The advent of “green” cattle30 October 2017Implications of livestock farming on climate change should not be drawn from aggregate statistics, reveals a study based on a new method of carbon footprinting for pasture-based cattle production systems that can assess the impacts of individual animals.
Student research journal celebrates success 24 October 2017A research journal created by and for students is going from strength to strength, say its editors, all students from the medical, dental and veterinary schools of Bristol, Cardiff, Exeter and Plymouth.
Vet School launches clinical skills instruction booklets5 October 2017The Bristol Vet School has launched a series of clinical skills instruction booklets developed by the Clinical Skills Lab team (staff and recent graduates). The booklets are organized under section headings and can be viewed or downloaded. More booklets will be added on a regular basis.
Are you a vet and want to do a PhD?2 October 2017The scheme, supported by the Wellcome Trust, is aimed
at exceptionally motivated clinically qualified trainees
who can demonstrate the capability and drive to
undertake a period of research with a view to developing
a long-term career as a clinical academic.
£1.75 million grant to understand how better diagnostics can encourage responsible antibiotic use in animals10 July 2017Are there better ways to diagnose animals in need of antibiotics on livestock farms? How will farmers and veterinarians use novel diagnostics in the fight against animal disease? These are some questions a consortium of seven academics – including two veterinarians from the University of Bristol's School of Veterinary Sciences - will address thanks to a £1.75 million grant to understand how better diagnostics can encourage responsible antibiotic use in animals.
Poo patrol: Bristol’s Big Spray Day – May 2624 May 2017Primary schools and communities across Bristol will be joining forces with the University of Bristol, Bristol City Council and Sustainable Learning on Friday, May 26 to fight back against the scourge of dog fouling on the streets of the city.
New PhD Studentship18 May 2017New PhD Studentship: Identifying the Major Constraints to Health and Profitability of the UK Goat Industry
Final episode of ‘Trust me, I’m a vet’ from Vet School17 May 2017The University of Bristol’s School of Veterinary Sciences and Langford Vets is the location for the third and final episode of the BBC Two series, ‘Trust me, I’m a Vet’, presented by Bristol veterinary alumnus, Steve Leonard.
Veterinary professionals need to change how they connect with their clients 5 April 2017When advising on animal health and welfare, veterinarians often struggle to engage with the motivational needs of their clients. New research has shown a change is needed in how veterinarians communicate with and advise animal owners, to promote engagement with their advice and protect the animals in their care.
VetQuest 201713 March 2017VetQuest 2017 was held over the weekend of 11 and 12th of March and saw over 150 aspiring vets and vet nurses visit the clinical campus at Langford to get an opportunity to find out more about applying to these programmes, meet a number of current students and get a taster of life at vet school.
Online forecast maps warns sheep farmers about risk of Nematodirosis in lambs1 March 2017With spring fast approaching the parasite Nematodirus is a deadly threat to the lives of lambing flocks. An online risk forecast could help UK sheep farmers assess the risk of outbreaks of the parasite in their lambs and take action before it is too late. The forecast maps will be updated daily to track changes in risk throughout the spring and early summer and include treatment and management advice.
Calling all guinea pig owners1 February 2017Academics from the University of Bristol’s School of Veterinary Sciences are asking for guinea pig owners to take part in a new research study on how pet guinea pigs are kept in the UK by completing an online questionnaire.
Stewardship policy reduces antimicrobial use on farms5 January 2017Evidence suggests the frequent use of certain antimicrobials (AM) in food-producing animals may reduce their effectiveness as treatments for both animals and humans. Researchers at the University of Bristol’s School of Veterinary Sciences are finding novel ways to address these concerns, working with farmers to empower them to develop policies to promote more responsible use of medicines on farms.