Antibiotic usage on dairy farms in GB: improving data capture and exploring drivers

People: Camilla Strang, Pablo Alarcon-Lopez, Jackie Cardwell, Lucy Brunton

This project seeks to facilitate the development of optimal antibiotic usage data capture mechanisms on dairy farms by understanding the drivers behind efficient data capture and their association with antibiotic usage and health and welfare. The findings from this project will be used to provide recommendations to help support the ongoing work in the development of data recording tools for the dairy industry. 

Does early life experience in Thoroughbreds affect injury risk and racing performance in later life?

People: Kristien Verheyen, Mandi De Mestre, Renate Weller, Shebl Salem, Rebecca Mouncey

A 3 year prospective cohort study describing management practices and reasons for early wastage in young Thoroughbreds. Risk factors for early wastage will be investigated in particular looking at associations between exercise and musculoskeletal injury and disease and racing performance in later life. The study is funded by the HBLB.

Evaluating Antimicrobial Resistance surveillance in the United Kingdom from a One Health perspective

People: Houda Bennani, Barbara Haesler, Katharina Staerk

The aim of the project is to assess the value of integrated antimicrobial resistance (AMR) surveillance systems in the UK. Our objective is to produce a specific tool to evaluate the performance of AMR integrated surveillance systems, which will allow us to assess whether integrated surveillance generates an added value. This will enable policy makers to make the most cost effective decisions.


People: Kelsey Spence, Jackie Cardwell, Josh Slater

The 'EXotic disease Prevention: Learning from horse Owners to inform Research & Education' (EXPLORE) project aims to improve exotic disease awareness and preparedness within the non-racing horse population.

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