Ruminant Population Health

Sheep flock health

Here in the Ruminant Population Health Research Group, we’re aiming to improve the health and welfare of sheep flocks by conducting high quality research in a multidisciplinary setting. We have expertise in epidemiology, flock health and production and we collaborate widely with researchers across the University and beyond.  

We also work very closely with farmers, vets and industry to make sure our research impacts everyday practices and leads to real improvements on sheep farms.

Research that’s making an impact

Lameness in sheep: Finding sustainable ways to manage and control lameness on sheep farms

Epidemiological studies into controlling lameness, as well as collaborative work with farmers and vets to help them implement new measures.


Evidence-based farm decisions for lamb production

Furthering our understanding of the prevention and treatment of the lesions of claw horn disruption, and the role of inflammation in the development of lameness.


Evidence-based assessment of the impact of ‘iceberg’ diseases on UK flock efficiency

Exploring the physical and economic impact of the five most insidious infectious diseases endemic within the UK sheep industry.

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Ruminant Population Health

School of Veterinary Medicine and Science
University of Nottingham
Sutton Bonington Campus
Leicestershire, LE12 5RD