Animal health and welfare in production systems for organic fattening pigs

@article{Lindgren2014AnimalHA,
  title={Animal health and welfare in production systems for organic fattening pigs},
  author={Kristina Lindgren and Davide Bochicchio and Lene Hegelund and C. Christopher Leeb and Helena Mejer and Allan Roepstorff and Albert Sundrum},
  journal={Organic Agriculture},
  year={2014},
  volume={4},
  pages={135-147}
}
With the aim to identify European health and welfare strategies in organic pig production, we summarized information about health and welfare status and potential hazards for organic fattening pigs. The results were primarily based on studies of organic production or comparisons between organic and conventional production. Conventional Danish herds consumed three times as much antibiotics (anthelmintics not included) as the organic herds, whilst there was no difference in mortality rate nor… CONTINUE READING