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

People: Kristien Verheyen, Mandi De Mestre, Renate Weller, Rebecca Mouncey, Juan Carlos Arango Sabogal

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

People: Mehroosh Tak, Barbara Haesler, Ayona Silva-Fletcher

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

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

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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