GRANTS AWARDED

Investigating equine disease using multicentre electronic medical record analysis

Grant

£103580

Fund

Norman Hayward Fund

Recipient

University of Glasgow

Year Awarded

2014

Area of Study

Improving dairy cattle welfare: promoting uptake of veterinary advice

Grant

£109816

Fund

Norman Hayward Fund

Recipient

University of Bristol

Year Awarded

2014

Area of Study

Improving the welfare and longevity of rams in commercial sheep flocks

Grant

£37080

Fund

Norman Hayward Fund

Recipient

Lesley A. Stubbings

Year Awarded

2016

Area of Study

Trial of clostridium botulinum type C vaccination for prevention of equine grass sickness

Grant

£159000

Fund

Norman Hayward Fund

Recipient

Animal Health Trust

Year Awarded

2013

Area of Study

Evaluating the treatments for lame dairy cows suffering from claw horn lesions

Grant

£63000

Fund

Norman Hayward Fund

Recipient

University of Nottingham

Year Awarded

2013

Area of Study

Validated lameness control plan for sheep flocks

Grant

£103962

Fund

Norman Hayward Fund

Recipient

University of Warwick

Year Awarded

2013

Area of Study

Markers of equine laminitis predisposition: searching for a potential future diagnostic test

Grant

£42000

Fund

Norman Hayward Fund

Recipient

Royal Veterinary College

Year Awarded

2013

Area of Study

Investigation of horse owners perceptions and attitudes towards equine health and welfare

Grant

£98700

Fund

Norman Hayward Fund

Recipient

University of Liverpool

Year Awarded

2011

Area of Study

Towards a greater understanding of Contagious Ovine Digital Dermatitis

Grant

£200000

Fund

Norman Hayward Fund

Recipient

University of Liverpool

Year Awarded

2011

Area of Study

Investigating parasite burdens and immunocompetence of orphaned greater one-horned rhino calves in Assam, India

Grant

£2881

Fund

AWF Research Fund

Recipient

University of Bristol

Year Awarded

2017

Area of Study

The impact of dairy farm management strategies on welfare

Grant

£2304

Fund

AWF Research Fund

Recipient

University of Liverpool

Year Awarded

2017

Area of Study

Deciphering the microbiome of infectious lameness causing lesions in dairy cattle

Grant

£8970

Fund

AWF Research Fund

Recipient

University of Liverpool

Year Awarded

2017

Area of Study

Public perception and poultry production

Grant

£2161

Fund

AWF Research Fund

Recipient

University of Edinburgh

Year Awarded

2017

Area of Study

Imported rescue dogs; reasons, methods and welfare

Grant

£5000

Fund

AWF Research Fund

Recipient

University of Liverpool

Year Awarded

2017

Area of Study

Evaluation of the prevalence, nature and distribution of skin wounds in donkeys in Tamilnadu, India

Grant

£1600

Fund

AWF Research Fund

Recipient

University of Edinburgh

Year Awarded

2017

Area of Study

Quantification of sand-based arena surface characteristics

Grant

£36000

Fund

Norman Hayward Fund

Recipient

Animal Health Trust

Year Awarded

2013

Area of Study

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    Description   Thinking of applying for an AWF student research grant? Find out what it’s like to undertake a student research project and get advice from previous researchers in our mini Q&A series. Research topic: A novel intervention for cat hoarding: 3 year follow up Name, degree, university Katherine Duffy, BVM BVS, University of Nottingham Research […]
  4. Eddie Clutton on the topic of overtreatment

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  9. Completing research in a pandemic – a student’s experience

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  10. Meet the speakers – Q&A with Dan Brockman

    At this year’s Discussion Forum we will be debating whether uncontrolled treatment innovations are detrimental to animal welfare. As the range of treatments available to our pets becomes more extensive year on year and often increasingly invasive, we want to ask, can this ever be justified? One of our speakers is Professor Dan Brockman, Director of […]