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Field survey to evaluate space allowances for dairy cows in Great Britain (2020)
Journal Article
Thompson, J. S., Huxley, J. N., Hudson, C. D., Kaler, J., Gibbons, J., & Green, M. J. (2020). Field survey to evaluate space allowances for dairy cows in Great Britain. Journal of Dairy Science, https://doi.org/10.3168/jds.2019-17004

© 2020 American Dairy Science Association Housing conditions can affect health of cows by increasing exposure to biological, chemical, and physical hazards, resulting in increased disease. A report in 2014 indicated that 99% of UK dairy cows are hous... Read More about Field survey to evaluate space allowances for dairy cows in Great Britain.

Quantitative analysis of calf mortality in Great Britain (2020)
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Hyde, R. M., Green, M. J., Sherwin, V. E., Hudson, C., Gibbons, J., Forshaw, T., …Down, P. M. (2020). Quantitative analysis of calf mortality in Great Britain. Journal of Dairy Science, https://doi.org/10.3168/jds.2019-17383

National bodies in Great Britain (GB) have expressed concern over young stock health and welfare and identified calf survival as a priority; however, no national data have been available to quantify mortality rates. The aim of this study was to quant... Read More about Quantitative analysis of calf mortality in Great Britain.

Long-Term Ibrutinib Therapy Reverses CD8+ T Cell Exhaustion in B Cell Chronic Lymphocytic Leukaemia (2019)
Journal Article
Parry, H. M., Mirajkar, N., Cutmore, N., Zuo, J., Long, H., Kwok, M., …Moss, P. (2019). Long-Term Ibrutinib Therapy Reverses CD8+ T Cell Exhaustion in B Cell Chronic Lymphocytic Leukaemia. Frontiers in Immunology, 10, 1-7. https://doi.org/10.3389/fimmu.2019.02832

Chronic Lymphocytic Leukaemia (CLL) is associated with immune suppression and susceptibility to infection. CD8+ T cell numbers are increased and demonstrate elevated expression of PD-1 and impaired function. The mechanisms driving these features of e... Read More about Long-Term Ibrutinib Therapy Reverses CD8+ T Cell Exhaustion in B Cell Chronic Lymphocytic Leukaemia.

Association of lameness and mastitis with return-to-service oestrus detection in the dairy cow (2019)
Journal Article
Remnant, J., Green, M. J., Huxley, J., Roberts, G., Jones, R., Hirst-Beecham, J., & Hudson, C. D. (2019). Association of lameness and mastitis with return-to-service oestrus detection in the dairy cow. Veterinary Record, 185(14), 442. https://doi.org/10.1136/vr.105535

© British Veterinary Association 2019. No commercial re-use. See rights and permissions. Published by BMJ. Oestrus detection is an important part of maintaining efficient reproductive performance in dairy herds. Both lameness and mastitis are common... Read More about Association of lameness and mastitis with return-to-service oestrus detection in the dairy cow.

To prescribe or not to prescribe? A factorial survey to explore veterinarians’ decision making when prescribing antimicrobials to sheep and beef farmers in the UK (2019)
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Doidge, C., Hudson, C., Lovatt, F., & Kaler, J. (2019). To prescribe or not to prescribe? A factorial survey to explore veterinarians’ decision making when prescribing antimicrobials to sheep and beef farmers in the UK. PLoS ONE, 14(4), doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0213855

Resistance to antimicrobials is one of the biggest challenges worldwide for public health. A key strategy for tackling this is ensuring judicious use of antimicrobials in human and veterinary medicine. Whilst there are many studies in human medicine... Read More about To prescribe or not to prescribe? A factorial survey to explore veterinarians’ decision making when prescribing antimicrobials to sheep and beef farmers in the UK.

Clinical audit in farm animal veterinary practice. Part 2: conducting the audit (2018)
Journal Article
Waine, K., Dean, R., Hudson, C., & Brennan, M. (2018). Clinical audit in farm animal veterinary practice. Part 2: conducting the audit. In Practice, 40(10), 465-469. https://doi.org/10.1136/inp.k4798

This article, the second in a two-part series providing practical advice for practitioners on carrying out clinical audits in farm animal practice, focuses on the data collection, analysis and discussion steps of clinical audit. Part 1, which was pub... Read More about Clinical audit in farm animal veterinary practice. Part 2: conducting the audit.

