I am involved in research and teaching of veterinary students, animal science students, ethology & animal welfare students. I am a member of several international working groups within my fields of research, and also work together with different governmental authorities and industry organisations. I spend part of my time working for the Swedish Centre for Animal Welfare (SCAW), mainly with issues related to animal welfare at slaughter. I have an interest in nature conservation and birding is my hobby.
I am involved in a number of different research projects related to the housing and management of farm animals including farmed fish, but also projects about companion animals and wildlife. Poultry housing, effects of animal welfare legislation and control, and animal welfare at slaughter and killing, plus the interface between animal welfare and animal and human health (One Health) are some of my more specific areas of interest.
Education and degrees
Veterinary surgeon, DVM, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU) 1992PhD in Animal Hygiene, SLU, 1998Associate Professor in Animal Hygiene, SLU, 2003
Senior Lecturer in Animal Welfare, SLU, 2008-2015Professor in Animal Environment and Health, SLU, 2015-
Five selected recent publications
Berg, C., Lundmark Hedman, F., 2020. Compliance with animal welfare regulations; drivers and consequences. CAB Reviews 15. No. 025. doi: 10/1079/PAVSNNR202015025, http://www.cabi.org/cabreviews/review/20203219441.
Brijs., J., Sundell, E., Hjelmstedt, P., Berg, C., Sencic, I., Sandblom, E., Axelsson, M., Lines, J., Bouwsema, J., Ellis, M., Saxer, A., Gräns, A., Humane slaughter of African sharptooth catfish (Clarias gariepinus): Effects of various stunning methods on brain function. Aquaculture https://doi.org/10.1016/j.aquaculture.2020.735887.
Lindahl, C., Sindhøj, E., Brattlund Hellgren, R., Berg, C., Wallenbeck, A., 2020. Responses of pigs to stunning with nitrogen filled high-expansion foam. Animals, 10(12), 2210; https://doi.org/10.3390/ani10122210.
Almqvist, V., Berg, C., Hultgren, J., 2021. Reliability of remote post.-mortem veterinary meat inspections in pigs using augmented-reality live-stream video software. Food Control 125: 107940. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.foodcont.2021.107940.
Lundmark Hedman F., Veggeland, F., Vågsholm, I., Berg, C., 2021. Managing Animal Welfare in Food Governance in Norway and Sweden: Challenges in Implementation and Coordination. Animals, 11, 1899. https://doi.org/10.3390/ani11071899.
Links to some research project websites:
- FRESH (welfare of farmed fish)
- HATS (animal welfare at transport and slaughter)
- EUWelNet (recent finished, about EU Animal Welfare legislation)
- Formas CEAWS (Centre of Excellence in Animal Welfare Science)
- One Health Sweden (network on zoonoses etcetera)
- Swedish Centre for Animal Welfare