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Udder health concepts that comply with organic principles - how to reduce therapies?

Walkenhorst, Michael; Notz, Christophe; Klocke, Peter; Spranger, Jörg and Heil, Fritz (2004) Udder health concepts that comply with organic principles - how to reduce therapies? In: Hovi, Malla; Sundrum, Albert and Padel, Susanne (Eds.) Organic livestock farming: potential and limitations of husbandry practice to secure animal health and welfare and food quality. Proceedings of the 2nd SAFO Workshop 25-27 March 2004, Witzenhausen, Germany; University of Reading. SAFO Sustaining Animal Health and Food Safety in Organic Farming. A European Commission funded Concerted Action Project, pp. 71-75.

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Summary

Both the consumers and the legislators expect products from healthy organic livestock. Consequently, keeping farm animals healthy has the highest priority in veterinary work on organic farms. Different Swiss FiBL projects on bovine mastitis in recent years were aimed at health concepts that comply with organic livestock production principles. This paper summarises some of the work carried out.


EPrint Type:Book chapter
Keywords:somatic cell counts, clinical mastitis, Komplementärmedizin, Eutergesundheit, Mastitis
Subjects: Animal husbandry > Production systems > Dairy cattle
Food systems > Food security, food quality and human health
Animal husbandry > Health and welfare
Research affiliation: Switzerland > FiBL - Research Institute of Organic Agriculture Switzerland > Animal Health
Related Links:http://www.fibl.org/forschung/tiergesundheit/index.php
Deposited By: Walkenhorst, Michael
ID Code:3157
Deposited On:06 Sep 2004
Last Modified:12 Apr 2010 07:29
Document Language:English
Status:Published
Refereed:Not peer-reviewed

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