Professor, DVM, PhD, Dipl ECZM

Phone: +47 995 85 019
Fax: +47 62 43 08 51

Mailing address:
Hedmark University College
Faculty of Forestry and Wildlife Management
Campus Evenstad
NO-2480 Koppang


Research interests:

Chemical immobilization of wildlife, stress physiology, ecophysiology, conservation medicine, One Health, wound ballistics, health risks from lead ammunition






Biomedicine, chemical immobilization of wildlife, wound ballistics


Most recent papers (all papers are listed on my Research Gate profile)

  1. Sommer F, Ståhlman M, Ilkayeva O, Arnemo JM, Kindberg J, Josefsson J, Newgard C, Fröbert O, Bäckhed F. The gut microbiota modulates energy metabolism in the hibernating brown bear (Ursus arctos). Cell Reports 2016; 14. In press.
  2. Lian M, Beckmen KB, Bentzen TW, Demma DJ, Arnemo JM. Thiafentanil-azaperone-xylazine and carfentanil-xylazine immobilizations of free-ranging caribou (Rangifer tarandus granti) in Alaska. Journal of Wildlife Diseases 2016; 52. In press.
  3. Esteruelas NF, Huber N, Evans AL, Zedrosser A, Cattet M, Palomares F, Angel M, Swenson JE, Arnemo JM. Leucocyte coping capacity as a tool to assess capture and handling-induced stress Scandinavian brown bears (Urus arctos). Journal of Wildlife Diseases 2016; 52 (S1). In press. doi:
  4. Græsli AR, Evans AL, Fahlman Å, Bertelsen MF, Blanc S, Arnemo JM. Seasonal variation in haematological and biochemical variables in free-ranging subadult brown bears (Ursus arctos) in Sweden. BMC Veterinary Research 2015; 11: 301. doi:10.1186/s12917-015-0615-2
  5. Støen OG, Ordiz A, Evans AL, Laske T, Kindberg J, Fröbert O, Swenson JE, Arnemo JM. Physiological evidence for a human-induced landscape of fear in brown bears (Ursus arctos). Physiology and Behavior 2015; 152: 244-248.
  6. Ericsson G, Dettki H, Neuman W, Arnemo JM, Singh N. Offset between GPS collar temperature and ambient weather station data. European Journal of Willdlife Research 2015; 61: 919-922. DOI 10.1007/s10344-015-0968-7
  7. Arnemo JM. Comments on mouth-to-snout ventilation in veterinary cardiopulmonary resuscitation. Journal of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care 2015; 25: 594. doi: 10.1111/vec.12370
  8. Paillard L, Berret J, Bouzelboudjen M, Jones KL, Evans AL, Swenson JE, Arnemo JM, Voordouw MJ. Seroprevalence of tick-borne pathogens in Scandinavian brown bears over two decades. Parasites and Vectors 2015; 8: 938. doi:10.1186/s13071-015-0967-2
  9. Girling S, Campbell-Palmer R, Pizzi R, Fraser MA, Cracknell J, Arnemo JM, Rosell F. Haematology and serum biochemistry parameters and variations in the Eurasian beaver (Castor fiber). PLoS ONE 2015; 10(6): e0128775. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0128775
  10. Ozeki LM, Caulkett N, Stenhouse G, Arnemo JM, Fahlman Å. Effect of active cooling and alpha-2 adrenoceptor antagonism on core body temperature in anesthetized brown bears (Ursus arctos). Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine 2015; 46: 279-285. doi:
  11. Bergvall UA, Kjellander P, Ahlqvist P, Johansson Ö, Sköld K, Arnemo JM. Chemical immobilization of free-ranging fallow deer (Dama dama): Effect of needle length on induction time. Journal of Wildlife Diseases 2015; 51: 484-487. DOI: 10.7589/2013-11-290
  12. Küker S, Huber N, Evans AL, Kjellander P, Alm-Bergvall U, Jones K, Arnemo JM. Hematology and serum chemistry reference limits in free-ranging roe deer (Capreolus capreolus) in Sweden. Journal of Wildlife Diseases 2015; 51: 269-273. DOI: 10.7589/2014-02-025
  13. Frankowiack M, Olsson M, Cluff D, Evans AL, Hellman L, Månsson J, Arnemo JM, Hammarström L. IgA deficiency in wolves from Canada and Sweden. Developmental and Comparative Immunology 2015; 50: 26-28. doi:10.1016/j.dci.2014.12.009


Most recent books and book chapters

  1. Caulkett NA, Arnemo JM. Comparative anesthesia and analgesia of zoo animals and wildlife. In: Grimm KA, Lamont LA, Tranquilli WJ, Green SA, Robertson SA. Thurmon JC, Grimm K, editors. Veterinary anesthesia and analgesia. The fifth edition of Lumb and Jones Ames: Wiley Blackwell 2015: 764-776. ISBN 978-1-118-52623-1
  2. Arnemo JM, Evans AL, Fahlman Å, Caulkett N. Field emergencies and complications. In: West G, Heard D, Caulkett NA, editors. Zoo animal and wildlife anesthesia and immobilization. 2nd edition. Ames: Wiley-Blackwell, 2014: 139-147. ISBN 978-0-8138-1183-3
  3. Caulkett N, Arnemo JM. Anesthesia of cervids (deer). In: West G, Heard D, Caulkett NA, editors. Zoo animal and wildlife anesthesia and immobilization. 2nd edition. Ames: Wiley-Blackwell, 2014: 823-829.
  4. Thompson CM, Green RA, Sauder J, Purcell KL, Sweizer R, Arnemo JM. The use of radio telemetry in Martes research: techniques and technologies. In: Aubry KB, Zielinski WJ, Raphael MG, Proulx G, Buskirk SW, eds. Biology and conservation of martens, sables, and fishers. Ithaca, New York: Cornell University Press, 2012: 284-319.
  5. Kreeger TJ, Arnemo JM. Handbook of Wildlife Chemical Immobilization. 4th ed. Sybille, Wyoming: Terry J. Kreeger, 2012.
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