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Pathophysiology of disease

Exploring the mechanisms and consequences of important veterinary diseases.

We are exploring the mechanisms and consequences of important veterinary diseases using our expertise in areas such as stem-cell technologies, genetics and pathological and molecular phenotyping.

Emphasis is placed on cardiorespiratory, hepatic, orthopaedic and gastrointestinal disorders with a strategic interest in oncology and antimicrobial resistance. We also collate and interrogate datasets from large patient cohorts with the ambition of developing a richer understanding of disease biology.

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Red squirrels stricken by medieval leprosy strain

Leprosy in Britain’s red squirrels is being caused by the same species of bacteria responsible for human infections, a DNA study has found. Read more in the press release.


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Vitamin D linked to improved fertility in wild animals

High levels of vitamin D improve the fertility and reproductive success of wild sheep. Read more in our news story.


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Research into canine liver disease

Research by the Dick Vet’s Medicine Team, along with colleagues at the Royal Veterinary College, has offered insight into why dogs may suffer from neurological abnormalities as a common complication of liver disease. Read more in our news story.