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Improving animal health on organic dairy farms: Stakeholder views on policy options
(Sustainability, 2020-04-09) Benestar Animal
Although ensuring good animal health is a stated aim of organic livestock farming and an important reason why consumers purchase organic products, the health states actually achieved are comparable to ...
How target‑orientated is the use of homeopathy in dairy farming?—A survey in France, Germany and Spain
(Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica, 2019-07-12) Benestar Animal
Background: Veterinary remedies are intended to support animals in their recovery from diseases. Treatment outcome depends not only on the general effectiveness of the remedies themselves, but also on ...
Effects of a participatory approach, with systematic impact matrix analysis in herd health planning in organic dairy cattle herds
(Animal, 2018-08-10) Benestar Animal
The animal health and welfare status in European organic dairy production does not in all aspects meet the organic principles and consumers’ expectations and needs to be improved. To achieve this, ...
Structural characteristics of organic dairy farms in four European countries and their association with the implementation of animal health plans
(Agricultural Systems, 2019-03-16) Benestar Animal
The aim of the present study was to classify the diversity of organic dairy farms in four European countries according to their structural characteristics and investigate the association of these farm ...
Farm-specific failure costs of production disorders in European organic dairy herds
(Preventive Veterinary Medicine, 2019-04-04) Benestar Animal
On-farm decision support in animal health management requires a tailor-made failure costs (FCs) assessment of production disorders for the individual farm. In our study we defined a generic framework ...