Avdelningen för klinisk produktionsdjursmedicin

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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.


Internationellt och inhemskt samarbete Publikationer och projekt inom de senaste fem åren.

Projekt 1995 2023

Publikationer 1986 2019

Acceptability of flavoured pharmaceutically non-active mini-tablets in pet cats tested with a rapid 3-portal acceptance test with and without food

Savolainen, S., Hautala, J., Junnila, J., Airaksinen, S., Juppo, A. M., Raekallio, M. & Vainio, O., 2019, I : Veterinary and Animal Science. 7, 6 s., 100054.

Forskningsoutput: TidskriftsbidragArtikelVetenskapligPeer review

Öppen tillgång

Analysis of factors affecting the pregnancy rate of mares after inseminations with cooled transported stallion semen

Kareskoski, M., Venhoranta, H., Virtala, A-M. & Katila, T., 15 mar 2019, I : Theriogenology. 127, s. 7-14 8 s.

Forskningsoutput: TidskriftsbidragArtikelVetenskapligPeer review

An atypical Bacillus anthracis infection in a bull-A potential occupational health hazard

Friman, M., Kakko, L., Constantin, C., Simojoki, H., Andersson, M. A., Nagy, S., Salonen, H. & Andersson, M., 10 aug 2019, I : Reproduction in Domestic Animals. 5 s.

Forskningsoutput: TidskriftsbidragArtikelVetenskapligPeer review

Anti-Ascaris suum IgG antibodies in fattening pigs with different respiratory conditions

Lassen, B., Geldhof, P., Hälli, O., Vlaminck, J., Oliviero, C., Orro, T. & Heinonen, M., jan 2019, I : Veterinary Parasitology. 265, s. 85-90 6 s.

Forskningsoutput: TidskriftsbidragArtikelVetenskapligPeer review

Assessment of animal welfare problems in Finnish cattle and pig farms based on official inspection reports

Väärikkälä, S. S., Hänninen, L. T. & Nevas, M. A., 22 maj 2019, I : Animals. 9, 5, 19 s., 263.

Forskningsoutput: TidskriftsbidragArtikelVetenskapligPeer review

Öppen tillgång

Aktiviteter 1986 2019

Happy together? From perception to social interaction between species

Miiamaaria Kujala (!!Speaker)
1 jul 20192 jul 2019

Aktivitet: Typer för tal eller presentation!!Invited talk

2019 Annual Conference of the Society for Veterinary Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine (SVEPM)

Maria J Vilar (Talare: Presentation)
27 mar 201929 mar 2019

Aktivitet: Typer för deltagande i eller organisering av evenemangArrangemang av och deltagande i konferens/workshop/kurs/seminarium

International symposium of the veterinary schools council

Eeva Mustonen (Närvarande)
3 jul 20195 jul 2019

Aktivitet: Typer för deltagande i eller organisering av evenemangArrangemang av och deltagande i konferens/workshop/kurs/seminarium

Porcine Health Management (Tidskrift)

Claudio Oliviero (Referentgranskare)
2019 → …

Aktivitet: Typer för peer review av output och redaktionsarbeteReferentgranskning av manuskript

CAP27 Eläinten hyvinvointikorvauksen jatkotyöpaja / nauta

Laura Hänninen (Närvarande)
15 maj 2019

Aktivitet: Typer för deltagande i eller organisering av evenemangArrangemang av och deltagande i konferens/workshop/kurs/seminarium


adjunct professor of the year of the University of Helsinki

Laura Hänninen (!!Recipient), 12 mar 2014

Pris: Pris och hedersbetygelser

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

Heli Venhoranta (!!Recipient), 1 dec 2010

Pris: Pris och hedersbetygelser

Fellow of the Teachers´Academy

Laura Hänninen (!!Recipient), 21 dec 2018

Pris: Pris och hedersbetygelser

Heli Castren award

Laura Hänninen (!!Recipient), 1996

Pris: Pris och hedersbetygelser


Mari Heinonen (!!Recipient), 28 mar 2015

Pris: Pris och hedersbetygelser