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Veterinary - 27.01.2023
RVC seeks veterinary collaboration for UK dairy herd study
Researchers at the Royal Veterinary College (RVC) are seeking to enrol veterinary practices as they begin a study to determine and benchmark individual and herd-level passive transfer status across dairy herds within the UK. This is the first study to examine the issue from a UK wide perspective and will provide the largest amount of information to date which will inform best practice and benefit both farmers and vets.

Veterinary - Health - 16.01.2023
The Royal Veterinary College calls for dogs with autoimmune diseases to take part in observational study to improve canine wellbeing
The Royal Veterinary College calls for dogs with autoimmune diseases to take part in observational study to improve canine wellbeing
Researchers at the Royal Veterinary College (RVC) are inviting pet owners with dogs who have a newly diagnosed autoimmune disease to take part in an observational study to better understand the prognosis and help improve the wellbeing of those diagnosed in the future. The practitioner researchers, led by Dr Barbara Glanemann and Dr James Swann at the RVC, have created an observational registry to collect information about dogs who have recently been diagnosed with an autoimmune disease.

Veterinary - Health - 24.08.2022
The RVC to develop ground-breaking tool that assesses quality of life for horses and ponies with common hormone disorder
The RVC to develop ground-breaking tool that assesses quality of life for horses and ponies with common hormone disorder
24 hour contact: 01707 666297 Researchers at the Royal Veterinary College have been awarded funding from CVS (UK) Limited to develop a new assessment tool that will evaluate the quality of life of bo

Veterinary - 19.08.2022

Veterinary - Health - 11.08.2022
The RVC awarded funding to better understand early-life influences on performance and financial viability of Thoroughbred breeding
24 hour contact: 01707 666297 The Royal Veterinary College has received funding to study the impact of early-life health and management on later-life health, performance and economics of Thoroughbred breeding.

Veterinary - Health - 09.08.2022

Veterinary - 28.07.2022
Ten fence types at increased odds of a fall for horse and rider
New research into equestrian eventing safety has assessed different types of fence and course design, and quantified their associated risk of falling for either rider or horse. The study is published in the Equine Veterinary Journal , and has highlighted ten fence types which are at increased odds of a fall occurring when compared with square spread fences.

Veterinary - Sport - 25.07.2022
AWSE success at Post graduate research day
AWSE success at Post graduate research day
On the 8th of June 2022, RVC held it's annual post graduate research day at our Hawkshead Campus. Post graduates across the college showed off the hard work they are putting into their varying projects with impacts statements, presentations and posters. Our Animal Welfare Science and Ethics students represented the group fantastically, bringing home some awards too, listed below.

Health - Veterinary - 06.07.2022
Beauty isn’t even skin deep: New study from the RVC finds that flat-faced dogs are at the highest risk of skin fold dermatitis
New research from the Royal Veterinary College (RVC) has found that some popular flat-faced dog breeds, including the English Bulldog, French Bulldog and Pug, are at the highest risk of skin fold dermatitis - a painful skin condition.

Health - Veterinary - 23.06.2022
Most common disorders and lifespan of pet hamsters in the UK
Most common disorders and lifespan of pet hamsters in the UK
New research from the Royal Veterinary College (RVC) has revealed the 20 most common disorders in pet hamsters. Of these, the most popular include "wet tail", bite injuries from other hamsters, overgrown nails and/or incisors and traumatic injury. The average lifespan of pet hamsters was 1.75 years.

Veterinary - Health - 01.03.2022
University of Glasgow PhD candidate develops app to help combat obesity in horses
University of Glasgow PhD candidate develops app to help combat obesity in horses
The University of Glasgow has created and updated a free weight management app to help owners monitor their horse's bodyweight and condition. The new version of the Equi-BCS app - refreshed in response to a survey of more than 100 people, including veterinary professionals, nutritionists and horse owners - was developed by Katie Williams, an equine nutritionist, who carried out the survey and development of the app as part of her PhD in veterinary research at the University.

Veterinary - Environment - 12.08.2020
Analysis: Boxgrove - how we found Europe’s oldest bone tools and what we learned about their makers
Prospective students Current students UCL in the media Services for media Tell us your story Dr Matthew Pope (UCL Archaeology) discusses new evidence about an extinct human species found at the Boxgrove site, where Britain's oldest human remains reveal new insights into ancient toolmaking. Boxgrove in Sussex, England, is an iconic, old stone age site.

Health - Veterinary - 28.05.2020
Tackling COVID-19: Professor James Wood
Cambridge's infectious diseases community is making a huge contribution to tackling the pandemic,- says Professor James Wood.

Veterinary - 08.11.2019
Creating fake rhino horn with horse hair to help save the endangered rhino | University of Oxford
Scientists from the University of Oxford and Fudan University, Shanghai, have invented a way to create fake rhino horn using horse hair.

Veterinary - 17.04.2019
Is one toe really better than three? How horses’ legs evolved for endurance travel rather than speed
Palaeobiologists from the University of Bristol and Howard University (USA) have uncovered new evidence that suggests that horses' legs have adapted over time to be optimised for endurance travel, rather than speed.

Veterinary - Agronomy / Food Science - 22.11.2018
Weight loss programme successful at tackling obesity & type 2 diabetes
Severe and medically complicated obesity can be effectively treated with a non-surgical weight management programme called Counterweight-Plus, according to a new study.

