Special Issue "Dairy Cow Health and Welfare"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 November 2020.
Interests: Dairy Cattle; Animal Welfare; Reproduction; Mastitis
Interests: Bovine mastitis; Animal Husbandry; Veterinary Medicine; Cattle; Milk; Dairy Cattle; Dairy
Dairy cow health and welfare are important to the general public and dairy consumers as the dairy industry is coming under increasing public scrutiny, particularly as herd sizes and intensification increase.
The challenge for researchers is to deliver reliable and practical insights into how to measure and maintain good health and welfare in an environment where technology is rapidly evolving, and where there is a trend toward larger herds.
The aim of this Special Issue is to bring together a body of work that focuses on the evidence base of dairy cow health and welfare, to demonstrate current progress and suggest future solutions.
Original manuscripts that address any aspect of dairy cow health and welfare are invited for this Special Issue. Topics of particular interest include challenges and opportunities associated with intensification of dairying; the use of new monitoring technologies in dairy herds; new diagnostic methods for reproduction and mastitis; and public perceptions of animal welfare on dairy farms.
Dr. David S Beggs
Prof. Dr. Peter Mansell
Manuscript Submission Information
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