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Dr Stephen Mansbridge

BSc (Hons), PhD, CBiol, MRSB, SFHEA, R.Anim.Sci.

Senior Lecturer in Animal Science and Bioinformatics / Subject Coordinator Postgraduate Veterinary Pharmacy

Registered animal scientist accredited by the British Society of Animal Science and current holder of the Saputo Dairy UK Lectureship in Animal Science and Bioinformatics. Graduating with a BSc (Hons) in Agriculture and a PhD in Animal Science (pig nutrition and health) from Harper Adams University (sponsored by AB Vista and the Silcock Fellowship for Livestock Research), Stephen is subject coordinator for the postgraduate veterinary pharmacy course and teaches on aspects of livestock production science and animal science research skills. He is also an AMTRA qualified animal medicines advisor (all species), with a background in agriculture and specialist interests in animal health and non-ruminant nutrition. With a particular focus on livestock production reseach, Stephen is a member of the HAU Reseach Degrees Committee, HAU Research Degrees Awarding Board, Taught Postgraduate Course Committee, Undergraduate Animals Course Committee and a member of the Food Safety Subgroup of the Pig Health and Welfare Council.  

Teaching Duties

I am involved in teaching and leading a range of modules at Foundation, Batchelor and Master levels, including:

  • F7034 - Research and Information Skills (Animals)
  • A6001C17 - Advances in Animal Production Science
  • A7061 - Animals and Public Health
  • A7062 - Companion Animal Health Care
  • A7063 - Equine Health Care
  • A7064 - Veterinary Medicinal Products
  • A7065 - Farm Animal Health Care
  • A7066 - Veterinary Pharmacy Practice
  • R7052 - Intro to the Masters Project
  • HRPROJC17 - Honours Research Project

Professional Memberships

  • Advance HE - Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (SFHEA)
  • Member of the Royal Society of Biology (MRSB) and Chartered Biologist (CBiol)
  • Member of the British Society of Animal Science and Registered Animal Scientist (R.Anim.Sci) 

Researcher Profile

Research interests in mono-gastric health and nutrition. In particular, the biological mechanisms underpinning the interactions between enzymes, minerals and macro nutrients on immunology, physiology and gene expression. Also, host and microbiome interactions, including the use of pre- and pro- biotics. My research includes work on super dosing phytase feed enzymes and pharmaceutical zinc oxide supplemetation in pigs, to impove health, performance and welfare. In addition, I have worked on straw bedding ingestion in both sows and growing pigs and how this influences nutrient digestibility. My research also covers the quality of feeding ingredients and the use of prebiotics in chickens and pigs. More information on my research can be found by clicking the research project links below.

I am a STEM Ambassador and I also support students undertaking the British Science Association's CREST Award scheme 

