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Dr Mark Dagleish

Dr Mark Dagleish

Moredun Research Institute
Pentlands Science Park
Bush Loan
Midlothian EH26 0PZ


Mark Dagleish graduated from the Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies in Edinburgh in 1990 and spent over 4 years in practice before returning to the ‘Dick’ to undertake a PhD on the characterisation of aspects of the proteinase: antiproteinase balance in the horse with reference to lung disease. In 1998 he was awarded a lectureship in animal science at the University of Wales, Aberystwyth. In 2002 he returned to Scotland to take up the position of veterinary pathologist at Moredun, in 2010 became a Special Lecturer in Veterinary Pathology at the School of Veterinary Medicine and Science University of Nottingham.

Mark is a member of the neuro- and foetopathology surveillance team based at Moredun which is responsible for examining tissues from fallen livestock in Scotland. He is solely responsible for the histological examination of tissues of sea mammals stranded in Scottish coastal waters. He is also a member of the Educational Committee of the British Society of Veterinary Pathologist (BSVP).

Current Research

  • Pathology of lung disease in ruminants, especially bovine pneumonic pasteurellosis due to Pasteurella multocida A:3 and ovine pulmonary adenocarcinoma (OPA)
  • Pathology of haemorrhagic septicaemiain cattle and buffalo due to P. multocida B:2
  • Pathology of abortions in sheep caused by Chlamydophila abortus
  • All aspects of the pathology of wildlife, especially sea mammals and with special reference to neuro- and pulmonary pathology
  • Animal models of human G-I infection with Campylobacter spp.
  • Pathogenesis of scrapie and BSE

Selected Key Publications