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Hürden bei dem Versuch einer nachhaltigen Verbesserung der Tiergesundheit

Sundrum, Albert (2007) Hürden bei dem Versuch einer nachhaltigen Verbesserung der Tiergesundheit. [Obstacles towards a sustainable improvement of animal health.] Paper at: Zwischen Tradition und Globalisierung - 9. Wissenschaftstagung Ökologischer Landbau, Universität Hohenheim, Stuttgart, Deutschland, 20.-23.03.2007.

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The current performance of organic farms in relation to animal health often does not surpass the level of conventional production and does not always meet the self-proclaimed aims and the expectations of the consumers. Taking into consideration the specific characteristics of multi-factorial diseases and the need for appropriate living conditions, the question arises which obstacles are decisive for the current situation and need to be changed in order to improve animal health status.
Taking the system approach of organic farming into account, several theses in relation to the most relevant obstacles are discussed. Obstacles seem to be evident in relation to deficits concerning the perception of health problems, lack of a clear goal in relation to the acceptable animal health status, lack of resources and limitations to think through the complexity of the processes within the farm system. It is concluded that there seems to be no realistic chance to improve animal health status in organic farms without a change in paradigm from a standard to an output oriented approach. Simul-taneously, efforts and success in health management have to be honoured by pre-mium prices.


EPrint Type:Conference paper, poster, etc.
Type of presentation:Paper
Keywords:Tiergesundheit, Gesundheitsmanagement
Subjects: Animal husbandry > Production systems
Animal husbandry > Health and welfare
Research affiliation: International Conferences > 2007: Scientific Conference on Organic Agriculture > 2 Livestock > 2.2 Animal health
Deposited By: Sundrum, Prof. Dr. Albert
ID Code:9580
Deposited On:07 May 2007
Last Modified:12 Apr 2010 07:34
Document Language:German - Deutsch
Status:Published
Refereed:Peer-reviewed and accepted
Additional Publishing Information:Die endgültige Version des Beitrags ist veröffentlicht in:
S. Zikeli, W. Claupein, S. Dabbert, B. Kaufmann, T. Müller und A. Valle Zárate, Hrsg. (2007)
Zwischen Tradition und Globalisierung – 9. Wissenschaftstagung Ökologischer Landbau, Universität Hohenheim, Deutschland, 20.-23. März 2007, http://orgprints.org/10742/

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