Projects granted during 2015 that have a primary purpose of translational and applied research: animal diseases, disorders and animal welfare.
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This document outlines the projects granted under the Animals (Scientific Procedures) Act 1986 during 2015 with a primary purpose of translational and applied research: animal diseases, disorders and animal welfare.
The following projects were granted:
- investigating cartilage disease and repair in sheep (cartilage, defect, repair, stem cell)
- the behavioural and nutritional control disease (behaviour, disease, livestock, nutrition)
- evaluation of avian myxoviruses and mammalian influenza virus infections (avian myxoviruses, mammalian Influenza disease)
- studies of porcine epidemic diarrhoea virus (PED virus, porcine diarrhoea)
- provision of biological materials
- improving understanding of lameness in sheep (footrot, sheep, persistence, environment)
- producing antibodies for tests to diagnose animal diseases (antibodies, test(s), diagnosis, animal diseases)
- gene therapy for canine diabetes (dog, diabetes, gene, therapy)
- enteric pathogens of poultry (gut health; broilers)
- assessing new livestock viruses in UK breeds (new virus livestock UK)
- the faecal microbiome of obese and geriatric ponies (equine obesity, gastrointestinal microbiome, weight loss, equine nutrition)
- parental effects on offspring health and fitness (maternal, parasites, disease, immunity)
- is Schmallenberg virus still circulating in the south of England (sheep, schmallenberg , transmission)
- genotype, health and fertility in dairy cows (phenotype, SNP, immunology, disease, milk)
- immunobiology of fertility in mares (reproductive biology, pregnancy, placenta, immunosuppression)
- feed conversion efficiency in cattle and sheep (feed efficiency; cattle; sheep; methane; animal behaviour)
- development of a novel vaccine vector in cattle (cattle, vaccine delivery system)
- detection and control of fluke in ruminants (fluke, diagnosis, vaccination, treatment, challenge)
- rabbit vaccine development (rabbits, myxomatosis, haemorrhagic disease, vaccine)
- unravelling the aetiology of contagious ovine digital dermatitis (sheep, lameness, contagious ovine digital dermatitis)
- PPRV pathogenesis and immune response to PPR vaccines (sheep, goats, vaccines, disease, protection)
- translation of bovine tuberculosis biomarkers to the point of care setting (bovine tuberculosis, diagnostic test)
- refinement of anaesthetic protocols for research animals (anaesthesia, refinement)
- smart tagging of fish to determine fish behaviour, biometrics, biomass and escapes using sonar (tagging, biomass, salmon, salmo salar, sonar)
- quantification of pain associated with pneumonia in calves (pneumonia, pain, welfare, calf)
- ruminant welfare studies (welfare, ruminant, stress, behaviour, pain)
- novel acaricidal options for control of sheep scab disease (sheep scab mite disease acaricide)