Show simple item record Mette en_US Susanne en_US David en_US Malla en_US Albert en_US Caroline en_US 2009-06-04T09:14:53Z 2009-06-04T09:14:53Z 2008 en_US
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dc.identifier.citation Vaarst , M , Padel , S , Younie , D , Hovi , M , Sundrum , A & Rymer , C 2008 , ' Animal health challenges and veterinary aspects of organic livestock farming identified through a 3 year EU network project ' Open Veterinary Science Journal , vol 2 , pp. 111-116 . , 10.2174/1874318808002010111 en_US
dc.identifier.other PURE: 105211 en_US
dc.identifier.other dspace: 2160/2437 en_US
dc.description.abstract From 2003-2006, an EU network project ‘Sustaining Animal Health and Food Safety in Organic Farming‘ (SAFO), was carried out with 26 partners from 20 EU-countries and 4 related partners from 4 candidate or new member states. The focus was the integration of animal health and welfare issues in organic farming with food safety aspects. Four very consistent conclusions became apparent: 1) The climatic, physical and socio-economic conditions vary considerably throughout Europe, leading to different livestock farming systems. This limits the possibility for technology transfer between regions, and creates several challenges for a harmonised regulation, 2) Implementing organic standards at farm level does not always ensure that animal health and welfare reach the high ideals of the organic principles, 3) To overcome these deficiencies, organic farmers and farmer organisations need to take ownership of organic values and, 4) In all participating countries, a strong need for training of farmers and in particular veterinarians in animal health promotion and organic principles was identified. The article presents a summary of papers presented at the five SAFO workshops. en_US
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dc.relation.ispartof Open Veterinary Science Journal en_US
dc.title Animal health challenges and veterinary aspects of organic livestock farming identified through a 3 year EU network project en_US
dc.contributor.pbl Institute of Biological, Environmental and Rural Sciences en_US

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