Academic Department: Agriculture and Environment

Tel: +44 (0)1952 815319

Twitter: @SCMansbridge

Office: AC 3a Aspire Centre

Research profile: ORCID

Research profile: ResearcherID.com

Publications

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  • Pirgozliev, V., Kljak, K., Whiting, I.M., Rose, S.P., Mansbridge, S.C., Enchev, S., Atanasov, A.G. and Stringhini, J.H. (2021) Feeding dry stevia leaf (Stevia rebaudiana) or xylanase improves the hepatic antioxidative status of broiler chickens. Research in Veterinary Science 136
  • Pirgozliev, V., Johnson, E. A., Drijfhout, F., Orczewska-Dudek, S., Whiting, I. M., Mansbridge, S. C., Rose, S. P., Mihova, T., Kljak, K., Atanasov, A. G. and Oluwatosin, O. O. (2021) Short chain fatty acids production and villus morphometry in chickens fed diets containing graded levels of supplementary sea buckthorn dried berries. WPSA (UK Branch) Annual Meeting, 15 – 16 April. (Online.)
  • Arthur, C., Rose, S.P., Mansbridge, S.C., Brearley, C., Kühn, I., Bedford, M.R. and Pirgozliev V. (2021) Myo-Inositol concentration in chicken tissues is influenced by dietary myo-inositol and phytase. WPSA (UK Branch) Annual Meeting, 15 – 16 April. (Online.)
  • Sobolewska, S., Orda, J., Whiting, I. M., Mansbridge, S. C., Rose, S. P. and Pirgozliev, V. (2021) The effect of oil and grape pomace on the quality of stored quail eggs over a four-week period. WPSA (UK Branch) Annual Meeting, 15 – 16 April. (Online)
  • Arthur, C., Rose, S., Mansbridge, S. C., Brearley, C., Kuhn, I. and Pirgozliev, V. (2021) The correlation between myo-inositol (Ins) concentration in the jejunum digesta of broiler chickens and the Ins concentrations of key tissues associated with the uptake, circulation and catabolism of Ins. WPSA (UK Branch) Annual Meeting, 15 – 16 April. (Online)
  • Icely, S., Mackenzie, A.M., Mansbridge, S.C. and Stewart, A.H. (2021) The effect of suckling position on piglet supplementary milk usage. Developing Talent Proceedings of the British Society of Animal Science, BSAS 77th Annual Conference, 12th – 15th April. (Online)
  • Mansbridge, S. (2021) Dietary inclusion of galacto-oligosaccharides improves weaner pig growth performance. Animal - Science proceedings 12(1) (Online)
  • Pirgozliev, V., Whiting, I.M., Mansbridge, S.C., Enchev, S., Rose, S.P., Kljak, K., Johnson, A.E., Drijfhout, F., Orczewska-Dudek, S. and Atanasov, A.G. (2021) Effect of rearing temperature on the physiological measures and antioxidant status of broilers fed stevia (Stevia rebaudiana B.) leaf meal and exogenous xylanase. Current Research in Biotechnology.
  • Pirgozliev, V., Whiting, I.M., Mihova, T., Mansbridge, S.C. and Rose S.P. (2020) Effect of dietary sea buckthorn on growth performance, blood plasma haemoglobin and glutathione peroxidase in chicks reared at two different temperatures. 7th International Euroasia Congress on Scientific Research and Recent Trends, Baku Euroasian University, December 7- 8, Baku, Azerbaijan. (ISBN - 978-625-7687-00-3.)
  • Sobolewska, S., Orda, J., Majda, J., Jarosz, B., Mansbridge, S.C., Rose, S.P., Whiting, I.M. and Pirgozliev V. (2020) The effect of dietary linseed oil and grape pomace supplementation on egg quality in Japanese quail. “70 Years Institute of Animal Science Kostinbrod, Animal Science – Challenges and Innovations”, 05 November, Kostinbrod, Bulgaria.
  • Pirgozliev, V., Mansbridge, S.C., Mihova, T., Whiting, I.M., Rose, S.P., Orczewska-Dudek, S. and Atanasov A. (2020) The effect of dietary sea buckthorn (Hippophaes rhamnoides) on growth performance, intestinal development and blood variables when fed to female broiler chickens. “70 Years Institute of Animal Science Kostinbrod, Animal Science – Challenges and Innovations”, 05 November, Kostinbrod, Bulgaria.
  • Icely, S., Mackenzie, A.M., Mansbridge, S.C. and Stewart, A.H. (2020) The relationship between supplementary milk usage and piglet performance and usage behaviour. Advances in Animal Biosciences, 11(1). (p. 32 (ISSN: 2040-4700))
  • Pirgozliev, V., Westbrook, C., Woods, S., Mansbridge, S.C., Rose, P., Whiting, I., Yovchev, D., Atanasov, A., Kljak, K., Staykova, G. and Ivanova, S. (2020) Feeding dihydroquercetin and vitamin E to broiler chickens reared at standard and high ambient temperatures. bioRxiv. 2020.05.19.104398,
