School of Veterinary Medicine and Science

Andrew Henderson



Co1, Gateway Building


I graduated from the University of Bristol with a Bachelor of Veterinary Science (BVSc) in 2007. I then went to work for a large farm animal practice based in South West England and South East Wales for 6 years. My time there was spent working with large intensive dairy herds and a small number of beef suckler farms. During this time I enrolled on my RCVS Certificate in Advanced Veterinary Practice (Cattle); completing this in June 2014. I joined the School of Veterinary Medicine and Science at the University of Nottingham in December 2013, as a Resident in Dairy Herd Health and Production. I am now completing a Masters in Veterinary Medicine and am enrolled as a Resident with the European College of Bovine Health Management and aim to complete both by November 2016.

Degree Registration:

Master of Veterinary Medicine (MVM), due for completion in November 2016.

School Research Theme:

Population Health and Welfare

Research Topic:

Can somatic cell count (SCC) characteristics of individual cows be used to predict changes in intra-mammary infection status across the dry period.

Summary of Research:

The research will test the hypothesis that lifetime characteristics of individual cows can be used to predict changes in intramammary infection status across the dry period; predictors of both new infections and cures will be evaluated. A large sample of UK milk recording data will be used to conduct the analysis and somatic cell counts will be used as a proxy for infection status. Statistical modelling will be employed to identify associations and make predictions, and the predictive ability of the models will be tested using an alternative large dataset.

Research Supervisors:

Professor Martin Green

Dr Chris Hudson

Primary Funding Source:

School of Veterinary Medicine and Science


None to date


School of Veterinary Medicine and Science

University of Nottingham
Sutton Bonington Campus
Leicestershire, LE12 5RD

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