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Animal Health and Welfare in Organic Agriculture

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Author(s): Edited by M Vaarst S Roderick V Lund & W Lockeretz

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About The Book

  • The rapid growth of organic farming has been amongst the most remarkable changes in global agriculture in recent decades. Initially, more attention was paid to the crop side of organic systems, but that has now changed and there is greater recognition of the need to understand animal health and welfare better.
  • This book will further the understanding of organic animal husbandry, demonstrating practical solutions and innovative methods, and drawing mainly on research and practical experience with organic farming in Europe.

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Extent 448 pages
ISBN 978-0-85199-668-4
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  • Organic principles and values - the framework for organic animal husbandry
  • The role of animals in farming systems: a historical perspective
  • The diversity of organic livestock systems in Europe
  • Organic livestock standards
  • Animal welfare, ethics and organic farming
  • Understanding animal behaviour and its use in organic animal husbandry
  • Applied ethology - the basis for improved animal welfare in organic farming
  • Mutilations in organic animal husbandry: dilemmas involving animal welfare, humans, and environmental protection
  • Assessing animal welfare in organic herds
  • The role of humans in the management of organic herds
  • Animal health and diseases in organic farming: an overview
  • Promoting health and welfare through planning
  • Approaches to the treatment of diseased animals
  • Grassland management and parasite control
  • Feeding for health and welfare: The challenge of formulating well-balanced rations in organic livestock production
  • Breeding strategies for organic livestock
  • Organic animal husbandry: the future challenges
  • A European Network for Animal Health and Welfare in Organic Agriculture (NAHWOA)