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Record number 347726
Title Diergezondheid biologische houderij versus gangbare houderij : varkenshouderij, melkveehouderij
Author(s) Eijck, I.A.J.M.; Smolders, E.A.A.; Gaag, M.A. van der; Bokma-Bakker, M.H.
Source Lelystad : Praktijkonderzoek Veehouderij (PraktijkRapport / Praktijkonderzoek Veehouderij : Varkens ) - 48
Department(s) Livestock Research
Research Institute for Animal Husbandry
Publication type Research report
Publication year 2003
Keyword(s) melkvee - varkenshouderij - dierhouderij - diergezondheid - biologische landbouw - traditionele landbouw - dairy cattle - pig farming - animal husbandry - animal health - organic farming - traditional farming
Categories Cattle / Pigs
Abstract Based on literature, the health status of pigs and dairy cows in organic and conventional housing are compared. The advantages of organic pig farming are a better welfare and less leg disorders. Disadvantages are a higher mortality rate for piglets, more lung disorders and a higher incidence of parasitic infections. The advantages of organic dairy farming are less leg disorders, a lower incidence of milk fever and ketosis and a better fertility. Disadvantages are a lower milk yield, a higher somatic cell count and a higher prevalence of mastitis.
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