Equine and Small Animal Medicine

  • Finland

Organization profile

Organisation Profile

The Department of Equine and Small Animal Medicine is located on the Viikki Campus of the University of Helsinki.

The headquarters of the Department share the Clinicum building with the University Teaching Hospital. The Department comprises four disciplines: equine medicine, small animal medicine, veterinary diagnostics, and veterinary pharmacology and toxicology. Painrelated studies at the Pain Research Center focus on canines and felines. Validated diagnostic (Helsinki Chronic Pain Index) and innovative imaging (thermography) methods raise our clinical pain-related know-how to the highest international level. A project in canine cognition opens new approaches to the minds of our best friends. The pathophysiology and clinical treatment of canine intestinal and pulmonary diseases are of the highest level.

Equine research concentrates on laminitis and osteoarthritis. The development of diagnostic tests, which could easily be adjusted in practice, is also a central interest. Prevalence and epidemiology studies of equine polyneuropathy are conducted through Nordic cooperation.

The Clinical Research Laboratory offers ample opportunities for extensive research.

The national ANIWEL Graduate School in Animal Welfare is directed at the Department. ANIWEL focuses on clinical veterinary research and animal welfare for the years 2010-13.

Researchers in the Animal Pain Center are active mainly in the operations of the Research Centre for Animal Welfare, a cooperative network of experts in the field at the University of Helsinki.

http://www.vetmed.helsinki.fi/english/equinesmallanimal/index.html

International and National Collaboration Publications and projects within past five years.

Profiles

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Sanna Aarnio

Person: Teaching and research personnel

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Elina Rantanen

Person: Teaching and research personnel

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Johanna Anturaniemi (o.s. Roine)

Person: UH, Teaching and research personnel

20122018
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Maria Aromaa

Person: Teaching and research personnel

20182018

Projects 2003 2020

Publications 1982 2018

Acute pain and peripheral sensitization following cautery disbudding in 1-and 4-week-old calves

Alessandro, M., Claudia, S., Rupert, B., Andreas, G. & Daniela, C., 1 Feb 2018, In : Physiology & Behavior. 184, p. 248-260 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Assessing adverse effects of intra-articular botulinum toxin A in healthy Beagle dogs: A placebo-controlled, blinded, randomized trial

Heikkilä, H. M., Jokinen, T. S., Syrjä, P., Junnila, J., Hielm-Björkman, A. & Laitinen-Vapaavuori, O., 10 Jan 2018, In : PLoS One. 13, 1, 20 p., 0191043.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

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Cardiopulmonary effects of vatinoxan in sevoflurane-anaesthetised sheep receiving dexmedetomidine

Adam, M., Huuskonen, V., Raekallio, M. R., Casoni, D., Mykkänen, A. K., Lappalainen, A. K., Kajula, M., Kallio-Kujala, I. J. & Vainio, O., 2018, In : The Veterinary Journal. 238, p. 63-69 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Open Access
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Cardiovascular effects of the peripheral α2-adrenoceptor anatgonist vatinoxan in bharals immobilized with medetomidine-ketamine

Sainmaa, S., Mykkänen, A. K., Adam, M. A. H., Vainio, O. & Raekallio, M. R., 2018, Proceeding of the 13th World Congress of Veterinary Anaesthesiology.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contributionScientificpeer-review

Activities 1973 2018

Outi Turkki

Thomas Spillmann (Host)
19 Mar 20183 Apr 2018

Activity: Hosting a visitor typesAcademic visit at UH

Valerie Freiche

Thomas Spillmann (Host)
11 Mar 201815 Mar 2018

Activity: Hosting a visitor typesAcademic visit at UH

The Cardiovascular Effects of the Peripheral α-2-Adrenoceptor Antagonist Vatinoxan in Captive Markhors (Capra Falconeri Heptneri) Immobilized with Medetomidine and Ketamine

Anna Mykkänen (Supervisor)
2018 → …

Activity: Examination typesSupervision of other thesis (Master's, Licentiate)

Evening seminar in Small Animal Internal Medicine

Thomas Spillmann (Member of organizing committee)
18 May 2018

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesOrganisation and participation in conferences, workshops, courses, seminars

Pola Boruszewicz

Thomas Spillmann (Host)
1 Apr 201830 Apr 2018

Activity: Hosting a visitor typesAcademic visit at UH

Datasets

The DOGRISK dataset

Hielm-Björkman, A. K. (Creator), Anna Hielm-Björkman, 2050

Dataset

Press / Media

Hevosurheilu

Kati Elina Niinistö

28/03/2018

1 media contribution

Press/Media: Press / Media

Helsingin Sanomat / Lasten tiedepalsta 1/2018

Sanna Johanna Viitanen

14/01/2018

1 media contribution

Press/Media: Press / Media

Yle / radio

Outi Maritta Vainio-Kivinen

05/01/2018

1 item of media coverage

Press/Media: Press / Media

Helsingin Sanomat

Outi Maritta Vainio-Kivinen

03/01/2018

1 item of media coverage

Press/Media: Press / Media