Cost-effectiveness of poultry vaccination for the control of H9N2 avian influenza virus (AIV) infection in Pakistan
This project will use a mixed-methods approach to map out the structure of the poultry industry in Pakistan and to determine the cost effectiveness and feasibility of vaccination against avian influenza in different poultry farming systems.
Does early life experience in Thoroughbreds affect injury risk and racing performance in later life?
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.
Enhancing political economy research skills to tackle infectious disease and anti-microbial resistance (AMR) challenges
Political economy analyses ways in which economic, social, cultural and political factors determine individual and community behaviours. This project will develop a new short-course on understanding and researching AMR and infectious diseases using lessons from political economy to be launched in the spring term of 2021.
Evaluating Antimicrobial Resistance surveillance in the United Kingdom from a One Health perspective
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.
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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We are developing evidence-based practical solutions to help reduce levels of TB in badger populations.
In this project we study the safety of chicken meat and beef, how poor people access these meats and how can their safety be improved to increase people's nutrition and health in Peru.
HOOVES is a mixed-methods study investigating horse carers' awareness of evidence-based best practices, using laminitis as an exemplar for other important equine welfare issues. This study aims to enable communication between researchers and horse carers to be optimised.
This project includes extensive analysis of the large body of Johne's disease (JD) data accumulated by the two main milk recording companies through repeated testing of a large number of UK dairy cows, and a longitudinal study of dairy heifers followed up since birth along their entire lives.
This study will use qualitative research methods including semi-structured interviews and focus groups to explore the thoughts, opinions and experiences of both farmers and veterinary surgeons concerning the UK scanning surveillance system.