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Welfare assessment as part of welfare planning in organic calf production

Hansen, Berit; Henriksen, Britt I. F. and Lund, Vonne (2009) Welfare assessment as part of welfare planning in organic calf production. In: Matt, Darja and Peetsmann, Elen (Eds.) NJF Report 5(2), Research Centre of Organic Farming, Estonian University of Life Sciences, Estonia, p. 1.

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Summary

Animalwelfare is regarded as a basic parameter in organic beef– and milk production. It is important to focus on good animal welfare at all levels, also including calves. Experiences from former projects show that calf welfare often represents a problem in organic and conventional farms, depending on the farmer’s priorities, attitudes and knowledge. A CORE Organic project “Minimizing medicine use in organic dairy herds through animal health and welfare planning” (ANIPLAN) was initiated in 2008 and is a collaboration between seven European countries, including Norway. The aim of the Norwegian project group, lead by the Norwegian Veterinary Institute, was to develop a calf welfare assessment system, suitable for welfare advising and planning in organic milk production farms. The system focuses on animal based parameters, management, individual clinical score, colostrum intake and feeding system.


EPrint Type:Conference paper, poster, etc.
Type of presentation:Paper
Keywords:animal welfare, calves, ANIPLAN, CORE Organic
Subjects: Animal husbandry > Health and welfare
Research affiliation: European Union > CORE Organic > ANIPLAN
Related Links:http://www.bioforsk.no/ikbViewer/page/tjenester/prosjekt?p_document_id=9375
Deposited By: Henriksen, Britt I. F.
ID Code:16094
Deposited On:18 Jun 2010 16:25
Last Modified:18 Jun 2010 16:25
Document Language:English
Status:Published
Refereed:Not peer-reviewed

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