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Bovine Medicine: Diseases and Husbandry of Cattle 2nd by A. H. Andrews, R. W. Blowey, H. Boyd, R. G. Eddy

By A. H. Andrews, R. W. Blowey, H. Boyd, R. G. Eddy

Bovine drugs offers sensible and complete info on farm animals sickness and construction and is a key reference for all huge animal vets. because the first variation was once released in 1991 there were major advancements in disorder keep watch over and administration of livestock. just about all components of the booklet were up-to-date and entirely rewritten. There are new chapters on surgical procedure, embryo move, synthetic insemination, ethno-veterinary drugs and biosecurity, and a brand new consolidating bankruptcy at the interplay among the animal, atmosphere, administration and sickness. the former version has offered world wide, and due to this a better emphasis has been put on stipulations and their therapy in parts except temperate areas. a brand new part entitled "Global version in farm animals perform" has been incorporated with members discussing bovine medication perform of their a part of the world.All in all this is often an exceptional source for any practicing vet and a very good reference for veterinary scholars.

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4 Sources of beef in the UK. Source: Meat and Livestock Commission. 7 Sources of home-produced beef. Reproduced with permission from Meat and Livestock Commission (1999). 7. These are likely to alter with an increase in the amount of beef derived from the dairy herd. Recent BSE problems in other parts of Europe are also altering the types of animal which are entering the meat industry for use both directly and in manufacturing. In Britain, should the OTMS be removed, it will cause another alteration in the constituents of beef which is consumed.

Types of the breed are used in some countries. Its use may also increase on farms practising sustainable or organic agriculture. The beefing characteristics of the dairy breeds are of importance in England and Wales as the majority of the beef produced originates from the dairy herd. Until March 1996, the origin of British beef was as in Fig. 4. The Over Thirty Month Scheme (OTMS), which prevented the sale of older animals for human consumption, plus the Calf Processing Aid Scheme (CPAS), which paid a premium for calves slaughtered before 20 Dairy Farming • 29 Fig.

Intensive indoor dairy beef systems can utilize calves born at any time of year. However, grass-based systems work best utilizing calves from the main calving season. At turn-out in the spring these calves are old enough to make effective use of grazed grass. Beef Finishing Systems • 19 Cereal (barley) beef Grass and maize silage beef Cereal beef is a housed bull beef system feeding an all-concentrate diet to slaughter at 11–13 months of age. Carcasses have a creamy white fat which is popular with some supermarkets and independent butchers.

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