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Status quo of animal health of sows and piglets in organic farms

Dietze, Klaas; Werner, Christina and Sundrum, Albert (2007) Status quo of animal health of sows and piglets in organic farms. Poster at: 3rd QLIF Congress: Improving Sustainability in Organic and Low Input Food Production Systems, University of Hohenheim, Germany, March 20-23, 2007.

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In an ongoing study, which focuses on the implementation of animal health plans in organic pig production, the status quo of animal health of sows and piglets in 20 organic farms in Germany was assessed. Standard livestock data showed distinct variations. The on-farm assessment brought up weak-points in hygienic, nutritional and animal health management. Gathered data will be used to develop stock customized optimisation strategies with the aim to achieve superior health standards, including an assembly of cost- benefit relationships.


EPrint Type:Conference paper, poster, etc.
Type of presentation:Poster
Keywords:Animal health, pigs, on-farm assessment
Subjects: Animal husbandry
Animal husbandry > Health and welfare
Research affiliation: International Conferences > 2007: 3rd QLIF Congress > 4 Livestock production
Germany > University of Kassel > Department of Farm Animal Behaviour and Husbandry
Deposited By: Sundrum, Prof. Dr. Albert
ID Code:9744
Deposited On:06 Mar 2007
Last Modified:12 Apr 2010 07:34
Document Language:English
Status:Published
Refereed:Not peer-reviewed
Additional Publishing Information: The final version of this paper is published in:
Niggli, Urs; Leifert, Carlo; Alföldi, Thomas; Lück, Lorna and Willer, Helga, Eds. (2007) Improving Sustainability in Organic and Low Input Food Production Systems. Proceedings of the 3rd International Congress of the European Integrated Project Quality Low Input Food (QLIF). University of Hohenheim, Germany, March 20 – 23, 2007. Research Institute of Organic Agriculture FiBL, CH-Frick.http://orgprints.org/10417/
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