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

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

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.3920/978-90-8686-742-4
  • Copyright Information Wageningen Academic Publishers 2012
  • Publisher Name Wageningen Academic Publishers, Wageningen
  • eBook Packages Biomedical and Life Sciences
  • Online ISBN 978-90-8686-742-4
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