The wider impact of our research
The veterinary research conducted at Glasgow, within our research Institutes and the School of Veterinary Medicine, has had lasting impacts in animal welfare industry and charities, global health bodies and government policymakers and a broad range of commercial industry. This has been made possible by working with stakeholders in veterinary biotech & pharmaceutical industry, veterinarians and farmers nationally and internationally. Our scientists and clinicians have provided consultancy, contract research and collaborative research that has delivered research findings into real world solutions. As part of the 2014 UK-wide Research Excellence Framework the impact of our research on the economy and society was assessed, with 82% of our submission being judged as outstanding (4*).
You can read more about some of our Glasgow-wide veterinary impacts and engagement with industry in the case studies below.
International policy and strategies in rabies control
Wed, 02 Jul 2014 10:24:00 BST
Our Glasgow rabies research team have played important roles in international development, leading directly to major changes in policy, influencing decisions made by government health and veterinary authorities internationally.
Risk-based surveillance and testing defines government policy on bovine tuberculosis
Fri, 11 Jul 2014 17:49:00 BST
Our research has developed a revised surveillance model for bovine tuberculosis (bTB) that underpins a new Scottish Government policy on bTB testing in Scotland. This has exempted 30% of Scottish herds from routine testing, with savings to Government of £150,000/year and a further £100,000 across the farming industry.
Developing technologies for the control of viral diseases in cats
Fri, 12 Dec 2014 18:19:00 GMT
In Europe, over 30 million domestic cats are vaccinated each year against three core virus infections. Research performed by the University of Glasgow has made a significant contribution to controlling the major feline viral diseases, supported by industrial collaborations.
Assessing acute pain in dogs
Sun, 14 Dec 2014 18:06:00 GMT
Pain and the resulting reduction in quality of life are both subjective experiences unique to each individual and animal. In animals, assessing pain is even more challenging because of the inherent communication difficulties and because different animals and species have varying responses to pain.
Current industry engagement
EPIC centre of expertise in animal disease outbreaks
Wed, 17 Dec 2014 15:33:00 GMT
Researchers from across the College are involved in a strategic science advisory role to the Scottish Government together with partner Institutions across Scotland as part of EPIC Centre of Expertise in Animal Disease Outbreaks. EPIC brings together a substantial body of epidemiological expertise to address the risks of, and response to, animal disease outbreaks.
Development of a vaccine for bluetongue virus
Mon, 01 Dec 2014 10:24:00 GMT
With the support of a BBSRC Industrial Partnership Award, Prof Palmarini has been working in collaboration with Merial Animal Health on a synthetic biology approach for a vaccine platform against known and newly emerging serotypes of Bluetongue Virus.
Host adaptation of an emerging pathogen in fish
Tue, 16 Dec 2014 17:57:00 GMT
In a multi-institutional collaboration, Prof. Ruth Zadoks has combined team expertise in epidemiology of multi-host pathogens and molecular bacteriology with expertise in aquaculture to investigate the potential host adaptation of an emerging pathogen in fish.
Cute-Egg, improvement of eggshell cuticle quality to reduce vertical transmission of zoonotic and pathogenic organisms
Tue, 16 Dec 2014 18:19:00 GMT
Work between Prof Maureen Bain, collaborators at Edinburgh University and two industrial partners are investigating ways to improve the cuticle covering of eggs. The cuticle, a protein-rich layer on the outer surface of the egg, forms the first line of defence to the penetration of bacteria from the environment into the egg.
Biomarkers of wellbeing & disease in production and companion animals
Wed, 17 Dec 2014 13:30:00 GMT
Our research is investigating biomarkers that can be used as a measure of wellbeing and disease in production and companion animals, which are being developed into tests in collaborative work with industry.