  • Haakuria, V.M., Pyatt, A.Z. and Mansbridge, S.C. (2020) Exploration of veterinary service supply to rural farmers in Namibia: a one health perspective. PAMJ - One Health, 2:17 (DOI:10.11604/pamj-oh.2020.2.17.24658.)
  • Pirgozliev, V., Westbrook, C., Woods, S., Mansbridge, S.C., Rose, S.P., Whiting, I.M., Yovchev, D.G., Atanasov, A.G., Kljak, K., Staykova, G.P., Ivanova, S.G., Karagecili, M.R., Karadas, F. and Stringhini, J.H. (2020) Feeding dihydroquercetin and vitamin E to broiler chickens reared at standard and high ambient temperatures. Archives of Animal Nutrition. (DOI: 10.1080/1745039X.2020.1820807.)
  • Miles, A., Davies, S. and Mansbridge, S. (2019) Galacto-oligosaccharides: an investigation into dietary inclusion levels for rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss) for improved gut histomorphology. Advances in Animal Biosciences, 10(1), (P.117. ISSN: 2040-4700.)
  • Udall, W. and Mansbridge, S. (2019) The effect of a combination of free and buffered acids on production performance and pathogenic microbial shedding in weaned piglets, with and without pharmaceutical zinc oxide supplementation. Advances in Animal Biosciences, 10(1), (P.28. ISSN: 2040-4700.)
  • Pirgozliev, V., Mansbridge, S.C., Rose, S.P., Brearley, C.A. and Bedford, M.R. (2019) Effect of graded levels of supplementary phytase in diets with and without rapeseed meal on energy utilisation, nutrient availability and phytate degradation in young turkeys. Proceedings of the 13th Turkey Science and Production Conference, (Chester, pp. 95 – 98.)
  • Lee, A., Mansbridge, S.C., Connerton, I.F., and Mellits, K.H. (2019) Galacto-oligosaccharides improve gut architecture and increase abundance of probiotic bacteria in poorly performing piglets. Proceedings of the Zero Zinc Summit, 17 – 18 June, Copenhagen, Denmark.
  • Azhar, M., Mansbridge, S., Rose, S., Bedford, M. and Pirgozliev, V. (2018) Wheat cultivar choice modulates broiler chicken jejunal gene expression and wheat feeding value. International Poultry Scientific Forum, 29 – 30 January, Atlanta, Georgia.
  • Miles, A., Davies, S.J. and Mansbridge, S.C. (2018) Galacto-oligosaccharides: an investigation into dietary inclusion levels for rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss) for improved carcass characteristics. Advances in Animal Biosciences, 9(1), p29.
  • Azhar, R., Rose, S.P., Mansbridge, S.C., Bedford, M.R. and Pirgozliev V.R. (2018) Growing site influences wheat apparent metabolisable energy value for broiler chickens. Programme and Summaries of the World's Poultry Science Association (UK Branch) Annual Meeting, 10 - 11th April, Dublin, Republic of Ireland.
  • Mansbridge, S.C. and Buckley, L.A. (2018) Getting started with your veterinary nursing dissertation: what can I research? Veterinary Nursing Journal, 33:6, (pp. 175-177, DOI: 10.1080/17415349.2018.1459336)
  • Pirgozliev, V., Mansbridge, S.C., Rose, S.P., Mackenzie, A.M., Beccaccia, A., Karadas, F., Ivanova, S.G., Staykova, G.P., Oluwatosin, O.O. and Bravo, D. (2018) Dietary essential oils improve feed efficiency and hepatic antioxidant content of broiler chickens. Animal (DOI: 10.1017/S1751731118001520.)
  • Pirgozliev, V., Brearley, C., Rose, S.P. and Mansbridge, S.C. (2018) Manipulation of plasma myo-inositol in broiler chickens: effect on growth performance, dietary energy, nutrient availability and hepatic function. Poultry Science.
  • Pirgozliev, V., Westbrook, C., Woods, S., Karagecilli, M.R., Karadas, F., Rose, S.P. and Mansbridge, S.C. (2018) The effects of dietary dihydroquercetin on growth performance of broiler chickens. IXth Annual Conference: Innovations in Agricultural Science for Efficient Farming, 27 September, Shumen, Bulgaria. p. 5.
  • Mansbridge, S.C., Mackenzie, A.M., Pirgozliev, V., Walk, C.L., Bedford, M.R., Wellock, I. and Stewart, A.H. (2018) Interaction of dietary phytase and pharmaceutical ZnO on growth performance and health status of the weaner pig. IXth Annual Conference: Innovations in Agricultural Science for Efficient Farming, 27 September, Shumen, Bulgaria. p. 4.
