A research and diagnostic laboratory specialising in Vitamin D biology research in companion, production and wild animals

VitDAL presenting data at ISVC

Posted on May 23rd, by Richard Mellanby in Uncategorized. No Comments

Dr Richard Mellanby was representing the VitDAL at the 9th International Sheep Veterinary Congress (ISVC) which was held this week at Harrogate. He was presenting data from the Soay sheep project which has shown that higher vitamin D status is linked to greater fecundity in this wild, unmanaged population. The data has stimulated a collaborative research programme with commercial sheep farmers as the VitDAL explores whether the vitamin D supplementation can improve productivity in commercial sheep flocks.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

latest news

VitDAL presents at the Scottish Biomedical Postdoctoral Researcher Conference

Last week, Dr Emma Hurst, lead postdoctoral scientist in the VitDAL visited Glasgow to present at the 5th Scottish Biomedical Postdoctoral Researcher Conference (SBPRC). SBPRC...

VitDAL present research at ACVIM Forum

Professor Mellanby visited Phoenix this week to present some of the latest research from the VitDAL at the ACVIM Forum. He presented some recent...

VitDAL awarded DEQAS accreditation

We are delighted to announce that the VitDAL has been awarded DEQAS accreditation this week. This demonstrates that the lab offers a 25(OH)D assay which...