Livestock Studies

Pandemics, and Ecological Animal Husbandry

Candan Karakurt 1 ,Bumin Emre Teke 1 ,Bülent Bülbül 2 ,Kürşat Alkoyak 3

1 Bahri Dağdaş International Agricultural Research Institute, Konya, Türkiye
2 Dokuz Eylül University Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Izmir, Türkiye
3 Republic of Türkiye Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, General Directorate of Agricultural Research and Policies, Ankara, Türkiye
DOI : 10.46897/livestockstudies.1173698 - The pandemics to which humanity has been subjected throughout history will also continue to exist in the future. There may be many reasons for the development of pandemics and threats to human and animal health. Whatever the reason, previous pandemics and also this current Covid-19 period revealed the importance of ecological agricultural production. The destruction of natural habitats, industrial agriculture, industrialization, and the decrease in biodiversity disrupt the ecological balance and create an environment for pandemic formation, endangering both human and animal health. This review is focusing on the importance of ecological animal husbandry in terms of both human and animal health and welfare, and especially understanding after the pandemics are part of our life. Keywords : Animal husbandry Covid-19 Ecology Livestock Pandemics