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 150 sidor som är taggade med Domestic and wild animals:

Lameness prevalence in organic European dairy herds

The objectives of this cross-sectional study were to assess the prevalence of lameness in organic dairy herds in France, Germany, Spain and Sweden, and to investigate risk factors for the occurrence

Effect of seminal plasma on bovine endometrial epithelium

The purpose of this study was to investigate the effect of seminal plasma (SP) from bulls of known fertility on bovine endometrial epithelial cells (bEEC) in culture. The bEEC from passage 5,

Theoretical value of pre-trade testing for Salmonella

The Swedish Salmonella control programme includes mandatory action if Salmonella is detected in a herd. The aim of this study was to assess the relative value of different strategies for pre-movement

Can man’s best friend be copied?

Since the first successful attempt to clone a dog in 2005, dogs have been cloned for a variety of purposes, for example as companion animals. In a recent paper, researchers from the Swedish

The threat amongst the berries – how dangerous is the fox tapeworm?

Five years ago, the fox tapeworm was discovered for the first time in Sweden. Should we be afraid, and how much do we know about the tapeworm’s effect on us? The fox tapeworm, Echinococcus

Data from official controls reveal risk factors for equine welfare

Determining the current welfare status in a population is the first step in efforts to improve their welfare. In order to investigate risk factors for poor equine welfare in Sweden, researcher from

Chicken behave more synchronised in smaller groups

Animals are often synchronised in their behaviour, with costs and benefits varying according to group size and the behaviour being performed. Synchronised behaviour is common in poultry, and

How are cats affected by being home alone?

Little is known about the cat’s need for human contact, although it is generally believed that cats are more independent than e.g. dogs. How true is this? In this study, researchers from the Swedish

Melatonin and IL-25 induce apoptosis in mammary tumors

Melatonin has oncostatic actions and IL-25 is active in inflammatory processes that induce apoptosis in tumor cells. The aim of this study was to evaluate melatonin and IL-25 in metastatic (CF-41)

Effects of training distance on Standardbreds fed only forage

This study examined feed intake, growth, body condition, muscle glycogen content and nutrition-related health in 16 Standardbred horses fed a high-energy, forage-only diet ad libitum and allocated to

Food safety challenges and One Health within Europe

This review discusses food safety aspects of importance from a One Health perspective, focusing on Europe. Using examples of food pathogen/food commodity combinations, spread of antimicrobial

Leptospirosis in urban dairy farming a One Health issue?

Global trends in urbanization are increasing the spread of neglected zoonotic infections such as leptospirosis, and reducing the number of human cases of leptospirosis is best accomplished by