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Thesis Title: Longevity in Finnish sow herds

The main objective of the thesis project is to investigate, and subsequently improve sow health, performance and longevity in Finland. Study I defines the overall culling rate and death loss in Finnish sow herds, describes herd management protocols and housing conditions, and investigates their potential associations. Study II estimates the effects of sow production features on the probability of removal in commercial farms. Study III scrutinizes current Finnish sow health and explores its effects on removal, and finally in study IV an economic optimizing method for sow replacements is constructed.

Keywords

  • 413 Veterinary science

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

Publications 2014 2019

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., Feb 2019, In : Animal. 13, 2, p. 392-398 7 p.

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Sow mortality is associated with meat inspection findings

Heinonen, M., Bergman, P., Fredriksson-Ahomaa, M., Virtala, A-M., Munsterhjelm, C., Valros, A., Oliviero, C., Peltoniemi, O. & Hälli, O., Feb 2018, In : Livestock Science. 208, p. 90-95 6 p.

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Sow removal in commercial herds: Patterns and animal level factors in Finland

Bergman, P., Gröhn, Y. T., Rajala-Schultz, P., Virtala, A-M., Oliviero, C., Peltoniemi, O. & Heinonen, M., 1 Nov 2018, In : Preventive Veterinary Medicine. 159, p. 30-39 10 p.

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Activities 2013 2018

Questionnaire design and Management, Epinova course, 3ECTHS

Paula Bergman (Attendee)
14 May 201819 May 2018

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

Annual Meeting of Society for Veterinary Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, 2017

Paula Bergman (Attendee)
28 Mar 201731 Mar 2017

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

Inaugural Meeting of International Society for Economics and Social Sciences in Animal Health

Paula Bergman (Attendee)
27 Mar 201728 Mar 2017

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

Molecular Epidemiology of Infectious Diseases Nova PhD Course

Paula Bergman (Attendee)
28 Aug 20171 Sep 2017

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

CVM Autumn Seminar 2017

Laura Talvikki Hänninen (Member of organizing committee), Anna Elisabet Valros (Member of organizing committee), Paula Susanna Bergman (Member of organizing committee)
25 Oct 2017

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