Journal article
Database-system for herd health management of dairy herds especially for udder health



Publication Details
Authors:
Ivemeyer, S.; Raillard, D.; Heil, F.; Klocke, P.
Publication year:
2007
Journal:
Schweizer Archiv für Tierheilkunde
Pages range:
449-456
Volume number:
149
Start page:
449
End page:
456
Number of pages:
8
ISSN:
0036-7281

Abstract
Integrated herd health management is an effective method to improve animal health as mastitis and fertility disorders in dairy herds. For optimizing the costs and work load for the herd health management, it is necessary to have a data tool that enables a quick and comfortable data handling and provides practicable handouts for extension. The Research Institute of Organic Agriculture in Switzerland (FiBL) has developed such a database-system for the animal health management project "pro-Q". Objective of this database is to combine external available and on-farm collected data and to provide routine tools on herd and cow level (incl. udder quarter level) for farmers, veterinarians and advisers. These tools should give a comprehensive overview over the animal health situation of the herd and the single animal level. Furthermore, the database presented in this article, meets the requirements of a inulti-user system with remote-access which enables different instances to gain the requested information.


Keywords
advising, database, integrated herd health management, mastitis, udder health


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