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After a seven-year hiatus, the RVC podcast returns with Dominic Barfield taking the reins and talking to the researchers at all stages in their careers about the work that they are doing at the UK’s oldest veterinary school. Continuing from the back catalogue from Dr Mattias Kleinz (episode 1 to 20) and Dr Mark Cleasby (episode 20-50) Dom with the help of Brian Cox will get you back up to speed with how the Royal Veterinary College, the University of London's veterinary school, is pushing the frontiers in veterinary medicine and basic science. We will provide you with an insight to the current research being undertaken and those dedicated researchers in the pursuit of answering those questions to benefit animal health and welfare, today, tomorrow and beyond. We hope that you enjoy.

After a seven-year hiatus, the RVC podcast returns with Dominic Barfield taking the reins and talking to the researchers at all stages in their careers about the work that they are doing at the UK’s oldest veterinary school. Continuing from the back catalogue from Dr Mattias Kleinz (episode 1 to 20) and Dr Mark Cleasby (episode 20-50) Dom with the help of Brian Cox will get you back up to speed with how the Royal Veterinary College, the University of London's veterinary school, is pushing the frontiers in veterinary medicine and basic science. We will provide you with an insight to the current research being undertaken and those dedicated researchers in the pursuit of answering those questions to benefit animal health and welfare, today, tomorrow and beyond. We hope that you enjoy.
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After a seven-year hiatus, the RVC podcast returns with Dominic Barfield taking the reins and talking to the researchers at all stages in their careers about the work that they are doing at the UK’s oldest veterinary school. Continuing from the back catalogue from Dr Mattias Kleinz (episode 1 to 20) and Dr Mark Cleasby (episode 20-50) Dom with the help of Brian Cox will get you back up to speed with how the Royal Veterinary College, the University of London's veterinary school, is pushing the frontiers in veterinary medicine and basic science. We will provide you with an insight to the current research being undertaken and those dedicated researchers in the pursuit of answering those questions to benefit animal health and welfare, today, tomorrow and beyond. We hope that you enjoy.

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Episodes

56 Rowena

6/29/2018
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For Episode 56 we talk to Dr Rowena Packer who is a BBSRC Research Fellow here at the RVC. We discuss what led her interest in perusing animal welfare science, and how she came to do her PhD at the RVC and what this has led to along the way. Her research into breed confirmation and why people might choose those breeds is on-going and fascinating. She has now moved into looking at canine epilepsy and behavioural co-morbidities. We hope that you enjoy listening to our conversation as much...

Duration:00:59:16

55 Troy Gibson

5/11/2018
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For Episode 55 we talk to Dr Troy Gibson who is a senior lecturer here at the RVC in Animal Welfare Science. He discusses his journey from the land of the long white cloud to the RVC. His research is in animal welfare of livestock during routine husbandry, and it is fascinating. We hope that you enjoy listening to our conversation as much as we enjoyed recording it, inspiring, interesting and informative. To find out more about Troy’s work use the following link...

Duration:00:33:23

54 Jessica Roach

4/13/2018
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For Episode 54 we talk to Jessica Roach who is currently just beginning her research career here at the RVC, under the supervision of Dr Mandi De Mestre who we spoke to on the last podcast. She discusses her journey so far after starting off as a new graduate with a heavy clinical commitment. We hope that you enjoy listening to our conversation as much as we enjoyed recording it, inspiring, interesting and informative. To find out more about Jess’s work in Dr De Mestre’s team, use the...

Duration:00:30:24

53 Dr Mandi De Mestre

2/23/2018
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For Episode 53 we talk to Dr Mandi De Mestre, a Reader in Reproductive Immunology here at the RVC. She discusses her career and research that she has followed in three different continents. We hope that you enjoy listening to our conversation as much as we enjoyed recording it, inspiring, interesting and informative. To find out more about Dr De Mestre’s work, use the following link https://www.rvc.ac.uk/about/our-people/mandi-de-mestre If you have any comments about this podcast, please...

Duration:00:27:56

52 Dr Stuart Patterson

1/12/2018
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For Episode 52 we talk to Dr Stuart Patterson, who successfully completed his PhD last year and when we recorded this podcast was working as a lecturer in Dairy Medicine here at the RVC. He has now taken a permanent post at the RVC as a Lecturer in Wild Animal Health. We discuss how he has managed his career and aligned it with his interests as well as taking advantage of opportunities when they presented themselves. We hope that you enjoy listening to our conversation as much as we...

Duration:00:40:34

51 Professor Dirk Werling

12/15/2017
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Welcome back to the RVC podcast, where we are going to focus on the researchers and their research. For our 51st episode we talk to Dirk Werling, Professor of Molecular Immunology about how he started his research career, what research he is currently involved with and advice to those people interested in pursuing a career in research. We hope that you enjoy listening to our conversation as much as we enjoyed recording it. To find out more about Prof Werling’s work, use the following link...

