Diergezondheid en management op biologische boerderijen die geen antibiotica gebruiken = Animal health and farm management on organic farms with no antibiotics

E.A.A. Smolders

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On nine milk cattle companies with cows, two with goats and one with sheep, which none of them do not or hardly uses antibiotics, animal health and management have been examined. Reasons not to use antibiotics have to do with resistance, residues, healthier livestock, less stress and economic advantage. On all companies is much attention paid to a livestock which is appropriate at the circumstances on the company. At sicknesses or disorders the stock breeder appeals to the ability of selfmanagement of cattle. The moderate supplies with minerals and trace elements stand in the way the capacitance advancement sometimes. At milk cows treatment is postponed sometimes, not with goats. One is appropriate fytotherapy, homeopathy, idea strength and energetically balances beside regular operations (milk dry, driespeen make) and treatment. The longer companies afre antibioticfree, the less (complementary) medicines are used. Pneumonia at calves and lambs, footrot and mastitis is sometimes still treated with antibiotics
Original languageDutch
Place of PublicationLelystad
PublisherAnimal Sciences Group
Number of pages50
Publication statusPublished - 2007

Publication series

NameRapport / Wageningen UR, Animal Sciences Group
PublisherAnimal Sciences Group
ISSN (Print)1570-8616


  • dairy cows
  • goats
  • sheep
  • organic farming
  • antibiotics
  • animal health
  • minerals
  • mastitis

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