SLU - Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences

SLU - Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences
SLU is a world-class university in the fields of life and environmental sciences. SLU’s area of expertise encompasses agricultural sciences, veterinary medicine, natural resources and environment, as well as rural development and landscape architecture. In addition to basic research, SLU pursues problem-oriented research focused on the needs of its stakeholders. The faculty of Veterinary Medicine and Animal Science is the only one in Sweden with the competence to carry out advanced, large-scale research with cattle, pigs, horses and poultry, as well as clinical research with these species and dogs and cats. Studies of animal diseases, their origins and modes of transmission can also lead to further understanding of human diseases. The combination of veterinary medicine and animal science makes the Faculty unique, not only in Sweden, and provides an excellent opportunity for multidisciplinary research and education. At the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine and Animal Sciences we work with most aspects of our animals' life and health, including farm animals as well as sports animals and pets.
Our thematic breadth is extensive, from animal husbandry, animal health and welfare, food safety and quality well to public health. In all these areas, we do research and educate at undergraduate, graduate and postgraduate levels.
The vision of the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine and Animal Science, SLU, is to provide for the sustainable use of animals with good animal welfare and health for good food security and public health. We are engaged in most aspects of the life and welfare of domestic animals. This applies to farm livestock, as well as research animals, companion animals and animals in sports. Our main areas for research and teaching are animal health, animal husbandry, animal welfare, biomedicine, genetics and breeding, and veterinary public health.
SLU in the Animal Task Force
SLU represents the Swedish knowledge institutes in the ATF. The Faculty of Veterinary Medicine and Animal Science, at SLU, is an expert knowledge provider with competence in all aspects of farm animals, but also of sports, lab and companion animals.
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Mårten Hetta
Unit of Forage Utilisation
Animal welfare and care officer for Röbäcksdalen experimental farm
Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences
Department of Animal Nutrition and Management
901 83 UMEÅ Sweden
Visiting Adres: Skogsmarksgränd
Phone: + 46 90 786 87 47


30th FEFAC Congress
30th FEFAC Congress
Circular feed for sustainable livestock & aquaculture systems
14th -16th June 2023
Ystad, Sweden
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EAAP+WAAP+Interbull congress
EAAP+WAAP+Interbull congress
26th August - 1st September 2023
Lyon, France


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