Homologous competition binding assays featuring radioligands for quantification of receptor density / affinity
Tissue sectioning using cryotome and microtome devices
Autoradiography of radioligands bound to frozen tissue sections
Histological techniques applied to the brain
Weil’s stain for myelin sheaths
Behavioural probes of brain function
Extinction Learning Paradigms
Spontaneous Eye Blink Rate
Tooth-pit analysis of skeletal remnants to ascertain identity of predator species
Use of camera traps to monitor wild / feral animal populations
Commercial research collaborations:
Lesaffre Yeast Ltd (effect of yeast supplementation on behaviour and digestibility in horses)
Nupafeed Ltd, (effects of magnesium supplementation on behaviour in horses)
Natural Animal Feeds (effects of magnesium supplementation on behaviour in horses)
Horse Licks (effects of lick provision on stereotypy frequency in horses)
Likits (effects of lick provision on stereotypy frequency in horses)
BSc (Hons) Equine Management
BSc (Hons) International Equine and Agricultural Business Management
BSc (Hons) Equine Studies
Journal articles and book chapters
Hale, C.E. Warren, H. and Hemmings, A. (2012). The fermentation of hay and starch when incubated in vitro with faecal inoccula from either normal healthy horses or horses with a history of laminitis. In Forages and Grazing in Horse Nutrition. Wageningen Academic Publishers. 357 - 361
Hale, C.E. Hemmings, A. and Bee, S. (2011). The effects of a high starch, cereal-based diet compared to a low starch, fibre-based diet on reactivity in horses. In Applied Equine Nutrition and Training. Wageningen Academic Publishers. 227-231.
Hale, C.E. Laycock, G. and Hemmings A. (2008). Stress responses of semi-feral foals at auction. Animal Welfare. 17 (supp) 100.
Hale, C.E. Moore-Colyer, M.J.S and Hemmings, A. (2007). Feeding with Welfare in Mind: the role of alternative forages in meeting energy demands of domesticated horses. Animal Welfare. 16, (supp) 170.
Hemmings, A. McBride, S.D. and Hale, C.E. (2007). Preservative responding and the aetiology of equine oral stereotypy.Applied Animal Behaviour Science. (104)143-150.
Hemmings, A. McBride, S.D and Smith, N.C (2004). The putative reward function of equine stereotypic behaviour. InEmerging Equine Science. Nottingham University Press. 67-78.
McBride, S.D and Hemmings, A. (2009). A neurologic perspective of equine stereotypy. Journal of Equine Veterinary Science. 29 (1) 10-16.
McBride, S.D and Hemmings, A. (2005). Altered mesoaccumbens and nigro-striatal dopamine physiology is associated with stereotypy development in a non-rodent species. Behavioural Brain Research. 159, 113-118.
McBride, S.D and Hemmings, A. (2004). Causal factors of equine stereotypy. In Emerging Equine Science. Nottingham University Press. 35-65.
McBride, S.D Hemmings, A. and Robinson, K. (2004) A preliminary study on the effect of massage to reduce stress in the horse. Journal of Equine Veterinary Science 24, 76-81
Hemmings, A. (2013) Behavioural probes of altered brain function. Invited Keynote Speech. Myerscough Research Symposium. Myerscough College
Hemmings, A. (2013) Feeding and behaviour. Invited Plenary Address. Equine Behaviour Forum, Myerscough College.
Hemmings, A. (2013) Neurologic perspectives on animal welfare. Invited Plenary Address. UFAW / Hartpury Animal Welfare Conference. Hartpury College.
Hemmings, A. (2012) Equine behavioural neurobiology: research goals for the next decade and beyond. Invited Plenary Address. Annual Conference of the International Society for Equitation Science. University of Edinburgh.
Hemmings, A. (2012). Brain function in relation to training and performance. Keynote Presentation. Alltech Equine Symposium. Hartpury College, Gloucestershire.
Hemmings, A. (2012). Brain function in relation to training and performance. Keynote Presentation. Theatre Presentation.Horses Inside Out Annual Conference. Royal Agricultural College, Gloucestershire.
Hemmings, A. (2011). Brain function in relation to training and performance. Theatre Presentation. Horses Inside Out Annual Conference. Stow on the Wold, Gloucestershire.
Articles in technical press
Hemmings, A. and Hale, C.E. (2013) A matter of survival. Equine Health 6  37-39
Hemmings, A. and Hale, C.E. (2013) From dawn horse to race horse. Equine Health 3  40-41
Hemmings, A. (2013) Breeding in the feral state. Equine Health 3  38- 40
Hemmings, A. (2012) The genetic basis of unwanted behaviour: a glimpse into the future of genetic screening. Equine Health. 2  20-21
Articles in popular press
Hemmings, A. (2011) Fuelling bad habits. Horse and Hound, June 2011.
Hemmings, A. (2009) Do crib-biters make better competition horses? Horse and Hound, August 2009.