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Health and Welfare in Organic Poultry Production
  • C. Berg
  • Medicine
  • Acta veterinaria Scandinavica. Supplementum
  • 31 March 2002
It is concluded that most of the health and welfare problems seen in conventional poultry systems for loose housed or free ranging birds can also be found on organic poultry farms, and there is a need for information about biosecurity, disease detection and disease prevention on organicoultry farms. Expand
Effect of restricted suckling on milk yield, milk composition and udder health in cows and behaviour and weight gain in calves, in dual-purpose cattle in the tropics
The hypothesis that RS increases milk yield, influences milk composition and improves udder health in cows, and decreases abnormal sucking in calves is supported. Expand
Can a modified Latency-to-Lie test be used to validate gait-scoring results in commercial broiler flocks?
If further developed, the Latency to Lie test for on-farm use could become a useful tool in monitoring programmes for the ongoing efforts aiming at decreasing the levels of leg weakness in modern broiler production. Expand
Effect of suckling (‘restricted suckling’) on dairy cows’ udder health and milk let-down and their calves’ weight gain, feed intake and behaviour
The RS system with the Holstein dairy cattle reduced ‘cross-sucking’ and ‘licking objects’ in the calves and tended to improve udder health in the cows, compared to the AR system. Expand
Foot-pad dermatitis in broilers and turkeys
Foot-pad dermatitis in both broilers and turkeys was shown to be linked to a number of management, hygiene and housing factors, and can thus be used as an indicator of the standard of these factors. Expand
Scientific Opinion on the public health hazards to be covered by inspection of meat from sheep and goats
A risk ranking process identified Toxoplasma gondii and pathogenic verocytotoxin‐producing Escherichia coli as the most relevant biological hazards for meat inspection of sheep and goats and proposed to omit palpation and incision from post‐mortem inspection in animals subjected to routine slaughter. Expand
Weaning and separation in two steps—A way to decrease stress in dairy calves suckled by foster cows
Abstract The aim of this study was to investigate whether the prevention of suckling and the separation from a foster cow in two steps lower the behavioural and physiological stress reaction inExpand