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Organic egg production in Finland - animal health, welfare and food safety issues

By A. Virtala, U. Holma, M. Hovi, M. Hänninen, T. Hyyrynen, L. Rossow, H. Kahiluoto and A. Valros


A total of 20 out of 23 commercial organic layer farms took part in the research. Data were collected through observation and by interviewing the producer, using a semi-structured interview guide. Laying hen welfare was estimated using environment-based and animal-based methods. Fresh faecal samples were collected from the floor for analysis of campylobacter and salmonella bacteria and for internal parasite identification

Topics: Health and welfare
Publisher: Sustaining Animal Health and Food Safety in Organic Farming
Year: 2005
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Provided by: Organic Eprints

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