The aim of this book is to provide a practical and scientific guide to handling mastitis in a modern way. The book looks at the ways to reduce and overcome the problems regarding the mastitis – milk production and disease. In the first part of the book, after the brief and clear introduction chapter, authors are discussed main economic losses due to mastitis as today’s “the costliest disease in dairy cows”. Main effects of mastitis on animal as well as on human health and on milk production are underlined in the following chapter. Next few chapters are concentrated on basic principles of udder anatomy, physiology of milk synthesis and secretion and udder immunity. These brings good basic knowledge which are connected with etiology and epidemiology of mastitis causing microorganisms. In etiology and epidemiology chapters, the details distribution of pathogens and prevalence/incidence of bovine mastitis worldwide including all states of India have been covered with full references. Pathogenesis and clinical signs of mastitis, diagnosis and treatment are logic follow up where authors in practical manners outlined basic principles of handling the mastitis. Many other factors influence the cow’s production and mastitis susceptibility such as genetics, housing, nutrition and production which are also incorporated through the chapters. Public health significance and animal welfare as increasingly important factors were discussed in details in separate chapter. At the very end of the book prevention and control of mastitis are stressed out as the most important tool in eternal battle against the mastitis.
Dr. Neelesh Sharma is graduated in Veterinary Science & Animal Husbandry in 2001 from the College of Veterinary Science, Mhow (J.N.K.V.V., Jabalpur), Madhya Pradesh, India and post-graduated in Veterinary Medicine from College of Veterinary Science, Anjora, Durg (I.G.K.V.V., Raipur), Chhattisgarh, India. He has more than 8 years of experience in teaching research and extension. Dr. Sharma started his professional career as Research Fellow at Faculty of Veterinary Science and Animal Husbandry, Jammu and later he joined as Assistant Professor in September, 2005, in the same faculty. Dr. Sharma is an “ICAR-International Fellow”. He is recipient of The Bronze Standard International Award by HRH The Duke of Edinburgh. Dr. Sharma has conferred for “IAAVR Merit Award-2011” by Indian Association for the Advancement of Veterinary Research, Bareilly, India. He has also received the best paper award by Indian Association for the Advancement of Veterinary Science (IAAVR), India and appreciation award from RIAM, Delhi. Dr. Sharma has worked as collaborating scientist in two National and one International (Angila Ruskin University, Cambridge, England) research projects. He has published more than 75 publications in journals of National and International repute. He has authored a practical manual of Veterinary Clinical Medicine-II and three books in veterinary science, and contributed 09 chapters in books. His recent book is on “Production Diseases of Dairy Animals” by Satish Serial Publishing House, Delhi. He is a member of various scientific societies. He had reviewer and technical editor of International Journal of Dairy Science, Research Journal of Veterinary Sciences, Asian Journal of Animal Sciences, Asian Journal of Animal and Veterinary Advances, Vet Scan and regional editor of Pakistan Journal of Life & Social Sciences. He is also a chief editor of a Scientific Journal. "The Journal of Animal Research". Dr. Sharma presently focusing on stem cell therapy in Mastitis at Jeju National University, South Korea. At present he is working as Assistant Professor, Division of Veterinary Clinical Medicine & Jurisprudence, Faculty of Veterinary Sciences & Animal Husbandry, SKUAST-J, R.S. Pura, Jammu, India.