News in 2023

  • New PhD Studentship Opportunity 18 May 2023 Advanced analytics applied to endoscopic analysis of equine upper airway function
  • New partnership will create and deliver agricultural and veterinary medicine programmes in Sharjah (UAE) 3 May 2023 The University of Bristol and the Royal Agricultural University have signed an agreement with the University of AlDhaid, to deliver new education and research programmes in sustainable agriculture and veterinary medicine.
  • Pet rabbits need freedom to exercise, study finds 25 April 2023 Pet rabbits have higher levels of the stress hormone - corticosterone - and show activity rebound when kept in small hutches with restricted exercise, new research led by the University of Bristol Vet School has found. The research, funded by the RSPCA, highlights the importance that pairs of pet rabbits should have the freedom to exercise outside their home enclosure even when they are kept in hutches larger than the traditional size.
  • Predicting overheating in Thoroughbred racehorses 14 March 2023 Hotter, more humid weather conditions and a history of overheating may be factors in predicting whether a Thoroughbred racehorse will suffer an incident of exertional heat illness (EHI), according to new research led by the University of Bristol and published today [14 March] in Scientific Reports. The findings, based on data from British racecourses, could be used to reduce the risk of racehorses experiencing EHI, particularly given the warming climate and more frequent hot race days.
  • Study to look at separation anxiety in dogs 27 February 2023 Do you want to take part in vital research into separation anxiety in dogs? If so, the University of Bristol Veterinary School and the School of Physiology, Pharmacology and Neuroscience wants to hear from you.
  • New PhD Studentship Opportunity 16 February 2023 Advanced analytics applied to endoscopic analysis of upper airway function
  • Scientists identify how repeated cocaine use increases addictiveness 10 February 2023 Scientists have identified the brain structures responsible for compulsive drug-seeking behaviours due to repeated use of cocaine. The findings, published in Biomedicines, identifies the structures involved and neural pathways activated with repeated exposure to the drug. Researchers hope the study could help inform treatment for drug addiction.
  • Milk restriction affects calves’ ability to learn 24 January 2023 New research has shown calves' ability to focus and learn are seriously affected when their milk allowance is suddenly reduced and that they could experience negative feelings of hunger. The study is published in Royal Society Biology Letters.
  • No laughing matter: nitrous oxide emissions higher from soils lacking organic matter 6 January 2023 Emissions from soil of the potent greenhouse gas nitrous oxide can be drastically reduced just by adding carbon-rich manure, new research from Rothamsted Research and the University of Bristol shows.
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