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Produktionskrankheiten in der ökologischen Milchviehhaltung und die Notwendigkeit von Zielformulierungen

Krieger, Margret; Hoischen-Taubner, Susanne and Sundrum, Albert (2017) Produktionskrankheiten in der ökologischen Milchviehhaltung und die Notwendigkeit von Zielformulierungen. Paper at: 14. Wissenschaftstagung Ökologischer Landbau, Campus Weihenstephan, Freising-Weihenstephan, 07.-10. März 2017.

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Organic farming is based on the four principles health, ecology, fairness and care, and is governed by EU regulation 834/2007. The question leading to this research was
whether these provisions are sufficient to ensure good animal health. Prevalences of production diseases in 192 organic dairy farms in France, Germany, Spain and
Sweden were assessed based on routinely collected herd data and locomotion scoring. Herd-level indicators were determined for udder health, metabolism, reproduction and lameness. The median (min - max) prevalence of subclinical mastitis was 51.3% (18.9 - 94.2) and 14.2% (0 - 79.2) of the animals were lame. Prevalence of subclinical ketosis was 10% (0 - 45) and 42% (4.3 - 90.5) of the animals had a
prolonged calving interval. Mean values and distributions showed that the organic principles and regulations do not lead to consistently low levels of production diseases. Thus, there is a gap between the organic principle of health and the health performance of organic farms. The formulation of a common objective and continuous monitoring of the degree to which health targets are achieved may be a means to reduce the gap and to sustainably improve animal health.


EPrint Type:Conference paper, poster, etc.
Type of presentation:Paper
Keywords:animal health, production diseases, dairy cow, organic, targets, Produktionskrankheiten, Milchvieh
Subjects: Animal husbandry > Production systems > Dairy cattle
Animal husbandry > Health and welfare
Research affiliation: Germany > University of Kassel > Department of Animal Nutrition and Animal Health
International Conferences > 2017: Scientific Conference German Speaking Countries > Animal health
ISBN:978-3-89574-925-4
Deposited By: Hasreiter, Anna
ID Code:31846
Deposited On:04 Jul 2017 17:22
Last Modified:04 Jul 2017 17:22
Document Language:German/Deutsch
Status:Published
Refereed:Peer-reviewed and accepted
Additional Publishing Information:Dieser Beitrag ist im Tagungsband der 14. Wissenschaftstagung erschienen.
S. Wolfrum, H. Heuwinkel, H.J. Reents, u.a. (Hrsg.) (2017): Ökologischen Landbau weiterdenken - Verantwortung übernehmen - Vertrauen stärken. Beiträge der 14. Wissenschaftstagung Ökologischer Landbau, Freising-Weihenstephan, 7.-10. März 2017
Verlag Dr. Köster, Berlin

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