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.
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
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,
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
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
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
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
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
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 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)
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
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
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