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Control of infectious diseases in dairy cattle

Wapenaar, Wendela; Archer, Simon C.; Remnant, J.G.; Murphy, Alan

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Wendela Wapenaar

Simon C. Archer

J.G. Remnant

Alan Murphy


John Webster


This chapter describes developments of infectious disease control in the dairy cattle industry, and outlines recent research in this area. A risk analysis approach is presented as a framework for managing infectious disease at global and farm level. Disease hazards, and the release and exposure of these are discussed. The importance of disease detection, the use of diagnostic tests, their appropriate interpretation and surveillance are highlighted. The range of impacts of infectious disease on the dairy industry is described and guidelines to estimate and evaluate risks of infectious diseases are provided. In addition, the challenges around successful implementation and effective communication of risk management on dairy farms are reviewed.


Wapenaar, W., Archer, S. C., Remnant, J., & Murphy, A. (2017). Control of infectious diseases in dairy cattle. In J. Webster (Ed.), Achieving sustainable production of milk. Burleigh Dodd Science Publishing

Acceptance Date Jul 1, 2017
Publication Date Aug 7, 2017
Deposit Date Sep 22, 2017
Publicly Available Date Sep 22, 2017
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 3
Book Title Achieving sustainable production of milk
ISBN 9781786760524
Keywords infectious disease control, dairy cattle, risk analysis, hazard, detection, surveillance,impact, risk estimation, risk management, implementation, farmer communication, veterinarian, animal health
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Contract Date Sep 22, 2017


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