Duration:00:43:38

50 Immune-mediated diseases and the role of Regulatory T cells in dogs and humans

9/21/2010
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A number of diseases arise because the immune system begins to attack the body’s own cells. Here Dr Oliver Garden describes how these diseases arise and his research into the role of a particular type of immune cell, the regulatory T cell, in this phenomenon across species.

Duration:00:44:30

49 Strategies for prevention of MRSA infections in animals and humans

8/18/2010
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The possibility of Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus Aureus (MRSA) infection is now a concern for many patients receiving hospital treatment. However, accumulating evidence shows that MRSA can also be carried by animals and then passed on to people in contact. Here Professor Katharina Staerk and colleagues describe their research to identify novel methods of preventing MRSA infection and transmission as part of an EU consortium.

Duration:00:24:53

48 Anal furunculosis in dogs

7/28/2010
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Anal furunculosis is a particularly unpleasant disease of the rear end that particularly affects German Shepherd dogs. Here Dr Brian Catchpole and Prof Susan Gregory outline the traditional way the disease is identified and treated, their recent findings on how it may be caused, and how these findings inform current best treatment practices.

Duration:00:33:36

47 Hot topics in animal locomotion research

6/30/2010
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Methods of locomotion vary greatly across the animal kingdom according to size, number of legs and evolutionary niche. However, it seems that there are a great many common themes between species. Here Dr Andrew Spence discusses the latest ideas in locomotion research, with particular reference to the dog... and the cockroach!

Duration:00:16:53

46 Immunological Tolerance of Pregnancy in the Mare

6/11/2010
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A foetus presents an immunological, as well as a nutritional, challenge to its mother. Here Dr Mandi de Mestre describes how the equine placenta, hormonal and immune systems interact to handle these challenges and how her research is revealing the mechanisms involved.

Duration:00:20:32

45 Human Filarial Diseases

4/21/2010
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Diseases caused by parasitic worms are a common problem in humans and animals, especially in the developing world. Here Dr Rachel Lawrence describes how filarial infections occur and manage to evade the immune response of the host.

Duration:00:26:26

44 Surgical Treatment of Heart Valve Disease in Dogs

3/17/2010
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Heart murmurs in young dogs are a fairly frequent finding in small animal practice, but in some cases they may reflect severe congenital abnormalities. Here, Professor Dan Brockman describes the treatments available for these dogs, with particular reference to the surgical repair of pulmonic stenosis.

Duration:00:29:53

43 Neuronal Ceroid Lipofuscinoses (NCLs)

2/9/2010
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Dr Claire Russell discusses the molecular basis and the clinical impact of a series of inherited degenerative neurological diseases – the neuronal ceroid lipofuscinoses (NCLs) - of humans and dogs, with particular reference to her studies aimed at identifying the genetic defects implicated and ameliorating their effects.

Duration:00:21:55

42 Wildlife Reservoirs of Disease and Tuberculosis

1/12/2010
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Badgers are often blamed for the persistence of tuberculosis in cattle herds in parts of the UK. Here Dr Julian Drewe describes his research on the dynamics of UK badger populations and meerkat communities in Africa and the potential importance of this for the spread of TB within and between species.

Duration:00:22:51

41 The Bovine Tuberculosis Epidemic

12/11/2009
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The prevalence of tuberculosis in cattle is increasing again in the UK. Here, Dr Steven Van Winden discusses the nature of the disease, its epidemiology and current methods of control.

Duration:00:30:40

40 Virology of H1N1 Influenza (Swine Flu)

11/13/2009
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In our second recording on the subject of Swine Flu, Prof Colin Howard describes the nature of the influenza virus, how new strains arise so frequently and how we can ameliorate the impact of new strains through vaccination and antiviral therapy (recorded 10 September 2009).

Duration:00:28:48

39 Epidemiology of H1N1 Influenza (Swine Flu)

10/21/2009
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The latest influenza strain, Swine Flu, has been making headlines around the world in 2009. Professor Katharina Staerk explains the nature of the pandemic and the threat it poses (recorded 01 September 2009).

Duration:00:23:44

38 Endothelial Dysfunction and Cardiovascular Disease

9/22/2009
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Endothelial cells line all the blood vessels in our bodies and disease processes culminating in heart attack and stroke start with problems in these cells. Prof Caroline Wheeler-Jones explains her work examining the importance of particular enzymes and signalling pathways in the function of endothelial cells, and how these go wrong or may be protective against cardiovascular diseases.

Duration:00:32:10

37 Lactation Curve Modelling in Dairy Cattle and Sheep

8/14/2009
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Maximising milk yield without sacrificing fertility is a key objective of research in the dairy industry. Here, Dr Geoff Pollott describes his methods for analysing herd productivity and discusses the implications of his findings for future cattle breeding strategies.

Duration:00:31:13