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  1. Exploring the use of complementary and alternative approaches to health care on UK dairy farms

    Contributor(s):: Crouch, K., Cabral, C., Cramer, H., Rees, G., Sharp, D., Barrett, D. C.

  2. Studies on existing health care management practices adopted by farmers in Surajpur district of Chhattisgarh

    Contributor(s):: Vandana, Bhagat, Shraddha, Nety, Upasana, Verma, Kiran, Kashyap, Seema, Kriplani, Swarnalata, Bara

    The present study was undertaken purposively to ascertain the health care and scientific dairy husbandry practices adopted by the dairy owners in Surajpur district of Chhattisgarh. A total of 150 respondents were randomly selected from 10 villages of block and district Surajpur and interviewed...

  3. Silvopastoral systems for sustainable animal production and the role of animal welfare

    Contributor(s):: Broom, D.

  4. Establishment and reinforcement of hierarchy through animal agriculture

    | Contributor(s):: Lowe, B. M.

  5. Animal welfare and organic aquaculture in open systems

    | Contributor(s):: Cottee, S. Y., Petersan, P.

    The principles of organic farming espouse a holistic approach to agriculture that promotes sustainable and harmonious relationships amongst the natural environment, plants and animals, as well as regard for animals' physiological and behavioral needs. However, open aquaculture systems - both...

  6. Welfare and fertility in dairy cattle

    | Contributor(s):: Ciommo, F. di, Parmigiani, E.

    Dairy cattle welfare is recently gaining importance. There are several aspects influencing welfare: barn facilities and environment, food and beverage quality and quantity, animal vs. animal and animal vs. human relationship and herd management. It is very important to improve the conditions...

  7. Developing a welfare assessment system for use in commercial organic egg production

    | Contributor(s):: Hegelund, L., Sorensen, J. T., Johansen, N. F.

    A welfare assessment system is being developed for commercial organic egg production based on indicators of behaviour, health, system, and management, which is the general Danish Institute for Agricultural Science (DIAS) concept for assessing animal welfare at farm level. The welfare assessment...

  8. Husbandry and animal health on organic pig farms in Austria

    | Contributor(s):: Baumgartner, J., Leeb, T., Gruber, T., Tiefenbacher, R.

    Expectations of retailers and consumers regarding animal health and welfare and meat quality are particularly high for organic products. The aim of this study was therefore to provide an overview of the health and welfare of pigs on organic farms in Austria. Eighty-four organic pig farms were...

  9. On-farm monitoring of pig welfare by assessment of housing, management, health records and plasma haptoglobin

    | Contributor(s):: Geers, R., Petersen, B., Huysmans, K., Knura-Deszczka, S., Becker, M. de, Gymnich, S., Henot, D., Hiss, S., Sauerwein, H.

    Current research is focusing on integrated longitudinal assessment of animal welfare at the farm-level. Housing and management systems may influence pain, discomfort, fear, hunger and abnormal behaviour of farm animals. Poor health records and increased levels of haptoglobin have been shown to...

  10. Towards a baseline assessment of organic pig welfare

    | Contributor(s):: Day, J. E. L., Kelly, H., Martins, A., Edwards, S. A.

    Organic farming is based on the premise that animal welfare is safeguarded primarily through good management; only when this fails are veterinary medicines used to intervene. As this premise is frequently quoted in marketing strategies, there is a need to assess the efficacy of this approach to...