Department: Pathobiology and Population Sciences

Campus: Hawkshead

Research Groups: Host-Pathogen Interactions and Vaccinology, IRLFS (Research Programme)

Henny has been employed as a faculty pathologist at the Royal Veterinary College since August 2011  where she holds the position of Head of Veterinary Forensic Pathology. Her duties and responsibilities include lecturing and all aspects of academic practice in veterinary anatomic pathology, research and diagnostic work, including post mortem examinations.

Henny Martineau qualified as a Veterinary Surgeon from Glasgow Veterinary School, University of Glasgow in 1998. Following time as an assistant veterinary surgeon in mixed practice in Wales, she spent three years working in a training position in Veterinary Pathology at the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine of the University of Glasgow, where she gained a Master's degree in Veterinary Medicine, investigating the pathogenesis of gastric ulceration in the horse. She then worked as a research pathologist for Astrazeneca in Cheshire, as a large animal diagnostic pathologist for the Scottish Agricultural College in Edinburgh, and in 2010, she gained a PhD from the University of Glasgow. The title of her thesis was "Early events of Jaagsiekte retrovirus infection in the ovine lung". From August 2011 to the present day, she has been employed as a faculty pathologist at the Royal Veterinary College, where she holds the position of Head of Veterinary Forensic Pathology.  

Henny has a wide range of  research interests that include forensic pathology, cancer biology and infectious disease.

Karagianni AE; Vasoya, D; Finlayson, J; Martineau, HM; Wood, AR; Cousens, C; Dagleish, MP; Watson, M: Griffiths, DJ,
Transcriptional response of ovine lung to jaagsiekte sheep retrovirus.  Journal of Virology; 2019; 93(21):e00876-19

Blanch-Lazaroab B, mitton Z, Tudor C, Hindle J, Martineau H, Fox M, Blake DP Genetic diversity and population structure of Angiostrongylus vasorum parasites within and between local urban foxes (Vulpes vulpes) Veterinary Parasitology 2018 Volume 262 , 15 October 2018, Pages 42-46

Minor KM, Letko A, Becker D, Drögemüller M, Mandigers PJJ, Bellekom SR, Leegwater PAJ, Stassen QEM, Putschbach K, Fischer A, Flegel T, Matiasek K, Ekenstedt KJ, Furrow E, Patterson EE, Platt SR, Kelly PA, Cassidy JP, Shelton GD, Lucot K, Bannasch DL, Martineau H, Muir CF, Priestnall SL, Henke D, Oevermann A, Jagannathan V, Mickelson JR, Drögemüller C. Canine NAPEPLD- associated models of human myelin disorders Sci Rep. 2018 Apr 11;8(1):5818. doi: 10.1038/s41598-018-23938-7.

Kock RA, Orynbayev M, Robinson S, Suther S, Singh NJ, Beauvais W, Morgan ER, Kerimbayev A, Khomenko S, Martineau HM, Rystaeva R, Omaraova Z, Wolfs S, Hawotte F, Radoux J, Milner-Gulland EJ. Saigas on the brink: Multidisciplinary analysis of the factors influencing mass mortality events.Science Advances 2018 Jan 17;4(1):eaao2314. doi: 10.1126/sciadv.aao2314. eCollection 2018 Jan.

Civello ANE, Dunkel B, Summers BA, Martineau HM. Spinal Cord Compression in a Horse due to a Granular Cell Variatn of Neurofibroma. Journal of Comparative Pathology 2017 Nov;157 (4): 303-307

Heaps LA, Scudder CJ, Lipscomb VJ, Steinbach SM, Priestnall SL, Martineau H, Szladovits B, Fowkes RC, Garden OA Serum anti-Mullerian hormone concentrations before and after treatment of an ovarian granulosa cell tumour in a cat. JFMS Open Rep. 2017 Aug 10;3(2):2055116917722701. doi: 10.1177/2055116917722701. eCollection 2017 Jul-Dec.

Taylor-Brown FE, Lamb CR, Martineau H, Muir C, Beltran E.Imaging Diagnosis-Imaging and histopathologic characteristics of a vertebral hamartoma in a cat. Vet Radiol Ultrasound. 2018 Mar;59(2):E12-E16. doi: 10.1111/vru.12454. Epub 2016 Dec 1.

Fortuna L, Relf J, Chang YM, Hibbert A, Martineau HM, Garden OA. Prevalence of FoxP3 (+) Cells in Canine Tumours and Lymph Nodes Correlates Positively with Glucose Transporter 1 ExpressionJ Comp Pathol. 2016 Aug-Oct;155(2-3):171-180. doi: 10.1016/j.jcpa.2016.06.006. Epub 2016 Jul 18.

Newbery SG, Cooke SW, Martineau HM A Perspective on Veterinary Forensic Pathology and Medicine in the United Kingdom. Vet Pathology 2016 Sept: 53, 894-7

Patterson R, Eley T, Browne C, Martineau HM, Werling D Oral application of freeze-dried yeast particles expression the PCV2b Cap protein on their surface induce protection to subsequent PCV2b challgen in vivo. Vaccine. 2015  Nov;33:6199-205

Cousens C, Alleaume C, Bijsmans E, Martineau HM, Finlayson J, Dagleish MP, Griffiths DJ. (2015) Jaagsiekte sheep retrovirus infection of lung slice cultures  Retrovirology  12:31. doi: 10.1186/s12977-015-0157-5.

