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Hyperketonaemia risk lower in organic cows housed in free stalls

Dredge, K.; Schnier, C. and Soveri, T. (2005) Hyperketonaemia risk lower in organic cows housed in free stalls. Paper at: Enhancing animal health security and food safety in organic livestock production : the 3rd SAFO workshop, Falenty, Poland, 16-18 September 2004.

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The variation in the incidence of hyperketonaemia is marked between individual herds, and even though organic farms have some feeding related factors predisposing to hyperketonaemia, there are also some management practices (especially in loose housing systems) which might act as preventive factors. However, it may be advisable for organic farmers to favour moderate milk production when selecting cows for a herd.

EPrint Type:Conference paper, poster, etc.
Type of presentation:Paper
Keywords:hyperketonaemia, dairy cows, organic farming
Subjects: Animal husbandry > Health and welfare
Research affiliation: Finland > Univ. Helsinki > Veterinary Medicine
Related Links:http://safonetwork.org/publications/ws3/SAFO%20Master31.pdf
Deposited By: Koistinen, Riitta
ID Code:8418
Deposited On:02 May 2006
Last Modified:12 Apr 2010 07:33
Document Language:English
Refereed:Not peer-reviewed

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