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Associations between routinely collected dairy herd improvement data and insemination outcome in UK dairy herds (2018)
Journal Article
HUDSON, C., & GREEN, M. (2018). Associations between routinely collected dairy herd improvement data and insemination outcome in UK dairy herds. Journal of Dairy Science, 101(12), 11262-11274. doi:10.3168/jds.2017-13962

Milk constituent concentrations in samples taken during early lactation are often used to generate proxy measures for energy balance in dairy herds. This study aimed to explore associations between these and other measures routinely recorded by dairy... Read More

Use of statistical modelling to investigate the pathogenesis of claw horn disruption lesions in dairy cattle (2018)
Journal Article
Randall, L., Green, M., & Huxley, J. (2018). Use of statistical modelling to investigate the pathogenesis of claw horn disruption lesions in dairy cattle. Veterinary Journal, 238, (41-48). doi:10.1016/j.tvjl.2018.07.002. ISSN 1532-2971

Claw horn disruption lesions (CHDLs) in dairy cattle account for a large proportion of lameness. The aim of this review is to provide an update on the evidence surrounding the pathogenesis of CHDLs, in the context of how statistical modelling has con... Read More

Associations between dairy cow inter-service interval and probability of conception (2018)
Journal Article
Remnant, J., Green, M., Huxley, J., & Hudson, C. (2018). Associations between dairy cow inter-service interval and probability of conception. Theriogenology, 114, 324-329. doi:10.1016/j.theriogenology.2018.03.029

Recent research has indicated that the interval between inseminations in modern dairy cattle is often longer than the commonly accepted cycle length of 18–24 days. This study analysed 257,396 inseminations in 75,745 cows from 312 herds in England and... Read More

Quantitative analysis of antimicrobial use on British dairy farms (2017)
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Hyde, R. M., Remnant, J. G., Bradley, A. J., Breen, J. E., Hudson, C. D., Davies, P. L., …Green, M. J. (in press). Quantitative analysis of antimicrobial use on British dairy farms. Veterinary Record, 181(25), doi:10.1136/vr.104614. ISSN 0042-4900

Antimicrobial resistance has been reported to represent a growing threat to both human and animal health, and concerns have been raised around levels of antimicrobial usage (AMU) within the livestock industry. To provide a benchmark for dairy cattle... Read More

A probabilistic approach to the interpretation of milk antibody results for diagnosis of Johne’s disease in dairy cattle (2017)
Journal Article
Meyer, A., Bond, K., Van Winden, S., Green, M. J., & Guitian, J. (2018). A probabilistic approach to the interpretation of milk antibody results for diagnosis of Johne’s disease in dairy cattle. Preventive Veterinary Medicine, 150, doi:10.1016/j.prevetmed.2017.11.016. ISSN 0167-5877

Johne’s disease is a serious wasting disease of ruminants that is of high economic importance for the dairy sector in particular. The chronic nature of the disease, the fluctuations in antibody levels and the limited ability of diagnostic tests to id... Read More

Quantitative analysis of antibiotic usage in British sheep flocks (2017)
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Davies, P., Remnant, J. G., Green, M. J., Gascoigne, E., Gibbon, N., Hyde, R., …Corbishley, A. (in press). Quantitative analysis of antibiotic usage in British sheep flocks. Veterinary Record, doi:10.1136/vr.104501. ISSN 0042-4900

The aim of this study was to examine the variation in antibiotic usage between 207 commercial sheep flocks using their veterinary practice prescribing records. Mean and median prescribed mass per population corrected unit (mg/PCU) was 11.38 and 5.95,... Read More

Herd-level prevalence of selected endemic infectious diseases of dairy cows in Great Britain (2017)
Journal Article
Velasova, M., Damaso, A., Prakashbabu, B. C., Gibbons, J., Wheelhouse, N., Longbottom, D., …Guitian, J. (in press). Herd-level prevalence of selected endemic infectious diseases of dairy cows in Great Britain. Journal of Dairy Science, 100, doi:10.3168/jds.2016-11863. ISSN 0022-0302

To implement appropriate and effective disease control programs at the national level, up-to-date and unbiased information on disease frequency is needed. The aim of this study was to estimate the prevalence of selected endemic infectious diseases in... Read More

Application of survival analysis and multistate modeling to understand animal behavior: examples from guide dogs (2017)
Journal Article
Asher, L., Harvey, N. D., Green, M., & England, G. C. (2017). Application of survival analysis and multistate modeling to understand animal behavior: examples from guide dogs. Frontiers in Veterinary Science, 4, doi:10.3389/fvets.2017.00116. ISSN 2297-1769

Epidemiology is the study of patterns of health-related states or events in populations. Statistical models developed for epidemiology could be usefully applied to behavioral states or events. The aim of this study is to present the application of ep... Read More

Factors affecting the cost-effectiveness of on-farm culture prior to the treatment of clinical mastitis in dairy cows (2017)
Journal Article
Down, P., Bradley, A. J., Breen, J., & Green, M. J. (2017). Factors affecting the cost-effectiveness of on-farm culture prior to the treatment of clinical mastitis in dairy cows. Preventive Veterinary Medicine, 145, doi:10.1016/j.prevetmed.2017.07.006. ISSN 0167-5877

The objective of this study was to use probabilistic sensitivity analysis to evaluate the cost-effectiveness of using an on-farm culture (OFC) approach to the treatment of clinical mastitis in dairy cows and compare this to a ‘standard’ treatment app... Read More