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Sarah Potterton

Research Fellow, Faculty of Science

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Biography

Sarah's research interests lie within the areas of dairy cow nutrition and health. Current research areas include:

  • Measuring and assessing the variation in methane emissions from individual dairy cows on commercial farms

  • Evaluating the nutritional value of bioethanol co-products for use in livestock production

Sarah graduated with a BSc (Hons) in Animal Science (UWE) in 2001. She then worked as a research technician at the Centre for Dairy Research (Reading). In 2011 she obtained her PhD from the School of Veterinary Medicine and Science Nottingham, where her thesis examined the significance and prevalence of hock lesions in UK dairy cattle. Following this she worked on a DairyCo funded project entitled a 'Review of the Science and Practice of Understanding and Improvement of Lameness in Dairy Cows'. She joined the Division of Animal Sciences as a Research Fellow in May 2011.

Selected Publications

  • LIM, P Y, HUXLEY, J N, GREEN, M J, OTHMAN, A R, POTTERTON, S L, BRIGNELL, C J and KALER, J, 2015. Area of hock hair loss in dairy cows: Risk factors and correlation with a categorical scale. Veterinary journal (London, England : 1997). 203(2), 205-10
  • BELL NJ, POTTERTON SL, BLOWEY R, WHAY HR and HUXLEY JN, 2014. Disinfectant footbathing agents for the control of bovine digital dermatitis in dairy cattle UK Vet. 19(1),
  • BELL, M. J., POTTERTON, S. L., CRAIGON, J., SAUNDERS, N., WILCOX, R. H., HUNTER, M., GOODMAN, J. R. and GARNSWORTHY, P. C., 2014. Variation in enteric methane emissions among cows on commercial dairy farms ANIMAL. 8(9), 1540-1546
  • HUXLEY, J. N., ARCHER, S. C., ATKINSON, O. C. D., BELL, N. J., BERRY, E. A., BOLLARD, N., DEAN, R. S., MASON, C., MAXWELL, O., MIGUEL, PACHECO G., POTTERTON, S. L., REMNANT, J., SLEEMAN, P., THOMAS, H. J. and WHAY, H. R., 2014. An update on the treatment of claw horn lesions in cattle CATTLE PRACTICE. 22, 189-192
  • POTTERTON, S. L., BELL, N. J., WHAY, H. R., BERRY, E. A., ATKINSON, O. C. D., DEAN, R. S., MAIN, D. C. J. and HUXLEY, J. N., 2012. A descriptive review of the peer and non-peer reviewed literature on the treatment and prevention of foot lameness in cattle published between 2000 and 2011 VETERINARY JOURNAL. 193(3), 612-616
  • HUXLEY, JON, ARCHER, SIMON, BELL, NICK, BURNELL, MARK, GREEN, LAURA, POTTERTON, SARAH and READER, JON, 2012. Control of Lameness DAIRY HERD HEALTH. 169-204
  • POTTERTON, S.L., GREEN, M.J., HARRIS, J., MILLAR, K.M., WHAY, H.R. and HUXLEY, J.N., 2011. Risk factors associated with hair loss, ulceration, and swelling at the hock in freestall-housed UK dairy herds. Journal of Dairy Science. 94(6), 2952-2963
  • POTTERTON, S.L., GREEN, M.J., MILLAR, K.M., BRIGNELL, C.J., HARRIS, J., WHAY, H.R. and HUXLEY, J.N., 2011. Prevalence and characterisation of, and producers' attitudes towards, hock lesions in UK dairy cattle Veterinary Record. 169(24), 634
  • POTTERTON, S., GREEN, M., HARRIS, J., MILLAR, K., WHAY, H. and HUXLEY, J.N., 2011. The importance of hock lesions as a cause of lameness in UK dairy cattle In: Lameness in Ruminants.
  • POTTERTON, S.L, GREEN, M.J, HARRIS, J, MILLAR, K.M and WHAY H AND HUXLEY J.N., 2009. Assessment of hock lesions in dairy cattle In: Cattle Lameness Conference. 37-38
  • POTTERTON, S., GREEN, M., HARRIS, J., MILLAR, K., WHAY, H. and HUXLEY J., 2009. The Prevalence of hock lesions in UK dairy cattle and the significance of risk factors associated with the development of the condition In: Advances in Animal Biosciences – Proceedings of the British Society of Animal Science. 95
  • POTTERTON, S., GREEN, M., HARRIS, J., MILLAR, K., WHAY, H. and HUXLEY J. N., 2008. The prevalence of hock lesions in UK dairy cattle and the significance of risk factors associated with the development of the condition In: 25th World Buiatrics Congress, Budapest, Hungary, 6th-11th July 2008. 170
  • BOURNE, N., SWALI, A., JONES, A.K., POTTERTON, S. and WATHES, D.C., 2007. The effects of size and age at first calving on subsequent fertility in dairy. In: JUENGEL, J.L., MURRAY, J.F. and SMITH, M.F., eds., Reproduction in Domestic Ruminants VI Nottingham University Press. 526

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