One Medicine: How horses can help us understand human osteoarthritis

Have you heard of one medicine? This is an approach where human and animal healthcare advance hand in hand. In research we can learn a lot about disease and how treatments work by studying different species. In the case of musculoskeletal conditions, such as osteoarthritis, horses can be used as a model organism, with veterinary research having the capacity to be translated to human counterparts. Check out this talk to find out more about one medicine, and the research being done at Liverpool in order to improve human and animal health and the future of this field of research.

Emily Clarke is  a veterinary research scientist from the University of Liverpool. Emily completed an undergraduate degree in Bioveterinary Sciences at the University of Chester, and then went on to complete a master of research at the University of Liverpool exploring potential biomarkers of equine osteoarthritis. Following this Emily undertook a PhD exploring the mechanisms of therapies used to treat equine osteoarthritis and tendon injury. Emily has a keen interest in public engagement and regularly goes to horse shows and country shows chatting to the public about research, and has also been involved in establishing the equine and canine involvement panel at the University of Liverpool.

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