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Dr Malgorzata Behnke BVSc PhD PgCertTLHE MRCVS FHEA

Senior Lecturer in Animal and Veterinary Sciences

Teaching Duties

  • (A4012) Principles of Animal Health - Level 4, Module leader
  • (A5016) Equine Science - Level 5, Module leader
  • (A5081) Applied Animal Behaviour and Welfare - Level 5, Module leader
  • (A6017) Advances in Equine Science - -Level 6, Module leader
  • (A6018) Advances in Farm Animal Health and Welfare - Level 6
  • (A6011) Farm Animal Nursing and Health - Level 6
  • (A6010) Equine Nursing and Health - Level 6
  • MSc Veterinary Physiotherapy - Level 7

 Research Interests

  • Farm animal health, behaviour and welfare
  • Herd / flock health management
  • Equine health, behaviour and welfare

Professional Memberships

  • Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (member 2004 - present)
  • Higher Education Academy (member 2010 - present)
  • Association for Veterinary Teaching and Research Work (member 2004 - 2014)
  • British Cattle Veterinary Association (member 2005 - 2014)

Academic Department: Animal Production, Welfare and Veterinary Sciences

Tel: +44 (0)1952 81 5009

Office: FS1

Research profile: ORCID


Other publications

  • Blease, S.C., Sinclair, L.A., Brizuela, C.M., Warren-Smith, I, Behnke M.C. (2014) Are dairy farmers working towards targets and are their vets helping farmers to achieve them? Proceedings of the XXVII World Buiatrics Congress, Cairns, Australia
  • S.C.Blease, M.C.Behnke, C.M.Brizuela, L.A.Sinclair (2013) Herd health plans for farm assurance: dairy farmers' opinions Proceedings of the British Society of Animal Science and the Association of Veterinary Teaching and Research Work 4 (1) p012
  • S.C.Blease, M.C.Behnke, C.M.Brizuela, L.A.Sinclair (2012) Herd health plans: Increasing dairy farmer engagement Cattle Practice 20 (3) p205
  • M C Behnke, R M Christley, J L Hurst (2011) Potential effects of straw bedding management on risks of contacting faeco-orally transmitted pathogens in dairy heifers Cattle Practice 19 (3) (p195)
  • J.Turner, R.G.Bowers, D.Clancy, M.C.Behnke, R.M.Christley (2008) A network model of E.coli 0157 transmission within a typical UK dairy herd: The effect of heterogeneity and clustering on the prevalence of infection Journal of Theoretical Biology 254 (pp 45 - 54)
Additional Information
  • Director of Studies for PhD student Ms. Stacey Blease BVSc MVetSci MRCVS who is looking at disease incidence and herd health planning on dairy farms within the West Midlands