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.
- Buffalo fly control
- Managing human health risks of chicken litter application
- Managing ticks
- Managing internal parasites (worms)