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Dr Malgorzata Behnke


Associate Head of Department, Senior Lecturer in Animal and Veterinary Sciences

Teaching Duties

  • (A4012) Principles of Animal Health - Level 4, Module leader
  • (A5016) Equine Science - Level 5, Module leader
  • (A5081) Applied Animal Behaviour and Welfare - Level 5, Module leader
  • (A6017) Advances in Equine Science - -Level 6, Module leader
  • (A6018) Advances in Farm Animal Health and Welfare - Level 6
  • (A6011) Farm Animal Nursing and Health - Level 6
  • (A6010) Equine Nursing and Health - Level 6
  • MSc Veterinary Physiotherapy - Level 7

 Research Interests

  • Farm animal health, behaviour and welfare
  • Herd / flock health management
  • Equine health, behaviour and welfare

Professional Memberships

  • Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (member 2004 - present)
  • Higher Education Academy (member 2010 - present)
  • Association for Veterinary Teaching and Research Work (member 2004 - 2014)
  • British Cattle Veterinary Association (member 2005 - 2014)

Academic Department: Veterinary Health and Animal Sciences

Tel: +44 (0)1952 81 5009

Office: FS1

Research profile: ORCID


Other publications

  • Blease, S.C., Sinclair, L.A., Brizuela, C.M., Warren-Smith, I, Behnke M.C. (2014) Are dairy farmers working towards targets and are their vets helping farmers to achieve them? Proceedings of the XXVII World Buiatrics Congress, Cairns, Australia
  • S.C.Blease, M.C.Behnke, C.M.Brizuela, L.A.Sinclair (2013) Herd health plans for farm assurance: dairy farmers' opinions Proceedings of the British Society of Animal Science and the Association of Veterinary Teaching and Research Work 4 (1) p012
  • S.C.Blease, M.C.Behnke, C.M.Brizuela, L.A.Sinclair (2012) Herd health plans: Increasing dairy farmer engagement Cattle Practice 20 (3) p205
  • M C Behnke, R M Christley, J L Hurst (2011) Potential effects of straw bedding management on risks of contacting faeco-orally transmitted pathogens in dairy heifers Cattle Practice 19 (3) (p195)
  • J.Turner, R.G.Bowers, D.Clancy, M.C.Behnke, R.M.Christley (2008) A network model of E.coli 0157 transmission within a typical UK dairy herd: The effect of heterogeneity and clustering on the prevalence of infection Journal of Theoretical Biology 254 (pp 45 - 54)
Additional Information
  • Director of Studies for PhD student Ms. Stacey Blease BVSc MVetSci MRCVS who is looking at disease incidence and herd health planning on dairy farms within the West Midlands



You can contact Dr Malgorzata Behnke if you would like to discuss any of the following course modules:



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