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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.

There are 313 pages tagged with Domestic and wild animals:

Problems for char in a warmer climate

Char have been farmed in Sweden since the 1970s. In the beginning, it was used for stocking lakes, e.g. for the popular ice-fishing, but more recently it has been farmed mainly as a food fish. The

Aquaculture opportunities and challenges

Say 'agriculture' and everyone gets an idea of what you're talking about. But say 'aquaculture' and the associations might not be as clear. Aquaculture has great potential to grow, as more than

Human-animal interactions during on-farm truck loading of finishing pigs for slaughter transport

Finishing pigs and transport drivers (TDs) interact closely when pigs are loaded for transport, which can be very stressful for both. in this study, researchers at SLU aimed to investigate

Survival of Campylobacter jejuni in frozen chicken meat and risks associated with handling contaminated chicken in the kitchen

Most Campylobacter infections in humans are sporadic cases, often connected to private households. Chicken meat is believed to be the main source of human exposure to Campylobacter and there are

Age, weight and circulating concentrations of total testosterone are associated with the relative prostatic size in adult intact male dogs

Prostatic hyperplasia (PH) is an androgen-dependent condition associated with increased prostatic size that is common in intact dogs, and similar to the condition in men. In dogs, the increase in

The costs of chronic mastitis: A simulation study of an automatic milking system farm

Mastitis is a production disease in dairy farming that causes economic losses. Especially chronic mastitis (i.e., mastitis cases continuing longer than 28 days) can substantially affect the risk of

Veterinarians' perspectives on farmer-veterinarian relationships and use of antimicrobials for Swedish dairy cattle

Studies have shown that farmer-veterinarian relationships influence antimicrobial use (AMU) in livestock, though how they do so is unclear. On the one hand, research shows that well-established

Effectiveness of Cleaning and Sanitation of Stable Environment and Riding Equipment Following Contamination With Streptococcus equi

Streptococcus equi subsp. equi (S. equi) is transmitted via contact with infected horses or fomites such as equipment or surfaces of the stable environment. Effective cleaning and sanitation is

Identification of a Dominant Mucosal Mast Cell Population with Possible Inflammatory Functions in Airways of Asthmatic Horses

Asthma is a chronic inflammatory airway disease and a serious health problem in horses as well as in humans. In humans and mice, mast cells (MCs) are known to be directly involved in asthma pathology

A novel surrogate biomarker for equine osteoarthritic sub-chondral bone sclerosis

In a recent article, researchers from SLU, together with colleagues from other organizations, aimed to delineate a novel soluble Biglycan Neo-epitope-BGN262 in saliva from young reference and

Signs of multiple anthelmintic resistance in sheep gastrointestinal nematodes in Sweden

Gastrointestinal nematodes in small ruminants are clinically and economically important parasites that often are controlled with anthelmintics. In this study, we compiled information on the

Patellar ligament desmopathy in the horse – a review and comparison to human patellar tendinopathy (‘Jumper’s knee’)

Patellar ligament desmopathy in horses is regarded as an uncommon condition with unclear aetiology. Of the three patellar ligaments in the horse, the intermediate is the one most often diagnosed with