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Organic egg production in Finland - animal health, welfare and food safety issues


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Virtala, A.; Holma, U.; Hovi, M.; Hänninen, M.; Hyyrynen, T.; Rossow, L.; Kahiluoto, H. and Valros, A. (2005) Organic egg production in Finland - animal health, welfare and food safety issues. Paper at: Systems development: quality and safety of organic livestock products : proceedings of the 4th SAFO workshop, Frick, Switzerland, 17-19 March 2005.

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A total of 20 out of 23 commercial organic layer farms took part in the research. Data were collected through observation and by interviewing the producer, using a semi-structured interview guide. Laying hen welfare was estimated using environment-based and animal-based methods. Fresh faecal samples were collected from the floor for analysis of campylobacter and salmonella bacteria and for internal parasite identification.

EPrint Type:Conference paper, poster, etc.
Type of presentation:Paper
Keywords:egg production, bacteria, parasites, food safety, animal welfare, farms, organic farming
Subjects: Animal husbandry > Health and welfare
Research affiliation: Finland > Univ. Helsinki
Finland > Veterinary and Food Research EELA
Related Links:http://www.safonetwork.org/publications/ws4/SAFOmaster4.pdf
Deposited By: Koistinen, Riitta
ID Code:6004
Deposited On:03 Oct 2005
Last Modified:12 Apr 2010 07:31
Document Language:English
Refereed:Peer-reviewed and accepted

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