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Veterinary - 18.02.2013
New insight into dogs fear responses to noise
New insight into dogs fear responses to noise
A study has gained new insight into domestic dogs' fear responses to noises. The behavioural response by dogs to noises can be extreme in nature, distressing for owners and a welfare issue for dogs. The research by academics from the School of Veterinary Sciences at the University of Bristol, and funded by the RSPCA , is published in Applied Animal Behaviour Science .

Health - Veterinary - 05.02.2013
Caring for dogs to reduce spread of parasite eggs harmful to humans
Caring for dogs to reduce spread of parasite eggs harmful to humans
The UK dog population is estimated to be around ten million, with dogs producing approximately 1,000 tonnes of excrement each day. New research has shown that dogs act as a major source of the parasite egg, Toxocara, which can potentially contaminate the public environment and infect humans.

Health - Veterinary - 14.11.2012
New study to investigate headshaking in horses
New study to investigate headshaking in horses
Headshaking syndrome is when a horse shakes or jerks its head uncontrollably for no apparent reason. There are striking clinical similarities between facial pain syndromes in people, most notably trigeminal neuralgia, and headshaking in horses. Although some progress has been made towards both diagnosing and treating the condition in horses, the pathology of the disease remains unknown and further research is needed.

Veterinary - Economics - 26.10.2011
Bovine TB testing under scrutiny
Bovine TB testing under scrutiny
Planned changes to the way vets are allowed to conduct TB tests could have a dramatic impact on rural veterinary practices and fail to address quality control issues surrounding tests for bovine tuberculosis, University research has found. The Animal Health and Veterinary Laboratories Agency (AHVLA) recently announced their intention to require veterinary practices in England to competitively tender for TB tests in specific geographical areas.

Mathematics - Veterinary - 09.03.2011
From the Asian elephant to the roadrunner: study of 90 animals’ thigh bones reveals how they can efficiently carry loads
From the Asian elephant to the roadrunner: study of 90 animals’ thigh bones reveals how they can efficiently carry loads
The structures inside animals' thigh bones that enable them to support huge loads whilst being relatively lightweight are revealed in research published today in the journal Proceedings of the Royal Society B. The researchers say their work could lead to the development of new materials based on thigh bone geometry.

Life Sciences - Veterinary - 09.03.2011
The foundations of empathy are found in the chicken
The foundations of empathy are found in the chicken
A study has gained new insight into the minds of domestic hens, discovering, for the first time, that domestic hens show a clear physiological and behavioural response when their chicks are mildly distressed. The research by academics at the University of Bristol's Animal Welfare and Behaviour research group in the School of Veterinary Sciences , and funded by the BBSRC Animal Welfare Initiative, is published online in the Proceedings of the Royal Society B .

Mathematics - Veterinary - 08.03.2011
From the Asian elephant to the roadrunner: study of 90 animals’ thigh bones reveals how they can efficiently carry loads
From the Asian elephant to the roadrunner: study of 90 animals’ thigh bones reveals how they can efficiently carry loads
From the Asian elephant to the roadrunner: study of 90 animals? thigh bones reveals how they can efficiently carry loads Study suggests new materials could be developed that are inspired by geometry inside thigh bones The structures inside animals' thigh bones that enable them to support huge loads whilst being relatively lightweight are revealed in research published today in the journal Proceedings of the Royal Society B. The researchers say their work could lead to the development of new materials based on thigh bone geometry.

Agronomy / Food Science - Veterinary - 18.01.2011
Obesity in horses could be as high as in humans
PA 13/11 At least one in five horses used for leisure are overweight or obese. It's a condition which can lead to laminitis and equine metabolic syndrome. The pilot study, carried out by The University of Nottingham's School of Veterinary Medicine and Science, showed that rates of obesity among horses are likely to be just as high as they are among people.

Life Sciences - Veterinary - 11.03.2010
Eggshell of extinct giant bird provides ancient DNA
Eggshell of extinct giant bird provides ancient DNA
The research, published in scientific journal Proceedings of the Royal Society B , shows that fossil eggshell is a previously unrecognised source of ancient DNA and can provide exceptional long-term preservation of DNA in warmer climates. The findings will boost research in archaeology and biology where species identifications can add significantly to our understanding of biodiversity, evolutionary processes, past environmental change and dispersal of animal and human populations.

Health - Veterinary - 11.03.2010
New evidence-based resource for vets in clinical practice
PA 47/10 It will cost 3.5m and take 10 years, but once established the new Centre for Evidence-based Veterinary Medicine (CEVM) will be the very first initiative that integrates the most up to date, accurate and relevant evidence with clinical decision making in the veterinary profession. Hosted by The University of Nottingham and partly funded by Novartis Animal Health, the new Centre aims to develop and promote the principles of evidence-based veterinary medicine in all aspects of the veterinary profession.

Veterinary - Life Sciences - 30.06.2009
Researchers use unique machine to deepen understanding of how brain processes sound
A team of researchers at UCL's Ear Institute is using a unique machine to deepen our understanding of how the brain responds to sound. The Ear Institute's new small-animal magnetoencephalograph, or MEG for short, is the most advanced machine of its type in the world. Its installation is a result of a collaboration between UCL, the Kanazawa Institute of Technology (KIT) in Japan and the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS) in Paris, France.