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Background and aim

A database (VetBact/VetBakt) with information about bacteria of veterinary interest has been developed at the Div. of Bacteriology (Dept. of Biomedical Sciences and Veterinary Public Health [BVF], Swedish Univ. of Agricultural Sciences [SLU], Uppsala, Sweden) as well as the Dept. of Bacteriology and the Office of Science and Quality (National Veterinary Institute [SVA], Uppsala, Sweden). The first version of the database was released to Internet on February 9, 2006 and in connection with a major update, VetBakt 1.0 got a special website on April 16, 2007. On March 19, 2010, the bilingual version of VetBact/VetBakt 2.0 was released at a new website (www.vetbact.org).

VetBact is primarely intended to be a tool for veterinary students and their teachers, but can also be useful for veterinary practitioners and students attending other academic courses in bacteriology.

The people behind this site

Idea and coordination: Professor Emeritus Karl-Erik Johansson (BVF, SLU and SVA). Web developer, Webmaster etc: Dr. Staffan Tamm (SVA).

Internal Board members

  • Anna Bergfeldt
  • Lise-Lotte Fernström
  • Ingrid Hansson
  • Désirée Jansson
  • Karl-Erik Johansson
  • Susanna Sternberg Lewerin
  • Staffan Tamm
  • Gunilla Trowald-Wigh

External scientific and educational advice

  • Dr. Roger Ayling, Animal Health and Veterinary Laboratories Agency (AHVLA), Mycoplasma Group, Department of Bacteriology, Addlestone, Surrey, UK
  • Professor Joachim Frey, Institute of Veterinary Bacteriology, University of Bern, Switzerland
  • Professor John Prescott, Ontario Veterinary College, University of Guelph, Canada

Accessibility

Don't hesitate to contact us if you have any suggestions for how we can make this site more accessible.

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We do not use the cookies to track individual users or visits.

Acknowledgements

During 2006 to 2009, these people contibuted information and suggestions.

During 2010 to 2012, these people contibuted information and/or pictures.

Financial support to develop VetBact has been obtained from the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine and Animal Science (SLU) and from BVF.

The Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU), the National Veterinary Institute (SVA) and the Thure F & Karin Forsberg Foundation supported our work in 2011, and also in 2011-2012.

Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences

Published: 2015-11-10.

 

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