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The fundamental drivers of disease dynamics (persistence, prevalence & spread) in multi-species host communities and understanding how the biology scales up from individuals to populations. My research focusses on the influence of biological processes (e.g. host behaviour, physiology, ecology) and environmental and management practices (e.g. husbandry, nutrition, livestock trade). The research includes how the biology interacts with the management to determine the efficacy of disease control strategies and livestock production. Topics include:
• Ecology of antimicrobial resistance
• Animal health impacts on production efficiency and GHG emissions and the consequences of environment change on animal health
• Role of wildlife in the epidemiology of livestock disease
• Early detection of disease using animal behaviour
• Using novel diagnostics to improve disease surveillance and characterise the health burdens (including co-infection relationships) of host communities in agricultural systems
• Quantifying routes of direct and indirect disease transmission
• Development and testing of disease control strategies (Parasites, ParaTB, E-coli O157)
PhD, University of Bristol
Award Date: 1 Aug 1996
Master, University of Bristol
Award Date: 1 Aug 1993
Bachelor, University of Southampton
Award Date: 1 Aug 1989
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1/10/21 → 1/04/23
1/05/18 → 30/09/22
Wall, E., Smith, S., Nicoll, L., Parker, J., Robertson, D., Davidson, R., Donbavand, J., Anderson, C., Roehe, R., Harrison, B., Purcell, L., Duthie, C., Gunn, G., Pritchard, T., Jones, S., Bagnall, A., Vosough Ahmadi, B., Archibald, I., Rees, B., Eory, V., Glenk, K., Edwards, T., Buckingham, S., March, M., Broadbent, C., Cloy, J., Hargreaves, P., Wishart, H., Griffiths, B., Fox, N., Sparks, N., Shrestha, S., Banos, G., Henry, M., Watson, C., Dickinson, J., Topp, K., Burnett, F., Kyle, J., Denholm, S., Dewhurst, R., Lawson, D., McCubbin, I., Dwyer, C., Holland, J., McCracken, D., Barratt, A., Havis, N., Stanisz-Migal, M., Miller, G., Bowen, J., Hutchings, M., Creissen, H., D'Eath, R., Baddeley, J., Houdijk, J., Coffey, M., Morgan-Davies, C., Walker, R., Turner, S., Haskell, M., Barnes, A., Athanasiadou, S., Cole, L., Sandilands, V., McLaren, A., MacLeod, M. & Smith, L.
1/04/19 → 31/03/20
1/03/19 → 31/12/19
Estimating the economic costs of bovine TB incidents on cattle farms in the high risk edge areas of England and Wales
18/06/18 → 31/10/19
Generative models of network dynamics provide insight into the effects of trade on endemic livestock diseaseKnight, M., White, P. C. L., Hutchings, MR., Davidson, RS. & Marion, G., 3 Mar 2021, (First published) In: Royal Society Open Science. 8, 3, 201715.
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Milk microbiome in dairy cattle and the challenges of low microbial biomass and exogenous contaminationPollock, J., Salter, S. J., Nixon, R. & Hutchings, MR., 18 Nov 2021, (First published) In: Animal Microbiome. 3, 80.
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Pollock, J., Glendinning, L., Smith, L. A., Mohsin, H., Gally, D. L., Hutchings, M. R. & Houdijk, J. G. M., 28 Aug 2021, (First published) In: Animal Microbiome. 3, 1, 58.
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Benson, L., Davidson, R. S., Green, D. M., Hoyle, A., Hutchings, M. R. & Marion, G., 1 Dec 2021, (First published) In: PLoS Computational Biology. 17, 12 December, e1009652.
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Shrestha, S., Barratt, AS., Fox, NJ., Vosough Ahmadi, B. & Hutchings, M., 7 Dec 2020, (First published) In: Frontiers in Veterinary Science. 7, 564795.
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Data from: The ecology of wildlife disease surveillance: demographic and prevalence fluctuations undermine surveillance
Walton, L. (Contributor), Marion, G. (Creator), Davidson, R. (Contributor), White, P. C. L. (Creator), Smith, L. (Contributor), Gavier-Widen, D. (Contributor), Yon, L. (Creator), Hannant, D. (Creator), Hutchings, M. (Contributor) & White, P. C. L. (Creator), Dryad, 1 Jan 2017
Quantification of selected antimicrobial resistance genes in pig faeces on a British commercial pig farm during a typical production cycle