Use of big data in cattle practice (2018)
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Hudson, C., Kaler, J., & Down, P. (2018). Use of big data in cattle practice. In Practice, 40(9), 396-410. doi:10.1136/inp.k4328

The concept of big data, associated data sources and analytics is becoming increasingly talked about both in society as a whole and within the livestock industry. This article provides a clinician-focused review of what big data means, how it is alre... Read More about Use of big data in cattle practice.

Associations between routinely collected dairy herd improvement data and insemination outcome in UK dairy herds (2018)
Journal Article
HUDSON, C., & GREEN, M. (2018). Associations between routinely collected dairy herd improvement data and insemination outcome in UK dairy herds. Journal of Dairy Science, 101(12), 11262-11274. doi:10.3168/jds.2017-13962

Milk constituent concentrations in samples taken during early lactation are often used to generate proxy measures for energy balance in dairy herds. This study aimed to explore associations between these and other measures routinely recorded by dairy... Read More about Associations between routinely collected dairy herd improvement data and insemination outcome in UK dairy herds.

Clinical audit in farm animal veterinary practice: Part 1: preparing for audit (2018)
Journal Article
Waine, K., Dean, R., Hudson, C., & Brennan, M. (2018). Clinical audit in farm animal veterinary practice: Part 1: preparing for audit. In Practice, 40(8), 360-364. doi:10.1136/inp.k3950

This article, the first in a two-part series providing practical advice for practitioners on carrying out clinical audits, discusses the preparation and initiation of clinical audit in farm animal practice. In the second article, to be published in a... Read More about Clinical audit in farm animal veterinary practice: Part 1: preparing for audit.

A cross-sectional study of experiences and attitudes towards clinical audit of farm animal veterinary surgeons in the United Kingdom (2018)
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Hudson, C., Dean, R. S., Waine, K., Dean, R., Hudson, C., Huxley, J., & Brennan, M. L. (2018). A cross-sectional study of experiences and attitudes towards clinical audit of farm animal veterinary surgeons in the United Kingdom. Veterinary Sciences, 5(4), 84. https://doi.org/10.3390/vetsci5040084

© 2018 by the authors. Clinical audit is a quality improvement tool used to assess and improve the clinical services provided to patients. This is the first study to investigate the extent to which clinical audit is understood and utilised in farm an... Read More about A cross-sectional study of experiences and attitudes towards clinical audit of farm animal veterinary surgeons in the United Kingdom.

Associations between dairy cow inter-service interval and probability of conception (2018)
Journal Article
Remnant, J., Green, M., Huxley, J., & Hudson, C. (2018). Associations between dairy cow inter-service interval and probability of conception. Theriogenology, 114, 324-329. doi:10.1016/j.theriogenology.2018.03.029

Recent research has indicated that the interval between inseminations in modern dairy cattle is often longer than the commonly accepted cycle length of 18–24 days. This study analysed 257,396 inseminations in 75,745 cows from 312 herds in England and... Read More about Associations between dairy cow inter-service interval and probability of conception.

Quantitative analysis of antimicrobial use on British dairy farms (2017)
Journal Article
Hyde, R. M., Remnant, J. G., Bradley, A. J., Breen, J. E., Hudson, C. D., Davies, P. L., …Green, M. J. (in press). Quantitative analysis of antimicrobial use on British dairy farms. Veterinary Record, 181(25), doi:10.1136/vr.104614

Antimicrobial resistance has been reported to represent a growing threat to both human and animal health, and concerns have been raised around levels of antimicrobial usage (AMU) within the livestock industry. To provide a benchmark for dairy cattle... Read More about Quantitative analysis of antimicrobial use on British dairy farms.

