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Abstract

Certain areas of the European Union contain high density populations of livestock, generally kept in large intensive units. This poses particular problems to disease control and recently there have been epidemics of infectious disease which have proved to be almost intractable. Serious environmental problems have merged in these areas. The situation is likely to get worse unless something is done to address the whole question of livestock density. Regional authorities responsible for rural planning are well aware of the environmental problems of dense livestock populations and the veterinary authorities are looking for solutions to the animal health problems. The workshop was intended to bring these bodies together with the livestock industry and scientific specialists to discuss the problems and to recommend solutions. These proceedings include the papers presented, the conclusions and recommendations.

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Authors: DAVIES G (EDITORS), CEC Bruxelles (BE);DIJKHUIZEN A A, Wageningen Agricultural University, Department of Farm Management (NL)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 16609 EN (1995) 216pp., FS, ECU 23
Availability: Available from the (2)
ISBN: ISBN 92-826-94186
Record Number: 199610114 / Last updated on: 1996-03-18
Category: PUBLICATION
Original language: en
Available languages: en