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  1. Chlamydia pecorum Associated With an Outbreak of Infectious Keratoconjunctivitis in Semi-domesticated Reindeer in Sweden

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    | Contributor(s):: Javier Sánchez Romano, Mikael Leijon, Åsa Hagström, Tomas Jinnerot, Ulrika K. Rockström, Morten Tryland

    Infectious keratoconjunctivitis (IKC), the most common ocular disease in ruminants worldwide, has affected semi-domesticated Eurasian reindeer (Rangifer tarandus tarandus) for over 100 years, both as individual cases and in outbreaks affecting tens to hundreds of animals. Recurrent IKC...

  2. Improved Wellbeing for Both Caretakers and Users from A Zoo-Related Nature Based Intervention-A Study at Nordens Ark Zoo, Sweden

    | Contributor(s):: Sahlin, E., Johansson, B., Karlsson, P. O., Loberg, J., Niklasson, M., Grahn, P.

    Nature-based interventions have been proposed to promote physical and mental health and give stress reduction. Little attention has been given to the potential of zoos for human health and wellbeing. A disadvantaged group in Sweden regarding access to nature are individuals with disabilities who...

  3. Den gode herdens vallhund. Konfirmanders och medarbetares erfarenheter av hundens medverkan i konfirmationen

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    | Contributor(s):: Tova Mortensen

    In John 10:11, Jesus proclaims “I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep.” The shepherd dog’s main mission is to assist the shepherd in driving the livestock in a desired direction. Can the church likewise, with help from dogs, lead human...

  4. Survey of personal injuries caused by dogs and cats in Umea

    | Contributor(s):: R Lindström, S Tegenborg, PO Bylund, U Björnstig, A Eriksson

  5. Human-animal interactions and safety during dairy cattle handling - comparing moving cows to milking and hoof trimming

    | Contributor(s):: Lindahl, C., Pinzke, S., Herlin, A., Keeling, L. J.

    Cattle handling is a dangerous activity on dairy farms, and cows are a major cause of injuries to livestock handlers. Even if dairy cows are generally tranquil and docile, when situations occur that they perceive or remember as aversive, they may become agitated and hazardous to handle. This...

  6. Human-animal interactions and safety during dairy cattle handling--Comparing moving cows to milking and hoof trimming

    | Contributor(s):: Lindahl, C., Pinzke, S., Herlin, A., Keeling, L. J.

  7. "Forntidens vildar": Perspektiv på relationen mellan djur och människor i grottan Stora Förvar

    | Contributor(s):: Tobias Lindström

    The cave Stora Förvar, excavated in the end of the 19th century, yielded a vast archaeological assemblage, providing great insight into the stone-age occupation of Stora Karlsö, an island a few kilometers off the west coast of Gotland. The bones of around ten humans dating to the...

  8. The Control of Notifiable Zoonotic Diseases in Pet Animals in Sweden

    | Contributor(s):: Cathrine Ericson

    Zoonotic diseases are diseases that can be transmitted from animals to humans. There are multiple ways for humans to acquire a zoonotic disease. Zoonoses can spread either from direct contact with a carrier or sick animal, ingestion of contaminated feedstuff or have an indirect or environmental...

  9. The horse as an "enabler" in horseback riding : the history of therapeutic horsemanship

    | Contributor(s):: Susanna Hedenborg

    The horse as an “enabler” in horseback riding – the history of therapeutic horsemanship    The purpose of this paper is to explore and analyse the history of therapeutic horsemanship in Sweden. Sports used as therapy have a long history. This paper however, will focus...

  10. Human-Animal Relations beyond the Zoo: The Quest for a More Inclusive Sustainability Education

    | Contributor(s):: Sjögren, Hanna, Gyberg, Per, Henriksson, Malin

  11. The Swedish Swan Lady: reaction to an apparent animal hoarding case

    | Contributor(s):: Svanberg, I., Arluke, A.

    This study describes media and judicial reaction to the first publicly acknowledged case of animal hoarding in Sweden-a 60-year-old Swedish woman who purportedly "rescued" 150 swans over several years by bringing many back to her one-room apartment. Reports in the press and social media reflected...

  12. Personalized nutrition and social justice: ethical considerations within four future scenarios applying the perspective of Nussbaum's capabilities approach

    | Contributor(s):: Nordstrom, K., Goossens, J.

    The idea of personalized nutrition (PN) is to give tailored dietary advice based on personal health-related data, i.e. phenotype, genotype, or lifestyle. PN may be seen as part of a general trend towards personalised health care and currently various types of business models are already offering...

  13. Do we need dogs? A study of dogs’ social significance to man.

    | Contributor(s):: Adell-Bath, M, Krook, A, Sandqvist, G, Skantze, K

  14. One Health Sweden

    One Health Sweden is a collaboration for researchers with interest in zoonotic infections and antibiotic resistance. One Health Sweden is an integration concept including several universities and governmental organizations that wish to contribute to a sustainable intellectual platform where...

  15. Using self-selection to evaluate the acceptance of a new diet formulation by farmed fish

    | Contributor(s):: Carlberg, H., Cheng, Ken, Lundh, T., Brannas, E.

    The evaluation of new diet composition is commonly achieved by performing time-consuming growth trials, which may negatively impact the welfare of a large number of fish if the feed is not accepted. Instead, the fish's behavioural responses to a new diet composition can be used as a first step in...

  16. "Zwartje", "Flight of Delight" and "Chikai": Borrowed Names for Animals in Sweden

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    | Contributor(s):: Katharina Leibring

    This paper deals, from a Swedish point of view, with names for domestic animals that have been borrowed from other language areas and other cultures during the last two or three centuries. There are several different reasons for animals having or being given foreign names. These include...

  17. Disability, Riding, and Identity: A Qualitative Study on the Influence of Riding on the Identity Construction of People with Disabilities

    | Contributor(s):: Lundquist Wanneberg, Pia

  18. Glad i dyr ? En diskusjon avdyriske følende dyr

    | Contributor(s):: Thorsen, Liv Emma

  19. House snakes: the common grass snake (Natrix natrix) in Swedish folk biology

    | Contributor(s):: Svanberg, Ingvar

  20. Traditional Saami knowedge of predators and Swedish environmental policy

    | Contributor(s):: Torp, Eivind