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Department of Veterinary Medicine

Cambridge Veterinary School

Studying at Cambridge


Dr Murray Corke

Dr Murray Corke

Farm Animal Clinical Teaching Fellow


Qualified MRCVS from RVC London and worked in practice for 6 years before joining this Department as Large Animal Assistant Physician. PhD on welfare of sheep with sheep scab.

Currently employed as a Farm Animal Clinical Teaching Fellow.




Research Interests

Teaching farm animal medicine and diagnosis. Particular interests include small group teaching of clinical skills, teaching communication skills, and stress management.

Research interests include fluid therapy in cattle, passive transfer of immunity in calves, and the impact of disease on farm animal welfare.


Animal Welfare Indicators is an EU funded project involving 8 research groups throughout Europe with collaborators in Brazil and the USA. The Cambridge group is working on pain associated with disease in sheep as part of Work Package 2. For more information see:


  • Sheep
  • Colostrum
  • Fluid therapy
  • Welfare

Key Publications

Corke, M.J. (1988) The economical production of intravenous fluids for use  in cattle practice. Veterinary Record 122, 305-307.

Corke, M.J. and Broom, D.M. (1999). The behaviour of sheep with sheep scab, Psoroptes ovis infestation. Veterinary Parasitology 83, 291-300.

Broom, D.M. and Corke, M.J. (2002). Disease and Animal Welfare.  Acta Veterinaria Brno 71, 133- 136.

Corke M.J. (2010). The Use of Colostrum and Colostrum Supplements in Neonatal Calves. Cattle Practice 18, 216-219

Corke M.J. (2012). Immunoglobulin content of colostrum supplements for calves available in the United Kingdom. Cattle Practice 20(2), 106-109