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The Health of Dairy Cows and Their Stockpeople

Published by the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers, St. Joseph, Michigan www.asabe.org

Citation:  Sixth International Dairy Housing Conference Proceeding, 16-18 June 2007, (Minneapolis, Minnesota) (Electronic Only)  701P0507e.(doi:10.13031/2013.22799)
Authors:   Christina Kolstrup, Jan Hultgren
Keywords:   Physical health, psychosocial health, farm workers, animal health, dairy cattle

During the last decades, Swedish dairy farming has undergone considerable structural changes and technical development. Herds are decreasing in number and increasing in size, which influences the cows and their stockpeople in several ways. One interesting question emerges, whether health status in a dairy herd affects the stockmens physical and mental health. The purpose of the study was to investigate associations between the health of dairy cows and the health of their stockpeople.