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Perceptions and practices of Finnish dairy producers regarding disbudding of calves

Hokkanen, Ann-Helena; Korhonen, Tanja; Pastell, Matti; Valros, Anna; Vainio, Outi and Hänninen, Laura (2011) Perceptions and practices of Finnish dairy producers regarding disbudding of calves. Paper at: 23rd Nordic symposium of the ISAE, Tartu, Estonia, January 19-21, 2011.

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Summary

We designed and mailed a questionnaire to 1000 Finnish dairy producers and published the same questionnaire on the internet. A total of 451 questionnaires (45 %) were returned from the random sample and 738 dairy producers responded in the internet. Thus, we got responses from 10,6 % of all 11244 dairy farms in Finland. We found out that 84 % of Finnish dairy producers disbud their calves, and 69 % of these farms use a veterinarian at least sometimes to medicate their calves prior to disbudding.


EPrint Type:Conference paper, poster, etc.
Type of presentation:Paper
Keywords:disbudding, calves
Subjects: Animal husbandry > Health and welfare
Research affiliation: Finland > Univ. Helsinki
Deposited By: Koistinen, Riitta
ID Code:19455
Deposited On:28 Sep 2011 05:42
Last Modified:28 Sep 2011 05:42
Document Language:English
Status:Published
Refereed:Not peer-reviewed

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