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Professor Richard Dewhurst

Professor Richard Dewhurst

Richard Dewhurst

 0131 535 4050

Scotland’s Rural College
W Mains Rd


My long-standing interest in less-invasive techniques to study ruminant nutrition has developed into a range of projects looking at biomarkers in accessible samples - including milk, urine, faeces and breath. The work is highly relevant to two major technological developments in animal science (i) the need for cheap and high-throughput phenotyping to exploit new genomic information; and (ii) rapid advances in the use of monitoring and sensing equipment on-farm (precision livestock farming). More information about my research can be found here.

Leading Ideas

  • Agriculture
  • Climate and the Environment
  • Plant and Animal Health

Area of Strategic Research Programme

Further information the Scottish Government's Strategic Research Programme is available

  • Theme 2: Productive and sustainable land management and Rural Economies
  • 2.2 - Livestock Production, Health, Welfare, and Disease Control
  • 2.3 - Productive and Sustainable Land Management
  • 2.2.9 GHG reductions from livestock
  • 2.3.1 Improvement of livestock
  • 2.3.6 Novel GHG reduction measures

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