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.
Dairy cows have cultural and economic importance in Rwanda, and are needed for enhanced human nutrition and food security. The Rwandan Ministry of Agriculture has prioritized research aiming at
Animal welfare science and animal welfare policy-making need to find new ways of entering global debates over food security and sustainability. How to achieve this is the topic of a paper by
Exposure to stress early in life can affect birds kept in commercial production systems in ways which alter the development of different morphological, immunological and behavioural indicators.
Since the 1950s, the Norwegian–Swedish Coldblooded trotter (NSCT) has been intensively selected for harness racing performance. As a result, the racing performance of the NSCT has improved remarkably
Infectious diseases are an important obstacle to high productivity in Ugandan cattle production. General disease prevention is particularly important in low-income countries, where veterinary
Information about the effect of nonstructural carbohydrates (NSCs) in forage on the postprandial glucose and insulin response in horses is scarce. This is of interest as postprandial hyperinsulinemia
There is little evidence that horses with equine metabolic syndrome (EMS) have higher resting blood pressures than horses with normal insulin sensitivity. However, there are indications that EMS
Quantitative gait analysis has revealed that a large proportion of horses in training, perceived as free from lameness by their owners, show movement asymmetries of equal magnitude to horses with
Dexamethasone is used for the intra-articular route of administration in management of aseptic arthritis in horses. Despite its widespread use there is very little quantitative data of the
Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is clinically important in canine medicine. Current diagnostic tools lack sensitivity for detection of subclinical CKD. The aim of the present study was to evaluate
The objective of the current study was to compare the maximum pressure sustained by airways sealed with a resorbable ligation device (LigaTie) and with thoracoabdominal (TA) staples during
Insulin-like growth factor-I (IGF-I) is used to screen for acromegaly in diabetic cats. In humans, most circulating IGF-I forms ternary complexes (TC) with IGF-binding protein (IGFBP-3) and an