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.
A 10‐year‐old Warmblood gelding presented with a left hindlimb lameness. Diagnostic analgesia located the lameness to the stifle. Radiography showed an unusually large cyst in the distal femur.
Molecular serum markers that can identify early reversible osteoarthritis (OA) in horses are lacking. Researchers from the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences studied serum concentrations of
A growing demand for improved physical skills and mental attitude in modern sport horses has led to strong selection for performance in many warmblood studbooks. The aim of this study was to detect
Thoracolumbar myelopathies associated with spinal cord and vertebral column lesions, with a similar clinical phenotype, but different underlying etiologies, occur in pugs. The objective of the
A favourable genetic structure and diversity of behavioural features highlights the potential of dogs for studying the genetic architecture of behaviour traits. However, behaviours are complex traits
The pig is commonly used in renal transplantation studies since the porcine kidney resembles the human kidney. To meet the requirements of intense caretaking and examination without stress, a 2-week
Feeding dogs with raw meat-based diets (RMBD) has increased in popularity in recent years. Proponents claim that RMBD is more natural for dogs, because it is what their ancestors (wolves) eat.
Diseases spread between animals and humans, so called zoonoses, are an increasing threat to public health. The recent outbreak of covid-19 caused by the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 is one such example.
In many low- and middle-income countries, data limitations are a major challenge facing the development of food safety risk assessment. In the present study, a questionnaire data collection tool was
SCAWs reports and pubications in Swedish and English 2020 Lundmark Hedman 2020. En En analys av regleringen av djurskyddsområdet från 1988 och fram till idag -Förändringar och konsekvenser för
Background The popularity of alpacas ( Vicugna pacos ) is increasing in Sweden as well as in other countries; however, knowledge about optimal management practices under Swedish conditions is still
Background The use of tack (equipment such as saddles and reins) and especially of bits because of rein tension resulting in pressure in the mouth is questioned because of welfare concerns. We