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Ginny Sherwin

Clinical Assistant Professor in Farmanimal Medicine, Faculty of Medicine & Health Sciences

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Biography

Ginny qualified from the University of Cambridge in 2011 and then did a farm animal internship at the Royal Veterinary College, in association with Westpoint Veterinary Group. Following two years in private farm practice, she undertook a farm animal residency at the University of Nottingham in 2014. She passed her ECBHM exams in 2017 and completed her PhD in Streptococcus uberis mastitis in 2020 at the University of Nottingham.

Expertise Summary

Ginny's main focus is on clinical farm animal veterinary work and is a RCVS and European Recognised Specialist in Bovine Health Management. Her research interest is in dairy herd health, especially calf health and mastitis.

Teaching Summary

Ginny's teaching focus is primarily on the final year clinical teaching on rotations. This includes the core rotations of Farm Health Skills and Farm Animal Practice, as well as the elective… read more

Research Summary

Ginny gained her MVM in 2016, researching the impact of age of first calving on the performance and survival of dairy first lactation heifers in the UK. Her interest in youngstock research has… read more

Recent Publications

Sherwin VE, Santi M, Walker O, Pickwell ND, Coffey TJ, Leigh JA, et al. PCR-Based Direct Detection of Streptococcus uberis from Subclinical and Clinical Dairy Cattle Milk Samples. Vet Med Int. 2020;2020:8828624.

Robert M. Hyde, Martin J. Green, Virginia E. Sherwin, Chris Hudson, Jenny Gibbons, Tom Forshaw, Mary Vickers, Peter M. Down,Quantitative analysis of calf mortality in Great Britain,Journal of Dairy Science,Volume 103, Issue 3, 2020,Pages 2615-2623,ISSN 0022-0302,https://doi.org/10.3168/jds.2019-17383.

Sherwin V, Remnant J. Weaning and postweaning management of dairy replacement heifers. In Pract [Internet]. 2018;40(10):449-56. Available from: https://inpractice.bmj.com/content/40/10/449

Sherwin G, Down P. Calf immunology and the role of vaccinations in dairy calves. In Pract [Internet]. 2018;40(3):102-14. Available from: https://inpractice.bmj.com/content/40/3/102

Sherwin VE, Hudson CD, Henderson A, Green MJ. The association between age at first calving and survival of first lactation heifers within dairy herds. Animal. 2016 May;1-6.

Henderson AC, Hudson CD, Bradley AJ, Sherwin VE, Green MJ. Prediction of intramammary infection status across the dry period from lifetime cow records. J Dairy Sci [Internet]. 2016 Jul;99(7):5586-95. Available from: file://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0022030216301916

Sherwin V, Hudson C, Henderson A, Breen J. Measuring health and performance in preweaning dairy calves. Pract [Internet]. 2016 Mar 1;38(3):113-22. Available from: http://inpractice.bmj.com/content/38/3/113.abstract

Sherwin V, Baiker K, Wapenaar W. Consequences of endocarditis in an adult cow with a ventricular septal defect. Vet Rec Case Reports [Internet]. 2015 Nov 1;3(1). Available from: http://vetrecordcasereports.bmj.com/content/3/1/e000234.abstract

Ginny's teaching focus is primarily on the final year clinical teaching on rotations. This includes the core rotations of Farm Health Skills and Farm Animal Practice, as well as the elective rotations of Advanced Herd Health and Advanced Farm Skills. She is also involved in teaching the earlier years, with being one of the module convenors for Year 2 Gastrointestinal Tract module.

Current Research

Ginny gained her MVM in 2016, researching the impact of age of first calving on the performance and survival of dairy first lactation heifers in the UK. Her interest in youngstock research has increased, with smaller projects investigating different aspects of health in pre-weaned dairy calves.

Ginny completed a PhD investigating the role of faeces in the spread and as a potential reservoir for the mastitis pathogen Streptococcus uberis in dairy cows in 2020. This works involved aspects of clinical, microbiological and epidemiological methodology.

Physical and Mathematical Veterinary Medicine

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