Overview

Research areas

  • 413 Veterinary science - clinical veterinary medicine, bovine, mastitis, clinical veterinary pharmacology, clinical veterinary microbiology

Description of research and teaching

Teaching responsibilies include the following topics: milk hygiene in primary production, in particular mastitis and teat diseases. In addition antimicrobial treatment and resistance. Clinical teaching in the food animal hospital. Continuing education for farmers, veterinarians, and other interested parties on the same topics.

Research of Satu Pyörälä's group focuses on bovine intramammary infection (mastitis). Mastitis has remained a major problem in the dairy production, reducing milk quality and causing the biggest economic losses. Mastitis is also a food safety issue, due to bacteria and their toxins as well as possible antibiotic residues in the milk. At present, the on going projects deal with ecology, epidemiology, diagnostics, treatment, economy and prevention mastitis. The main focus is on staphylococcal and streptococcal mastitis.

Education Information

Dipl. ECBHM (European College of Bovine Health Management)

Curriculum Vitae

Highlighted publications

  1. Occurrence and characterization of methicillin-resistant staphylococci from bovine mastitis milk samples in Finland.

    Gindonis, V., Taponen, S., Myllyniemi, A-L., Pyörälä, S., Nykäsenoja, S., Salmenlinna, S., Lindholm, L. & Rantala, M. 2013 In : Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica. 55, p. art. 61 8 p.

    Publication: Contribution to journalA1 Refereed journal article

  2. Milk haptoglobin, milk amyloid A, and N-acetyl-beta-D-glucosaminidase activity in bovines with naturally occurring clinical mastitis diagnosed with a quantitative PCR test

    Kalmus, P., Simojoki, H., Pyörälä, S., Taponen, S., Holopainen, J. & Orro, T. 2013 In : Journal of Dairy Science. 96, 6, p. 3662-3670

    Publication: Contribution to journalA1 Refereed journal article

  3. Costs of clinical mastitis with special reference to premature culling

    Heikkilä, A. -M., Nousiainen, J. I. & Pyörälä, S. 2012 In : Journal of Dairy Science. 95, 1, p. 139-150 12 p.

    Publication: Contribution to journalA1 Refereed journal article

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Highlighted activities

  1. Antimicrobials Working Party

    Satu Pyörälä (Member), Committee for Medicinal Products for Veterinary Use, European Medicines Agency, 2004 → …

    Activity: Councils, boards, committees and networksMembership or other role in national/international committee, council, board

  2. Pre-examiner and opponent of a Doctor Philos degree

    Satu Pyörälä (Opponent), 12.12.2012

    Activity: Thesis supervision, mentoring and examinationOpponent of doctoral dissertation

  3. Steering group of Evira for monitoring antibiotic resistance

    Satu Pyörälä (Expert member), , 2002 → …

    Activity: Councils, boards, committees and networksMembership or other role in public Finnish or international organization

  4. Scientific assessment of research of University, panel member

    Satu Pyörälä (Member), SLU, 2009

    Activity: Councils, boards, committees and networksMembership or other role in review committee

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