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Richard Payne

Assistant Professor of Veterinary Anatomy, Faculty of Medicine & Health Sciences



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.

Expertise Summary

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.

Teaching Summary

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.

Research Summary

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.

Recent Publications

Past Research

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.

School of Veterinary Medicine and Science

University of Nottingham
Sutton Bonington Campus
Leicestershire, LE12 5RD

telephone: +44 (0)115 951 6116
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