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Bestandesbetreuung und antibiotikafreies Tiergesundheitsmanagement in der Schweiz (Pro-Q)

{Project} Pro-Q: Bestandesbetreuung und antibiotikafreies Tiergesundheitsmanagement in der Schweiz (Pro-Q). [Pro-Q: Herd health management and antibiotics reduction in Swiss dairy herds.] Runs 2003 - 2009. Project Leader(s): Heil, Fritz, Research Institute of Organic Agriculture (FiBL), CH-5070 Frick.

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Online at: http://www.fibl.org/de/schweiz/forschung/tiergesundheit.html

Summary

Definition of the problem:
The objective of the project is the implementation of on-farm-measures to reduce the usage of antibiotics in mastitis control drastically. A project team of 5 veterinarians and 2 agronomists will collect data of mastitis causing factors on 100 new farms per year in Switzerland: housing, feeding, human-cow-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 dates. During a period of at least 2, years these farms will be intensively advised by the project team and the practical veterinarian. Therapies will primarily 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, an Internet based network of health data should be implemented for providing informations for farmers and veterinarians in herd health management.
Project aims:
-To gather, store and analyse all relevant information in the context of udder health and it’s control in organic farms
-To implement an extension service for dairy farmers to minimize mastitis treatment frequence
-To reduce antibiotics in dairy farming
-To give recommendations for herd health management especially under organic conditions
-To regard economic and ecologic aspects in milk production
Methodology:
Observational longitudinal study; extension project

Summary translation

Involved organisations, project partners:
COOP, CH-Basel; Weleda, CH-Arlesheim
Literature:
-Barkema, H.W.; Schukken, Y.N.; Lam, T.J.G.M.; Beiboer, M.L.; Benedictus, G.; Brand, A.
(1999): Management practices associated with the incidence rate of clinical mastitis. J Dairy Sci, 82: 1655-1663.
-Busato, A.; Trachsel, P.; Schällibaum, M.; Blum, J.W. (2000): Udder health and risk factors for subclinical mastitis in organic dairy farms in Switzerland. Prev. Vet. Medicine 44 (2000):205-220.
-Fehlings, K.; Deneke, J. (2000): Mastitisproblematik in Betrieben mit ökologischer Rinderhaltung. Tierärztl. Prax. 200;28:104-109.
-Hamann, J. ; Fehlings, K. (2002): Leitlinien zur Bekämpfung der Mastitis des Rindes als Bestandesproblem. Deutsche Veterinärmedizinische Gesellschaft (DVG), Sachverständigenausschuss subklinische Mastitis.
-Hamann, J.; Fehlings, K. (2003): Zur Ökonomie der Mastitistherapie. Deutsche Veterinärmedizinische Gesellschaft (DVG), Tagung des Arbeitskreises Eutergesundheit p 150-163.

EPrint Type:Project description
Keywords:Mastitis; dairy cow; herd health management; antibiotics reduction, Bestandes- und Komplementärmedizin, Pro-Q
Subjects: Animal husbandry > Health and welfare
Research affiliation: Switzerland > FiBL - Research Institute of Organic Agriculture Switzerland > Animal Health
Research funders: Switzerland > Coop
Related Links:http://www.coop.ch, http://www.weleda.ch, http://www.fibl.org/english/research/animal-health/index.php, http://orgprints.org/perl/search/advanced?keywords=Bestandes-+und+Komplement%C3%A4rmedizin%2C+Pro-Q&keywords_merge=ALL&projects=animal-health &projects_merge=ANY&_satisfyall=ALL&_order=byname&_action_search=Search
Acronym:Pro-Q
Project ID:TG 2.1
Start Date:1 May 2003
End Date:30 April 2009
Deposited By: Heil, Fritz
ID Code:6281
Deposited On:22 Nov 2005
Last Modified:12 Apr 2010 07:31

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