Udder Health and Communication

  • H. Hogeveen
  • T. J. G. M. Lam

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages 1-17
  2. Keynotes

  3. Udder health programs and campaigns

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 67-67
    2. S. Ivemeyer, G. Smolders, J. Brinkmann, E. Gratzer, B. Hansen, B. I. F. Henriksen et al.
      Pages 69-76
    3. J. Katholm, T. W. Bennedsgaard
      Pages 77-84
    4. B. H. P. van den Borne, T. J. G. M. Lam, O. C. Sampimon, J. Jansen, G. van Schaik
      Pages 101-108
    5. F. Mc Coy, C. Devitt
      Pages 109-109
    6. F. Mc Coy, J. O’Flaherty
      Pages 110-110
    7. P. Passchyn, S. Piepers, S. De Vliegher
      Pages 112-112
  4. New approaches in mastitis control

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 113-113
    2. A. G. J. Velthuis, A. Flores-Miyamoto, M. W. Reij
      Pages 115-122
    3. Y. H. Schukken, C. Gutierrez, F. L. Welcome, Y. T. Grohn
      Pages 129-130
  5. Motivation and communication strategies

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 131-131
    2. C. Fischer-Tenhagen, S. Bertulat, M. Grau, W. Heuwieser
      Pages 157-162
    3. B. H. P. van den Borne, P. Gordon, A. M. Lokhorst, S. Menéndez González, M. E. Cousin, S. Kohler et al.
      Pages 166-166
    4. E. Izak, E. Castello, G. Veneranda
      Pages 167-167
  6. The effective advisor

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 169-169
    2. M. Derks, T. van Werven, W. D. J. Kremer, H. Hogeveen
      Pages 179-185
    3. J. L. Kleen, O. Atkinson, J. P. T. M. Noordhuizen
      Pages 186-186
    4. P. Håkansson, Y. Persson, R. Båge
      Pages 188-188
  7. Training to improve udder health

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 189-189
    2. C. Gutierrez-Solano, A. Ceballos-Marquez, Y. H. Schukken
      Pages 191-196
    3. H. Poirier, J. Durocher, R. Lacroix, J. Carrier, D. T. Scholl
      Pages 197-203
    4. H. Landin, Y. Persson, J. Waldner
      Pages 204-204
  8. Economics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 205-205
    2. N. Bareille, P. Roussel, F. Serieys, B. Frappat, H. Seegers
      Pages 207-212
    3. F. van Soest, K. Huijps, W. Dohmen, R. Olde Riekerink, I. Santman-Berends, O. C. Sampimon et al.
      Pages 213-220
    4. U. Geary, N. Begley, F. McCoy, B. O’Brien, L. O’Grady, L. Shalloo
      Pages 221-228
    5. C. D. Hudson, A. J. Bradley, J. E. Breen, M. J. Green
      Pages 229-229
    6. A. Lago, R. Guix, R. March, M. Noguera, A. Foix, T. Prenafeta
      Pages 230-230
  9. Mastitis diagnostics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 233-233
    2. K. Kreausukon, A. Fetsch, B. Kraushaar, K. Alt, K. Müller, V. Krömker et al.
      Pages 235-241

About this book


In dairy industries throughout the world there is a desire to optimize udder health. An improved udder health will lead to improved animal welfare, improved production efficiency and a reduction of the use of antibiotics. To improve udder health, first of all, technical knowledge on issues such as treatment, milking, infectious pressure and host resistance is important. However, over the years we learned that knowledge alone is not enough: knowledge has to be used. And for knowledge to be used, farmers have to be motivated. This requires knowledge about motivation and communication.
In this book, recent knowledge on technical udder health issues is combined with knowledge on motivation and communication. A large number of descriptions of mastitis control programs that are being carried out worldwide is combined with more specific studies. These are aimed at effective advising, motivation and communication strategies, economics, and technical studies on mastitis control and prevention. Therefore, this book provides an applied source of information for all that are willing to improve udder health.

Editors and affiliations

  • H. Hogeveen
    • 1
  • T. J. G. M. Lam
    • 1
  1. 1.UtrechtThe Netherlands

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