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Calf Husbandry, Health And Welfare

1st Edition

By John Webster

CRC Press

210 pages

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 Too many calves die young or fail to survive at the cost of enormous financial loss and suffering. Good calf performance and health can be achieved if the stockmanship is good. Today this implies not only a sense of care but a thorough science-based education. Aimed at both students and stockmen, this book explains the scientific basis of calf-rea

Table of Contents

Preface -- Normal development -- Nutrition and digestion -- Feeding systems from birth to weaning -- Environmental needs -- Housing design, ventilation and disinfection -- Common diseases and their recognition -- The development of behaviour -- Production systems and economics -- Stockmanship and calf welfare

About the Author

John Webster is Emeritus Professor of Animal Husbandry at the University of Bristol. Author of the widely acclaimed Animal Welfare: A Cool Eye Towards Eden and Animal Welfare: Limping Towards Eden, he is the founding father of the Bristol Animal Behaviour and Welfare Science group that has gathered evidence and pioneered the arguments necessary to achieve improved welfare standards for veal calves, broiler chickens, laying hens and dairy cows.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCI086000
SCIENCE / Life Sciences / General