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Discusses organic animal husbandry, and demonstrates practical solutions and innovative methods, drawing mainly on research and practical experience with organic farming in Europe.
Organic principles and values - the framework for organic animal husbandry; the role of animals in farming systems - a historical perspective; organic livestock standards; animal welfare, ethics and organic farming; understanding animal behaviour and its use in organic animal husbandry; the role of humans in the management of organic herds; animal health and diseases in organic farming - an overview; organic animal husbandry - the future challenges. (Part contents.)
For veterinarians with a keen interest in organic production and animal health and welfare, the arrival of a dedicated text on the subject is most welcome. R D Hancock, The Veterinary Record, November 27, 2004"