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At BVF, research is conducted on infectious diseases, food safety, effects of toxic substances and drugs in the environment, as well as on causes, development and control of animal diseases. The department's eight research areas are linked below. In several areas the research is carried out in collaboration with the National Veterinary Institute (SVA)


The research profile of the section of bacteriology includes pathogenicity and diversity of bacteria that are important in veterinary medicine.

Streptococcus equi.


Main objectives for the research activities are the use of pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics to optimize dosing protocols for a sustainable animal welfare and improved doping control



Basic research with focus on immunobiology with special attention to the interaction of infectious and non-infectious agents with host immune defence parameters.


Sustainable control of parasitic worm infections (helminths) including some of which are zoonotic. Detailed studies on the population genetics and transmission biology of these parasites.


Focused on connective tissue diseases involving the skeletal and circulatory systems in domestic animals, with a translational approach towards human medicine.

BVF lab


The research in toxicology at BVF is divided in environmental toxicology, toxicological food safety and molecular toxicology


Veterinary Public Health

Focus on food safety and the human, scientific, technical and economical resources



Research on viruses of veterinary and public health importance and pathogenesis and viral-host interaction of viral infection and development of methods and applications of high-throughput sequencing technologies (HTS) and bioinformatics

Plaque assay

Research news from BVF

Current research projects at BVF

Published: 03 January 2024 - Page editor: malin.gustavsson@slu.se