Statens Jordbruksverk
Sveriges officiella statistik - Statistiska meddelanden
Djurhälsa år 2011

JO 25 SM 1201


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List of terms


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Calf mortality among different breeds of cattle

Table 1 shows the number of calves that die within a month after birth and is organised after sex and breed. Mortality is generally somewhat higher for bull-calves than for heifer -calves.

Frequency of disease in dairy herds of various sizes

Comparisons between different herd sizes have been made regarding the occurrence of a number of diseases. Milk fever and ketosis decrease with increasing herd size, while the occurrence of mastitis and other diseases increases. The relationship between those diseases showing an increase within larger herds and an increase in infection pressure is supposed to be due to many animals being held in the same building. The result shows that the most apparent decrease in large herds are feeding related diseases. This can be assumed that in larger herds a larger number of technological solutions are available for optimization and control of animal feeding.

Retention of afterbirth, teat injuries and delivery problems show little variation between the different herd sizes, these are.

Frequency of disease in dairy herds from different breeds

Swedish Polled Cattle and Swedish Jersey have the largest occurrence of diseases compared to other breeds.

Occurrence of colic in horses – seasonal variations

A monthly comparison of colic cases was compiled for the three regions in Sweden: Götaland (south of Sweden), Svealand (middle) and Norrland (north). The extent of colic cases is markedly low during the summer months. The diagnoses included in the term “colic” are impaction colic (constipation), incarceration colic, displacement colic, abdominal pain as well as all other diagnoses that include the term “colic.”

These statistics are primarily based on veterinary reports submitted to the central data base of the Swedish Board of Agriculture. The national industry organisation Svensk Mjölk (Swedish Dairy Association) has compiled the data for “Frequency of disease in dairy herds of various sizes,” while information for “Calf mortality among different breeds of cattle” was collected from the central animal database where every cattle owner reports animal transports, births and deaths.

List of tables


Explanation of symbols

1. Number of live born calves that die within a month of birth, by breed and sex, 2011

2a. Occurrence of disease in dairy cows by herd size and disease, cases of disease per 100 animals included in the control 2011/12

2b. Occurrence of disease in dairy cows by breed and disease, cases of disease per 100 animals included in the control 2011/12

3. Yearly colic cases in horses in percent per month, 2011


List of terms

Andel, procent

Share, percentage

Antal behandlade djur

Number of treated animals

Antal kalvar som dött under första levnadsmånaden

Number of calves that died during their first month in life


Diarrhoea diseases


Swedish Mountain cattle


Help during delivery

Genomsnittlig besättningsstorlek under kontrollåret

Average herd size during the control year

Hela året

All year

Hälta samt symptom från leder och klövar

Lameness and symptom from joints and hooves



Juver- eller livmoderinflammation

Mastitis or inflammation in the uterus




Milk fever


Cases of colic

Komplikationer vid dräktighet och förlossning

Complications during pregnancy and delivery


Year of control

Korsningar/Övriga raser


Kvarbliven efterbörd

Retention of fetal membranes










Swedish Red Poll

Samtliga sjukdomar

All diseases



Sjukdomar i andningsorgan

Respiratory organ diseases




Teat injuries

Svensk Ayrshireboskap

Swedish Ayrshire

Svensk Jerseyboskap

Swedish Jersey

Svensk kulligboskap

Swedish Polled Cattle

Svensk låglandsboskap

Swedish Friesian

Svensk röd och vit boskap

Swedish Red and White


Bull calf



Totalt antal födda

Total number born



Övriga sjukdomar

Other diseases