School of Veterinary Medicine and Science

Ramzi Al-Agele



B32, Gateway Building


I graduated from the University of Baghdad/Iraq as a veterinary surgeon in 2000. Then, I have worked at the same college (Department of Anatomy, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Diyala) for more than five years, the first two years as a laboratory instructor and the rest years as Assist. Lecturer. My specific job was teaching anatomy and histology of the domestic animals. In addition, I have worked in my own clinic and carried out many different surgical operations. My scientific qualifications are: Master Science degree in Veterinary Medicine -Anatomy and Histology on the 21 of September 2010; High Diploma degree in Veterinary Medicine -Surgery on the 20th of October 2002 and Bachelor of Science degree in Veterinary Medicine and Surgery on 30/6/2000. My career history: From 2006 To 2010/ Laboratory Instructor/Department of Anatomy-College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Diyala, Iraq then from 2010 To 2012 and till now Assist. Lecturer at the Department of Anatomy-College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Diyala, Iraq. I was awarded a grant to study PhD in Nottingham university for four years.

Degree Registration:

PhD, due for completion in September 2018

School Research Theme:

Comparative Medicine

Research Topic:

Ultra structural characterisation of horse feet and application to the physical biology of lameness

Summary of Research:

Satisfactory investigations of the equine foot appear to be limited by the histo-morphological complexity of internal hoof structures. Therefore, in order to increase limpidity for understanding the hoof components at a molecular scope is a necessity to understand the unique biomechanical tissue in normal or disease condition, we aim to provide a model of laminitis encompassing anatomy, cell biology and physic to help reveal new evidences for evaluating the incidence of pathological changes in internal structures of the animal feet. It is anticipated that this project will be achieved to bridge this gap in knowledge. 

Research Supervisors:

Dr Cyril Rauch

Dr Catrin Rutland

Primary Funding Source:

Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research of Iraq Government


  • Al-Agele, R. & Mohammed, F. (2012). Morpho - histological study on the development of kidney and ureter in hatching and adulthood racing pigeon (Columba Livia Domestica). I.J.S.N., VOL. 3(3): 665-677.
  • Al-Agele, R. & Mohammed, F. (2012). Architecture Morphology and Histological Investigations of Pancreas in Golden Eagles (Aquila Chrysaetos) Al-Anbar J. Vet. Sci., Vol.: 5 No. (2): 149-155.
  • Al-Agele, R. Study the Anatomical Descriptions and Histological Observations of the Kidney in Golden Eagles (Aquila Chrysaetos)(2012). The Iraqi J. Vet. Med. 36 (2):145 – 152.

School of Veterinary Medicine and Science

University of Nottingham
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Leicestershire, LE12 5RD

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