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Status Quo der Tierwohlsituation in der deutschen Milchziegenhaltung

Sporkmann, Katrin; March, S.; Brinkmann, Jan and Georg, Heiko (2017) Status Quo der Tierwohlsituation in der deutschen Milchziegenhaltung. Paper at: 14. Wissenschaftstagung Ökologischer Landbau, Campus Weihenstephan, Freising-Weihenstephan, 07.-10. März 2017.

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Dairy goat farming is a growing market in animal husbandry in Germany. Due to this expansion, farmers special advice on health, feeding and housing is growing as well. Thus a project was initiated to assess welfare and housing systems
three times in three and a quarter year on 40 dairy goat farms in Germany. The main goal was to benchmark welfare
concept on the same farms. In the first assessment, 1876 lactating goats in total were assessed on 40 farms. From a set of 22 animal based indicators in total, 8 showed a
higher prevalence than 5 %: moderate and severe claw overgrowth, mild udder lesions, small udder scars, moderate udder asymmetry, swellings, head lesions, hairless patches and avoidance distance test. Interestingly, not more than 1.6 % of goats showed signs of mild and moderate lameness compared to 47.6 % of goats having moderate claw overgrowth. The concentration of CO2 varied between 476 ppm
and 729 ppm and ammonia concentration ranged between 0.9 and 1.2 ppm, independently from air volume of the goat barns. The results of the first application of a welfare assessment protocol on German dairy goat farms could be used to
benchmark input on farm- and study-group- level.


EPrint Type:Conference paper, poster, etc.
Type of presentation:Paper
Keywords:dairy goat, animal welfare, on-farm assessment, animal-based indicator, Tierwohl, Milchziegen
Subjects: Animal husbandry > Production systems > Sheep and goats
Animal husbandry > Health and welfare
Research affiliation: Germany > Federal Research Institute for Rural Areas, Forestry and Fisheries - VTI
International Conferences > 2017: Scientific Conference German Speaking Countries > Animal husbandry
ISBN:978-3-89574-925-4
Deposited By: Hasreiter, Anna
ID Code:31895
Deposited On:04 Jul 2017 17:21
Last Modified:04 Jul 2017 17:21
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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