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The updated IDF Guide on Animal Welfare aims to promote the implementation of good animal welfare practices in dairy production at global scale and refers to key standards (OIE Terrestrial Animal Health Code, and ISO Technical Specification 34700:2016).
This guide provides recommendations on stockmanship, feed and water, physical environment, husbandry practices and health management. To assess the level of welfare for the animals in dairy production systems, example animal welfare outcome measures are proposed.
Keywords: Animal Welfare, Good Dairy Farming Practice, Standards, Welfare measure for dairy cattle