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Bovine Mastitis

A.K. Srivastava (Author) Neelesh Sharma (Author) Goran Bacic (Author) Dongkee Jeong (Author) R.K. Sharma (Author)

This book incorporates the extensive and updated basic information on the bovine mastitis by the scientists of national and international repute to understand the various concepts of bovine mastitis. Mastitis has been one of the most studied diseases of the dairy animals in recent decades. The losses due to mastitis are not only economic, but also issues such as animal health and welfare, quality of milk and milk products, antibiotic uses and its residues in milk are important reasons to concentrate on mastitis in dairy animals. Mastitis is the inflammation of the mammary parenchyma and clinically characterized by physical, chemical and biochemical changes in milk and pathological alteration in mammary parenchyma. With the changing trends of policy makers to emphasize on development of agriculture and animal husbandry practices for upliftment of rural likely hoods and ultimately to increase country economy. Hence there is a need to increase production by controlling the production diseases of dairy animals, mastitis is one of them. This could be achieved by regular awareness of dairy farmers and updating of researchers and veterinary professionals.

The aim of this book is to provide a practical and scientific guide to handling mastitis in a modern way. The book looks at the ways to reduce and overcome the problems regarding the mastitis--milk production and disease In the first part of the boom, after the brief and clear introduction chapter, authors are discussed main economic losses due to mastitis as today's the costliest disease in dairy cows. Main effects of mastitis on animal as well as on human health and on milk production are underlined in the following chapter. Next few chapters are concentrated on basic principles of udder anatomy, physiology of milk synthesis and secretion and udder immunity. These brings good basic knowledge which are connected with etiology and epidemiology of mastitis causing microorganisms. In etiology and epidemiology chapters, the details distribution of pathogens and prevalence/incidence of bovine mastitis worldwide including all states of India have been covered with full references. Pathogenesis and clinical signs of mastitis, diagnosis and treatment are logic follow up where authors in practical manners outlined basic principles of handling the mastitis. Many other factors influence the cow's production and mastitis susceptibility such as genetics, housing, nutrition and production which are also incorporated through the chapters. Public health significance and animal welfare as increasingly important factors were discussed in details in separate chapter. At the very end of the book prevention and control of mastitis are stressed out as the most important tool in eternal battle against the mastitis.

The aim of this book is to teach students, veterinarians, farm advisors and farmers as well as scientists how to support the dairy farmers in their milking farm management and fighting the on farm mastitis to optimize health, production and animal welfare. However, the principles and knowledge the book contains are relevant to all systems of dairy production whatever the country or however intensive or extensive the management involved.

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About the authors

A.K. Srivastava

A.K. Srivastava is presently working as Director of the National Dairy Research Institute (Deemed University), Karnal. He completed graduation and post graduation from Veterinary College Mathura and Doctoral degree from Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana.

Neelesh Sharma

Dr. Neelesh Sharma graduated in Veterinary Science & Animal Husbandry in 2001 from the College of Veterinary Science, Mhow (J.N.K.V.V., Jabalpur), M.P. He did M.V. Sc. In Veterinary Medicine in 2003 from college of Veterinary Science Anjora, Durg (I.G.K.V.V., Raipur), C.G. He was recipient of The Bronze Standard International Award by HRH The Duke of Edinburgh. He has published more than 60publications in National and International journals. He is a member of various National and International scientific societies. He is recipient of Research Fellowship-2009 by Indian Academy of Sciences (Bangalore), Indian National Science Academy (New Delhi) and The National Academy of Sciences (Allahabad ). At present he is working as Assistant Professor, Division of Veterinary Clinical Medicine & Jurisprudence, F.V.Sc. & A.H., SKUAST-J, Pura, Jmmu.

R.K. Sharma

Dr. R.K. Sharma, (born 1932) Professor and Head of the Department of Ancient Indian History Culture and Archaeology and Dean, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Jabalpur retired in 1992. Subsequently he was Visiting Professor in the University of Sagar for one academic session and Senior Research Fellow of the Indian Council of Historical Research for three years. Dr. Sharma’s contributions to the cause of Indian Archaeology in general and Archaeology of Madhya Pradesh in particular are widely acclaimed. On account of this he was felicitated by a Volume (in two parts) entitled “Heritage of Indian-Past and Present” which was brought out in his honour and presented to him in 1994. The credit of directing the archaeological excavations of Gilaulikhera, Kakrehta and Patan goes to him. A large number of research papers have been published by him in journals of national and international repute. His prestigious publications include : Madhya Pradesh Ke Puratattva Ka Sandarbha Granth (Bhopal, 1974), The Temple of Chaunsatha Yogini at Bheraghat (Delhi, 1978), Art of the Paramaras of Malwa (Ed.) (Delhi, 1979), The Kalachuris and Their Times (Delhi, 1980), Indian Archaeology-New Perspectives (Ed.) (Delhi, 1982), Archaeology of Bhopal Region (Delhi, 1980), Rock-Art of India (Ed.) (Delhi, 1983), Vajapeya – Essays on Evolution of Indian Art and Culture (Prof. K.D. Bajpai Fel. Vol.) (Ed.) (Delhi, 1987), Studies in Shell Script (Ed.) (Delhi, 1990), Art of the Kalachuris (Ed.) (Bhopal, 1991), Excavations at Kakrehta (Delhi, 1992), Krsna Smrti (Prof. K.D. Bajpai Comm. Vol.) (Ed.) (Delhi, 1995), and Prehistoric Art in India (Dr. S.K. Pandey Fel. Vol.) (Ed.) (Delhi, 1996). A series of other publications are in process.

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Bibliographic information

Title Bovine Mastitis
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.2012
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 9789381226032
length xxviii+574p., Figures; Tables; References; 25cm.