Cattle and other ruminants like sheep and goats are an economically vital source of meat and milk. Health challenges in cattle may differ from one continent to the other.
Intensive breeding in industrialised farms may be more subject to the risk of quickly spreading contaminations among a larger group of animals.
In extensive farming, where animals live in more open space, the risk of contamination cannot be excluded, but direct contact between animals is less frequent or intensive. Farmers in extensive breeding facilities increasingly turn to individual treatment of sick animals.
Kela’s animal health portfolio supports farmers with appropriate high quality products products both in intensive and extensive business models.