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RVC Research Online compiles the research outputs of academics and clinical staff from the Royal Veterinary College.
The aim of the repository is to: provide a long-term home for research outputs from the College; supply access to full-text versions of these outputs; support the practice of open science across the entire range of the College's research activity; and, increase the impact and reach of the College's research.



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Metabolic programming and monitoring tools in pre-weaned dairy calves (2021)
Journal Article
Plate, P. (2021). Metabolic programming and monitoring tools in pre-weaned dairy calves. Livestock, 26(3), 108-113. https://doi.org/10.12968/live.2021.26.3.108

The current knowledge on the effects of nutritional and environmental factors in the late embryonic and neonatal phase of dairy calves on performance later in life is summarised. The importance of epigenetic factors is increasingly recognised in th... Read More about Metabolic programming and monitoring tools in pre-weaned dairy calves.

New concepts in phosphorus homeostasis and its impact on renal health with particular reference to the cat (2022)
Journal Article
Elliott, J., & Geddes, R. F. (2022). New concepts in phosphorus homeostasis and its impact on renal health with particular reference to the cat. The Veterinary Journal, 283-284, Article 105842. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tvjl.2022.105842

New discoveries relating to phosphorus homeostasis include the hormones fibroblast growth factor-23 and klotho produced by bone and kidney. These hormones, together with novel understanding of how calcium and phosphate ions are carried in colloidal f... Read More about New concepts in phosphorus homeostasis and its impact on renal health with particular reference to the cat.

Successful treatment of Anchor Worm (Lernaea cyprinacea) using Lufenuron in the Mexican Axolotl (Ambystoma mexicanum) (2021)
Journal Article
MacHale, J., & Hedley, J. (2021). Successful treatment of Anchor Worm (Lernaea cyprinacea) using Lufenuron in the Mexican Axolotl (Ambystoma mexicanum). Journal of Herpetological Medicine and Surgery, 31(2), 107-110. https://doi.org/10.5818/JHMS-04-2020

A 3-year-old, female, captive Mexican axolotl (Ambystoma mexicanum) presented with a significant Lernaea infestation. The animal had a history of poor husbandry prior to being rescued by the current owner. The axolotl was anesthetised using a buffere... Read More about Successful treatment of Anchor Worm (Lernaea cyprinacea) using Lufenuron in the Mexican Axolotl (Ambystoma mexicanum).

EXPERIMENTALLY INDUCED DISEASE An Experimental Dermal Oedema Model for Apx Toxins of Actinobacillus pleuropneumoniae (2022)
Journal Article
Soutter, F., Priestnall, S. L., Catchpole, B., & Rycroft, A. N. (2022). EXPERIMENTALLY INDUCED DISEASE An Experimental Dermal Oedema Model for Apx Toxins of Actinobacillus pleuropneumoniae. Journal of Comparative Pathology, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jcpa.2022.04.004

In-vivo models of Actinobacillus pleuropneumoniae (App) infection in pigs are required for the development of vaccines and investigations of pathogenicity. Existing models cause severe respiratory disease with pulmonary oedema, dyspnoea and severe th... Read More about EXPERIMENTALLY INDUCED DISEASE An Experimental Dermal Oedema Model for Apx Toxins of Actinobacillus pleuropneumoniae.

How much is that doodle in the window? Exploring motivations and behaviours of UK owners acquiring designer crossbreed dogs (2019-2020) (2022)
Journal Article
Burnett, E., Brand, C. L., O’Neill, D. G., Pegram, C. L., Belshaw, Z., Stevens, K. B., & Packer, R. M. A. (2022). How much is that doodle in the window? Exploring motivations and behaviours of UK owners acquiring designer crossbreed dogs (2019-2020). Canine Medicine and Genetics, 9(1), https://doi.org/10.1186/s40575-022-00120-x

Demand for intentional crosses of purebred dog breeds, often labelled ‘designer crossbreeds’ (e.g., Labrador Retriever X Poodle, the ‘Labradoodle’), has recently increased in the UK. This study aimed to explore this phenomenon by comparing pre-purcha... Read More about How much is that doodle in the window? Exploring motivations and behaviours of UK owners acquiring designer crossbreed dogs (2019-2020).