We are proud to report that our postgraduate student Liam Cundy has been selected to give an oral presentation of his work at the annual meeting of the British Cattle Veterinary Association in October. Liam, a qualified vet, is working with Michele, Professor David Barrett of the Bristol Vet School, and Dr Jim Spencer of the School of Cellular and Molecular Medicine, to develop a Pertinax spray to treat infectious foot disease in cattle. At the conference, Liam will report on his findings, which show that the Pertinax spray has greater longevity and resilience than the market leading antibiotic spray. The overall aim of Liam’s project is to develop a convenient and cost-effective topical application that effectively treats the disease while reducing antibiotic use in the farm environment. The project is funded by the BBSRC SWBio doctoral partnership and builds on an original project funded by EPSRC’s Antimicrobial Resistance funding, BristolBridge.