March, Solveig; Brinkmann, Jan and Winckler, Christoph (2006) Dairy health in German organic farming - an intervention study on lameness and the implementation of herd health plans. Paper at: Joint Organic Congress, Odense, Denmark, May 30-31, 2006.
A pilot study carried out in 2002/2003 (50 farms) revealed that production diseases such as mastitis, lameness and metabolic disorders play a considerable role in german organic dairy farming. In a follow-up project, an intervention study on lameness is currrently being carried out in 43 cubicle housed Holstein Friesian herds. Farms are monitored at 3-months intervals for two years. The average baseline lameness prevalence was 26%. Preliminary findings suggest a beneficial effect of access to pasture during summer and improvements due to intervention measures (housing, management) taken in approximately half of the farms. In a third step, herd health plans with regard to mastitis, lameness, metabolic disorders, reproductive disorders and calf diseases will be implemented on the project farms integrating farmers, veterinary practitioners and advisors.
|EPrint Type:||Conference paper, poster, etc.|
|Type of presentation:||Paper|
|Keywords:||BÖL, BOEL, FKZ 03OE406, Tiergesundheitskonzept, Qualitätsmanagement, ökologische Milchviehhaltung|
|Subjects:||Animal husbandry > Health and welfare|
|Research affiliation:|| International Conferences > 2006: Joint Organic Congress > Theme 8: Animal health and disease handling|
Germany > Federal Organic Farming Scheme - BOELN > Animals > Tiergesundheit
|Related Links:||http://www.bundesprogramm-oekolandbau.de, http://www.bundesprogramm.de/fkz=03OE406, http://orgprints.org/perl/search/advanced?addtitle%2Ftitle=&keywords=03OE406&projects=BOEL&_order=bypublication&_action_search=Suchen|
|Deposited By:||Winckler, Prof. Christoph|
|Deposited On:||09 May 2006|
|Last Modified:||12 Apr 2010 07:32|
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