Table of contents for Dairy cattle science / Howard D. Tyler, M.E. Ensminger.


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Section One   The Dairy Industry        1
1 History of the Dairy Industry, 2
2 Breeds of Dairy Cattle, 6
3 Dairy Industry Overview, 14
4 Dairy Product Processing, 20
5 Milk-Marketing and Pricing Systems, 28
6 Employee Management, 35
Section Two Concepts in Genetic
Improvement                           39
7 Dairy Records and Programs, 40
8 Fundamentals of Dairy Genetics, 49
9 Selecting Herd Sires, 54
10 Herd Strategies for Genetic Improvement, 59
Section Three Concepts in Dairy
Nutrition                             65
11 The Ruminant Digestive System, 66
12 Fundamentals of Dairy Nutrition, 73
13 Protein and Energy Requirements, 77
14 Requirements for Minerals, Vitamins,
and Water, 83
15 Ration Formulation Strategies and Feeding
Systems, 93
Section Four Concepts In Dairy Feeds 101
16 Fundamentals of Hay Quality, 102
17 Haymaking Systems and Marketing Hay, 109
18 Grazing Systems and Pasture Management, 114
19 Ensiled Feeds, 123
20 Silage Quality, 131
21 Silage Storage Systems, 139
22 Feed Sources for Concentrates, 147
23 Industry By-Products and Feed Additives ,157
Section Five Concepts in Dairy
Reproduction                         163
24 Fundamentals of Female Reproduction, 164
25 Reproductive Physiology and Management
of the Bull, 173
26 Heat Detection and Estrus
Synchronization, 179
27 Assisted Reproductive Technologies, 186
28 Pregnancy and Parturition, 195
Section Six Concepts in Lactation
Physiology                           205
29 Anatomy and Physiology of the Mammary
Gland, 206
30 Lactogenesis, 212
31 Milk Letdown Reflex, 219
32 Milking Procedures and Processes, 222
33 Milk Quality, 231
Section Seven Concepts in Dairy
Biosecurity                          235
34 Dairy Farm Biosecurity, 236
35 Infectious Diseases, 244
36 Reproductive Diseases and Disorders, 253
37 Infections of the Mammary Gland, 258
38 Health and Care of the Hoof, 268
39 External Parasites, 274
Section Eight Concepts In Dairy
Cow Comfort                         281
40 Fundamentals of Dairy Cow Behavior, 282
41 Animal Welfare and Animal Stress, 290
42 Dairy Cattle Facilities and Housing, 294
43 Assessing Cow Comfort, 315
44 Manure Management Practices, 336
Section Nine Integrating Disciplines-
Dairy Management Systems            347
45 Managing Pre Weaned Calves, 348
46 Managing Replacement Heifers, 364
47 Managing Dry and Transition Cows, 371
48 Managing Metabolic Disorders in Transition
Cows, 377
49 Managing Lactating Cows, 388
Index, 407



Library of Congress subject headings for this publication: Dairy cattle, Dairy farming