News from 2022
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Cockle shell colour governed by region of DNA
Detailed analysis of shellfish species points to heritable factors linked to shell colour and markings.
Traveller and Gypsy-owned horses well cared for, study finds
Assessment reveals UK and Irish Travellers and Gypsies’ horses benefit from good health and welfare.
Schools and charities benefit from clothing yard sale
Graduating students donated personal protective equipment (PPE) in fundraising effort
Genetic analysis key to understanding Legionella risk
Regular analysis of the bacteria that causes Legionnaires' disease could help measures to limit the spread of infection.
Enzyme therapy shows promise for childhood dementia
Studies involving sheep demonstrate potential benefits of enzyme replacement therapy for neurological disease with no cure.
Radiography could transform poultry breeding
Imaging procedure to measure bone quality in live birds provides a reliable, efficient way to inform selection of laying hens.
3D model helps vets learn to sample dog spinal fluid
Anatomical model of canine lower spine enables specialists to practise challenging lumbar puncture procedure.
Enzyme levels could inform canine oral cancer prognosis
Pilot study links heightened levels of a blood biomarker in dogs with a common type of melanoma.
Diabetes drug has potential to treat hardened arteries
Scientists determine processes by which metformin therapy can protect against calcification of cells in blood vessel walls.
Rabies vaccination campaign reaches 2 million dogs
Milestone achieved in mass effort to safeguard humans from world’s deadliest disease.
CTLGH award helps bring genetic gains to smallholders
Five-year, US$17.4m funding enables Centre for Tropical Livestock Genetics and Health to focus on bringing research-driven benefits to farmers in low- and middle-income countries.
Contact tracing tool supports supplies during pandemic
Digital, open-source system targets the haulage sector as a key source of Covid-19 infection spread.
DNA discoveries could aid oyster success
Genetic code findings could help produce larger, healthier shellfish.
Behavioural study aims to benefit racehorse welfare
Experts seek to develop method of judging equine mood based on behavioural indicators.
Risks to health impact on species reintroduction efforts
Disease can affect animals and plants that are moved to new locations through conservation activities.
Dick Vet top for veterinary science in UK
Edinburgh is placed number one in the UK by subject in Shanghai Rankings.
Dick Vet excels in NSS 2022
The Dick Vet has received 90 per cent overall satisfaction in the latest National Student Survey results.
Campus to host secondary school with focus on STEM
Local high school pupils to benefit from educational facility within University site.
Life changed for dogs during lockdown, study finds
Long-term study of Labrador health highlights impact of pandemic restrictions.
Dog blood donors deliver milestone achievement
Dogs donate enough blood to help save the lives of more than 2,000 fellow canines.
‘Storytelling with Dogs’ explores what it means to feel at home
Group share animal-themed stories, poetry and anecdotes in free community event.
Staff honoured by students in annual teaching awards
Colleagues recognised for efforts to support learning, in University-wide accolades.
Dick Vet takes home Gold at University Sustainability Awards
Success marks 10 years of Sustainability Award achievements for Easter Bush campus.
Vaccine campaign to free Indian state from rabies
Data-driven, One Health approach puts Goa on target to eliminate disease and save lives.
National assessment highlights research excellence
UK Research Excellence Framework results affirm outstanding research environment and impact on society.
Racehorse study to shed light on respiratory immunity
Cell analysis hoped to reveal biological pathways and indicators underlying airway inflammation in equine athletes.
Pet fitted with glucose monitor now in diabetic remission
Cat’s glucose levels successfully monitored using Bluetooth technology.
Ministerial visit to Agritech Hub highlights data potential
Defra Minister discusses data-driven innovation and capability of genetic technologies at the Easter Bush Agritech Hub.
Dick Vet announces 2022 Diversity Summer Schools Programme
Supporting students from underrepresented backgrounds interested in studying veterinary medicine
Dog benefits from innovative dentistry procedure
Hospital Dentistry Service uses brace to successfully realign dog’s canine tooth.
Scientist recognised for animal welfare research
Dr Jessica Martin has been named Early Career Researcher of the Year in recognition of her work to minimise animal suffering.
Internal Medicine service designs innovative fluoroscopy solution
Vet specialists develop practical tool to help them when conducting swallow studies in small animals
Roslin Institute Director Appointment
A pioneering scientist has been appointed as Director of the Roslin Institute, with immediate effect.
People assume dogs’ emotions based on face shape
Insight into common biases based on dogs’ appearance could help rehoming efforts.
School celebrates Art of a Vet Student competition winners
Veterinary students showcase their artistic talents in a variety of ways in annual competition.
Consensus sought on dog gut bacteria transplants
International survey of small animal vets shows variety in use of novel gastrointestinal treatment.
Initiative seeks to inspire future women scientists
Easter Bush campus challenges gender bias with outreach activities to promote the message that science is for all.
Veterinary science helps safeguard red squirrels
Disease surveillance provides key insights into health threats facing iconic species.
Questionnaire helps diagnose dog behavioural problems
Study shows that an owner questionnaire is a valid method in assessing canine frustration.
Gut bacteria transplants could ease chronic illness
Studies examine prospects of healthy gut bacteria donations to manage inflammatory gut conditions in dogs.