Our research involving animals is vital to continued progress in medical, veterinary and scientific knowledge in a wide range of areas. These include: cardiovascular and cancer research, research into diseases associated with infection and immunity as well as veterinary and agricultural research.
On this page are just a few examples showing the difference our work has made.
Understanding high blood pressure
Studies of rats by Professor Julian Paton are helping to bring us closer to a new treatment for high blood pressure.
Cooling therapy for newborn babies
Professor Marianne Thoresen studied piglets to help her pioneer revolutionary therapy that protects thousands of newborn babies from brain damage caused by a lack of oxygen at birth.
Osteoarthritis pain in dogs
Research by Dr Jo Murrell and colleagues has led to greater understanding of the causes of pain in dogs with naturally occurring arthritis.
Bats and climate change
Professor Gareth Jones is studying bats to help us understand their genetics and work out how we can protect them from the effects of global warming.