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Department of Veterinary Medicine

Cambridge Veterinary School

Studying at Cambridge

 

Dr Nicky Holdstock

Dr Nicky Holdstock

Senior Lecturer in Equine Medicine & Reproduction

European Specialist in Equine Internal Medicine

RCVS Specialist in Equine Stud Medicine

Fellow; Director of Studies & Veterinary Clinical Supervisor - Clare

College Director of Studies & Veterinary Clinical Supervisor - Jesus College

Nicky Holdstock is available for consultancy.


Biography:

Nicky graduated from Cambridge Vet School in 1991. She then worked at Rossdale and Partners, Newmarket, obtaining her PhD on Equine Perinatal Medicine and a certificate in internal and stud medicine. In 2000 she was awarded a clinical lectureship at Cambridge. Since 2004 she has been a recognised Specialist in both Equine Internal Medicine and Stud Medicine, and has performed Expert Witness work. Nicky has also been chief examiner for the RCVS certificate and was on both RCVS and European Educational Boards. She has special interests in fetal/neonatal health and critical care, ultrasonography, and artificial insemination. Nicky has also worked in exotic medicine involving several endangered species breeding programmes. She organises an annual course on Wildlife Game Capture held in South Africa.

Key Publications

Jellyman JK, Valenzuela OA, Allen VL, Forhead AJ., Holdstock NB, Fowden AL. (2015) Neonatal glucocorticoid overexposure programs pituitary-adrenal function in ponies. Domest Anim Endocrinol 50: 45-49

Jellyman JK, Valenzuela OA., Allen VL, Holdstock NB, Fowden AL. (2014) Sex-associated differences in pancreatic beta cell function in healthy preweaning pony foals. Equine Vet J 46; 6: 722-728

Jellyman JK, Allen VL., Holdstock NB, Fowden AL. (2013) Glucocorticoid overexposure in neonatal life alters pancreatic beta-cell function in newborn foals. J Anim Sci 91; 1: 104-110

Holdstock NB, Allen VL, Fowden AL. (2012) Pancreatic endocrine function in newborn pony foals after induced or spontaneous delivery at term. Equine vet J 44 Suppl 41:30-37

Jellyman JK, Allen VL, Holdstock NB, Fowden A.(2012) Glucocorticoid over-exposure in neonatal life alters pancreatic beta cell function in newborn foals. J Anim Sci 16

Jellyman JK, Allen VL, Forhead AJ, Holdstock NB, Fowden AL. (2012) Hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis function in pony foals after neonatal ACTH-induced glucocorticoid overexposure. Equine vet J 44 Suppl 41:38-42

Valenzuela OA, Jellyman JK, Holdstock NB, Allen VL, Forhead AJ, Fowden AL. (2011) Neonatal Overexposure to Natural Glucocorticoids Programs Insulin Sensitivity in Yearling Ponies. J DEV ORIG HLTH DIS 2:S125-S126

Jellyman, J.K., Forhead, A.J., Allen, V.L., Holdstock, N.B., Fowden, A.L. (2010) Glucocorticoid exposure in early postnatal life does not alter metabolic function in yearling ponies. Reproductive Sciences Vol 17 (3) March

Jellyman, J.K., Allen, V.L., Holdstock, N.B., Fowden, A.L. (2009) Glucocorticoid exposure in early postnatal life does not alter pancreatic ß cell function in newborn foals. Reproductive Sciences Vol 16 (3) March

O’Connor, S.J., Gardener, D.S., Ousey, J.C., Holdstock, N., Rossdale, P.D., Edwards, C. M. B., Fowden, A.L., Guissani, D.A. (2005) Development of baroreflex and endocrine responses to hypotensive stress in newborn foals and lambs. Pflugers Archiv European Journal of Physiology. 02-Jun.

Giussani, D.A., O’Connor, S.J., Holdstock, N.B. (2004) Postnatal development of the newborn foal: The cardiac baroreflex and endocrine responses to hypotensive stress. Am J Physiology

Holdstock, N.B., Allen, V.L., Bloomfield, M.R., Hales, C.N., Fowden, A.L. (2004) Development of insulin and proinsulin secretion in newborn pony foals. J Endocrinology 181, 469-476.

Knottenbelt, D., Holdstock, N.B., Madigan, J. M. (2004) Equine Neonatal Medicine and Surgery. Elsevier Science Publishing.