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by Paul Biagiotti, DVM
Combining the intricacies of dairy cow health care with the welfare protocols of the USDA organic program, author and veterinarian Paul Biagiotti details vital information for managing organic dairy animals. The book contains academic as well as experiential recommendations formed during the author's 28 years of veterinary service.
Practical Organic Dairy Farming is broken into four sections detailing (1) general information about organic dairy production, (2) herd health by age and life stage, (3) specific disease prevention and treatment and (4) example standard operating procedures. It is a good reference for organic producers, veterinarians and nutritionists alike.
Softcover, perfect bound
8.5 x 11 in.
"I appreciate Paul's thoughts in the introduction, and I think that he not only presented the therapy approaches in a very comprehensive fashion but also made it a good book to learn the basics about where diseases come from. I think this combination is very useful to organic and non-organic farmers alike."
- Ulrike Sorge, DVM, University of Minnesota
"What a book it is! Not only is it extremely informative but information access is logical, easy to find, practical and deeply seated in medicine. I love the life-cycle approach. I find the short “snips” are very easy to read. The tables are particularly good at capturing critical information. It has been an extraordinary reference for me as I have taken on some consultations since retiring from the University of Wisconsin-Madison."
- Sheila McGuirk, DVM