COREPIG: A tool to prevent diseases and parasites in organic pig herds
The health of pigs varies a lot between different organic pig herds. This is likely to be caused by the different management routines implemented in the herd. Since the use of antibiotics and antiparasitic drugs is undesirable in organic pig production, the main focus is on prevention of diseases and parasites. It is therefore important to acquire knowledge of the correlation between management routines and disease incidence in organic pig production and convert this knowledge into a management tool that the individual farmer can use to improve livestock health on the farm. The overall objective of the COREPIG project is to promote animal health and welfare in organic pig herds in Europe.