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Andrew Bradley

Professor of Dairy Herd Health and Production, Faculty of Medicine & Health Sciences

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Biography

Andrew Bradley earned his veterinary degree from the University of Cambridge in 1993. Following a period in dairy practice in the South West of England, he returned to University at Bristol where he undertook research in aspects of mastitis control as well as running the extension Practice and lecturing in dairy production medicine. He has published widely in the field of mastitis control and has a particular interest in dry period management. He joined the University of Nottingham in 2009 as a Clinical Reader in Dairy Production Medicine. He hold the RCVS Diploma in Cattle Health and Production and is an RCVS Recognised Specialist in Cattle Health and Production. He is a de facto Diplomate of the European College of Bovine Health Management. He is also founder and Director of Quality Milk Management Services Ltd a privately owned milk quality laboratory, clinical and research consultancy. Based in Somerset QMMS offers services to the dairy sector both in the UK and overseas.

Expertise Summary

Andrew Bradley is a Professor in Dairy Herd Health and Production. He is and RCVS Recognised Specilaist in Cattle Health and Production and European Specialist in Bovine Health Management. He is active in the area of bovine mastitis research and contributes to undergraduate teaching and post graduate supervision.

Research Summary

My primary area of research interest is bovine mastitis, though it does extend to other areas of bovine production medicine. In particular I have an interest in application of the latest molecular… read more

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Current Research

My primary area of research interest is bovine mastitis, though it does extend to other areas of bovine production medicine. In particular I have an interest in application of the latest molecular and analytical techniques to intractable clinical problems with the ultimate aim of maximising animal welfare and productivity.

My mastitis research encompasses both clinical and more laboratory based aspects but also maximises the use of data acquired through my laboratory based, milk quality consultancy in Somerset. Current clinical research projects include investigations into the efficacy of mastitis vaccines, the importance of the dry period in mastitis epidemiology and the interactions between mastitis and fertility in dairy cows. In addition I am involved in a number of laboratory based projects investigating 'mammary ecology' and the development of diagnostic tests. In addition to my research interests I am also active in the development of the dairy production analytical software 'TotalVet' which as well as being available commercially is used extensively in both my teaching and research.

School of Veterinary Medicine and Science

University of Nottingham
Sutton Bonington Campus
Leicestershire, LE12 5RD

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