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Control of health and welfare problems in organic sow herds

Bonde, Marianne and Sørensen, Jan Tind (2003) Control of health and welfare problems in organic sow herds. . Online at <http://www.darcof.dk/enews/sep03/haccp.html>.

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Summary

The occurrence of health and welfare problems is probably different in organic pig herds compared to conventional production systems. Improved management in the individual herd may reduce problems and to ensure a high level of animal health and product safety it is necessary to be able to monitor and assess risk factors present in the herd. An expert panel of 10 Danish and Swedish veterinarians and pig production advisers has assisted in the selection of common health and welfare problems in organic pig herds and the identification of risk factors. Important health and welfare problems and the corresponding risk factors are presented in the text. Based on this a HACCP programme for organic pig farmers as a management tool is currently being developed.


EPrint Type:Web product
Subjects: Animal husbandry > Health and welfare
Animal husbandry > Production systems > Pigs
Research affiliation: Denmark > DARCOF II (2000-2005) > II. 8 (MANORPIG) Health management in organic pig production
Deposited By: Bonde, Dr Marianne
ID Code:1728
Deposited On:03 Nov 2003
Last Modified:12 Apr 2010 07:28
Document Language:English
Status:Published
Refereed:Not peer-reviewed
Additional Publishing Information:Newsletter from Danish Research centre for Organic Farming (DARCOFenews) September 2003, No. 3

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