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Domestic and wild animals

At SLU, research is conducted into disease, health and behaviour of animals. One person in three in Sweden has daily contact with various pets.

Farm animals, such as cattle, pigs, sheep, goats, hens and geese, are important in food production. The reindeer is of great economic value to the Samí people. Grazing husbandry animals also have an impact on the Swedish landscape. At SLU, the wild animal research includes wildlife dynamics connected to feeding, ecological aspects on animal transfers and feeding, interactions between animals and plants, the effects of climate change on animals, humans and ecosystems. Wildlife management includes carnivore issues and hunting. Wildlife damage centre, situated in Grimsö, is a part of SLU.


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Pros and cons with growing wildlife populations

In many parts of Europe and North America, populations of large mammals and birds have recovered during recent decades. In Sweden, this has resulted in more wildlife than was historically recorded.

Immature sperm useful when saving endangered felids

Epididymal sperm preservation offers a potential for rescuing genetic material from endangered or valuable animals after injury or death. Spermatozoa from corpus, as well as from cauda, have the

Ozon wastewater treatment potentiate pharmaceutical toxicity

Sewage effluent ozonation can reduce concentrations of chemical pollutants including pharmaceutical residues. However, the formation of potentially toxic ozonation byproducts (OBPs) is a matter of

Topical ophthalmic atropine in horses, pharmacokinetics and effect on intestinal motility

Topical ophthalmic atropine sulfate is an important part of the treatment protocol in equine uveitis. Frequent administration of topical atropine may cause decreased intestinal motility and colic in

Faecal bacterial composition in horses with and without free faecal liquid

Free faecal liquid (FFL) is a condition in horses which manifests as differential defecation of solid and liquid phases of faeces. The etiology of FFL is currently unknown, but deviances in the

Introduction to automatic forage stations and measurement of forage intake rate in an active open barn for horses

Interest in the use of open barns on Swedish horse farms is increasing as an alternative to keeping horses in box stalls and as a 2007 law requires phasing out of tie stalls. To provide adequate

Evaluation of fasting plasma insulin and proxy measurements to assess insulin sensitivity in horses

Proxies are mathematical calculations based on fasting glucose and/or insulin concentrations developed to allow prediction of insulin sensitivity (IS) and β-cell response. These proxies have not been

Attachment behaviour and the effect of training method on fear reactions and ease of handling

Optimising horse–human relationships can promote positive experiences and advance the welfare and safety of both dyad members. Attachment and bonding are key components in such relationships, and

Non-banked curved tracks influence movement symmetry in two-year-old Standardbred trotters

Little is known regarding how trotting through curves affects locomotion symmetry in Standardbred trotters. The aim of the current study was to investigate differences in objectively measured

Reliable and clinically applicable gait classification in walking and trotting horses

Objectively assessing horse movement symmetry as an adjunctive to the routine lameness evaluation is on the rise with several commercially available systems on the market. Prerequisites for

Prevalence of heterophilic antibodies in horse serum, and elimination of interference using chicken IgY

Heterophilic antibodies in serum and plasma can interfere with mammalian antibodies in immunoassays and result in false test results, usually false positive. Although studies screening for

Speed of gaits in Icelandic horses and relationships to sex, age, conformation measurements and subjective judges’ scores

The aim was to measure the mean and maximum speed and the range of speed in all gaits of Icelandic horses shown at a breed evaluation field test (BEFT). In addition, the effect of speed on scores for

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