Patterson R, Nevel A, Diaz AV, Martineau HM, Demmers T, Browne C, Mavrommatis B, Werling D.(2015) Exposure to environmental stressors result in increased viral load and further reduction of production parameters in pigs experimentally infected with PCV2b.Vet Microbiol. 20;177(3-4):261-9.

Caporale M, Martineau HM, De las Heras M, Murgia C, Centorame P, Di Francesco G, Di Gialleonardo L, Spencer TE, Griffiths DJ, and Palmarini M (2013) Host Species Barriers to Jaagsiekte Sheep Retrovirus Replication and Carcinogenesis Journal of Virology 87: 10752-62.  

Suttle NF, Martineau HM, Hunter AG, Thomas JR, Macrae AI  (2013). Atypical copper poisoning in Jersey dairy herds Veterinary Record  72:82-3.

Hunter AG, Suttle N, Martineau HM, Spence MA, Thomson JR, Macrae AI, Brown S. (2013) Mortality, hepatopathy and liver copper concentrations in artifically reared Jersey calves before and after reductions in copper supplementation Veterinary Record. 172(2):46

Martineau HM, Dagleish MP, Cousens C, Underwood C, Forbes V, Palmarini M, Griffiths DJ.(2013) Cellular Differentiation and Proliferation in the Ovine Lung during Gestation and Early Postnatal Development Journal of  Comparative Pathology 2012.11.239. [Epub ahead of print]

Martineau HM, Cousens C, Imlach S, Dagleish MP, Griffiths DJ.(2011) JSRV infects multiple cell types in the ovine lung Journal of Virology 85:3341-55.

Griffiths DJ, Martineau HM, Cousens C (2010) Pathology and pathogenesis of ovine pulmonary adenocarcinoma Journal of Comparative Pathology  142: 260-83.

Martineau H, Thompson H, Taylor D (2009) Pathology of gastritis and gastric ulceration in the horse Part 1: range of lesions present in 21 mature individuals. Equine Veterinary Journal 41: 638-44.

Martineau H, Thompson H, Taylor D (2009) Pathology of gastritis and gastric ulceration in the horse Part 2: a scoring system. Equine Veterinary Journal 41: 646-51.

Martineau HM, Pyrah IT (2007) Review of the application of RNA interference technology in the pharmaceutical industry Toxicological Pathology 35: 327-36.

Bell R, Philbey AW, Martineau H, Neilson L, Pawaon P, Dukes-McEwan J (2006) Dynamic tracheal collapse associated with disseminated histiocytic sarcoma in a cat Journal of Small Animal Practise 2006 47: 461-464.

Tebb AJ, Cave T, Barron R, Brown AL, Martineau HM, Willett BJ, Hosie MJ (2004) Diagnosis and management of B cell chronic lymphocytic leukaemia in a cat The Veterinary Record 154: 430-433.

Johnson VS, Ellis K, Martineau H, Thompson H, Barrett DC (2003) Bovine spinal anomaly with anatomical similarities to complex vertebral malformation The Veterinary Record 153: 598-600.

Cave TA, Martineau H, Dickie A, Thompson H, Argyle DJ (2002) Idiopathic hepatic veno – occlusive disease causing Budd - Chiari –like syndrome in the cat Journal of Small Animal Practice 43: 411 – 415.

Yam PS, Johnson VS, Martineau HM, Dickie A, Sullivan M (2002) Multicentric lymphoma with intestinal involvement in a dog Veterinary Radiology Ultrasound 43: 138 – 143.

Cresswell, W., Mellanby, R. Bright, S., Catry, P., Chaves, J., Freile, J., Gabela, A., Martineau, H., MacLeod, R., McPhie, F., Anderson, N., Holt, S., Barabas, S. & Sanchez, T. 1999. Birds of the Guandera Biological Reserve, Carchi province, north-east Ecuador. Cotinga 11: 55-63.





Henny lectures on forensic pathology and neoplasia and tumour biology on the Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine, Bachelor of Biological Sciences and Bachelor of Comaparative Pathology courses. Other teaching responsibilities include supervising Senior Clinical Training Scholars in Veterinary Pathology that are preparing for specialist qualifications in pathology and undergraduate and postgraduate research students. She is Module leader for the Applications of Pathology  module on the BSc in Comparative Pathology.

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Saiga Antelopes; the ice age survivors now in peril


  • Saiga Mass Mortality: ongoing research on causes of mortality in saiga antelope in Kazakhstan and Mongolia

    The saiga project is a long-term contribution from RVC to research into understanding of the causes of mortality of the saiga antelope. This species ranges in the Steppes of Asia, in a few localities but is classified as critically endangered by the International Union for Conservation of Nature red listing process. The study findings to date provided unique information on the cause of mass mortality of saiga and the impact of PPR on saiga antelope.

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