Dr Euan Bennet

  • Lecturer in Research and Numerical Skills (Veterinary Science & Education )

Biography

I am Lecturer in Research and Numerical Skills in the School of Biodiversity, One Health, and Veterinary Medicine. 

I started my career as a theoretical astrophysicist, qualifying from the University of Glasgow with an MSci in Astronomy and Physics (2008) before graduating with a PhD on plasma physics in the early Universe (2012). Following that I worked as a postdoc in the Astronomy and Astrophysics research group in the School of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Glasgow (2013-2015), before becoming the number one [only] horse physicist in the world. 

I first joined the University of Glasgow Vet School in November 2015, and stayed as a postdoc until November 2020. The principal investigator of my research was appointed Head of School at Bristol Vet School and took our research group with him. I returned to Glasgow Vet School in July 2022 to take up the newly-created post of Lecturer in Research and Numerical Skills. 

My research since 2015 has primarily been in understanding risk factors that affect horse and rider safety in equestrian sports and horse racing. I have worked directly with industry governing bodies at national and international level. I have provided scientific evidence supporting policy and protocol that has improved horse welfare, including at the Olympics and World Equestrian Games. In 2019 my work directly contributed to almost every aspect of rules changes for international endurance, amounting to a near-total rewrite of the rulebook.  

Research interests

Since 2015 I have been working with the Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI) – the world governing body for equestrian sports - on in-depth epidemiological analysis of the Global Equine Injuries Study.

My initial focus was on the sport of Endurance (long-distance riding over distances of 80km-160km) with the goal of understanding risk factors associated with the two main reasons that horses "failed to qualify" (i.e. were eliminated) during competition - due to lameness or metabolic problems.

In 2017 the project expanded to include Eventing, which as an Olympic sport is more well-known than Endurance. The initial outcome of interest in Eventing was risk factors associated with falls during the cross-country phase. Falls can be very serious, up to and including fatal injury for both horse and rider. 

In 2019 my research expanded further to include horse racing in North America, primarily focussed on risk factors for fatal musculoskeletal injury and sudden death in Thoroughbred racehorses. 

In 2022 I began working on Hong Kong horse racing, developing models with the goal of identifying horses at the highest risk of post-race lameness in as close to 'real time' as possible. 

Application of my work eventually extended further than horses, when in 2022 I joined the steering group of the Bristol Cats longitudinal study - an owner-led project following 2,500+ cats through their entire lifetimes, that began in 2010. 

I am still working on all of these research areas in one form or another, and along the way have picked up various side projects (mostly involving horses in some way, but there was one project about racing greyhounds...). 

Research units

Publications

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Number of items: 19.

2023

Cameron‐Whytock, H. A., Parkin, T. D.H. , Hobbs, S. J., Brigden, C. V. and Bennet, E. D. (2023) Towards a safer sport: risk factors for cross‐country horse falls at British Eventing competition. Equine Veterinary Journal, (doi: 10.1111/evj.13934) (PMID:36917550) (Early Online Publication)

Salz, R. O., Elliott, C. R. B., Zuffa, T., Bennet, E. D. and Ahern, B. J. (2023) Treatment of racehorse superficial digital flexor tendonitis: a comparison of stem cell treatments to controlled exercise rehabilitation in 213 cases. Equine Veterinary Journal, (doi: 10.1111/evj.13922) (PMID:36604727) (Early Online Publication)

2022

Bennet, E. D. and Parkin, T. D. H. (2022) Fifteen risk factors associated with sudden death in Thoroughbred racehorses in North America (2009-2021). Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association, 260(15), pp. 1956-1962. (doi: 10.2460/javma.22.08.0358) (PMID:36264714)

Luthersson, N., Ýr Þorgrímsdóttir, Ú., Harris, P. A., Parkins, T. and Bennet, E. D. (2022) Effect of moving from being extensively managed out in pasture into training on the incidence of equine gastric ulcer syndrome in Icelandic horses. Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association, 260(S3), S102-S110. (doi: 10.2460/javma.22.06.0263) (PMID:36149938)

