PhD: Reducing risk factors which impact dog welfare through injury in flyball in the UK

This PhD seeks to explore: i) the epidemiology of flyball injuries ii) the effect of floor surface on the biomechanics of a flyball run; and iii) the effect of box type on the biomechanics of a flyball turn. The goal of this PhD is to generate data that helps flyball dogs to engage in beneficial exercise whilst minimising the risk of the development of injuries that could compromise welfare. Prior experience of biomechanics, multi-variate statistical analysis and confidence in using mathematical or statistical software would be welcomed.

This project is being conducted in collaboration with the British Flyball Association (BFA). For more information and for an initial discussion please contact Alison.Wills@Hartpury.ac.uk.

Salary: £13,000 per annum

Closing date: 13/11/2020

Further information can be found here.