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Health management and diseases

Dairy cattle differ from other types of livestock production systems in having management factors that increase the risk of exposure to infectious disease. These factors include:

  • close contact with dairy workers and within the herd
  • confinement during milking, yarding etc.
  • moist conditions.

Not only can diseases be costly to treat and impact on production, an animal welfare requirement is that you keep your animals free from disease.

Last updated 02 November 2009