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Erste Ergebnisse einer Untersuchung zu Lahmheiten bei ökologisch gehaltenen Zuchtsauen in Stallhaltung mit Auslauf

March, Solveig; Brinkmann, Jan; Schwalm, Anja; Leeb, Christine; Dippel, Sabine; Weißmann, Friedrich and Winckler, Christoph (2015) Erste Ergebnisse einer Untersuchung zu Lahmheiten bei ökologisch gehaltenen Zuchtsauen in Stallhaltung mit Auslauf. Paper at: 13. Wissenschaftstagung Ökologischer Landbau, Hochschule für nachhaltige Entwicklung Eberswalde, 17. - 20. März 2015.

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The aim of the study was assessing lameness prevalence in organic sows as well as identifying potential risk factors for lameness. The project focused on sows in organic farms with access to an outdoor run. Sows have been chosen since they are kept for a longer period of time as compared with fattening pigs and therefore influencing factors from the housing environment may have a greater impact on them. Furthermore, leg health is a prerequisite for productivity and longevity.
In the preparatory phase, different gait scoring systems were be identified from the literature and tested with regard to reliability and feasibility in the on-farm context. Also, farms which are willing to cooperate (criteria for inclusion: minimum flock size 20 sows, certified since at least two years) were identified. 40 farms have been visited and lameness and leg health was assessed on an individual level. The final analysis is not finished yet, but this contribution shows a first overview over the lameness situation on the visited farms of organic pig breeding in Germany.

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The aim of this study was to assess lameness prevalence in organic sows as well as to identify risk factors for lameness. The project focused on sows kept indoors with access to an outdoor run. Sows were chosen since they are kept for a longer period of time as compared with fattening pigs and therefore influencing factors from the housing environment may have a greater impact on them. Furthermore, leg health is a prerequisite for productivity and longevity.
In the preparatory phase, different gait scoring systems were identified from the literature and tested with regard to reliability and feasibility in the on-farm context. Also, farms willing to cooperate (criteria for inclusion: minimum herd size 20 sows, certified since at least two years) were identified. 40 farms were visited once and lameness and leg health was assessed on an individual level. Mean prevalence of mild and severe lameness in pregnant sows was 6.0 % (min-max 0-27 %) and 0.9 % (0-11 %), respectively, and thus substantially lower than data from conventional pig farming. The final analysis will comprise the identification of factors associated with lameness under the organic farming conditions investigated.

EPrint Type:Conference paper, poster, etc.
Type of presentation:Paper
Keywords:Schweine, Sauen, Lahmheiten, Ökologischer Landbau, Risikofaktoren
Agrovoc keywords:
LanguageValueURI
German - DeutschUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Subjects: Animal husbandry
Animal husbandry > Health and welfare
Animal husbandry > Production systems > Pigs
Research affiliation: Germany > Federal Organic Farming Scheme - BOELN
Germany > Federal Organic Farming Scheme - BOELN > Animals > Tiergesundheit
Germany > Federal Research Institute for Rural Areas, Forestry and Fisheries - VTI > Institute of Organic Farming - OEL
International Conferences > 2015: Scientific Conference of the German Speaking Countries > Animal husbandry
ISBN:978-3-89574-885-1
DOI:27217
Related Links:http://www.wissenschaftstagung.de/
Deposited By: March, Dr. Solveig
ID Code:27217
Deposited On:22 Jun 2015 12:42
Last Modified:14 Jan 2016 11:29
Document Language:German/Deutsch
Status:Published
Refereed:Peer-reviewed and accepted
Additional Publishing Information:Dieser Beitrag ist im Tagungsband der 13. Wissenschaftstagung erschienen.
Häring, A.M., Hörning, B., Hoffmann-Bahnsen, R., Luley, H., Luthardt, V., Pape, J., Trei, G. (Hrsg.)(2015):
Am Mut hängt der Erfolg - Rückblicke und Ausblicke auf die ökologische Landbewirtschaftung.
Beiträge zur 13. Wissenschaftstagung Ökologischer Landbau, Hochschule für nachhaltige Entwicklung Eberswalde, 17.-20. März 2015
Verlag Dr. Köster, Berlin

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