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Dairy Farming

Dairy farming is a class of agriculture for long-term production of milk, which is processed (either on the farm or at a dairy plant, either of which may be called a dairy) for eventual sale of a dairy product.

Grazing Lands

Any vegetated land that is grazed or has the potential to be grazed by animals (domestic and wild). This term is all-inclusive and covers all kinds and types of land that can be grazed. [AGROVOC]

Veterinary Medicine

The diagnosis and treatment of diseases and injuries of companion, domestic, exotic, wildlife and production animals.


Livestock Vaccines: Principles, Types, and Important Factors to Consider

VM258/VM258by Juan M. Campos Krauer and João H. J. BittarFebruary 16, 2024This publication presents information on the basic mechanisms and types of livestock vaccines available, as well as a few best practices for vaccine management. This information can help improve your herd health and success in your next herd vaccination. Written by Juan M. Campos Krauer and João H. J. Bittar, and published by the Veterinary Medicine—Department of Large Animal Clinical Sciences, UF/IFAS Extension, January 2024.

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