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FAQ Organic food and Products - Frequently Asked Questions - Organic Link - ITC(42)

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     Which inputs are allowed in organic animal husbandry?

     In principle, livestock should be fed on organically produced feeding stuff. However, most standards and regulations provide for use of limited amounts of certain specified non-organic feeding stuff, as well as certain specified feed additives. Animal health should be ensured through appropriate livestock density, high quality feed, and rearing conditions appropriate to the given species. The use of medicinal substances is restricted to certain circumstances and inputs, usually specified on a positive list. The use of chemically synthesised substances for preventive treatment or growth promotion is prohibited.