National chicken charity funds ground-breaking research to improve hen health

Date: 
Friday, January 3, 2020
Source: 
Veterinary Practice

The country‘s leading chicken charity has announced it will offer research grants to veterinarians, vet and agricultural students to improve pet hen health across the globe.

The British Hen Welfare Trust (BHWT), founded in 2005, is working with avian specialists to commission research projects that will help improve diagnosis and treatment for chickens, increasing the quality of welfare and longevity of pet hens.

Applications will be open from 1sFebruary 2020 (available online at the BHWT website), and will be sent to the BHWT’s scientific review panel, chaired by Dr Neil Homer-Forbes Forbes BVetMed Dip ECZM (avian) FRCVS and including Dr Siobhan Abeyesinghe BSc (Hons) MSc PhD, Dr Tom Bailey BSc, BVSc, MSc, PhD, CertZooMed, MRCVS, Dr Tom Dutton BVM&S CertAVP(ZM) DipECZM(avian) MRCVS, Mark Elliott BVSc. VetMFHom. MRCVS.MLIHM. PCH. DSH. RSHom, Dr Tariq Abou-Zahr BVSc CertAVP(ZooMed) MRCVS and Marcella Perversi MRCVS.

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