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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 307 pages tagged with Animal and dairy science:

Department of Animal Breeding and Genetics

Genetic variation in animals is the base for our activities at the Department of Animal Breeding and Genetics. We work with farm animals, companion animals and many other kinds animals. Within

Economic effects of improved animal welfare in livestock and pigs at slaughter

Animal welfare at slaughter has recently caught increased public attention and slaughterhouse businesses face the challenge of potentially high costs for animal welfare improvements. However,


Handling of animals at transport and slaughter (HATS) has international recognition as one of the most forefront research centres in the area of animal welfare in connection with handling at

The Scientific Council for animal welfare

The Scientific Council is a risk assessment body for animal welfare. The Council identifies, compiles and evaluates scientific research on animal welfare and related issues, such as economics for

Online courses

Here you will find recorded seminars and online courses in English. Most of our seminars and courses are in Swedish. Please visit the Swedish version of this page for information about seminars and

Seminars and courses

Here you will find information about, and registration to, upcoming seminars or courses in English. Most of our seminars and courses are in Swedish. To see upcoming seminars and courses in Swedish,

Preparing for life

Farm animals are often reared in one type of environment but housed as adults in another. When moved, a lack of skill needed to adapt rapidly to the new environment can compromise welfare. “Adaptive

Contact SCAW

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Swedish Centre for Animal Welfare (SCAW)

SCAW is the national center for animal welfare in Sweden. SCAW works nationally, but also internationally, with animal welfare issues.


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.

International projects

Here you can find infomation about our international projects and collaborations.

National projects

You can find information about ongoing projects at SCAW on the swedish version of this page.