Ruminant Vet Research Bursary - Applications for 2012 now open!

16 July 2011

Have you ever wanted to investigate your cases further, compare different clinical techniques, examine the economic impact of disease or simply see which diseases are most prevalent around you? Studying for a Certificate or Diploma and have a project you want to undertake? Or simply want to know more about real farms and what affects them?

Practitioners interested in carrying out field study projects of academic or practical interest can now apply for research funding courtesy of a successful initiative supported by UK Vet, now in its third year.

The company is making a number of study bursaries, up to maximum budget of £12,000, available to vets in practice. Projects should be within a ruminant disease area of commercial interest to MSD Animal Health. Of particular interest would be proposals in the areas of infectious diseases (BVD, IBR or Leptospirosis) or mastitis in cattle. Practices are also encouraged to consider projects looking into the costs of disease and the positive impact from intervention and control.

If you wish to discuss any potential project ideas you might have, then contact Paul Williams, Livestock Veterinary Advisor on 07917 000587 or you can request an application pack by e-mail at

Practices interested in accessing the funding have until 31st October 2011 to submit a project proposal.