Current Projects

New HBLB Veterinary Science Research and Education Awards starting in 2019

The Horserace Betting Levy Board (HBLB) veterinary science and education investment programme for 2019 includes:

Major Projects

Subject area

Project title

Institution

Virology

A reverse genetics strategy for improved development of equine influenza vaccines 

AHT

Genetics/

Orthopaedics

Using a cell-based system to identify the genetic mechanisms behind fracture risk in Thoroughbred horses

AHT

Respiratory Disease

Development of a nasal epithelial brush model to study equine respiratory disease in the racehorse

Surrey

Orthopaedics

Exploiting microvesicle small non-coding RNA and protein cargo in osteoarthritis for early diagnosis and treatment 

Liverpool

Small Projects

Subject area

Brief description

Institution

Oncology  

Improved understanding, outcomes and potential therapeutic targets in equine squamous cell carcinomas

RVC 

Infectious disease

Defining the equine transcriptome in response to Streptococcus equi infection: towards effective vaccines and the eradication of strangles

AHT

Virology

Are Thoroughbred racehorses in the UK at risk of influenza D virus infection? 


Nottingham

Intestinal Health

Evaluation of the impact of fructooligosaccharide supplementation on the gastrointestinal microbiome and metabolome of Thoroughbred yearlings during nutritional stress

Bristol

Exercise physiology

What effect does walking at different speeds on a water treadmill have on limb and back kinematics in the Thoroughbred?

AHT

 

 

Brief description

Institution

Research Scholarship

Tendon, Stem cell and regenerative medicine - Protecting tendon cells from inflammation to improve tendon regeneration

RVC/AHT

Clinical Scholarship

Equine Orthopaedic Diagnostic Imaging and Surgery - Magnetic resonance spectroscopy of the distal metacarpus in horses with and without catastrophic fractures

Edinburgh

Post Doctoral Fellowship

Equine Veterinary Parasitlogy - Transmission-blocking vaccine for equine piroplasmosis

Glasgow 

 

Last Updated: 16 April 2019