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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 308 pages tagged with Animal and dairy science:

Animal based welfare indicators

SCAW has worked together with representatives from the other Nordic countries to develop material about animal based welfare indicators. A group of representatives from Nordic countries have

Röbäcksdalens Dairy Research Facility

At Röbäcksdalen about 2 km from Umea city center there is a national center for ruminant research. The research facility offers an excellent environment for evaluation and feeding of forages for

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

Members of the Scientific Council

Lotta Berg, Chairman, professor, Department of Animal Environment and Health, Swedish centre for animal welfare Linda Keeling, professor, Department of Animal Environment and Health Mikaela Lindberg

Contact SCAW

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WOAH Collaborating Centre

The Swedish Centre for Animal Welfare (SCAW), together with the Italian counterpart, IZSAM, forms a joint WOAH Collaborating Centre for animal welfare.

SCAW:s steering group

The steering group consists of 5 regular members from SLU who are qualified researchers. The steering group also has 5 co-opted members representing competent authorities, the Ministry of Enterprise

SCAW:s mission

The National Center for Animal Welfare, SCAW, was established in 2008 to gather expertise, and coordinate activities, in the field of animal welfare. Expert function SCAW regularly responds to

Seminars and courses

SCAW offers a number of seminars and courses focusing on animal welfare.

About SCAW

SCAW is a national center for animal welfare, located at SLU. Our mission is to provide continuing education and to relay scientifically based knowledge to authorities and other actors.

Lena Skånberg dissertation

Lena Skånberg, who defended her doctoral thesis in Uppsala on December 9th 2022, has studied how the early stages of life for a chick affect the welfare of the adult laying hen. A simple and

Lena Skånberg dissertation

Lena Skånberg, who defended her doctoral thesis in Uppsala on December 9th 2022, has studied how the early stages of life for a chick affect the welfare of the adult laying hen. A simple and

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