Animal health as prerequisite for economic production, animal welfare and consumer protection: animal health - field of cooperation among veterinary medicine, animal breeding and animal management
Zuchtungskunde 75(5): 383-389
ISSN/ISBN: 0044-5401 Accession: 003645116
Maintenance and improvement of animal health are important contributions to the economic efficiency of animal production as well as to animal welfare and consumer protection. Diseases in farm animals will reduce the levels of performance, affect animal welfare, and may interfere with the confidence of consumers and, thus, with the public acceptance of animal production. Modern health management of farm animal herds includes a network of preventive care as well as public veterinary measures and, if necessary, of therapeutic treatment of animals. Successful health management requires close cooperation among veterinarians, stockmen and animal breeders.