Health and welfare of organic livestock

W. Sukkel, M. Hommes

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    Abstract

    Animal health and welfare are important principles of organic animal husbandry. In the Netherlands organic animal husbandry has proven to perform better than the conventional sector on many aspects of animal welfare. The Dutch organic animal husbandry sector has recognised animal health and welfare as crucial and maintains a strong focus on further improvement. Dutch scientists are working to advance the health and welfare of organically kept animals. Additionally, they focus on innovations and directly applicable solutions to specific problems concerning diseases and behaviour. This research is often carried out in close collaboration with farmers
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationResearch on organic agriculture in the Netherlands : organisation, methodology and results
    EditorsW. Sukkel, W. Hommes
    Place of PublicationWageningen
    PublisherWageningen UR
    Pages70-77
    Number of pages120
    ISBN (Print)9789085854036
    Publication statusPublished - 2009

    Keywords

    • animal welfare
    • animal health
    • organic farming
    • pig farming
    • dairy farming
    • poultry farming
    • goat keeping
    • animal housing
    • animal nutrition
    • farm management
    • research

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