Doctoral dissertations


ELL Sanna Viitanen
Canine Bacterial Pneumonia: Role of Acute Phase Proteins and Viral Co-infections
Vastaväittäjä: Dr. Vet. Med. Bianca Schulz, Ludwig-Maximilian-University, D
Custos: Professor Thomas Spillman


Katja Selby
Growth temperature variation and heat stress response of Clostridium botulinum
Vastaväittäjä: Professor Atte von Wright, University of Eastern Finland
Custos: Professor Hannu Korkeala


ELL Leena Pohjola
Backyard poultry flocks in Finland – an infection risk to commercial poultry or humans?
Opponent: Docent Liisa Kaartinen, Elintarviketurvallisuusvirasto Evira
Custos: Professor Timo Soveri


ELL Tuija Kantala

Presence of hepatitis E virus (HEV) and markers for HEV infection in production swine, human patients with unexplained hepatitis, and veterinarians in Finland
Opponent: Docent Matti Waris, University of Turku
Custos: Professor Hannu Korkeala


ELL Eija Kaukonen
Housing conditions and broiler and broiler breeder welfare: the effect of litter condition on contact dermatitis in broilers and breeders, and the effect of elevated structures on broiler leg health
Opponent: Senior research fellow, DVM, PhD Andrew Butterworth, University of Bristol, UK
Custos: Professor Anna Valros


ELL Marja Mikkola
Superovulation and embryo transfer in dairy cattle – effect of management factors with emphasis on sex-sorted semen
Opponent: Associate Professor Peter Vos, Utrecht University, NL
Kustos: Professor Magnus Andersson


DVM Taneli Tirkkonen
Porcine mycobacteriosis caused by Mycobacterium avium subspecies hominissuis
Opponent: Professor Per Wallgren, Statens Veterinäranstalt (SVA)/Sveriges Lantbruksuniversitet SLU, Uppsala, S
Custos: Professor Timo Soveri


ELL Thomas Grönthal
Epidemiology of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus pseudintermedius in Finland
Opponent: DrVetMed, PhD, DVD, DiplECVD, MRCVS Anette Loeffler, Royal Veterinary College, UK
Custos: Professor Satu Sankari


DVM Rachel Bennett
The Impact of MK-467 on Certain Pharmacokinetic and Pharmacodynamic Properties of Selected Drugs Affecting the Central Nervous System in Dogs
Opponent: Professor Henning Andreas Haga, Norwegian University of Life Sciences
Custos: Professor Outi Vainio


Veterian Stefan Björkman
Parturition and subsequent uterine health and fertility in sows
Opponent: Professor Olav Reksen, Norwegian University of Life Sciences
Custos: Professor Olli Peltoniemi


FM Sara Kovanen
Molecular Epidemiology of Campylobacter jejuni in the Genomic Era
Opponent: FT Saara Salmenlinna, THL
Custos: Professor Maria Fredriksson-Ahomaa


ELL Raija Hallamaa
Phospholipids in equine summer eczema and its therapy
Opponent: Docent Petteri Nieminen, University of Eastern Finland
Custos: Professor Outi Vainio


ELL Anna Murros
Identification and Characterization of Yersinia from Food and Environmental Sources
Opponent: Professor Per Saris, University of Helsinki
Custos: Professor Johanna Björkroth


ELL Tiina Nokireki
European bat lyssavirus type 2 in Finland : Surveillance, evolutionary analysis, and prevention with vaccination
Opponent: Docent Ruska Rimhanen-Finne, THL
Custos: Professor Liisa Sihvonen


ELL Kati Salla
Haemodynamic Effects of MK-467 in combination with Medetomidine and Selected Sedative and Anaesthetic Agents in Dogs
Opponent: Professor David Brodbelt University of London, UK
Custos: Professor Outi Vainio


ELL Heli Nordgren
Fur animal epidemic necrotic pyoderma pathology, etiology, and epidemiology
Opponent: DVM, PhD Anne Sofie Vedsten Hammer, University of Copenhagen, DK
Custos: Professor Antti Sukura


ELL Hanna Dyggve
DOBERMAN HEPATITIS : Role of Immunological and Genetic Mechanisms
Opponent: Professori David Twedt, Colorado State University, USA
Custos: Professor Thomas Spillman


ELL Helka Heikkilä
Intra-articular botulinum toxin A in treatment of osteoarthritic joint pain in dogs
Opponent: Dylan Clements, Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies and The Roslin Institute, University of Edinburgh, UK
Custos: Professor Outi Vapaavuori