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Non-tech. summaries 2014: projects on animal diseases

Projects granted during 2014 that have a primary purpose of translational and applied research: animal diseases and disorders and animal welfare.



This document outlines the projects granted under the Animals (Scientific Procedures) Act 1986 during 2014.

The following projects were granted:

  • drugs and diagnostics for animal trypanosomiasis (animal trypanosomiasis, trypanosome, parasite, livestock disease, genetics)

  • short term behavioural effects of pergolide (prascend) in normal horses (equine cushing’s syndrome (ECS), pituitary pars intermedia dysfunction (PPID), equidae, pergolide)

  • fish diseases: risk factors and control measures (fish, disease, control, treatment, pathogenesis)

  • ruminant vaccine development (ruminants, vaccines, parasites, bacteria)

  • investigation of natural diseases in dogs and cats (dog, spontaneous diseases, human model)

  • research into transmissible spongiform encephalopathy (TSE) or prion diseases using genetically altered mice (transgenic mice, prion, bovine spongiform encephalopathy, scrapie, characterisation)

  • assessment of nutritional status in dairy cattle (dairy, cow, nutrition, energy, rumen)

  • reagent production in support of diagnostic tests

  • equine vaccine development

  • novel vaccines for Johne’s disease (vaccine, Johne’s disease, mycobacteria)

  • locomotor activity and myopathy in meat poultry (myopathy, activity, exercise, turkeys, broilers)

  • reducing the incidence and spread of digital dermatitis in cattle and sheep (bovine and ovine digital dermatitis, treponema, infectious disease)

  • development of sustainable aquaculture protocols (sustainable aquaculture, pelagic-spawning, angelfish)

  • development of a novel humane constricting device for the castration and tail docking of lambs and castration of young bovines (lamb, calf, castration, tail-docking)