Sveriges lantbruksuniversitet

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.

Det finns 214 sidor som är taggade med Domestic and wild animals:

Case report: A large cyst in the distal femur of a horse

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.

Effect of acute lameness on COMP neo‐epitope in horses

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

Signs of selection in genome of Swedish warmblood horses

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 meningeal fibrosis in pugs

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

Genetics of behaviour traits in German Shepherds

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

Training of pigs used in renal transplantation studies

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

Pathogenic bacteria in faeces from dogs fed raw meat diets

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.

zoonoses hantavirus infection

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.

Campylobacter cross-contamination during handling of raw chicken

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


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Measure your alpaca's testicles

Measure your alpaca's testicles

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

Stride-related rein tension in walk and trot

Stride-related rein tension in walk and trot

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