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Perspektiven zur Verbesserung der Tiergesundheit in der ökologischen Schweinemast

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Hoischen-Taubner, Susanne and Sundrum, Albert (2013) Perspektiven zur Verbesserung der Tiergesundheit in der ökologischen Schweinemast. Paper at: 12. Wissenschaftstagung Ökologischer Landbau, Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität, Bonn, 5. bis 8. März 2013.

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Improvement of animal health is a crucial challenge in organic farming to meet customers’ demands with respect to healthy food from healthy animals. Grasping animal health as an emergent property of the whole farm system, a systemic approach has been used to analyse the farm specific interaction of health related factors and to select the most effective measures to improve animal health.
By making use of an impact matrix, the interactions of 22 health relevant variables were evaluated and their systemic roles calculated on 10 organic farms with fattening pigs. Recommendations related to variables identified as ‘active’ variables enable the farmer to invest limited resources where they might provide the highest impact. The results indicate that general recommendations regarding health management are not valid and should be replaced by the development of farm specific strategies that strive for on an acceptable level of animal health status on farm level.


EPrint Type:Conference paper, poster, etc.
Type of presentation:Paper
Keywords:Einflussmatrix, Systemansatz, Schlachtkörperbefunde, Mastschweine
Subjects: Knowledge management > Research methodology and philosophy > Systems research and participatory research
Animal husbandry > Health and welfare
Research affiliation: Germany > University of Kassel > Department of Animal Nutrition and Animal Health
International Conferences > 2013: Scientific Conference Organic Agriculture > Animal husbandry
Related Links:http://www.wissenschaftstagung.de/, https://www.verlag-koester.de/index.php?id=114&tx_fbmagento[shop][route]=catalog&tx_fbmagento[shop][controller]=product&tx_fbmagento[shop][action]=view&tx_fbmagento[shop][id]=1137&tx_fbmagento[shop][s]=beitrage-zur-12-wissenschaftstagung-okologischer-land
Deposited By: Hoischen-Taubner, Susanne
ID Code:21520
Deposited On:09 Sep 2013 12:36
Last Modified:22 Nov 2013 15:01
Document Language:German/Deutsch
Status:Published
Refereed:Peer-reviewed and accepted
Additional Publishing Information:Dieser Beitrag ist im Tagungsband der 12. Wissenschaftstagung Ökologischer Landbau
Ideal und Wirklichkeit: Perspektiven ökologischer Landbewirtschaftung
Erscheinungsjahr: 2013
ISBN-13: 9783895748158
Verlag Dr. Köster, Berlin

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