  • Pirgozliev, V., Mansbridge, S.C., Rose, S.P., Lillehoj, H.S., and Bravo, D. (2018) Immune modulation, growth performance and nutrient retention in broiler chickens fed a blend of phytogenic feed additives. Poultry Science
  • Pirgozliev, V., Mansbridge, S.C., Rose, S.P. and Bravo, D. (2018) Plant Extracts, Energy, and Immune Modulation in Broilers. . In: Asao, T. and Asaduzzaman, M. eds. Phytochemicals - Source of Antioxidants and Role in Disease Prevention. (Rijeka: InTechOpen. ISBN 978-953-51-6270-4. DOI: 10.5772/intechopen.77220. )
  • Pirgozliev, V., Westbrook, C., Woods, S., Karagecili, M. R., Karadas, F., Rose, S.P. and Mansbridge, S. C. (2018) Feeding dihydroquercetin to broiler chickens British Poultry Science.
  • Buckley, L.A. and Mansbridge, S.C. (2018) Sixteen tips for getting started in practice-based research. Veterinary Nursing Journal, 33(1) (DOI: 10.1080/17415349.2017.1394678)
  • Pirgozliev, V., Mansbridge, S.C., Rose, S.P., Brearley, C.A. (2018) The effect of dietary phosphorus and inositol contents on hepatic vitamin E and blood alkaline phosphatase of broilers. 6th Mediterranean Poultry Summit, 18 – 20 June, Torino, Italy.
  • Sobolewska, S., Whiting, I., Mansbridge, S., Rose, S.P., Pirgozliev, V. (2017) Effect of titanium dioxide on egg shell quality. XXIII European Symposium on the Quality of Poultry Meat and XVII European Symposium on the Quality of Eggs and Egg Products, September 03 – 05, Edinburgh, UK.
  • Mansbridge, S.C. (2016) Increasing the efficiency of phosphorus use in pig production, under resource limitations. Proceedings of the Sustainable Pig production Workshop - The Knowledge and Technology Exchange between the UK and Thailand, 1-4 March 2016, Bangkok, Thailand. p. 44.
  • Pirgozliev, V., Mansbridge, S., Rose, S.P. and Bravo, D. (2016) Plant extracts, energy, and immune modulation in broilers. Multi-State Poultry Feeding and Nutrition Conference and DuPont’s Technical Symposium, 24 - 26 May, Marriott East, Indianapolis, Indiana.
  • Mansbridge, S.C., Mackenzie, A.M., Pirgozliev, V., Walk, C.L., Bedford, M.R., Wellock, I. and Stewart, A.H. (2015) The effects of dietary digestible phosphorous, phytase and zinc oxide on the growth performance of weaner pigs. Advances in Animal Biosciences 6 (2), P. 234 (ISSN 2040-4700)
  • Mansbridge, S.C., Mackenzie, A.M., Pirgozliev, V., Skinner, L.S., Evans, N., Walk, C.L. and Stewart, A.H. (2014) Selection of reference genes suitable for normalisation of IFN-gamma and TNF mRNA expression by real-time SYBR Green polymerase chain reaction in porcine duodenum tissue. Proceedings of the 2nd Annual International Conference on Veterinary Science Research, 24th November, Singapore.
  • Beccaccia, A., Pirgozliev, V., Mansbridge, S. and Rose, S.P. (2014) Collection technique does not affect mucin concentration in ileal digesta. Programme and Summaries of the World's Poultry Science Association (UK Branch) Annual Meeting, 29 - 30th April, Nottingham University, UK.
  • Mansbridge, S.C., Atkins, N and Mackenzie, A.M. (2014) Blood collection methods: Vacutainer® selection for serum or plasma mineral analysis (pigs). Advances in Animal Biosciences, 5 (1), P. 142
  • Pirgozliev, V., Mansbridge, S., Beccaccia, A., Rose, S.P., Dimitrov, D. and Bravo, D. (2013) Mixture of carvacrol, cinnamaldehyde and capsicum oleoresin improves dietary mineral utilisation of chickens fed wheat based diet Proceedings of the International Congress on advancements in poultry productions in The Middle East and African States, 21 - 25 October 2013, Antalya, Turkey.
  • Beccaccia, A., Pirgozliev, V., Rose, P., Mansbridge, S. and Mackenzie, S. (2013) Serum amyloid A acute phase protein in blood of chickens reared on fresh and recycled litter. Proceedings of the 19th European symposium on poultry nutrition, 26 - 29th August, Potsdam, Germany.
  • Mansbridge, S.C. Stewart, A.H. (2012) An assessment of straw intake by acid insoluble markers in commercial pigs housed in straw based systems Advances in Animal Biosciences 3 (1), P. 56
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  • British Society of Animal Science (Scientific and Technical Events Committee)
  • Harper Adams Club (committee member)

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