Catarina Svensson

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The health of 3081 heifer calves born in 122 dairy herds in the south-west of Sweden from 1 January to 31 December, 1998, was monitored from birth until 90 days of age. The calves were kept either in individual pens (n=2167), in group pens, with 3-8 calves to a pen and manual feeding of milk (n=440), in group pens with 6-30 calves per pen and an automatic(More)
The mortality of 8,964 heifer calves born in 122 dairy herds in southwest Sweden in 1998 to 2000 was monitored from January 1998 until December 2000. Farmers were requested to send carcasses for necropsy from animals that died from 1 d of age to first calving. Age and seasonal patterns of mortality were investigated using Kaplan-Meier curves. The median(More)
The dynamics of bovine respiratory syncytial virus (BRSV), bovine parainfluenza virus 3 (PIV-3), bovine corona virus (BCoV) and bovine viral diarrhoea virus (BVDV) infections were studied in 118 dairy herds in south western Sweden. By using serology on paired samples from three approximately 7 vs. approximately 15-month-old calves per herd, the propagation(More)
The health status of 2947 heifer calves born in 1998 and raised in 122 Swedish dairy herds was monitored from birth to 210 days of age. Disease occurrence was recorded by farmers and by veterinarians who visited the farms six times yearly, examined the calves clinically and auscultated their lungs. The incidence risks of diarrhoea, ringworm and clinical(More)
The objective of this study conducted in 75 herds was to investigate the presence and significance of Criptosporidium parvum and Giardia intestinalis in Swedish dairy calves in comparison with rotavirus, coronavirus and Escherichia coli K99+. The farmers were asked to collect faecal samples from each heifer calf that had diarrhoea between birth and 90 days(More)
Data on health, management, and housing from birth to first calving were collected for 2,126 heifers on semi-monthly visits made by project veterinarians to 107 dairy herds from southwest Sweden. Additional data were obtained from the official milk- and health-recording program. Factors associated with incidence of veterinarian-treated clinical mastitis(More)
Large numbers of oocysts of Eimeria alabamensis have been found in the faeces of calves suffering from diarrhoea shortly after being turned out to pasture. To investigate the source and clinical significance of this coccidial infection, the numbers of oocysts excreted, the consistency of the faeces and the growth rates of four groups of 12 calves were(More)
Tartrate-resistant acid phosphatase (TRAP) is a mammalian di-iron- containing enzyme that belongs to the family of purple acid phosphatases (PAP). It is highly expressed in a limited number of tissues, predominantly in bone-resorbing osteoclasts and in macrophages of spleen. We have determined the crystal structure of rat TRAP in complex with a phosphate(More)
The extent to which oocysts of the coccidian parasite Eimeria alabamensis can survive the winter and cause clinical coccidiosis in different parts of Sweden was investigated. Fecal samples were collected between May and July 1993 from calves on 59 farms where calves had grazed the same pasture for at least 5 consecutive years. The farms were situated in 9(More)
Group pens equipped with automatic milk-feeding systems are increasingly being used for young dairy calves in Sweden. The system is, however, associated with an increased risk of clinical respiratory-tract disease and a reduced growth rate. In an experimental study we compared the health and growth rate of two different group sizes of calves (6-9 versus(More)