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DEVELOPMENT OF ANIMAL HEALTH SERVICE IN EASTERN FINLAND 1.1.2004 – 31.12.2006.

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1 DEVELOPMENT OF ANIMAL HEALTH SERVICE IN EASTERN FINLAND –

2 IMPLEMENTED BY Savonia University of Applied Sciences - Iisalmi Unit University of Helsinki - Faculty of Veterinary Medicine University of Kuopio - Institute of Applied Biotechnology

3 European Social Fund (ESF): 50 % State Provincial Office of Eastern Finland: 33 % and… FINANCED BY

4 …Local Municipalities of Upper Savo (8) via USDC: 3,9 % Iisalmi Keitele Kiuruvesi Lapinlahti Pielavesi Sonkajärvi Vieremä Varpaisjärvi The Upper Savo Development Company Ltd Virtual money: 8,5 %

5 BUDGET € 703,750.00

6 President: Martti Harju Mayor of Iisalmi 16 members representing background organisations ADVISORY GROUP

7 WEBSITE

8 PROJECT ADMINISTRATION Leader:Veikko Tuovinen Manager:Markku Viita Secretary:Minna Partanen

9 MANAGING TEAM Research Leader:Veikko Tuovinen Chief Researchers:Risto Kauppinen (Savonia University of Applied Sciences Kristiina Dredge (University of Helsinki) Jaakko Mononen (University of Kuopio)

10 STAFF Researchers:10 Development Managers: 5 Assistants: 5 Specializing Vet Students:16 Other Students:many

11 OPERATION MODES 1.RESEARCH 2.TRAINING 3.DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS 4.PUBLISHING (PAPERS, WEB…) 5.INFORMATION (PRESS, …) 6.INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION

12 AIMING FOR CONTINUITY -Creation of expert networks -Lasting education and training activity -New entrepreneurship - Structural changes

13 RESEARCH Dairy Cattle –Health and well-being –Calf conditions –Feeding behaviour –Work methods –Production technology –Ureaplasma diversum

14 RESEARCH Pigs –Gestation –Tail biting –Well-being –Piglet mortality Horses –Sand colic

15 RESEARCH Literature reviews and clarifications –Ureaplasma –Animal handling –Bovine etogram –Fire safety of animal houses –Dairy cattle healthcare projects in Finland –Level of hoof trimming in Upper Savo as compared to the Netherlands

16 TRAINING VETERINARIANS SPECIALISTS –FEEDING –BUILDING –ETC. PRODUCERS

17 DEVELOPING PROJECTS IN EDUCATION Diploma of Food Animal Practice for Veterinarians Veterinary Specialist Degree in Food Animal Practice Bachelor of Agriculture (specialisation studies) Professional Hoof Trimmer Training Course

18 DEVELOPING PROJECTS ”Transparent” Building Design –Designing production buildings in Internet –3- or 4-dimensional (time included) –Easy commenting tool –Veterinary comments for functional designing of buildings

19 DEVELOPING PROJECTS ”Very Intelligent Cowhouse” –Best available technics applied –Monitoring animals using state-of-the-art technology

20 DEVELOPING PROJECTS All in – all out units for beef cattle –"All in – all out" principle applied in beef production –Modelling and testing

21 DEVELOPING PROJECTS Bedding supply for domestic animals –Alternatives –New solutions

22 PUBLISHING Handling of Domestic Animals –Literature review –published on ELKE website –Guide (16 pages) for producers

23 PUBLISHING Bovine Etogram –published on ELKE website –Guide (16 pages) for producers

24 PUBLISHING Ureaplasma –Literature review of Ureaplasma diversum –published on ELKE website –Guide for producers (16 pages) –Research project –Ureaplasma frequency in North Savo –scientific paper being prepared

25 PUBLISHING Dairy cattle healthcare projects –Literature review –published on ELKE website

26 PUBLISHING Calves and noise –Literature review –published on ELKE website

27 PUBLISHING Scientific papers Book chapters Guides for producers Journal articles Congress proceedings Congress posters Newspaper interviews Radio and Television interviews


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