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Emma Borkowski awarded MSD Animal Health Awards research bursary

Emma Borkowski, has been awarded MSD Animal Health's 2020 Ruminant Research Bursary for her research into the ideal conditions for storing sheep faeces prior to larval culture and speciation of nematode infestations

MSD Animal Health has awarded Emma Borkowski, veterinary anatomic pathologist and teaching fellow at Surrey University, with a 2020 Ruminant Veterinary Surgeon research bursary. Emma’s research aims to determine the ideal conditions in which to store sheep faeces prior to larval culture and speciation of nematode infestations.

Emma Borkowski, DVM, DACVP, PhD, MRCVS, comments: “I applied hoping the research bursary would help me take my first step as an independent researcher. Hopefully, by completing this project I can help vet clinics store their samples in the best way to ensure diagnostic success. If you have an idea that you think could improve day-to-day veterinary practice and would be worth investigating, the MSD Animal Health Research Bursary is a wonderful resource.”

The MSD Animal Health Research Bursary for veterinary surgeons offers awards of up to £4,000 each. Each project must be completed within one to two years and the veterinary practitioner proposals are judged by university academics to ensure independent assessment. 

Stephanie Small, veterinary advisor at MSD Animal Health comments: “To complete research alongside a full-time job is a major achievement but a vital means of generating new, insightful clinical knowledge. These bursaries show how committed veterinary surgeons are to advancing research within the veterinary industry and increasing their skill sets. Our aim is to encourage vets to apply for the bursaries as we view our investment in research, and the pursuit of new knowledge, as essential to advancing veterinary knowledge.”

Applications for the 2021 MSD Animal Health Research Bursaries are now open. Further details can be found on the MSD Bursary website. For anyone wishing to participate in Emma’s research, please contact Emma Borkowski.

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