7th Meeting of the Large Animal Research Network (LARN)

Date: 05/04/2022





The 7th Meeting of the Large Animal Research Network (LARN) will take place online across two afternoons in April:

Tuesday 5th April, 13:00 – 15:50
Wednesday 6th April, 13:00 – 15:15


The Large Animal Research Network, which was incorporated into LASA in 2017, aims to provide support and information to those who use large animals in biomedical veterinary and/or agricultural research. Some exciting speakers will be presenting at this year’s meeting which will be held virtually across the afternoons of 5th and 6th April. Please contact LASA for more information and registration.


Tuesday 5th April
13:00 – Advances in digital technology applied to livestock research – Mark Brett, Newcastle University
13:40 – Newcastle University’s Livestock Research Facilities – Emma Malcolm, Newcastle University
14:10 – Large Animal Resources – Adrian Smith, Norecopa
14:40 Comfort Break
14:50- Ostertagia ostertagi, in experimental infections of cattle – Phil Steele, Moredun Research Institute Studies of the gastrointestinal nematode
15:10- Sea lice challenge of Atlantic salmon – William Roy, Moredun Research Institute
15:30 – Microalgae as a platform for the treatment of diarrhoea in young calves – Nuno Silva, Moredun Research Institute
15:50 – Questions and close.

Wednesday 6th April
13:00- Will ARRIVE 2.0 solve the problems of laboratory pig abuse? – For scientists/PPL holders/NVSs/AWERBs – Eddie Clutton, LARIF, University of Edinburgh
13:30- Pre-anaesthetic food and water deprivation in large animals – Rachel Gregson, LARIF, University of Edinburgh
14:00- Comfort Break
14:15 – Refinements in experimental orthopaedic research in sheep – Thomas Leivers, University of Nottingham
14:45- Removing the rose-tinted spectacles – challenges of large animal translational – models – Stephen Greenhalgh, LARIF, University of Edinburgh
15:15 – Questions and close.


The meeting is £20 per day for LASA members and £30 per day for non-members. Tickets available on the LASA website. 

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