Domestic animals and veterinary medicine:
Healthy animals - for company, production and open fields
At SLU, research is conducted into disease, health and behaviour of animals.
One person in three in Sweden, has daily contact with various pets. Animals fulfil a social function but are often of practical value as well. Farm animals, such as cattle, pigs, sheep, goats, hens and geese, are important in everyday life. Their products, such as milk, eggs and meat, make up a very big part of the turnover in Swedish food production. The reindeer is of great economic value to the Samí people.
Husbandry animals also have an impact on the Swedish landscape. A great part of agricultural land is used either for grazing or the cultivation of fodder crops. In addition, cows, sheep and horses help to preserve our natural pastureland by grazing freely.