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Pete Down

Clinical Assistant Professor in Farm Animal Population Health, Faculty of Medicine & Health Sciences

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Biography

Pete qualified from the University of Bristol veterinary school in July 2004 and worked as a general practitioner at a large mixed practice in Suffolk for almost 6 years. In May 2010, he took up a dairy residency at the SVMS which entailed a combination of clinical work at Scarsdale farm animal practice in Derby and research/undergraduate teaching at the SVMS during which he successfully completed the ECBHM residency programme to become a European Veterinary Specialist in Bovine Health Management. He began a full-time 4 year PhD project funded by the BBSRC and AHDB Dairy in 2012 investigating decision making around mastitis control in dairy cows which he submitted in January 2016. He was appointed as a Clinical lecturer in Farm Animal Population Health at the University of Nottingham School of Veterinary Medicine and Science in February 2016 and is an RCVS specialist in Cattle Health & Production.

Expertise Summary

Pete Down is responsible mainly for the delivery of teaching during the final year dairy herd health rotation, as well as delivering teaching across a variety of farm animal related clinical subjects earlier in the course. He interested in all aspects of dairy herd health and production with a research focus on decision making around the treatment and control of mastitis.

Research Summary

Pete has recently completed a PhD focusing on the cost-effectiveness of specific mastitis control interventions and treatment strategies. This project involved the use of stochastic modelling… read more

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Current Research

Pete has recently completed a PhD focusing on the cost-effectiveness of specific mastitis control interventions and treatment strategies. This project involved the use of stochastic modelling techniques and Bayesian methods to devleop a decision support tool for 'on-farm' use.

Pete has worked alongside his industrial partner, AHDB Dairy, in translating this research into a practical benefit to the industry and has presented aspects of this work at several international conferences.

School of Veterinary Medicine and Science

University of Nottingham
Sutton Bonington Campus
Leicestershire, LE12 5RD

telephone: +44 (0)115 951 6116
fax: +44 (0)115 951 6415
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