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Essential oil trials on-farm: an alternative treatment for mastitis (RELACS Practice Abstract)

{Tool} Essential oil trials on-farm: an alternative treatment for mastitis (RELACS Practice Abstract). Creator(s): Chemin, Edith. Issuing Organisation(s): FiBL - Research Institute of Organic Agriculture, IFOAM Organics Europe. (2022)

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The use of essential oils successfully contributes to the healing of mastitis. They can also be used preventively against mild mastitis. Compared to antibiotics, essential oils have a lower ecological impact and are less expensive (8€ for essential oils /18 € for antibiotics – for one treatment). Regarding labour impact, treatments with essential oils increase working time, from 2 days with antibiotics to 7 with essential oils.

Summary translation

Die Verwendung von ätherischen Ölen trägt erfolgreich zur Heilung von Mastitis bei. Sie können auch präventiv gegen
leichte Mastitis eingesetzt werden. Im Vergleich zu Antibiotika haben ätherische Öle geringere ökologische Auswirkungen und sind günstiger (8 € für ätherische Öle/ 18 € für Antibiotika - für eine Behandlung). Was die Auswirkungen auf die Arbeit betrifft, so verlängert die Behandlung mit ätherischen Ölen die Arbeitszeit von 2 Tagen bei Antibiotika auf 7 Tage bei ätherischen Ölen.

EPrint Type:Practice tool
Teaser:The use of essential oils can successfully contribute to the healing of mastitis.
What problem does the tool address?:While antibiotics remain necessary treatments against mastitis, their widespread use leads to antibiotic resistance, which constitutes a threat to public health.
What solution does the tool offer?:Many essential oils have antibacterial or anti-inflammatory properties. With the help of an advisor, dairy farmers can test alternative mastitis treatments with essential oils following a common protocol established by RELACS.
Country:Belgium, Switzerland
Type of Practice Tool:Practice abstracts
Keywords:dairy cattle, dairy hygiene, disease control
Agrovoc keywords:
dairy cattle
dairy hygiene
disease control
Subjects: Animal husbandry > Production systems > Dairy cattle
Animal husbandry > Health and welfare
Research affiliation: European Union > Horizon 2020 > RELACS
Switzerland > FiBL - Research Institute of Organic Agriculture Switzerland > Animal > Animal health
International Organizations > International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movements IFOAM > IFOAM Organics Europe
Horizon Europe or H2020 Grant Agreement Number:773431
Related Links:https://organic-farmknowledge.org/tool/44134, https://organic-farmknowledge.org/tool/44005, https://twitter.com/farm_knowledge/status/1536320038860365824, https://www.facebook.com/organicfarmknowledge/posts/514638930448746
Project ID:ofk
Deposited By: Rüger, Madelaine Lea
ID Code:44134
Deposited On:06 Jun 2022 13:39
Last Modified:19 Jun 2023 07:30
Document Language:English

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