Paula Bergman

  • Finland

20142021

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Description of research and teaching

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.

Fields of Science

  • 413 Veterinary science

International and National Collaboration

Publications and projects within past five years.