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Quantitative analysis of calf mortality in Great Britain (2020)
Journal Article
Hyde, R. M., Green, M. J., Sherwin, V. E., Hudson, C., Gibbons, J., Forshaw, T., …Down, P. M. (2020). Quantitative analysis of calf mortality in Great Britain. Journal of Dairy Science, https://doi.org/10.3168/jds.2019-17383

National bodies in Great Britain (GB) have expressed concern over young stock health and welfare and identified calf survival as a priority; however, no national data have been available to quantify mortality rates. The aim of this study was to quant... Read More about Quantitative analysis of calf mortality in Great Britain.

Use of big data in cattle practice (2018)
Journal Article
Hudson, C., Kaler, J., & Down, P. (2018). Use of big data in cattle practice. In Practice, 40(9), 396-410. doi:10.1136/inp.k4328

The concept of big data, associated data sources and analytics is becoming increasingly talked about both in society as a whole and within the livestock industry. This article provides a clinician-focused review of what big data means, how it is alre... Read More about Use of big data in cattle practice.

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, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.prevetmed.2017.07.006

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 about Factors affecting the cost-effectiveness of on-farm culture prior to the treatment of clinical mastitis in dairy cows.

Tool to measure antimicrobial use on farms (2017)
Journal Article
Hyde, R., Green, M. J., Remnant, J., Down, P., Huxley, J., Davies, P., …Breen, J. (2017). Tool to measure antimicrobial use on farms. Veterinary Record, 180(7), doi:10.1136/vr.j823

A Bayesian micro-simulation to evaluate the cost-effectiveness of interventions for mastitis control during the dry period in UK dairy herds (2016)
Journal Article
Down, P., Bradley, A. J., Breen, J., Browne, W., Kypraios, T., & Green, M. J. (2016). A Bayesian micro-simulation to evaluate the cost-effectiveness of interventions for mastitis control during the dry period in UK dairy herds. Preventive Veterinary Medicine, 133, doi:10.1016/j.prevetmed.2016.09.012

Importance of the dry period with respect to mastitis control is now well established although the precise interventions that reduce the risk of acquiring intramammary infections during this time are not clearly understood. There are very few interve... Read More about A Bayesian micro-simulation to evaluate the cost-effectiveness of interventions for mastitis control during the dry period in UK dairy herds.

Current management practices and interventions prioritised as part of a nationwide mastitis control plan (2016)
Journal Article
Down, P., Bradley, A. J., Breen, J., Hudson, C., & Green, M. J. (2016). Current management practices and interventions prioritised as part of a nationwide mastitis control plan. Veterinary Record, 178(449), https://doi.org/10.1136/vr.103203

The objectives of this study were to report performance and management data taken from a sample of UK dairy farms that have participated in the Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board Dairy Mastitis Control Plan (DMCP) and to identify importan... Read More about Current management practices and interventions prioritised as part of a nationwide mastitis control plan.