Farmer groups for animal health and welfare planning in European organic dairy hers

M. Vaarst, E. Gratzer, M. Walkenhorst, S. Ivemeyer, J. Brinkman, S. March, L.K. Whistance, E.A.A. Smolders, E. Stöger, J. Huber, C. Leeb, S. Roderick, C. Winckler, B.I.F. Henriksen, P. Nicholas, B. Hansen, C. Mejdell

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Abstract

A set of common principles for active animal health and welfare planning in organic dairy farming has been developed in the ANIPLAN project group of seven European countries. Health and welfare planning is a farmer‐owned process of continuous development and improvement and may be practised in many different ways. It should incorporate health promotion and disease handling, based on a strategy where assessment of current status and risks forms the basis for evaluation, action and review. Besides this, it should be 1) farmspecific, 2) involve external person(s) and 3) external knowledge, 4) be based on organic principles, 5) be written, and 6) acknowledge good aspects in addition to targeting the problem areas in order to stimulate the learning process.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings 9th European IFSA Symposium, 4-7 July 2010, Viena Austria
Pages683-691
Publication statusPublished - 2010
Event9th European IFSA Symposium, Viena, July 2010 -
Duration: 4 Jul 20107 Jul 2010

Conference

Conference9th European IFSA Symposium, Viena, July 2010
Period4/07/107/07/10

Keywords

  • dairy farming
  • animal welfare
  • organic farming
  • animal health
  • farm planning

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    Vaarst, M., Gratzer, E., Walkenhorst, M., Ivemeyer, S., Brinkman, J., March, S., Whistance, L. K., Smolders, E. A. A., Stöger, E., Huber, J., Leeb, C., Roderick, S., Winckler, C., Henriksen, B. I. F., Nicholas, P., Hansen, B., & Mejdell, C. (2010). Farmer groups for animal health and welfare planning in European organic dairy hers. In Proceedings 9th European IFSA Symposium, 4-7 July 2010, Viena Austria (pp. 683-691) http://ifsa.boku.ac.at/cms/fileadmin/Proceeding2010/2010_WS1.8_Vaarst.pdf