Current Projects

New HBLB Veterinary Science Research and Education Awards starting in 2018

The Horserace Betting Levy Board (HBLB) veterinary science and education investment programme for 2018 includes:

Major Projects

Subject area

Project title

Institution

Tendon injury

New avenues for intervention in age-related degenerative disease in the horse: unravelling the role of altered RNA splicing and senescence in the tendon

RVC

Orthopaedics

Does early life experience affect injury risk and performance in later life?

RVC

Virology

Towards an improved vaccine for the prevention of EHV-1 induced disease

AHT

Respiratory disease

Axonal transport and survival in equine recurrent laryngeal neuropathy

RVC

Orthopaedics

Profiling microRNA for the prediction of orthopaedic disease in the Thoroughbred horse

Edinburgh

Small Projects

Subject area

Brief description

Institution

Musculoskeletal imaging  

Comparison of the effects of magnetic field strength and variations in acquisition system on image quality in equine clinical MRI

Glasgow 

Infectious disease

Bacteriophage endolysins and novel lipid-degrading proteins as a treatment for Rhodococcus equi infections in foals

Edinburgh Napier

Vaccinology

Rapid and high-throughput sequencing and genotyping of equine MHC

Edinburgh

Infectious disease

Beyond atypical myopathy: the role of Sycamore‚Äź

Associated hypoglycin Atoxicity in horses with unexplained abortion, weight loss or hepatopathy

RVC

Infectious disease

Understanding viral causes of liver disease in horses

RVC

Respiratory

therapy  

Sound analysis of respiratory noises made during exercise after prosthetic laryngoplasty surgery and correlation with results of exercising endoscopic examination

Equine Surgical Referrals

Injury prevention  

ATLAS: Automated Thoroughbred Lameness Assessment System at the racetrack or yard

Glasgow

Education

 

Brief description

Institution

Research Scholarship

Equine Inflammatory Airway Disease:

Improved diagnosis of infectious causes of airway disease in racehorses

RVC

Post Doctoral Fellowship

Pulmonary immunology: influence of training

Edinburgh

 

Last Updated: 03 May 2018