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Animal Health and Welfare

Good health is essential for good welfare but they are not the same thing. An animal in good health can suffer poor welfare (although in the long-term, poor welfare will contribute to health problems).

  1. What steps will ensure good welfare for my cows?
  2. What are the benefits of ensuring good animal welfare?
  3. What are the major indicators of poor welfare?

The Teagasc Dairy Manual have more information about the topic and answers to these questions: