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Zoology / Animal Science (veterinary) PhD Projects, Programs & Scholarships

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  An interdisciplinary approach to understand sheep farmers decision making for management of sheep scab
  Dr J Kaler, Dr F Lovatt
Application Deadline: 30 May 2019

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This opportunity is based within Ruminant Population Health group at the School of Veterinary Medicine and Science which conducts cutting-edge research into the health and welfare of UK sheep and cattle and has stakeholder decision making as one of its key research themes.
  Evaluation of the impact of prebiotic supplementation on the gastrointestinal microbiome and metabolome of Thorougbred yearlings during nutritional stress
  Dr LE Peachey
Application Deadline: 1 June 2019

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The MSc by Research project. Effective dietary management is a key contributing factor to successful Thoroughbred (TB) rearing; a period when foals and yearlings are subject to a number of abrupt dietary changes.
  How to fix a broken heart - The next frontier: from cell to cage side treatment
  Dr D Connolly, Prof D Werling, Dr J Dudhia
Application Deadline: 31 May 2019

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Dilated Cardiomyopathy (DCM) is a common and serious disease, which imposes a significant welfare burden in dogs. DCM is particularly well characterise in Dobermans where a 58.8% cumulative prevalence has been identified in European lines.
  Can the hierarchical behaviour of dairy cows tell us about their experience of historical treatment for disease, and what can we tell from their behaviours about future response to disease?
  Dr A Butterworth
Application Deadline: 3 June 2019

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The project. Animal health can present economic and animal welfare concerns for dairy farmers.
  Sound analysis of broiler chicken - what can we tell about health, welfare and productivity from sound patterns during growth
  Dr A Butterworth
Application Deadline: 3 June 2019

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The project. Vocalisation sounds in broiler chickens, reared under intensive farm conditions, may have potential to be used as a tool to improve their health and welfare status.
  Links between animal behaviour, health and welfare
  Dr SDE Held
Applications accepted all year round

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An animal’s behaviour both causes and reflects changes in its health and welfare. The biological processes underlying these relationships are increasingly well understood in humans.
  Gastric microbiome, gastric disease and welfare in horses in training
  Research Group: School of Veterinary Medicine
  Dr D Sutton, Dr D McKeegan
Application Deadline: 1 July 2019

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Project Summary. The purpose of this project is to characterise the gastric microbiome of horses in training, and determine its relationship to gastric pathology and quantitative welfare indices.
  A smart agri-systems approach to understanding the risk of antimicrobial resistance transmission in the agri-environment linked to livestock production.
  Research Group: School of Biology
  Prof L Collins, Dr A O'Neill, Dr Laura Carter
Application Deadline: 31 May 2019

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Globally, antimicrobial resistance presents a significant and diverse set of challenges for public, animal and environmental health.
  Why do individual Seychelles warblers age differently?
  Research Group: School of Biology
  Dr H L Dugdale, Dr A Sparks, Prof D S Richardson
Application Deadline: 31 May 2019

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One of the most profound challenges we all face is our deterioration with age - a process known as senescence. Individuals clearly senesce differently, in both the age they start to deteriorate and the rate of their decline.
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