Educational video could improve the welfare of millions of broilers23 December 2019The welfare of millions of broiler chickens could be improved thanks to an educational video to help farmers identify and encourage positive welfare in broilers. The video has been created following collaborative work by The Co-op, their chicken supplier, Two Sisters Food Group, and research partners the University of Bristol and FAI Farms.
Free vaccines for dog and cat owners in Lawrence Weston5 November 2019A free vaccination programme for dogs and cats has been organised by a student-led organisation from the Bristol Veterinary School. The Bristol Paws Project, which aims to help owners and pets that may not otherwise be able to afford veterinary treatments, organised a free vaccination drive last month, and the second set of vaccines will be administered tomorrow [Wednesday 6 November].
Bristol scientists awarded £1.25 million to study antimicrobial use and resistance in Argentinian farms7 October 2019What drives the risks of antimicrobial resistance in Argentinian livestock farms? How can these risks be minimised through effective regulation? These are just some of the questions that an interdisciplinary group of researchers at the University of Bristol, led by the Bristol Veterinary School, will answer, thanks to a £1.25 million grant from the Global AMR Innovation Fund, managed by the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) and UK Aid, administered by BBSRC.
New Global Animal Welfare Assurance launched to improve lives of farmed animals4 October 2019A new Global Animal Welfare Assurance initiative to improve the lives of farmed animals launches today [4 Oct] on World Animal Day. Led by the University of Bristol, it aims to share knowledge and best practice with farmers and food businesses to increase the proportion of animals farmed to high-welfare standards.
VetQuest 2019: Booking Now Open1 September 2019Aspiring vets and vet nurses will have the opportunity to explore and experience life as a student and find out what it’s like to work in the veterinary industry at the Bristol Veterinary School on Saturday 2nd November 2019.
New insight into bacterial infections found in the noses of healthy cattle19 August 2019New research led by academics at the University of Bristol Veterinary and Medical Schools used the 'One Health' approach to study three bacterial species in the noses of young cattle and found the carriage of the bacteria was surprisingly different. The findings which combined ideas and methods from both animal and human health research could help prevent and control respiratory diseases.
Vet School student wins international scholarship14 August 2019A third-year veterinary science student from the University of Bristol is one of ten students from around the world to have been awarded a prestigious Boehringer Ingelheim Scholarship.
Increasing value of ivory poses major threat to elephant populations29 July 2019The global price of ivory increased tenfold since its 1989 trade ban by the Convention on the International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES), new research has found. The University of Bristol Veterinary School study, published in Biological Conservation [25 July], is the first to analyse trends in global ivory market values since the ban came into effect.
MSc by research Studentship1 July 2019Evaluation of the impact of prebiotic supplementation on the gastrointestinal microbiome and metabolome of Thoroughbred yearlings during nutritional stress
Managing the risk of aggressive dog behaviour17 June 2019Aggressive behaviour in pet dogs is a serious problem for dog owners across the world, with bite injuries representing a serious risk to both people and other dogs. New research by the University of Bristol has explored the factors that inﬂuence how owners manage aggressive behaviour in their dogs. The study found that clinical animal behaviourists should focus on helping dog owners to feel confident in the effectiveness of the behaviour modification techniques that they recommend and, in their ability, to actually use them successfully.
Bad teeth revealed as biggest problem for pet greyhounds3 June 2019Dental disease is the most common health issue facing pet greyhounds, according to the largest ever study of greyhounds treated in first opinion veterinary clinics. The research, led by the Royal Veterinary College's (RVC) VetCompassTM programme in collaboration with the University of Bristol Vet School, reveals that 39 per cent of greyhounds suffer from dental problems, which is a far higher percentage than for any other dog breed.
Bristol Vet School expanding its research capability21 May 2019Bristol Veterinary School (BVS) is going through a period of exciting change, driven by the implementation of a new Research Strategy and the development of unique, state-of-the-art research facilities.
MSc by research Studentship opportunity15 April 2019Evaluation of the impact of prebiotic supplementation on the gastrointestinal microbiome and metabolome of Thoroughbred yearlings during nutritional stress
Subjects at University of Bristol are world class5 March 2019New data from the QS World University Rankings by Subject, which highlights the world’s
top universities in a range of popular subject areas, confirms that 27 subjects taught by the
University of Bristol are highly rated within the world's top 100.
University offers free February bus rides28 January 2019Commuters and Langford residents are invited to try out a new Bristol bus service for free, as the University of Bristol offers a free trial on the Unibus U2 service, from Monday 18 February to Friday 22 February.
Study to look at a dog's emotional attachment to toys21 January 2019Does your dog have an attachment to toys? If so, researchers from the University of Bristol Vet School and School of Psychological Science want to hear from dog owners for a new study on pets' attachment to toys.