Bennet, E. D. , Cameron-Whytock, H. and Parkin, T. D.H. (2022) Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI) eventing: risk factors for horse falls and unseated riders during the cross‐country phase (2008‐2018). Equine Veterinary Journal, 54(5), pp. 885-894. (doi: 10.1111/evj.13522) (PMID:34608658)

Bloom, F., Draper, S., Bennet, E. , Marlin, D. and Williams, J. (2022) Risk factors for lameness elimination in British endurance riding. Equine Veterinary Journal, (doi: 10.1111/evj.13875) (PMID:36102466) (Early Online Publication)

Bennet, E. D. , Cameron‐Whytock, H. and Parkin, T. D. H. (2022) Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI) eventing: fence‐level risk factors for falls during the cross‐country phase (2008‐2018). Equine Veterinary Journal, (doi: 10.1111/evj.13863) (PMID:35842735) (Early Online Publication)

Di Cara, N. H. et al. (2022) Data Ethics Club: creating a collaborative space to discuss data ethics. Patterns, 3(7), 100537. (doi: 10.1016/j.patter.2022.100537) (PMID:35845834) (PMCID:PMC9278501)

Zuffa, T., Bennet, E. D. and Parkin, T. D.H. (2022) Factors associated with completion of Fédération Équestre Internationale endurance rides (2012–2019): modelling success to promote welfare-oriented decisions in the equestrian sport of endurance. Preventive Veterinary Medicine, 198, 105534. (doi: 10.1016/j.prevetmed.2021.105534) (PMID:34785438)

Bloom, F., Draper, S., Bennet, E. , Marlin, D. and Williams, J. (2022) A description of veterinary eliminations within British National Endurance rides in the competitive season of 2019. Comparative Exercise Physiology, 18(4), pp. 329-338. (doi: 10.3920/cep220003)

2020

Bennet, E. D. , Hayes, M. E., Friend, L. and Parkin, T. D.H. (2020) The association between clinical parameters recorded at vet gates during Fédération Equestre International endurance rides and the imminent risk of elimination. Equine Veterinary Journal, 52(6), pp. 832-840. (doi: 10.1111/evj.13264) (PMID:32219883)

Gummery, L., Jallow, S., Raftery, A. G. , Bennet, E. , Rodgers, J. and Sutton, D. G.M. (2020) Comparison of loop-mediated isothermal amplification (LAMP) and PCR for the diagnosis of infection with Trypanosoma brucei ssp. in equids in The Gambia. PLoS ONE, 15(8), e0237187. (doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0237187) (PMID:32833981) (PMCID:PMC7444819)

Bennet, E. and Parkin, T. D.H. (2020) The impact of the mandatory rest period in Fédération Equestre Internationale endurance events. Equine Veterinary Journal, 52(2), pp. 268-272. (doi: 10.1111/evj.13148) (PMID:31234225)

2018

Bennet, E.D. and Parkin, T.D.H. (2018) Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI) endurance events: riding speeds as a risk factor for elimination (2012-2015). Veterinary Journal, 236, pp. 37-43. (doi: 10.1016/j.tvjl.2018.04.012) (PMID:29871747)

Bennet, E.D. and Parkin, T.D.H. (2018) Fédération Equestre Internationale endurance events: risk factors for failure to qualify outcomes at the level of the horse, ride, and rider (2010-2015). Veterinary Journal, 236, pp. 44-48. (doi: 10.1016/j.tvjl.2018.04.011) (PMID:29871749)

2016

Bennet, E.D. et al. (2016) Precision charging of microparticles in plasma via the Rayleigh instability for evaporating charged liquid droplets. Journal of Aerosol Science, 100, pp. 53-60. (doi: 10.1016/j.jaerosci.2016.05.002)

