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Animal health, welfare and production problems in organic weaner pigs

Christine Leeb; L. Hegelund; Sandra Edwards; Helena Mejer; Allan Roepstorff; Tine Rousing; Albert Sundrum; Marianne Bonde;
Open Access Danish
  • Published: 01 Jan 2011
  • Country: Denmark
Abstract
This paper reviews the available information on the different health and animal welfare issues in organic pigs in relation to weaning. It addresses the most relevant health and welfare problems and reviews their potential hazards and associated risk factors. Regarding health, problems related to post weaning diarrhoea, cold stress, skin lesions, endoparasites and post weaning multisystemic wasting syndrome are described. Reasons for distress and frustration in weaned piglets are identified as mainly separation from the mother, a new environment, mixing and fear of humans. Finally, hazards and risk factors for health and welfare in organic weaners are related to ...
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free text keywords: Article, Health, Organic, Weaned piglet, Welfare, General Agricultural and Biological Sciences, Agriculture, business.industry, business, Animal health, Stressor, Medicine, Environmental health, Distress, Animal science, Wasting Syndrome, Animal welfare, Welfare, media_common.quotation_subject, media_common, Weaning
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