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Animal science

Animal science includes the anatomy, fysiology, behavoiur, breeding, feeding and management of animals that are under the control of humankind. The animals studied are livestock species and also companion animals like dogs and cats, and many exotic species. 

There are 310 pages tagged with Animal and dairy science:

Conture project

The aim of the practical study is to evaluate pigs behavioural and physiological reaction to nitrogen high expansion foam as a stunning method as well as study the stunning process itself. The study

Reindeer husbandry and forestry

Reindeer husbandry and forestry: Challenges and opportunities for shared land use teresia.borgman@slu.se STUDENT SEMINAR. There is an alarming reduction in winter pastures and in the amount of

Ask the pig

Improved welfare in Swedish pig production through benchmarking. Development of a tool for advisors, certification and improved competitiveness Wouldn’t it be great if we could ask pigs how they feel

OIE reference centre

The Swedish Centre for Animal Welfare (SCAW), together with the Italian counterpart, IZSAM, forms a joint OIE-reference Centre for Animal welfare.

SITES Röbäcksdalen

Ecosystem science in an agricultural landscape SITES Röbäcksdalen SITES is a nationally co-ordinated infrastructure for terrestrial and limnological field research. The network extends throughout

Department of Agricultural Research for Northern Sweden

Research and education are carried out in an interdisciplinary environment in close collaboration between soil, plant, and animal disciplines. The department is organised jointly between the Faculty

Hang your hat on fish welfare!

All fish kept by humans must be stunned before slaughter. However, how to do this in an ethically defensible manner is unclear. The lack of knowledge when it comes to stunning methods for fish is


NordCAW (Nordic Network for Communicating Animal Welfare) is a Nordic co-operation to communicate within animal welfare. SCAW is one of the initiators of the project.

Impact of early gut microflora

In nature, pigs have a varied diet and are exposed to many different bacteria from early life. This results in a large variety in their gut microbiota. In a farm setting, pigs are fed standard diet

Analytical laboratory

NJV's analytical laboratory is situated at SLU on campus and also include a gas in vitro laboratory. Analytical laboratory The analytical lab is found of floor five in the SLU building on campus. It

AI in veterinary clinical diagnostics

Great progress is being made today in human medical diagnostics with the help of artificial intelligence (AI). In human medicine AI is for example used to interpret ultrasound and X-rays. In