Dr Rosemary Grogono-Thomas

B.Sc., B.Vet.Med.(Lond.), M.Sc.(Edin.), Ph.D.(Lond.), MRCVS, Cert.S.H.P., DipSRHM

  • BS40 5DU

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Research interests

I have an interest in infectious diseases of small ruminants in particular sheep. I have worked worked for the past twenty years on Campylobacter abortion in sheep and for the greater part on footrot in sheep. During my time at the Royal Vet College I conducted the first survey on lameness in sheep in the UK which identified footrot ans scald as the main causes of lameness. I moved to Bristol in 1999 and in collaboration with Professor Laura Green worked on control measures for treating footrot on farm. In 2007 we were awarded the BBSRC grant which allowed us to look anew at the pathogenesis of footrot and scald using metagenomics and insitu hybridisation which produced new evidence on the organisms involved in clinical footrot.

Foottrimming, the most widely utilised management proceedure to try and control footrot was identified by our work as a risk factor for the disease. Subsequently Eblex, NSA have promoted lameness control using methods identified by our original work.

Lameness is also a problem in goats and recently we have looked at pathogens usually associted with CODD in sheep that have been identified in goats.


Research interests

Together with Prof Michael Lee we have secured funding for a PhD student to look at the goat industry and investigate the most significant problems in health and production.

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