Virtala, A.; Holma, U.; Hovi, M.; Hänninen, M.; Hyyrynen, T.; Rossow, L.; Kahiluoto, H. and Valros, A. (2005) Organic egg production in Finland - animal health, welfare and food safety issues. Paper at: Systems development: quality and safety of organic livestock products : proceedings of the 4th SAFO workshop, Frick, Switzerland, 17-19 March 2005.
A total of 20 out of 23 commercial organic layer farms took part in the research. Data were collected through observation and by interviewing the producer, using a semi-structured interview guide. Laying hen welfare was estimated using environment-based and animal-based methods. Fresh faecal samples were collected from the floor for analysis of campylobacter and salmonella bacteria and for internal parasite identification.
|EPrint Type:||Conference paper, poster, etc.|
|Type of presentation:||Paper|
|Keywords:||egg production, bacteria, parasites, food safety, animal welfare, farms, organic farming|
|Subjects:||Animal husbandry > Health and welfare|
|Research affiliation:|| Finland > Univ. Helsinki|
Finland > Veterinary and Food Research EELA
|Deposited By:||Koistinen, Riitta|
|Deposited On:||03 Oct 2005|
|Last Modified:||12 Apr 2010 07:31|
|Refereed:||Peer-reviewed and accepted|
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