Projects per year
This report contains an overview of recent literature regarding the mortality of piglets, calves on dairy farms and dairy goat kids during their first weeks of life. On the basis of literature data, early mortality in the Netherlands was compared with that in other countries. The main causes of early mortality have been identified as well as possible measures that can reduce early mortality of young animals. Finally, a number of conditions have been mentioned in order to be able to successfully reduce early mortality in piglets, dairy calves and dairy goat kids through benchmarking.