Conference proceedings article
pro-Q: Auswirkungen eines Bestandesbetreuungsprojektes auf Eutergesundheit, Antibiotikaeinsatz, Nutzungsdauer und Milchleistung



Publication Details
Authors:
Notz, C.; Klocke, P.; Walkenhorst, M.; Maeschli, A.; Staehli, P.
Editor:
Mayer et al.
Publisher:
Verlag Dr. Köster
Place:
Berlin
Publication year:
2009
Pages range:
156-159
Book title:
Beiträge zur 10. Wissenschaftstagung Ökologischer Landbau
Title of series:
Tagunsbände Wissenschaftstagung Ökologischer Landbau
Volume number:
2

Abstract
Since 2003, the Research Institute of Organic Agriculture (FiBL) is realizing a herd health management programme (?pro-Q? project) focussing on udder health and the use of homeopathic based treatment and prevention. Aims of the project are: (1) to reduce antibiotic mastitis treatments, (2) to optimize udder health and (3) to improve longevity, measured as averaged herd lactation number. The farms get expert advice on prevention and treatment at herd- and animal-level. After 2 years, treatment recordings of the 78 investigated farms showed that antibiotic mastitis therapies were reduced from 37 to 26 treatments per 100 cows and year (equals a reduction of 28\%). The mean herd lactation number increased significantly by 0.2 lactations from 3.3 to 3.5 lactations per cow. Udder health remained constant over all farms during 2 years: theoretical bulk milk cell counts averaged constantly at approximately 180'000 cells/ml.


Keywords
Antibiotikaminimierung, Eutergesundheit, Homöopathie, Milchleistung, Milchvieh, Nutzungsdauer

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