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Issue 4 (Summer 2018)

Project Articles:

1) The effect of Vanvruddhi, an organic freshwater plant-based biostimulant on weight, length and colony forming unit of radish (Raphanus sativus l. Cv. French breakfast radish): Alexandra Growden (BSc (Hons) Agriculture) and Patrick Tandy 

2) Do cognitive abilities differ between the working dog group and the toy dog group? Georgina Lewis (BSc (Hons) Animal Behaviour and Welfare) and Dr Carrie Ijichi

3) Welcome to Hartpury: How does a university attract new first-year students through marketing communication strategies – with specific reference to open days: Anastasia Noble (BA (Hons) Equine Business Management) and Mike Green

4) The effect of a horse’s racing career on the success in eventing post retrainingSarah Price (BSc (Hons) Equine Science) and Rachel Collins

5) Microbiological assessment of canine drinking water: the impact of construction material on the quantity and species of bacteria present in water bowls: Coralie Wright (BSc (Hons) Bioveterinary Science) and Aisling Carroll


Independent Study Articles:

1) Bat Conservation in the face of land-use change: a critical evaluation of habitat suitability modelling in research: Rebecca Favier, BSc (Hons) Animal Behaviour and Welfare

2) Critical review of acquired urinary incontinence in neutered female dogs: Gemma Gormley, BSc (Hons) Veterinary Nursing Science

3) Critical evaluation of the impact of the reduction of gender inequalities within rural sub-Saharan African communities in promoting agricultural productivity: Alexandra Growden, BSc (Hons) Agriculture

4) Critical review of complications between open ovariohysterectomy and ovariectomy in healthy bitches: Vicky Nursimloo, BSc (Hons) Veterinary Nursing Science

5) The Graduation Hypothesis: does juvenile animal abuse lead onto adult interpersonal violence: Heather Watts, BSc (Hons) Animal Behaviour and Welfare


Research Updates:

1) Animal and Agriculture 17-18

2) Equine 17-18

3) Sport 17-18