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Dr Malgorzata Behnke

BVSc PhD PgCertTLHE MRCVS FHEA

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
  • (A6017) Advances in Equine Science - -Level 6, Module leader
  • MSc Veterinary Physiotherapy - Level 7

 Research Interests

  • Farm animal health, behaviour and welfare with particular research interest in sheep
  • Herd / flock health management and preventative health intiatives
  • 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 Farm Seminar Room

Research profile: ORCID

Publications

Other publications

  • Best C, Roden, J., Pyatt, A.Z., Behnke, M.C. and Philips, K. (2020) Uptake of the lameness Five-Point Plan and its association with farmer-reported lameness prevalence: A cross-sectional study of 532 UK sheep farmers Preventive Veterinary Medicine 181
  • Best, C.M., Pyatt, A.Z., Roden, J., Behnke, M. and Phillips, K. (2020) (2020) Encouraging farmer change; does cognitive dissonance impact adoption of best practice recommendations for sheep lameness control? In: The Challenge of Change - Proceedings of the British Society of Animal Science April 3
  • Best, C., Behnke, M.C., Pyatt, A.Z., Roden, J., and Phillips, K., (2019) (2019) Vaccinating as a tool to control footrot in sheep; preliminary work Sheep Vet Society “Talking Sheep” Meeting, Wales Veterinary Services Centre, 1st May 2019
  • Best, C., Pyatt, A.Z., Roden, J., Behnke, M.C., and Phillips, K., (2019) An Investigation into hoof confirmation and vaccination on footrot in sheep Ruminant Research Day, University of Nottingham 21st February 2019
  • Best, C., Pyatt, A.Z., Roden, J., Behnke, M.C., and Phillips, K., (2019) The Lameness Five-Point Plan: A Mixed Methods Study. NSA Sheep Breeders Round Table Conference, Nottingham 15th – 17th November 2019
  • Best, C., Behnke, M.C., Pyatt, A.Z., Roden, J., and Phillips, K., (2019) Appraising the use of footrot vaccination as a tool to control footrot in UK sheep flocks Agri-food Charities Partnership (AFCP) student forum, University of Reading 11th April 2019
  • 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) (2010) 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
  • Associate Head of Department - Animal Health and Welfare Section, Department of Veterinary Health and Animal Sciences
  • Currently Director of Studies for PhD student Ms. Caroline Best whose research project titled "Stamping out lameness: An investigation into Footvax and hoof conformation in sheep" is looking at the effects of footrot vaccination and hoof conformation on footrot incidence in sheep Caroline Best
  • Previously Director of Studies for PhD student Dr. Stacey Blease (2011 - 2014) who looked at disease incidence and herd health planning on dairy farms within the West Midlands http://harper.ac.uk/herdhealth

 

Modules

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

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