Current and Recently Funded Projects

Funded Projects by Year


  • CT assessment of femoro-patellar joint congruency in dogs and cats with medial patella luxation undergoing block recession trochleoplasty (Winter, Bartholomew, Langley-Hobbs)


  • Application of a custom-made bubble level to improve implantation accuracy of the acetabular cup in dogs: an in-vitro pilot study (Girling, Allen, Toujas)


  • Sink or Swim: Does hydrotherapy improve the outcome after TPLO (Mielke, LaFuente, Meeson)

  • Glutamate receptor antagonists as a novel approach to treat cruciate ligament disease in dogs – an observational immunohistochemistry and biochemical study (Alves & Mason)


  • Description and validation of a standardised, metal artefact minimising method of computed tomographic (CT) assessment of the humeral condyle after transcondylar screw placement in dogs with intracondylar fissure of the humeral condyle (IFHC) (Merdock, Radke, Mannion)

  • Computed comographic assessment of the effect of block recession trochleoplasty and partial parasagittal patellectomy in cats (Brioschi, Arthurs, Rutherford)

  • Histopathological analysis of bone and teeth in cats affected with retained decidous teeth and patellar fractures (Langley-Hobbs, Fews, Longley)


  • The effect of ageing, gonadectomy and renal disease on feline bone mass and architecture (Meakin, Langley-Hobbs)

  • The Hip Registry (Comerford)


  • Biomechanical comparison of traditional fabello-tibial suture and lateral suture placed between quasi-isometric points for the treatment of cranial cruciate ligament rupture in feline stifles (de Sousa, Langley-Hobbs, Sutcliffe)

  • Computed tomographic evaluation of elbow congruity during arthroscopy in a canine cadaveric model. (Skinner, Parsons, Warren-Smith)


  • An investigation of subjective and objective methods of pain assessment following orthopaedic surgery (Chris May, Northwest Surgeons)


  • Accuracy of CT and MR arthrography for the diagnosis of medial glenohumeral ligament and subscapularis tears (Eithne Comerford, University of Liverpool)

  • Evaluation of the effect of varying monocortical screw numbers on the biomechanical properties of a limited contact dynamic compression plate/intramedullary rod configuration: an in vitro study on a canine cadaveric femoral fracture gap model (Peter Delisser, University of Bristol)


  • Canine Pancarpal Arthrodesis: Is the Orthomed ‘CastLess’ plate really Cast-less

    (Richard Meeson, Royal Veterinary College)

  • Fragmentation of the caudal glenoid in the racing Greyhound; A study into its clinical significance (Mike Guilliard, Nantwich Veterinary Hospital)

  • Cadaver study to investigate the effects of stifle angle on measured Tibial Tuberosity Advancement, and clinicians’ ability to accurately position the stifle with the aid of a goniometer (Mark Bush, Southern Counties Veterinary Specialists)

  • Description of the surgical approach to the lumbosacral vertebral bodies and disc with documentation of the lumbosacral surface area available for potential implant placement (Jerry O’Riordan, University College Dublin)

  • Incidence of Incomplete Ossification of the Humeral Condyle in Clinically Unaffected Springer Spaniels (Andy Moores, Anderson Sturgess Veterinary Specialists)

  • Radiographic evaluation of the BFX acetabular component (Alasdair Renwick, Willow’s Referral Service)


  • Outcome of TPLO vs lateral suture technique in small dogs with excessive tibial plateau angles

    (Damien Chase, University of Glasgow)

  • The incidence, signalment, treatment and cause of corns in dogs (Mike Guilliard, Nantwich Veterinary Hospital)

  • A cadaver study of talocrural instability and repair in the cat (Ian Nicholson, University of Cambridge)

  • Investigation into the immunogenetic basis of canine cranial cruciate ligament disease

    (Dylan Clements, University of Edinburgh)


  • A biomechanical comparison of suture loop configurations used in the lateral fabella suture repair technique for the cranial cruciate deficient canine stifle (Adrian Wallace, University of Cambridge)


  • Comparing the resistance to push-out of conventional and self-tapping bone screw (Malcolm Ness, Croft Veterinary Hospital)

  • The investigation of dorsal plating of ilial and acetabular fractures in cats. (Michael Hamilton, University of Cambridge)


  • MRI of the Canine Shoulder Joint and Investigations of shoulder anatomy/instability in dogs (John Innes, University of Liverpool)

  • Gene expression of ligamentocytes from canine CCLs in response to tensile loading: generating appropriate phenotype for application in tissue engineering of ligaments (Martin Owen, University of Bristol)

  • Retrospective evaluation of the long-term outcome of conservative management of clinical hip dysplasia (Mike Farrell, University of Glasgow)

  • Lag Screw Fixation of Canine Cadaveric Humeral Condylar Bone Specimens: A Biomechanical Comparison of 3.5mm and 4.5mm Cortical Thread Screws (Mark Glyde, University of Dublin)


  • Disc profilometry in canine lumbosacral disc disease (Turlough O’Neill, University of Liverpool)

  • Imaging of fractured central tarsal bones in racing greyhounds (Ken Johnson, Ohio State Veterinary School)

  • The usefulness of joint lavage in the management of osteoarthritis (Sandra Corr, Royal Veterinary College)

  • Alterations in the phenotypic behavior of ligamentocytes from canine cruciate ligaments in response to tensile and compressive loads with a view to their use in ligament engineering and reconstruction (Eithne Comerford, University of Bristol)