GRANTS AWARDED

The effects of change of keeper and level of human-animal relationship on the behaviour of Kikuyu black-and-white colobus and Scarlet Ibis

Grant

£4152.36

Fund

AWF Research Fund

Recipient

Sheryl Bradley, University of Edinburgh

Year Awarded

2020

Area of Study

Importing overseas rescue dogs: An investigation into issues seen in UK veterinary practice

Grant

£5000

Fund

AWF Research Fund

Recipient

Tobias Hunter, University of Liverpool

Year Awarded

2019

Area of Study

Questionnaire assessment of the ability of equestrians in the UK to detect lameness in horses

Grant

£395

Fund

AWF Research Fund

Recipient

Harper Adams University

Year Awarded

2019

Area of Study

Understanding the role of hormones associated with parturition in the development of lameness in dairy cattle

Grant

£3490

Fund

AWF Research Fund

Recipient

University of Liverpool

Year Awarded

2019

Area of Study

Is faecal shedding a route of detection of EEHV in Asian Elephants?

Grant

£5610

Fund

AWF Research Fund

Recipient

Sophie Common, RVC & ZSL

Year Awarded

2019

Area of Study

The relationship between grimace expressions of dairy cattle and post-mortem dental health

Grant

£5786

Fund

AWF Research Fund

Recipient

Jillian Gordon, University of Edinburgh

Year Awarded

2019

Area of Study

Welfare study using the AWAG to Measure Quality of Life of Breeding macaques

Grant

£4837

Fund

AWF Research Fund

Recipient

Abigail Liston, University of Surrey

Year Awarded

2019

Area of Study

Assessing the prevalence and effect of reusing needles on piglet welfare in the UK

Grant

£4525

Fund

AWF Research Fund

Recipient

Kathryn Owen, RVC

Year Awarded

2019

Area of Study

Prioritisation of animal welfare issues in the UK

Grant

£46817

Fund

AWF Research Fund

Recipient

Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies

Year Awarded

2017

Area of Study

Using modern genomics to better understand the causes of gastrointestinal and respiratory disease in cats

Grant

£54514

Fund

GP West Fund

Recipient

University of Liverpool

Year Awarded

2017

Area of Study

Risk factors associated with feline pruritus unrelated to ectoparasites (PUE)

Grant

£28653

Fund

GP West Fund

Recipient

University of Bristol

Year Awarded

2017

Area of Study

Validation of equine cell lines as a cellular replacement (3Rs) to model equine primary cells for in-vitro studies

Grant

£40100

Fund

Norman Hayward Fund

Recipient

Animal Health Trust

Year Awarded

2016

Area of Study

The impact of liver fluke infection on the welfare of horses

Grant

£49616

Fund

Norman Hayward Fund

Recipient

University of Liverpool

Year Awarded

2016

Area of Study

STAT1, STAT3, and STAT5 in naturally occurring inflammatory lesions of the bovine and ovine mammary gland

Grant

£8922

Fund

Norman Hayward Fund

Recipient

University of Cambridge

Year Awarded

2016

Area of Study

An online lameness recording system for sheep farmers

Grant

£57882

Fund

Norman Hayward Fund

Recipient

University of Warwick

Year Awarded

2016

Area of Study

Lameness in beef cattle: establishing a knowledge base

Grant

£140279

Fund

Norman Hayward Fund

Recipient

University of Liverpool

Year Awarded

2016

Area of Study

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