Disease Systems

Johnes DiseaseThe Disease Systems Research Team's main areas of work are identifying, characterising and quantifying the key biological processes that drive disease persistence and spread in livestock systems of production. In particular those that are sensitive to manipulation for the purpose of disease control.

Research Areas

  • Nutrition x Parasite interactions
  • Effects of host environment and farming practice on disease persistence and spread
  • Early detection of disease using animal behaviour
  • Role of wildlife in the epidemiology of livestock disease
  • Effects of environmental change on production systems and disease risk
  • Development and testing of disease control strategies (Parasites, ParaTB, E-coli O157)

Prof Mike Hutchings

Professor of Disease Systems / Team Leader - Disease Systems

Address: Animal & Veterinary Sciences, SRUC, Roslin Institute Building, Easter Bush, Midlothian EH25 9RG

Telephone: 0131 651 9340

Fax: 0131 535 3121

E-mail: mike.hutchings@sruc.ac.uk