Veterinary - 21.11.2018
Investment needed to save thousands of lives through post bite rabies vaccines
Rabies, contracted through dog bites, currently kills an estimated 60,000 people each year, mostly in Africa and Asia with approximately 10% of deaths among children under the age of five. However these deaths can be prevented through a post-bite vaccination of the victims known as post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP), alongside a programme of disease elimination through mass dog vaccination.

Veterinary - 21.11.2018
"Giving birth then coming home without our baby was difficult to go through"
A new research centre at Imperial will investigate the causes of premature birth. The centre will be the first of its kind in Europe, and will investigate how to reduce the risk of premature birth.

Veterinary - 25.09.2018
Listen to Her! Egypt’s women fight for their rights
Egyptian women have been at the forefront of Egypt's political and economic struggles with nearly 3 million protesting against sexual harassment in 2013, yet their fight against social stigmas at home and abroad remains largely unnoticed within Western circles.

Veterinary - 09.07.2018
New research study could help improve dog welfare
Academics from the University of Bristol's School of Veterinary Sciences are asking for dog owners to take part in a new research study that could help to improve dog welfare.

Health - Veterinary - 22.06.2018
Researchers win EPSRC fellowship to develop AI for early disease diagnosis in calves
Two researchers at the University of Bristol have been awarded a joint Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) Fellowship to investigate early disease diagnosis in dairy calves using artificial intelligence (AI) methods.

Health - Veterinary - 28.04.2018
Bristol Vet School at the forefront of combatting antimicrobial resistance
Researchers from the Bristol Veterinary School at the University of Bristol are leading the way with farmers to combat and change antimicrobial (AM) use on farms.

Veterinary - Innovation - 19.02.2018
Using ultrasound to predict return to form for injured racehorses
A new technique that uses ultrasound to predict a racehorse's likelihood of a return to racing after a tendon injury has been developed by researchers at the University of Nottingham, Oakham Equine Hospital and the world-famous Hong Kong Jockey Club. In this unique collaboration, the team has created a scoring system for grading tendon injuries in racehorses when they first occur and used this in a large study to determine which ultrasound features will predict whether or not the horse will successfully race again after rehabilitation.

Event - Veterinary - 21.09.2017
Horse colic campaign wins prestigious award
A campaign to raise awareness of colic in horses among horse owners pioneered by the University of Nottingham's Vet School and the British Horse Society has won the prestigious Veterinary Record Evidence Award.

Veterinary - Life Sciences - 10.07.2017
How can diagnostics deliver a more effective use of antibiotics in animals?
Are there better ways to diagnose animals in need of antibiotics on livestock farms' How will farmers and veterinarians use novel diagnostics in the fight against animal disease?

Health - Veterinary - 23.06.2017
Dog’s leg saved from amputation by new bone regeneration technology
Scientists and veterinarians from the University of Glasgow have successfully saved the leg of a two-year-old Munsterlander dog named Eva from amputation using medical technology funded by Sir Bobby

Health - Veterinary - 19.04.2017

Veterinary - Health - 31.03.2017
New VetReact website for equine vets and horse-owners
Equine vets and horse-owners will have access to the latest research and resources on common emergency conditions in horses thanks to a new website to be launched on 31 March 2017.

Event - Veterinary - 01.12.2016

Life Sciences - Veterinary - 28.10.2016
Animal welfare
We place good welfare at the centre of all our animal research and aim to meet the highest standards: good animal welfare and good science go hand-in-hand.

Health - Veterinary - 15.09.2016
Building trust between vets and farmers key to encouraging cattle vaccination, study funds
Building trusting relationships between veterinary surgeons and farmers is crucial to improving animal health on dairy farms, researchers at The University of Nottingham has found. The study on perceptions and challenges of vaccinations among vets was carried out by academics in the University's School of Veterinary Medicine and Science on behalf of ADHB Dairy, a not-for-profit organisation working on behalf of Britain's dairy farmers.

Health - Veterinary - 29.07.2016
Equine flu - why don't owners vaccinate their horses?
A research project led by a student at The University of Nottingham is aiming to uncover why some horse owners choose not to vaccinate their animals against a potentially-fatal illness.

Veterinary - Agronomy / Food Science - 12.07.2016
Vet School research paves the way for improved horse welfare
Vet School research paves the way for improved horse welfare
A vision for improving horse welfare has been set out following research carried out by the University of Bristol's School of Veterinary Sciences and funded by World Horse Welfare. It is hoped the findings, to be unveiled at the House of Commons today [Tuesday 12 July], will enable the welfare priorities of the UK's 800,000 horses to be addressed.

Health - Veterinary - 05.07.2016
Big data funding boost to improve small animal health
The Small Animal Veterinary Surveillance Network (SAVSNET) has been awarded £700K from the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) to expand its database of UK pet health records and support more 'big data' research into animal and human diseases.

Health - Veterinary - 15.06.2016
Teams up with RSPCA and Cats Protection to offer Derby pet owners free medical care for their animals
Veterinary experts at The University of Nottingham have been helping to offer free care to pet owners in Derby as part of a scheme to tackle a cat overpopulation crisis in one area of the city.

Veterinary - Health - 19.05.2016
Training for vets, from vets
The University of Nottingham is offering a novel training opportunity for people in the veterinary profession. The Centre for Evidence-based Veterinary Medicine in the School of Veterinary Medicine and Science at the University has developed a new evidence-based veterinary medicine training programme, thanks to funding from the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC).
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