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Welcome to VEERU at The University of Reading

The Veterinary Epidemiology and Economics Research Unit (VEERU) was established in 1977 in the Department of Agriculture at The University of Reading. In addition to the core activities of training and research in veterinary epidemiology and livestock economics, VEERU has worked closely with PAN Livestock Services Ltd since 1987. This collaboration produces an innovative, flexible and multi-disciplinary team that currently specialises in the following areas of livestock production and health:


  • veterinary epidemiology, economics and surveillance;

  • policy research and capacity building for animal health delivery through public and private veterinary services;

  • animal health and welfare in farming systems and

  • animal health and production software development.


Through VEERU, post-graduate students undertake animal health and production related research for MPhil and PhD degrees in the School of Agriculture, Policy and Development.  VEERU also provides ad hoc-training and customized short courses, as part of its research and consultancy activities.

During the past 30 years, VEERU has trained more than 260 MSc, MPhil and PhD students in veterinary epidemiology and economics and has been involved in numerous research and development projects, both in the UK and overseas. To find out more about what VEERU does, please follow the Activities link on this page.





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