Identification and reporting of adverse drug reactions
The central objective of this project is to explore whether the use of information technology and informatics system, in the form of SAVSNET, can facilitate collection and analysis of pharmacovigilance data and assessment of interventions designed to improve reporting.
Vaccine preventable diseases and vaccination in the UK
Research and surveillance of vaccine preventable diseases and vaccination uptake in companion animals in the UK
We are working to develop a pet animal tumour registry (PTR). We will also extend the concept of our existing Virtual Biobank to pilot genomic analyses of cancer biology. The resulting PTR, the largest of its kind, would represent a step-change in our ability to understand pet animal population cancer risk.
Better understanding of antibiotic use
We are using the power of Natural Language Processing (NLP) to help identify and minimise unnecessary antimicrobial usage.
Farm Animal Veterinary Surveillance Network
A pilot project to collect data from veterinary practices providing care to farm animals, with a view to complement existing surveillance.
Exotic companion animal species
Rabbits, guinea pigs and other “exotic” rodent species are some of the most popular pets in the UK, however, research into their welfare has often been neglected.
Equine Veterinary Surveillance Network (EVSNET)
We are piloting how what we have learnt in Small Animal surveillance and research can be applied to other species including horses.
The Virtual Biobank
Working with diagnostic laboratories and state of the art sequencing technologies to transform our understanding of pet animal infections and disease