We have 14 Livestock Farming PhD Projects, Programmes & Scholarships for Self-funded Students

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Livestock Farming PhD Projects, Programmes & Scholarships for Self-funded Students

We have 14 Livestock Farming PhD Projects, Programmes & Scholarships for Self-funded Students

Understanding mechanisms involved in immunosuppression induced by porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome viruses

Research Theme. Infection, Inflammation and Immunotherapy.  The porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus (PRRSV) poses a significant threat to the global pig industry, causing reproductive failure, respiratory issues, and immunosuppression. Read more

Detecting Schistosoma in Bornean Water Buffalo and implications of environmental variables for zoonotic transmission in the context of climate change

This project will investigate Schistosomiasis in Bornean buffaloes using novel cell free DNA approaches and will determine the presence of Schistosoma in water bodies associated to buffalo farming. Across Southeast Asia, over 200 million people are at risk of Schistosoma infection with up to 200,000 dying of the disease yearly. Read more
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PhD Studentship-Behaviour and welfare of cattle managed using short-term, high-density rotational grazing (‘mob grazing’)

Award summary . 100% fees covered at the Home rate (UK and EU applicants with pre-settled/settled status and meet the residency criteria) and a minimum tax-free annual living allowance of £18,622 (2023/24 UKRI rate).  . Read more

Understanding Stress Regulation and Stress Resilience in the Avian Brain

Bird brains diverged from mammalian brains over 300 million years ago. Over that time, the hypothalamic and brainstem mechanisms of the stress response have been remarkably conserved. Read more
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Reducing methane emissions from agriculture in Australia: Opportunities and barriers for stakeholders to achieve food security and climate targets

Overview. Are you passionate about climate action? Ardent about agriculture? Fervent about food security? If so, this is the MRes for you! You will be working with different teams, across changing timezones and making an impact on how the world works. Read more
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Reducing methane emissions from agriculture in Australia: Opportunities and barriers for stakeholders to achieve food security and climate targets

Overview. Are you passionate about climate action? Ardent about agriculture? Fervent about food security? If so, this is the MRes for you! You will be working with different teams, across changing timezones and making an impact on how the world works. Read more

4-year PhD Studentship: Impact of the microbial biodiversity and micro-ecological processes on the transmission and persistency of diseases in dairy farms: a multidisciplinary, adaptive research approach

Soil provides the basic structure for the development of the ecosystem where humans and animals live. Soil microbiota, including different pathogenic and non-pathogenic microorganisms, are responsible for the health and maintenance of the ecosystem, creating the greatest biodiversity in the world. Read more

4-year PhD Studentship: Assessing long-lasting pain following hot-iron disbudding in dairy calves

Although freedom from pain is a key pillar of animal welfare, painful procedures are still common on most dairy farms. For instance, despite being painful1, hot-iron disbudding is still performed on the vast majority of calves. Read more
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