Helen E Ternent

Contact Details -
Room 322 Jarrett Building
Division of Animal Production & Public Health
Faculty of Veterinary Medicine
University of Glasgow
G61 1QH

Tel: +44 (0)141 330 8212
Fax: +44 (0)141 330 5602
Email: H.Ternent@vet.gla.ac.uk

Academic History

  • 2003-2004: CBA - Postgraduate Certificate in Business Administration, University of Glasgow.
  • 1998-2001: MSc by research 'An Epidemiological Study of Escherichia coli O157 strains in Scottish Fattening Cattle', University of Aberdeen.
  • 1992-1993: BSc in Applied Plant & Animal Science, University of Glasgow
  • 1990-1992: HND in Biotechnology, Scottish Agricultural College
  • 1989-1990: NC in Food Laboratory Technology, Scottish Agricultural College

Research Interests

Foot pad dermatitis and hock burn in broilers: risk factors, aetiology and welfare consequences.

By enhancing our knowledge of the causation and development of foot pad dermatitis and hock burn, this current work aims to lead to recommendations for management measures to reduce or eliminate these undesirable conditions in commercial broiler flocks. Animal welfare is a growing concern among the general public and the results of this study aim to facilitate informed welfare debate about these conditions and will inform policy and legislative recommendations that promote broiler welfare.