A research and diagnostic laboratory specialising in Vitamin D biology research in companion, production and wild animals
Vitamin D Animal Laboratory (VitDAL)
Led by Professor Richard Mellanby, we explore the relationship between vitamin D, inflammation and health outcomes in companion, farm and wild animals.
VitDAL is based in the Roslin Institute and the Queen’s Medical Research Institute at the University of Edinburgh and brings together expertise in clinical veterinary endocrionology and nutrition, proteomics and immunology with the overarching ambition of advancing understanding of vitamin D biology in all species.
The VitDAL have developed an ultra-high performance liquid chromatography – mass spectrometry (UHPLC-MS) assay to accurately key vitamin D metabolites in serum and plasma.
Professor Richard Mellanby became a fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh this week. The Royal Society of Edinburgh is Scotland's National Academy and contributes to the social, cultural and economic wellbeing of Scotland through the advancement of learning and...
VitDAL have published a recent paper this week investigating the role of vitamin D status on clinical outcomes in dogs undergoing elective surgical treatment of a ruptured cranial cruciate ligament. The research found that most dogs with a ruptured cruciate ligament...
VitDAL published a new paper this week which explored the genetic and host factors which influenced vitamin D status in a well studied cohort of Kenyan calves as part of the IDEAL study. Working with epidemiologists in Roslin and the International Livestock Research...