News items from 2015.
Chicken study may benefit birds at risk
Rare bird breeds that are at risk could be saved from extinction thanks to new research.
Kelpies arrive at Vet School
Mini versions of the world’s largest equine sculptures have arrived at the Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies.
Professor Paddy Dixon wins award
Professor Paddy Dixon is the recipient of the the American College of Veterinary Surgeons (ACVS) Merit Award.
Head of School Appointment Extended
The Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies is delighted to announce that Professor David Argyle will remain as Head of School for a further five years.
Obesity risk for nation’s top dog breed
Britain’s most popular dogs can suffer from weight gain in middle age just like people, a canine health survey suggests.
Pregnancy stress impacts future generations
Children whose grandmothers were stressed during pregnancy have an increased chance of mental health problems, a study suggests.
Horse illness shares signs of human disease
Horses with a rare nerve condition have similar signs of disease as people with conditions such as Alzheimer’s, a study has found.
Wildcats face new disease threat
The endangered Scottish wildcat could be further threatened by a deadly virus that is known to cause the cat version of Aids, research has found.
Chinese Deans Visit Edinburgh
Animal welfare experts have welcomed representatives from the Chinese veterinary profession for a three day workshop at the University of Edinburgh’s Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies.
Brain infection starts in gut, study finds
Diagnosis of deadly brain conditions could be helped by new research at the Roslin Institute, that shows how infectious proteins that cause the disease spread.
Principal's Medal award
A member of staff from the Vet School is one of the winners of the 2015 Principal's Medals.
Head of School wins prestigious veterinary award
Professor David Argyle has been honoured with a major veterinary award.
Hong Kong health partnership agreed
The University has concluded an agreement with the Hong Kong Government.
Vitamin D linked to cat survival
Cats may hold vital clues about the health benefits of vitamin D, a study suggests.
Teaching excellence at Edinburgh has been acknowledged with a set of awards devised and operated by the University’s students’ association.
School Visits Hong Kong Jockey Club
Thoroughbred racehorse health, welfare education and research opportunities were discussed during a visit with the Hong Kong Jockey Club Veterinary Clinical Services team.
MOU signed in Hong Kong
An Animal Health and Welfare Collaboration agreement was signed between Hong Kong Government and the University of Edinburgh after a successful two day conference.
Online open day for distance learners
More than 30 online information sessions are taking place to help answer questions from students interested in studying distance learning programmes at the University of Edinburgh.