News from 2023
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Professor Lisa Boden appointed new Head of the Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies
A leading specialist in veterinary public health and population medicine has been appointed as the new Head of the Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies.
Method offers boost to safety profile of live vaccines
Weakening virus by amending genetic code promises route to large-scale production of live vaccines.
Project aims to curb losses from major cattle pest
Experts join collaboration to mitigate impact of Asian blue tick on cattle herds around the world.
Expert joins UK Government animal welfare committee
Professor Anna Meredith joins newly formed Animal Sentience Committee to support animal welfare in policymaking.
£35.5m investment supports next phase of Roslin research
BBSRC funding helps to further understanding of animal genetics and infectious diseases.
Human genes linked to life-threatening Covid-19
Large-scale study of patient data highlights 49 genetic differences associated with critical illness.
Sports day brings campus community together
Staff, students and tenants from across Easter Bush Campus enjoy fun competitions at summer gathering.
Pet therapy brings paw-sitive benefits for students
Dick Vet staff and students co-design pioneering project to deliver benefits of time spent with dogs.
Campus expands team of mental health first aiders
Over 60 trained volunteers available to support mental wellbeing of staff and students.
Acupuncture helps treat arthritis in South American mammal
Coatimundi responds well to pioneering treatment from Dick Vet team.
Antelope conservation aided by genetic management
Effective conservation of oryx populations underscores successful reintroduction in the wild.
Wildcat conservation plans informed by expert collaboration
Five-year project assesses Scottish wildcat population and proposes measures to safeguard the species.
Experts advise UK Government on bird flu
Scientific specialists contribute to action plan on managing current and future severe bird flu strains.
Fellowships recognise leading research talent
Prestigious awards from University and BBSRC nurture outstanding scientists and pioneering projects.
Connectivity in dolphin DNA may aid conservation plans
Atlantic white-sided dolphins shown to be strongly connected across their population, challenging common assumption of divided groups in cetacean species.
Long-term approach on bird flu is best, study finds
Lasting conservation measures targeted at most vulnerable species are recommended in a report for the Scottish Government.
Teaching tools aid students in developing key practical skills
Inexpensive 3D models help undergraduates practise essential surgical procedures.
Student led workshops support vulnerable children
‘Be a Vet for the Day’ initiative teaches compassion and empathy.
Intense physiotherapy gets Beau back on her feet
French bulldog with slipped disc benefits from laser treatment and specialised therapy.
Multi-species study aids understanding of bird flu
Response to infection in birds from chickens to crows points to biological factors linked to disease resistance.
Proactive cat healthcare can prevent common conditions
Dental care, weight management and parasite prevention shown as priority conditions for cat owners to be aware of, to improve their pet's quality of life.
Marking two centuries of veterinary expertise
This year marks the bicentenary of the Dick Vet, with a series of celebratory events at the School and beyond.
Webinar series gives insight into life as a Dick Vet student
Taking students on a journey through studying veterinary medicine at Edinburgh.
Gene activity and digit structure define fingerprint pattern
Fingerprint formation is initiated by a specialised molecular process, influenced by the anatomy of the developing hand, research shows.
DNA reference for key fish species aids food security
Resource detailing genome of Nile tilapia supports sustainable farming of important strain of livestock.
Inclusive multi-species research improves pack mule welfare
An approach based on deep listening and genuine dialogue involving animals has helped transform conditions and welfare for working equines.