Beoordeling van de bedrijfsadvisering door dierenartsen op rundveebedrijven

Translated title of the contribution: Evaluation of veterinary advice given to dairy farmers

H Mertens, N A J Vreeburg, W D J Kremer

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In this pilot study, the manner and effectiveness of advice given by four cattle practitioners was investigated during health management visits to 34 dairy farms. Farmers were asked about their satisfaction with the advice given, and an independent observer evaluated the manner in which practitioners carried out the farm visit. There were no major differences between the cattle practitioners, but there were minor differences in the way practitioners gave advice, in the duration of the herd visit, and in the subjects talked about. The farmers were positive about the manner in which advice was given and its effect. The method used in this pilot study could be used to gain insight into the manner in which veterinary advice is given by veterinary practitioners and veterinary practices, and may contribute to improving the quality of veterinary services provided.

Translated title of the contributionEvaluation of veterinary advice given to dairy farmers
Original languageDutch
Pages (from-to)382-5
Number of pages4
JournalTijdschrift voor Diergeneeskunde
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - 2008


  • Animals
  • Cattle
  • Clinical Competence
  • Dairying
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Netherlands
  • Pilot Projects
  • Practice Management
  • Veterinarians
  • Veterinary Medicine


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