Production Animal Medicine

  • Finland

Organization profile

Organisation Profile

The Department of Production Animal Medicine operates in two locations: the Saari estate in Mäntsälä (some 60 kilometres northeast of Helsinki) and the Viikki Campus in Eastern Helsinki.

The Saari Unit accommodates the disciplines of both reproduction of domestic animals and production animal medicine. Reproduction of domestic animals investigates the reproduction of the most important domestic animals in Finland, and production animal medicine focuses mainly on ruminants and pigs. The Saari Unit also houses the Production Animal Hospital, one of the clinics of the University’s Veterinary Teaching Hospital,which includes a mobile clinic, a hospital for production animals and an outpatient clinic.

The Helsinki Unit offers the discipline of animal management and welfare, which covers the feeding of and the effects of the production environment on domestic animals as well as animal welfare, ethology and animal protection.

Both the Saari Unit and the Helsinki Unit have their own research laboratories. The Saari Laboratory concentrates primarily on patient samples and on laboratory work supporting research in animal reproduction. The Helsinki/Viikki Laboratory serves those departments of the Faculty that focus on clinical medicine and, in addition to analysing patient samples, offers ample opportunities for extensive research. Furthermore, the Helsinki Unit features an ethology laboratory specialising in technology related to the description and analysis of animal behaviour.

The teaching staff are involved in organising the operations of the Research Centre for Animal Welfare, which is a cooperation network of experts in the field at the University of Helsinki. The national ANIWEL Graduate School in Animal Welfare will focus on a multidisciplinary investigation of animal welfare and clinical veterinary research for the period 2010-13. The Department also accommodates the Finnish Centre for Animal Welfare, which is a national cooperation network funded by the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry.

http://www.vetmed.helsinki.fi/saari/english/index.htm

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

Projects 1995 2022

Utaretulehdus ja antibioottiresistenssi − mikä on kalvovesikkeleiden rooli?

Siljamäki, P. M., Savijoki, K. K., Varmanen, P. K., Taponen, S. S. & Nyman, T.

01/05/201831/12/2020

Project: Research projectLaboratory operations

Farm-based adapted education for pupils in the secondary school

Berget, B., Thodberg, K., Lidfors, L., Pálsdóttir, A. M. & Wikman, I. J.

01/01/201831/12/2022

Project: Research project_Research

Vasikkakasvatuksen ongelmat ja muutosvaihtoehdot

Simojoki, H. K., Soveri, T. T., Seppä-Lassila, L., Rautala, H. V. I., Sandelin, A. G. F., Härtel, H., Jalli, H., Herva, T., Hihnala, V., Pelkonen, S., Kaartinen, L., Orro, T. & Suojala, L.

20/04/201620/07/2019

Project: Research project

Publications 1986 2018

Animal ethical views and perception of animal pain in veterinary students in Finland

Valros, A. E. & Hänninen, L. T., 23 Nov 2018, In : Animals. 8, 12

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Open Access

Associations between group sizes, serum protein levels, calf morbidity and growth in dairy-beef calves in a Finnish calf rearing unit

Seppä-Lassila, L., Oksanen, J., Herva, T., Dorbek-Kolin, E., Kosunen, H., Parviainen, L., Soveri, T. & Orro, T., 1 Dec 2018, In : Preventive Veterinary Medicine. p. 100-108

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Biopsy of mammary gland in sows: A tool for studying colostrum production

Björkman, S., Han, T., Oliviero, C. & Peltoniemi, O. A. T., Sep 2018, In : Reproduction in Domestic Animals. 53, 52

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Body condition, live weight and success in agonistic encounters in mixed parity groups of sows during gestation

Norring, M., Valros, A. E., Bergman, P. S., Marchant-Forde, J. & Heinonen, M. L., 2 Jul 2018, In : Animal. p. 1-7 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Open Access
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Activities 1986 2018

Viikin kampuksen tutkimustoiminnan eettinen toimikunta (Event)

Laura Talvikki Hänninen (Chair)
1 Jan 201831 Dec 2021

Activity: Membership typesMembership or other role in review committee

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Scientific Reports (Journal)

Laura Talvikki Hänninen (Reviewer)
3 Jan 2018

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesPeer review of manuscripts

Eläinlääkäripäivät

Laura Talvikki Hänninen (Chair), Anna Elisabet Valros (Speaker: Presenter)
30 Nov 2018

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

Korean Animal Science Conference

Olli Peltoniemi (Speaker: Keynote)
23 Apr 201827 Apr 2018

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

European Congress of Behavioural Medicine and Animal Welfare 2018

Laura Talvikki Hänninen (Attendee), Anna Elisabet Valros (Speaker: Presenter)
28 Sep 2018

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

Prizes

Best poster award (2010) in annual veterinary meeting in Finland

Heli Venhoranta (Recipient), 1 Dec 2010

Prize: Prizes and awards

Heli Castren award

Laura Talvikki Hänninen (Recipient), 1996

Prize: Prizes and awards

Kannuspalkinto

Mari Leena Heinonen (Recipient), 28 Mar 2015

Prize: Prizes and awards

Press / Media

Contributions to Korean agricultural newspaper

Jinhyeon Yun

05/10/2018

1 media contribution

Press/Media: Press / Media

Kun aika on mennä

Laura Talvikki Hänninen & Anna Elisabet Valros

21/09/2018

1 media contribution

Press/Media: Press / Media

Eläinsuojelulainsäädäntötuudistus

Laura Talvikki Hänninen & Anna Elisabet Valros

02/01/201817/02/2018

2 items of media coverage, 1 media contribution

Press/Media: Press / Media