About the book
Since the beginning of civilization, humans and animals have developed very strong associations to their mutual benefits. Livestock, particularly bovines, are important contributors to total food production in the world. Bovine Science is very important area for the livestock health and production which ultimately affects the economy of the country. This is very important for the food security perspectives. Bovine Science practices are linked to each other and will result in the prosperity for the farmer.
Farmers can improve the health, welfare and productivity of their animals through animal health planning. Bovine Science is a continuous improvement method that encourages the development of health building and disease control measures appropriate to the specific farm circumstances, leading to a system that is progressively less dependent on the veterinary medicines without jeopardising welfare.
In order to effectively reduce both medicine use and disease, it is necessary to understand what the current levels are, therefore a disease recording and monitoring system needs to be in place. An animal health plan can only be fully operational once the disease recording and monitoring systems have been implemented. A herd health security plan highlights all of the likely risk factors concerning the introduction of contagious diseases from outside the herd. Farmers should be aware of the diseases in the local area and the risk factors of importing them onto the farm.