2015

Maguire, P. D. et al. (2015) Controlled microdroplet transport in an atmospheric pressure microplasma. Applied Physics Letters, 106(22), 224101. (doi: 10.1063/1.4922034)

2014

Bennet, E. D. , Potts, H. E., Teodoro, L. F.A. and Diver, D. A. (2014) Electron acceleration by magnetic collapse during decoupling. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 445(2), pp. 1521-1525. (doi: 10.1093/mnras/stu1857)

2008

Hoek, M. et al. (2008) Radiation hardness study on fused silica. Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research. Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors, and Associated Equipment, 595(1), pp. 190-193. (doi: 10.1016/j.nima.2008.07.098)

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Number of items: 19.

Articles

Cameron‐Whytock, H. A., Parkin, T. D.H. , Hobbs, S. J., Brigden, C. V. and Bennet, E. D. (2023) Towards a safer sport: risk factors for cross‐country horse falls at British Eventing competition. Equine Veterinary Journal, (doi: 10.1111/evj.13934) (PMID:36917550) (Early Online Publication)

Salz, R. O., Elliott, C. R. B., Zuffa, T., Bennet, E. D. and Ahern, B. J. (2023) Treatment of racehorse superficial digital flexor tendonitis: a comparison of stem cell treatments to controlled exercise rehabilitation in 213 cases. Equine Veterinary Journal, (doi: 10.1111/evj.13922) (PMID:36604727) (Early Online Publication)

Bennet, E. D. and Parkin, T. D. H. (2022) Fifteen risk factors associated with sudden death in Thoroughbred racehorses in North America (2009-2021). Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association, 260(15), pp. 1956-1962. (doi: 10.2460/javma.22.08.0358) (PMID:36264714)

Luthersson, N., Ýr Þorgrímsdóttir, Ú., Harris, P. A., Parkins, T. and Bennet, E. D. (2022) Effect of moving from being extensively managed out in pasture into training on the incidence of equine gastric ulcer syndrome in Icelandic horses. Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association, 260(S3), S102-S110. (doi: 10.2460/javma.22.06.0263) (PMID:36149938)

Bennet, E. D. , Cameron-Whytock, H. and Parkin, T. D.H. (2022) Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI) eventing: risk factors for horse falls and unseated riders during the cross‐country phase (2008‐2018). Equine Veterinary Journal, 54(5), pp. 885-894. (doi: 10.1111/evj.13522) (PMID:34608658)

Bloom, F., Draper, S., Bennet, E. , Marlin, D. and Williams, J. (2022) Risk factors for lameness elimination in British endurance riding. Equine Veterinary Journal, (doi: 10.1111/evj.13875) (PMID:36102466) (Early Online Publication)

Bennet, E. D. , Cameron‐Whytock, H. and Parkin, T. D. H. (2022) Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI) eventing: fence‐level risk factors for falls during the cross‐country phase (2008‐2018). Equine Veterinary Journal, (doi: 10.1111/evj.13863) (PMID:35842735) (Early Online Publication)

Di Cara, N. H. et al. (2022) Data Ethics Club: creating a collaborative space to discuss data ethics. Patterns, 3(7), 100537. (doi: 10.1016/j.patter.2022.100537) (PMID:35845834) (PMCID:PMC9278501)

Zuffa, T., Bennet, E. D. and Parkin, T. D.H. (2022) Factors associated with completion of Fédération Équestre Internationale endurance rides (2012–2019): modelling success to promote welfare-oriented decisions in the equestrian sport of endurance. Preventive Veterinary Medicine, 198, 105534. (doi: 10.1016/j.prevetmed.2021.105534) (PMID:34785438)

Bloom, F., Draper, S., Bennet, E. , Marlin, D. and Williams, J. (2022) A description of veterinary eliminations within British National Endurance rides in the competitive season of 2019. Comparative Exercise Physiology, 18(4), pp. 329-338. (doi: 10.3920/cep220003)

