Bioveterinary Science

Our Research

We live with animals, we share our lives with them, they provide us with food, with milk, leather, wool and much more, as well as a whole lot of pleasure. So when they get ill, it can have huge psychological costs on owners, and economical costs on farmers. Here at the University of Lincoln we have some specialists in different diseases of animals, including canine parvovirus, avian influenza and herpesviruses, as well as more wide ranging subjects such as animal lameness.

Genomic sequencing and metagenomic analysis is used to understand diseases and disease spread, cell staining and confocal microscopy understands viral entry into cells, and different peptides are used to prevent this viral entry. Using microbiological, molecular and immunological approaches, we aim to improve animal welfare through disease management, control and prevention.

Within the scope of bioveterinary science, we investigate three main areas:

  • Animal disease
  • Viral entry into cells and immunology
  • Infection prevention

Dr Colin Butter

  • Avian influenza virus - world leading name​
  • Avian immunology ​
  • Equine parasitology​

Dr Simon Clegg

  • Companion animal diseases and prevention- particularly canine parvovirus
  • Farm animal diseases and prevention – particularly ovine and bovine lameness
  • Genomics and metagenomics of animal pathogens and disease​

Dr Ashley Roberts

  • Herpesvirus infections of animals​
  • Prevention of virus infection using bio-peptides
  • Ethano-veterinary properties of plants to prevent viral activity

Dr Karen Staines

  • Avian influenza​
  • Equine diseases and parasitology
  • Avian immunology​

Dr Jenny Dunn

  • Passerine bird parastitology​
  • Avian malaria​