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Congratulations Edd on your PhD

We are incredibly proud to announce Edd Knowles graduating from the Royal Veterinary College with a PhD. Edd has been working on his PhD part time for the last 6 years in and around his normal clinical work at Bell, a lot of work to say the least!
His research focused on laminitis and how best to identify which ponies / horses were most likely to develop the condition.
The research showed that whilst many factors can help to identify those most at risk of laminitis, such as their levels of exercise, body condition score (related to levels of fat) and some hoof changes, it was the levels of insulin in their blood that was the best way to identify those who would develop laminitis.
The results will be presented to other equine vets at the BEVA Congress in September and are expected to be published as a scientific paper.
(July 2021)