Author Information: Carlos A. Risco is Professor at the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine and is a Diplomate of the American College of Theriogenology.
Pedro Melendez is Assistant Professor at the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine.
Both editors have been recognized for their contribution to the dairy industry as teachers, researchers and speakers in local and international seminars pertaining to dairy production medicine. For a number of years they have offered a pre-convention seminar in transition dairy cow management at the American Association of Bovine Practitioners.
This comprehensive textbook integrates new technology and concepts that have been developed in recent years to manage dairy farms in a profitable manner. The approach to the production of livestock and quality milk is multidisciplinary, involving nutrition, reproduction, clinical medicine, genetics, pathology, epidemiology, human resource management and economics. The book is structured by the production cycle of the dairy cow covering critical points in cow management. Written and edited by highly respected experts, this book provides a thoroughly modern and up-to-date resource for all those involved in the dairy industry.