Tool to measure antimicrobial use on farms (2017)
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Hyde, R., Green, M. J., Remnant, J., Down, P., Huxley, J., Davies, P., …Breen, J. (2017). Tool to measure antimicrobial use on farms. Veterinary Record, 180(7), doi:10.1136/vr.j823

Cytomegalovirus infection does not impact on survival or time to first treatment in patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia (2016)
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Parry, H. M., Damery, S., Hudson, C., Maurer, M. J., Cerhan, J. R., Pachnio, A., …Moss, P. A. (2016). Cytomegalovirus infection does not impact on survival or time to first treatment in patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia. American Journal of Hematology, 91(8), doi:10.1002/ajh.24403

Human cytomegalovirus (HCMV) is a widely prevalent herpes virus which establishes a state of chronic infection. The establishment of CMV-specific immunity controls viral reactivation and leads to the accumulation of very large numbers of virus-specif... Read More about Cytomegalovirus infection does not impact on survival or time to first treatment in patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia.

Prediction of intramammary infection status across the dry period from lifetime cow records (2016)
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Henderson, A., Hudson, C., Bradley, A. J., Sherwin, V., & Green, M. J. (2016). Prediction of intramammary infection status across the dry period from lifetime cow records. Journal of Dairy Science, 99(7), doi:10.3168/jds.2015-10684

The dry period is very important for mammary gland health, with the aim not only to cure existing intramammary infections (IMI) but also to prevent new IMI. Although it is known that the dry period is an important time for optimizing udder health, th... Read More about Prediction of intramammary infection status across the dry period from lifetime cow records.

Current management practices and interventions prioritised as part of a nationwide mastitis control plan (2016)
Journal Article
Down, P., Bradley, A. J., Breen, J., Hudson, C., & Green, M. J. (2016). Current management practices and interventions prioritised as part of a nationwide mastitis control plan. Veterinary Record, 178(449), doi:10.1136/vr.103203

The objectives of this study were to report performance and management data taken from a sample of UK dairy farms that have participated in the Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board Dairy Mastitis Control Plan (DMCP) and to identify importan... Read More about Current management practices and interventions prioritised as part of a nationwide mastitis control plan.

Poor functional antibody responses are present in nearly all patients with chronic lymphocytic leukaemia, irrespective of total IgG concentration, and are associated with increased risk of infection (2015)
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Parry, H. M., Birtwistle, J., Whitelegg, A., Hudson, C. D., McSkeane, T., Hazlewood, P., …Richter, A. G. (in press). Poor functional antibody responses are present in nearly all patients with chronic lymphocytic leukaemia, irrespective of total IgG concentration, and are associated with increased risk of infection. British Journal of Haematology, 171(5), doi:10.1111/bjh.13455

Dairy herd mastitis and reproduction: using simulation to aid interpretation of results from discrete time survival analysis (2015)
Journal Article
Hudson, C. D., Bradley, A. J., Breen, J. E., & Green, M. J. (2015). Dairy herd mastitis and reproduction: using simulation to aid interpretation of results from discrete time survival analysis. Veterinary Journal, 204(1), doi:10.1016/j.tvjl.2015.01.024

Probabilistic sensitivity analysis (PSA) is a simulation-based technique for evaluating the relative importance of different inputs to a complex process model. It is commonly employed in decision analysis and for evaluation of the potential impact of... Read More about Dairy herd mastitis and reproduction: using simulation to aid interpretation of results from discrete time survival analysis.

Using simulation to interpret a discrete time survival model in a complex biological system: fertility and lameness in dairy cows (2014)
Journal Article
Hudson, C. D., Huxley, J. N., & Green, M. J. (2014). Using simulation to interpret a discrete time survival model in a complex biological system: fertility and lameness in dairy cows. PLoS ONE, 9(8), doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0103426

The ever-growing volume of data routinely collected and stored in everyday life presents researchers with a number of opportunities to gain insight and make predictions. This study aimed to demonstrate the usefulness in a specific clinical context of... Read More about Using simulation to interpret a discrete time survival model in a complex biological system: fertility and lameness in dairy cows.