Veterinary advisory practice and sustainable production on dairy farms

J.P.T.M. Noordhuizen, O. Oenema, S. Boersema, J. Cannas da Silva

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Abstract

The concept of ‘sustainable livestock production’ has greatly developed over the past decades. Currently, a certain degree of consensus has been reached. The concept comprises four major components: economy, ecology, society, and ethics. Dairy farmers, especially those with grassland-based production, play a paramount role in this concept. They have to provide landscape and water management services, next to healthy and animal-friendly dairy production. Other stake-holders in the food-production-consumption chain play a key role too. Therefore, the sustainability concept has to be considered at both the structural, technological and managerial levels. The first addresses the structure of the dairy production
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5-18
JournalCattle practice: The Journal of the British Cattle Veterinary Association
Volume20
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2012

Keywords

  • dairy calves
  • concurrent infections
  • prevalence
  • feces
  • enteropathogens
  • rotavirus
  • spain

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