Diergezondheid biologische houderij versus gangbare houderij : varkenshouderij, melkveehouderij

I.A.J.M. Eijck, E.A.A. Smolders, M.A. van der Gaag, M.H. Bokma-Bakker

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Based on literature, the health status of pigs and dairy cows in organic and conventional housing are compared. The advantages of organic pig farming are a better welfare and less leg disorders. Disadvantages are a higher mortality rate for piglets, more lung disorders and a higher incidence of parasitic infections. The advantages of organic dairy farming are less leg disorders, a lower incidence of milk fever and ketosis and a better fertility. Disadvantages are a lower milk yield, a higher somatic cell count and a higher prevalence of mastitis.
Original languageDutch
Place of PublicationLelystad
PublisherPraktijkonderzoek Veehouderij
Number of pages48
Publication statusPublished - 2003

Publication series

NamePraktijkRapport / Praktijkonderzoek Veehouderij : Varkens
PublisherPraktijkonderzoek Veehouderij


  • dairy cattle
  • pig farming
  • animal husbandry
  • animal health
  • organic farming
  • traditional farming

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