Animal Health and Welfare in Organic Agriculture (Google eBook)

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Mette Vaarst, V. Lund, S. Roderick, W. Lockeretz
CABI, 2004 - Technology & Engineering - 448 pages
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Annotation. The rapid growth of organic farming has been among the most remarkable changes in global agriculture in recent decades. However, more attention was initially aid to the crop side of organic systems, and animals are a lower priority in formal research and the development of organic farming. But now, that has changed. There is now greater recognition of the need to understand animal health and welfare better. The purpose of this book is to further the understanding of organic animal husbandry and to demonstrate practical solutions and innovative methods, drawing mainly on research and practical experience with organic farming in Europe.
  

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Animal Health and Welfare in Organic Agriculture

Contents

a Historical
13
The Diversity of Organic Livestock Systems in Europe
29
Organic Livestock Standards
57
Animal Welfare Ethics and Organic Farming
73
Understanding Animal Behaviour and its Use in Organic
95
Improve Animal Wellbeing
105
the Basis for Improved Animal
117
Dilemmas
163
Promoting Health and Welfare through Planning
253
Approaches to the Treatment of Diseased Animals
279
Grassland Management and Parasite Control
309
the Challenge of Formulating
329
Breeding Strategies for Organic Livestock
357
the Future Challenges
389
Appendix
405
Index
419

Assessing Animal Welfare in Organic Herds
189
The Role of Humans in the Management of Organic Herds
205

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