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Michael Hutchings

Prof

  • Easter Bush, Roslin Institute Building

    EH25 9RG Midlothian

    United Kingdom

1995 …2022
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Research interests

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)

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, University of Bristol

Master, University of Bristol

Bachelor, University of Southampton

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Projects 2018 2022

Research Output 1995 2019

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Considering appropriate replication in the design of animal social network studies

Smith, LA., Swain, DL., Innocent, GT., Nevison, I. & Hutchings, MR., 10 May 2019, In : Scientific Reports. 9, 7208.

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social networks
social behavior
animals
cattle
testing

Multi-host disease management: the why and the how to include wildlife

Portier, J., Ryser-Degiorgis, M-P., Hutchings, MR., Monchâtre-Leroy, E., Richomme, C., Larrat, S., van der Poel, W. HM., Dominguez, M., Linden, A., Tavares Santos, P., Warns-Petit, E., Chollet, J-Y., Cavalerie, L., Grandmontagne, C., Boadella, M., Bonbon, E. & Artois, M., 14 Aug 2019, In : BMC Veterinary Research. 15, 295.

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wildlife diseases
Disease Management
Disease Outbreaks
wildlife
disease control
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When to kill a cull: factors affecting the success of culling wildlife for disease control

Prentice, J., Fox, NJ., Hutchings, MR., White, P., Davidson, RS. & Marion, G., 29 Mar 2019, In : Journal of the Royal Society Interface. 16, 152, 20180901.

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culling
disease control
bovine tuberculosis
disease spread
metapopulation
2 Downloads (Pure)

Analysis of temporal fecal microbiota dynamics in weaner pigs with and without exposure to enterotoxigenic Escherichia coli

Pollock, J., Gally, DL., Glendinning, L., Tiwari, R., Hutchings, MR. & Houdijk, JGM., 3 Jul 2018, In : Journal of Animal Science. 96, 9, p. 3777 - 3790 14 p.

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Enterotoxigenic Escherichia coli
Microbiota
Swine
Weaning
rRNA Genes
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Counterintuitive increase in observed Mycobacterium avium subspecies paratuberculosis prevalence in sympatric rabbits following the introduction of paratuberculosis control measures in cattle

Fox, NJ., Caldow, GL., Liebeschuetz, H., Stevenson, K. & Hutchings, MR., 14 Feb 2018, In : Veterinary Record. 182, 22, p. 634 - 638 5 p.

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Mycobacterium avium
paratuberculosis
control methods
rabbits
cattle