master's thesis
Assessment of animal needs index for cattle on modern farms

Marko Lađarević (2014)
Josip Juraj Strossmayer University of Osijek
Faculty of agriculture
DEPARTMENT FOR ANIMAL HUSBANDRY
Metadata
TitleProcjena indeksa životnih potreba mliječnih krava na suvremenoj farmi
AuthorMarko Lađarević
Mentor(s)Pero Mijić (thesis advisor)
Abstract
U znanstvenim, zakonodavnim i krugovima konzumenata animalnih proizvoda paţnja se sve češće obraća na dobrobit farmskih ţivotinja pa tako i mliječnih krava. S ciljem vrednovanja dobrobiti na farmskoj razini razvijeni su sustavi procjene, a jedan od najrasprostranjenijih je austrijski sustav procjene dobrobiti s obzirom na smještajne uvjete pod nazivom Animal Needs Index ANI 35L/2000. Verzija navedenog sustava za goveda korištena je u ovom radu kao alat za procjenu indeksa ţivotnih potreba mliječnih krava na suvremenoj farmi Grube d.o.o. Potnjani. Sustav se temelji na bodovanju velikog broja faktora koji utječu na dobrobit goveda a svrstani su unutar pet glavnih kategorija a to su pokretljivost, društvene interakcije, podloga, svjetlost i zrak te procjena upravljanja (njege). Bodovanje se obavlja na temelju provedenog istraţivanja na farmi koje uključuje mjerenja, izračune, vizualne procjene, preglede sluţbene dokumentacije i konzultacije sa sluţbenim osobama na farmi poput veterinarskih tehničara, a sve prema tablicama za procjenu i metodama koje navode Bartussek i sur. (2000). Analizirano je osam smještajnih objekata te je za svaki objekt raĎena posebna procjena. Zbroj ocjena svih pet kategorija predstavlja ukupnu ANI ocjenu staje na temelju koje se stupanj dobrobiti klasificira unutar jednog od 6 razreda. Ukupna ANI ocjena cjelokupne farme predstavlja srednju vrijednost ANI ocjena svih analiziranih objekata na temelju koje se stupanj dobrobiti takoĎer klasificira unutar jednog od 6 razreda što predstavlja konačnu ocjenu dobrobiti koja je navedenu farmu svrstala u najvišu kategoriju sa izrazito pogodnom dobrobiti s obzirom na smještajne uvjete. U Republici Hrvatskoj ne postoji sluţbeni sustav procjene dobrobiti goveda te bi se njegova eventualna uspostava u budućnosti pozitivno odrazila na govedarstvo u cjelini. Sustav ANI 35L/2000 pokazao se kao odličan alat za procjenu dobrobiti na farmskoj razini te ga karakterizira laka ponovljivost. Shodno tome, navedeni sustav moţe posluţiti kao izuzetno dobra podloga pri uspostavi sluţbenog nacionalnog sustavu procjene dobrobiti, u čiji je razvoj takoĎer potrebno uključiti i same proizvoĎače ali i potrošače, u ovom slučaju mlijeka
Keywordsdairy cattle welfare animal needs index
Parallel title (English)Assessment of animal needs index for cattle on modern farms
Committee MembersMatija Domaćinović
Marcela Šperanda
GranterJosip Juraj Strossmayer University of Osijek
Faculty of agriculture
Lower level organizational unitsDEPARTMENT FOR ANIMAL HUSBANDRY
PlaceOsijek
StateCroatia
Scientific field, discipline, subdisciplineBIOTECHNICAL SCIENCES
Agronomy
Animal Husbandry
Study programme typeuniversity
Study levelgraduate
Study programmeZootechnique, specialization: The Nutrition of Domestic Animals, Hunting and Beekeeping, Special Zootechnique
Academic title abbreviationmag. ing. agr.
Genremaster's thesis
Language Croatian
Defense date2014-09-29
Parallel abstract (English)
In science, legislative and consumers circles attention is often paid to the welfare of farm animals including dairy cows. In order to evaluate the welfare on a farm level assessment systems have been developed, and one of them is the Austrian system for assessing welfare with regard to housing conditions titled Animal Needs Index ANI 35L/2000. Version for cattle was used in this research as a tool for assessing the Animal Needs Index of dairy cows on a modern farm Grube d.o.o. Potnjani. The system is based on the scoring of a large number of factors that affect the welfare of cattle and they are classified in five main categories namely Locomotion, Social interaction, Flooring, Light and Air and Stockmanship. Scoring is based on a farm research which includes measurements, calculations, visual assessments, inspection of documents and consultations with officials on the farm, such as veterinary technicians, all according to the tables for the evaluation and the methods listed by Bartussek et al. (2000). Eight stables was analysed and specific assessement was made for each stable. The sum score of all five categories representing the overall ANI score for each stable, and based on this, the level of welfare is classified within one of the six classes. Overall ANI score of entire farm represents the average score of all analyzed stables, and based on this, the level of welfare is also classified within one of six classes, which represents the final score of welfare, and overall ANI score of farm Grube d.o.o. Potnjani was ranked that farm in the top category with very suitable welfare with respect to the housing system. In Croatia, there is no formal system for assessing the welfare of cattle, and its eventual establishment will have positive impact on whole cattle production in Croatia. ANI 35L/2000 system proved to be an excellent tool for assessing welfare on the farm level and it is characterized by easy repeatability. Therefore, this system can be used as a very good basis for the establishment of an official national welfare assessment system, in which development is also necessary to include the producers and consumers of milk
Parallel keywords (Croatian)mliječne krave dobrobit indeks ţivotnih potreba
Resource typetext
Access conditionOpen access
Terms of usehttp://rightsstatements.org/vocab/InC/1.0/
Notediplomski rad
URN:NBNhttps://urn.nsk.hr/urn:nbn:hr:151:341535
CommitterLjiljana Vučković Vizentaner