Doctoral dissertations


Heidi Tapio
Impact of vatinoxan on cardiopulmonary and gastrointestinal effects of medetomidine and detomidine in horses
Opponent: Professor Karine Portier, University of Lyon, Agrovet Sup, Ranska
Custos: Professor Outi Vainio


Heini Rossi
Equine lower airway inflammation – Insights into asthma, diagnostics, and anaesthesia
Opponent: Professor John Pringle, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine and Animal Science, Ruotsi
Custos: Professor Thomas Spillmann


Mariella Aalto-Araneda
Stress tolerance of Listeria monocytogenes and control of the bacterium in the fish industry
Opponent: Docent Jaana Husu-Kallio, Maa- ja metsätalousministeriö
Custos: Professor Miia Lindström


Helena Telkänranta
Reducing tail biting in commercially farmed pigs : Experiments on providing wooden objects, paper and rope
Opponent: Senior reseacher, PhD Rick D’Eath, Scotland’s Rural College SRUC, UK
Custos: Professor Anna Valros


Heta Turunen
Reduction and reversal of the undesirable effects of medetomidine with two α2-adrenoceptor antagonists, vatinoxan and atipamezole, in sedated and ketamine-anaesthetized dogs
Opponent: Hon. Full Professor, DVM, PhD, CEO John P Verstegen III, The University of Nottingham School of Veterinary Medicine and Science, UK
Custos: Professori Outi Vainio


Anniina Jaakkonen
Genomic epidemiology of Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli and Campylobacter jejuni on dairy farms and in raw milk
Opponent: Epidemiologist, ELT Elina Lahti, National Veterinary Institute SVA, Ruotsi
Custos: Professor Miia Lindström


Lea Mikkola
It’s complex: studies on the genetics of canine hip dysplasia
Opponent: Chancellors Fellow, PhD Jeffrey Schoenenbeck, The University of Edinburgh, UK
Custos: Professor Antti Iivanainen


Miia Kontturi
Interdigital phlegmon in Finnish dairy herds
Opponent: Senior Veterinarian / Asiantuntija, DVM, PhD, Dipl. ECBHM Menno Holzhauer, GD Animal Health, Hollanti
Custos: Professor Timo Soveri


Saila Savolainen
Exploring palatable orally administered pharmaceuticals in pet cats
Opponent: Tutkimusjohtaja, ELT Mirja Huhtinen, Orion Oyj
Custos: Professor Outi Vainio


Martina Argano
Role of anaesthetics propofol and sevoflurane on canine mammary tumour cell proliferation and neuroepithelial transforming gene 1 expression
Opponent: Professor Sabine Kästner, University of Veterinary Medicine Hannover, Saksa
Custos: Professor Outi Vapaavuori


Silke Haen
Luteinizing hormone and progesterone dynamics in the early pregnancy of the sow
Opponent: Adjunct Professor, Senior Reseacher Pieter Langendijk, Murdoch University, Australia and Nutreco, Boxmeer, Alankomaat
Custos: Professor Olli Peltoniemi


Eve Ala-Kurikka
Studies on sow lameness and related pathological findings
Opponent: Professor Dominiek Maes, Ghent University, Belgia
Custos: Professor Mari Heinonen

Johanna Mäkitaipale
Vitamin D and bone health in pet rabbits (Oryctolagus cuniculus)
Opponent: Group leader in Fin-HIT, Docent Heli Viljakainen, Folkhälsan Reasearch Center
Custos: Professor Outi Vapaavuori


Heini Törnqvist
Canine object perception studied with non-invasive electroencephalography and eye gaze tracking -a comparative perspective
Opponent: Professor Josep Call, University of St Andrews, UK
Custos: Professor Outi Vainio


Pernilla Syrjä
Vacuolar Storage Disease in Lagotto Romagnolo Dogs: Pathology, autophagy and extracellular vesicles
Opponent: Private Dozentin Frauke Seehusen, University of Zurich UZH, Institute of Veterinary Pathology, Sveitsi
Custos: Professori Antti Sukura


Pia Vennerström
Viral haemorrhagic septicaemia in Finnish brackish water fish farms : Studies on disease surveillance and epidemiology of viral haemorrhagic septicaemia virus
Opponent: Professor Manfred Weidmann, Institute of Microbiology and Virology, Brandenburg Medical School Fontane, Saksa
Custos: Professor Olli Vapalahti


Kati Niinistö
Naturally occurring large colon sand accumulations and their medical treatment in horses
Opponent: Professor Gayle Hallowell, University of Nottingham, UK
Custos: Professor Mirja Ruohoniemi