Bennet, E. D. , Hayes, M. E., Friend, L. and Parkin, T. D.H. (2020) The association between clinical parameters recorded at vet gates during Fédération Equestre International endurance rides and the imminent risk of elimination. Equine Veterinary Journal, 52(6), pp. 832-840. (doi: 10.1111/evj.13264) (PMID:32219883)

Gummery, L., Jallow, S., Raftery, A. G. , Bennet, E. , Rodgers, J. and Sutton, D. G.M. (2020) Comparison of loop-mediated isothermal amplification (LAMP) and PCR for the diagnosis of infection with Trypanosoma brucei ssp. in equids in The Gambia. PLoS ONE, 15(8), e0237187. (doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0237187) (PMID:32833981) (PMCID:PMC7444819)

Bennet, E. and Parkin, T. D.H. (2020) The impact of the mandatory rest period in Fédération Equestre Internationale endurance events. Equine Veterinary Journal, 52(2), pp. 268-272. (doi: 10.1111/evj.13148) (PMID:31234225)

Bennet, E.D. and Parkin, T.D.H. (2018) Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI) endurance events: riding speeds as a risk factor for elimination (2012-2015). Veterinary Journal, 236, pp. 37-43. (doi: 10.1016/j.tvjl.2018.04.012) (PMID:29871747)

Bennet, E.D. and Parkin, T.D.H. (2018) Fédération Equestre Internationale endurance events: risk factors for failure to qualify outcomes at the level of the horse, ride, and rider (2010-2015). Veterinary Journal, 236, pp. 44-48. (doi: 10.1016/j.tvjl.2018.04.011) (PMID:29871749)

Bennet, E.D. et al. (2016) Precision charging of microparticles in plasma via the Rayleigh instability for evaporating charged liquid droplets. Journal of Aerosol Science, 100, pp. 53-60. (doi: 10.1016/j.jaerosci.2016.05.002)

Maguire, P. D. et al. (2015) Controlled microdroplet transport in an atmospheric pressure microplasma. Applied Physics Letters, 106(22), 224101. (doi: 10.1063/1.4922034)

Bennet, E. D. , Potts, H. E., Teodoro, L. F.A. and Diver, D. A. (2014) Electron acceleration by magnetic collapse during decoupling. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 445(2), pp. 1521-1525. (doi: 10.1093/mnras/stu1857)

Hoek, M. et al. (2008) Radiation hardness study on fused silica. Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research. Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors, and Associated Equipment, 595(1), pp. 190-193. (doi: 10.1016/j.nima.2008.07.098)

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Supervision

Future projects or proposals:

  • FEI Eventing: developing a 'risk ranking' of cross-country courses.
  • FEI Show Jumping: understanding factors that prematurely shorten the careers of Jumping horses.
  • US racing: A retrospective longitudinal study of racehorse careers for early identification of high-risk horses.
  • Bristol cats: Long-term study of cat health and well-being, across the entire study period of the Bristol Cats project.

Teaching

Undergraduate modules:

  • BSc Vet Biosciences level 2 - Statistics
  • BSc Vet Biosciences level 4 - Quantitative Skills
  • BVMS - various statistics/epidemiology lectures

 

Taught postgraduate modules: 

  • Research Methods for Animal Sciences
  • Research Design and Dissemination

 

 

Professional activities & recognition

Editorial boards

  • 2022: Equine Veterinary Journal study design and data analysis editorial board

Research datasets

Jump to: 2020
Number of items: 1.

2020

Jallow, S., Raftery, A. , Bennet, E. , Rodgers, J. , Sutton, D. and Gummery, L. (2020) Comparison of loop-mediated isothermal amplification (LAMP) and PCR for the diagnosis of infection with Trypanosoma brucei spp. in equids in The Gambia. [Data Collection] (Unpublished)

This list was generated on Sun Jun 4 07:59:30 2023 BST.