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Pro-Q: Strategien zur Verbesserung der Eutergesundheit und Minimierung des Antibiotikaeinsatzes in schweizerischen Biomilchviehbetrieben

Walkenhorst, Michael; Heil, Fritz; Ivemeyer, Silvia; Klocke, Peter; Notz, Christophe and Spranger, Jörg (2005) Pro-Q: Strategien zur Verbesserung der Eutergesundheit und Minimierung des Antibiotikaeinsatzes in schweizerischen Biomilchviehbetrieben. [Pro-Q: Strategies for improving udder health and minimizing the use of antibiotics in swiss organic dairy herds.] In: Heß, J and Rahmann, G (Eds.) Ende der Nische, Beiträge zur 8. Wissenschaftstagung Ökologischer Landbau, kassel university press GmbH, Kassel.

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Data of mastitis causing factors will be collected on 100 new farms per year in Switzerland: housing, feeding, human-animal-interaction, milking technology, milking hygiene. These data will be connected to the mastitis status of the herd based on quarter milk samples and milk recording data. During a period of at least 2 years these farms will be intensively advised by the project team and their practical veterinarians. Therapies will primarily be based on homeopathic remedies. The development of mastitis causing factors and the mastitis status of the farms is followed up at regular intervals to show possible correlations between (changing) factors and mastitis status. In addition, a network of health data should be implemented for providing information for farmers and veterinarians in preventive herd health management. The aims of the project are reduction in the use of antibiotics in udder treatment, improvement of the udder health state of the herds and, as a consequence, improvement of milk quality.


EPrint Type:Conference paper, poster, etc.
Type of presentation:Paper
Keywords:Tiergesundheit, Rind, Mastitis, Präventive Bestandesmedizin, Homöopathie, Bestandes- und Komplementärmedizin, Pro-Q mastitis, herd health management, homeopathy
Subjects: Animal husbandry > Health and welfare
Animal husbandry > Production systems > Beef cattle
Research affiliation: International Conferences > 2005: Scientific Conference on Organic Agriculture
Switzerland > FiBL - Research Institute of Organic Agriculture Switzerland > Animal Health
Related Links:http://www.fibl.org/forschung/tiergesundheit/komplementaermedizin/index.php
Deposited By: Walkenhorst, Michael
ID Code:3876
Deposited On:05 Mar 2005
Last Modified:12 Apr 2010 07:30
Document Language:German - Deutsch
Status:Published
Refereed:Peer-reviewed and accepted

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