Veterinary Public Health Institute

Completed Projects

Health prophylaxis on Swiss dairy farms

Baseline survey of health prophylaxis and management practices on Swiss dairy farms


Contact person: Paz Gordon
Duration:  2010 -  2012


In March 2011, an online survey with 75 questions was sent to 2’285 randomly selected Swiss dairy farmers. The main objective was to provide a more general overview of the main preventive veterinary measures and management practices which are currently being implemented by these farmers. The identification of possible management deficiencies, and significant differences between tie-stall and free-stall holding systems was also addressed.