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Improving health and welfare of pigs - A handbook for organic pig farmers

{Tool} Improving health and welfare of pigs - A handbook for organic pig farmers. Creator(s): Holinger, Mirjam; Ayrle, Hannah; Bochicchio, Davide; Butler, Gillian; Dippel, Sabine; Edwards, Sandra; Holmes, Diane; Illmann, Gudrun; Leeb, Christine; Maupertuis, Florence; Melišová, Michala; Prunier, Armelle; Rousing, Tine; Rudolph, Gwendolyn and Früh, Barbara. Issuing Organisation(s): Research Institute of Organic Agriculture (FiBL). (2015)

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Online at: https://www.fibl.org/en/shop-en/article/c/pigs/p/1676-handbook-propig.html

Summary

As part of the CoreOrganic II project ProPig, researchers and advisors assessed animal health, welfare and environmental impact on 74 organic pig farms across eight European countries and in different housing systems, including outdoor, indoor and partly outdoor systems. Based on these assessments, improvement strategies were deve­loped together with pig farmers and compiled in this handbook. The recommendations are intended to guide farmers and advisors in developing pig management, housing, and feeding towards optimal animal health and welfare.


EPrint Type:Practice tool
What problem does the tool address?:Organic pig producers face the major challenge to produce pig meat of high quality and at a moderate price based on high animal health and welfare standards. To meet this challenge, farmers cannot rely on organic housing and production regulations solely, as these do not inevitably result in a good animal health and welfare status of the pigs.
What solution does the tool offer?:The handbook summarizes the expertise of farmers, consultants, scientists and technical literature for maintaining the health of pigs. The recommendations are intended to support farmers and consultants in the development of an optimal pig husbandry.
Country:Czech Republic
Type of Practice Tool:Books & reports
Theme:Crop specific
Keywords:animal health, animal husbandry, swine, rations, feeding
Agrovoc keywords:
LanguageValueURI
Englishanimal healthhttp://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_431
Englishanimal husbandryhttp://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_8532
Englishswinehttp://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_7555
Englishrationshttp://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_6461
Englishfeedinghttp://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_2838
Subjects: Animal husbandry
Animal husbandry > Health and welfare
Animal husbandry > Production systems > Pigs
Research affiliation: European Union > CORE Organic II > ProPIG
Austria > Univ. BOKU Wien
Switzerland > FiBL - Research Institute of Organic Agriculture Switzerland > Animal Health
Czech Republic > Bioinstitut
Czech Republic > Institute of Animal Science (VUZV)
Germany > Federal Organic Farming Scheme - BOELN > Animals > Tiergesundheit
Germany > Federal Research Institute of Animal Health - FLI
France > INRA - Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique
Italy > CRA - National Council of Agricultural Research
UK > Univ. Newcastle
ISBN:978-3-03736-278-5
Project ID:oknet
Deposited By: Willer, Dr. Helga
ID Code:35307
Deposited On:24 Apr 2019 06:58
Last Modified:28 Apr 2019 17:45
Document Language:English
Status:Published
Refereed:Not peer-reviewed

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