In this project our aim is to carry out a detailed study of the epidemiology of brucellosis in bovines and humans in Punjab, including the use of novel diagnostic tests that can differentiate between vaccinated and infected animals.
This project aims to explore antibiotic use in livestock in two study sites in rural West Bengal, and to map the antibiotic supply and value chains for both the human and animal sectors. The findings from this project will be used to co-design an antibiotic stewardship intervention with multiple stakeholders and to assess the feasibility and acceptability of this intervention with a small group of antibiotic value chain actors.
This project, funded by the Horserace Betting Levy Board, investigates current evidence and perceptions regarding the respiratory condition Inflammatory Airway Disease (IAD) in racehorses.
Traditional food markets are important locations for the spread of COVID-19, but they also play important economic and socio-cultural roles in most low and middle-income countries. In this project, we aim to co-design bespoke plans to reduce COVID-19 transmission in markets in Bolivia and Peru, two countries disproportionately hit by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Responding to the challenge of MERS-CoV: Development and testing of interventions to reduce risk among Bedouin populations in Southern Jordan
In this interdisciplinary research, we study the biological and sociocultural contexts of MERS-CoV among at-risk Bedouin populations in southern Jordan. In particular, we are seeking to understand which individuals, or camels, should be targeted for future vaccination, the correct seasons for the deployment of such vaccines and the sociocultural issues that are driving the infection.
A project that brings together international surveillance experts to develop further, apply and disseminate risk-based surveillance methods.
A generic framework for the evaluation of animal health surveillance.
The Sustainable and Healthy Food Systems (SHEFS) project aims to provide policy makers with novel, interdisciplinary evidence to define future food systems policies that deliver nutritious and healthy foods in an environmentally sustainable and socially equitable manner. The RVC is partnered with eight other research institutions and will focus on the animal source foods in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.
The aim of our research is to investigate whether understanding of susceptibilities and social networks in meerkats can be used to selectively target individuals for interventions, and thus enhance disease control.
This project aims to develop a typology of interventions to reduce antimicrobial use in aquaculture, based on data extracted through a review of AMR interventions across livestock production systems.