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My name is Kate Lewis and I am a BBSRC funded research student on the Midlands Intergrative Biosciences Training Partnership. The focus of my research is on the role of lambs, time and space in the persistence of Dichelobacter nodosus, the causative agent of footrot in sheep. Footrot is a disease that is detrimental to health and welfare of sheep. Work over recent years has improved understanding of the epidemiology of this disease and led to development of improved control programs that can be recommended to farmers and I am aiming to help improve the current understanding of this disease and its effects in flocks of sheep.
I had always wanted to be involved in animal health and welfare, and became interested in epidemiology after learning about some basic techinques in a module about Veterinary Infectious Diseases in my undergraduate degree in Equine Science. I undertook an MSc in Veterinary Epidemiology at the Royal Veterinary College and the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, which gave me the unique opportunity to learn about epidemiology from both a veterinary and human perspective. To find out more about my research, please visit my research page.
k dot lewis dot 1 at warwick dot ac dot uk
- Animal health and welfare