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DirtyGenes: testing for significant changes in gene or bacterial population compositions from a small number of samples (2019)
Journal Article
Shaw, L. M., Blanchard, A., Chen, Q., An, X., Davies, P., Totemeyer, S., …Stekel, D. J. (2019). DirtyGenes: testing for significant changes in gene or bacterial population compositions from a small number of samples. Scientific Reports, 9, doi:10.1038/s41598-019-38873-4

High throughput genomics technologies are applied widely to microbiomes in humans, animals, soil and water, to detect changes in bacterial communities or the genes they carry, between different environments or treatments. We describe a method to test... Read More

The applied development of a tiered multilocus sequence typing (MLST) scheme for Dichelobacter nodosus (2018)
Journal Article
Blanchard, A. M., Jolley, K. A., Maiden, M. C., Coffey, T. J., Maboni, G., Staley, C. E., …Tötemeyer, S. (in press). The applied development of a tiered multilocus sequence typing (MLST) scheme for Dichelobacter nodosus. Frontiers in Microbiology, 9, doi:10.3389/fmicb.2018.00551. ISSN 1664-302X

Dichelobacter nodosus (D. nodosus) is the causative pathogen of ovine footrot, a disease that has a significant welfare and financial impact on the global sheep industry. Previous studies into the phylogenetics of D. nodosus have focused on Australia... Read More

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. ISSN 0042-4900

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

Quantitative analysis of antibiotic usage in British sheep flocks (2017)
Journal Article
Davies, P., Remnant, J. G., Green, M. J., Gascoigne, E., Gibbon, N., Hyde, R., …Corbishley, A. (in press). Quantitative analysis of antibiotic usage in British sheep flocks. Veterinary Record, doi:10.1136/vr.104501. ISSN 0042-4900

The aim of this study was to examine the variation in antibiotic usage between 207 commercial sheep flocks using their veterinary practice prescribing records. Mean and median prescribed mass per population corrected unit (mg/PCU) was 11.38 and 5.95,... Read More