Richard Payne qualified from Cambridge Veterinary School in 1989 and spent several years in general practice. He became involved in greyhound racing as a track veterinarian in 2004, and since then has become more involved in the research aspect of racing greyhounds. Richard has completed several projects for the Greyhound Board of Great Britain on many topics, including the physical properties of wet sand tracks, the electrolyte needs of the racing greyhound and post-exercise recovery, and diseases of racing greyhounds.
Richard Payne is the Assistant Professor of Veterinary Anatomy.
Richard Payne runs the Disease Surveillance and Monitoring Program for the Greyhound Board of Great Britain.
I assist in the teaching of veterinary anatomy, embryology and histology to first and second year veterinary students. I also co-convene the Year Two Gastrointestinal Module.
Analysis of event patterns in racing greyhounds.
Investigations into the epidemiology of Streptococcus equi zooepidemicus in racing greyhounds.
Use of norethisterone as an oestrus suppressant in racing greyhounds.
The physics of wet-sand greyhound racing tracks (nine projects).
Hydration and electrolyte balance in racing greyhounds.
The performance of female greyhounds during the oestrous cycle and when spayed.