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Einführung von Tiergesundheitsplänen in der ökologischen Milchviehhaltung - Ergebnisse einer deutschen Pilotstudie

Brinkmann, Jan; March, Solveig and Winckler, Christoph (2009) Einführung von Tiergesundheitsplänen in der ökologischen Milchviehhaltung - Ergebnisse einer deutschen Pilotstudie. Paper at: 10. Wissenschaftstagung Ökologischer Landbau, Zürich, 11.-13. Februar 2009.

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Summary

It was the aim to (1) identify major indicators of animal health in organic dairy farming
(i.e. mastitis, lameness, metabolic/reproductive disorders, calf diseases) and to define
respective goals, (2) to provide guidelines for the development of herd health plans
based on these indicators and, (3) to carry out an implementation study on representative
dairy farms taking farmers, veterinary surgeons as well as other advisors into
account. 44 organic dairy farms were visited four times during 2006 and 2007. Following
a thorough assessment, herd health plans were developed in 28 farms; herd
health was then monitored for one year. After one year, treatment incidence for clinical
mastitis was significantly lower in intervention farms. Also lameness prevalence was
more reduced in intervention than in control farms (intervention study integrated in this
project). Other health indicators were not significantly affected; however, this should
be viewed in the light of the rather short period after implementation of the herd health
plans. In conclusion, this farm-individual herd health planning tool has been demonstrated
to effectively improve important dairy health aspects.


EPrint Type:Conference paper, poster, etc.
Type of presentation:Paper
Keywords:dairy farming, animal health, herd health plan, intervention study, knowledge transfer
Subjects: Animal husbandry > Health and welfare
Research affiliation: International Conferences > 2009: Scientific Conference on Organic Agriculture > Tier > Tiergesundheit
Related Links:http://www.wissenschaftstagung.de/, http://www.verlag-koester.de/buch.php?id=645&start=0&fb_id=37
Deposited By: Brinkmann, Dr. Jan
ID Code:14451
Deposited On:14 Apr 2009
Last Modified:12 Apr 2010 07:38
Document Language:German - Deutsch
Status:Published
Refereed:Peer-reviewed and accepted
Additional Publishing Information:Dieser Beitrag ist im Tagungsband der 10. Wissenschaftagung erschienen:
Mayer, J.; Alföldi, T.; Leiber, F.; Dubois, D.; Fried, P.; Heckendorn, F.; Hillmann, E.; Klocke, P.; Lüscher, A.; Riedel, S.; Stolze, M.; Strasser, F.; van der Heijden, M. and Willer, H., (Hrsg.) (2009) Werte – Wege – Wirkungen: Biolandbau im Spannungsfeld zwischen Ernährungssicherung, Markt und Klimawandel. Beiträge zur 10. Wissenschaftstagung Ökologischer Landbau, Zürich, 11.-13. Februar 2009.
Band 1: Boden, Pflanzenbau, Agrartechnik, Umwelt- und Naturschutz, Biolandbau international, Wissensmanagement
Band 2: Tierhaltung, Agrarpolitik und Betriebswirtschaft, Märkte und Lebensmittel.
Verlag Dr. Köster, Berlin.
Der Tagungsband kann beim Verlag Dr. Köster bezogen werden; siehe http://www.verlag-koester.de/buch.php?id=645&start=0&fb_id=37

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