
  • The effect of milk yield at dry-off on the likelihood of intramammary infection at calving
  • Mastitis therapy for persistent Escherichia coli on a large dairy
  • Diagnostic key data for lactate dehydrogenase activity measurements in raw milk for the identification of subclinical mastitis in dairy cows
  • Evaluation of leukocyte subset for occurrence of mastitis on dairy herd
  • Antimicrobial treatment strategies for Streptococcal and Staphylococcal mastitis
  • Subclinical mastitis in dairy cows in farms with organic and with integrated production: prevalence, risk factors and udder pathogens
  • Evaluation of a novel on-farm test for antibiotic susceptibility determination in mastitis pathogens

Rumen digestion and metabolism

  • Physically effective fiber and regulation of ruminal pH: more than just chewing
  • High dietary cation difference induces a state of pseudohypoparathyroidism in dairy cows resulting in hypocalcemia and milk fever
  • Effects of two different dry-off strategies on metabolism in dairy cows
  • Ruminal pH, concentrations and post-feeding pattern of VFA and organic acids in cows experiencing subacute ruminal acidosis
  • Characterization of the Na+/Mg2+ exchanger as a major Mg2+ transporter in isolated ovine ruminal epithelial cells
  • High potassium diet, sodium and magnesium in ruminants: the story is not over
  • Functional characterization of the time course of rumen epithelium adaptation to a high energy diet
  • Characterization of an ovine vacuolar H+-ATPase as a new mechanism for the energization of ruminal transport processes
  • The absorptive capacity of sheep omasum is modulated by the diet

Application of genomics to production diseases

  • Microarray analysis of bovine neutrophils around parturition: implications for mammary gland and reproductive tract health
  • Functional genomics analysis of bovine viral diarrhea virus-infected cells: unraveling an enigma
  • Early postpartum ketosis in dairy cows and hepatic gene expression profiles using a bovine cDNA microarray
  • Production diseases in farm animals
  • Genetic improvement of dairy cattle health
  • Parturition-induced gene expression signatures in bovine peripheral blood mononuclear cells
...and more


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Production Diseases in Farm Animals
edited by Nanda Joshi
2006 • 344 pages • $97.00 + shipping
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