Ruminant Medicine

Last changed: 03 April 2023


Ruminant medicine is a species-based discipline that focuses on teaching and research in the identification, treatment and prophylaxis of diseases of ruminants at individual and herd level, as well as the optimisation of ruminant production.

The discipline generates and disseminates evidence-based knowledge about the etiology, pathogenesis, diagnostics techniques, treatment, prophylaxis, and epidemiology of ruminant diseases, as well as animal husbandry and ruminant clinical practice.

Current research

Development of control methods (prophylaxis and treatment) for diseases in ruminants and fundamental parts of control programmes, especially for infectious diseases (primarily in Sweden and Europe, but also in develop­ping countries), based on research in epidemiology, patho­gene­sis, animal husbandry, genetics, microbiota, molecular epidemiology, antibiotic resis­tance, treatment and vaccinations, as well as methodology in herd medi­cine.Comparative research is also performed with ruminants as a model for humans.

The intention is to increase the society's financial health and promote animal welfare, as well as to reduce antibiotic consumption in a One-Health perspective. 

Research ruminant medicine