Aisling completed her BSc (Honours) degree in Microbiology at the National University of Ireland, Galway. During her studies she volunteered at Sommerton Equine Veterinary hospital where she developed an interest in viral and bacterial diagnostic techniques. Aisling then went on to complete a Masters in Equine Science at Hartpury College, specifically focusing her studies on the changes of the microbial ecosystem in the equine hindgut under stress.
Animal Biology, particular Microbiology, Biochemistry, Animal Health and Disease
The effect of transportation on the microflora of horses using microbial community profiling and characterization.
Effects of show jumping performance stress on plasma cortisol and lactate concentrations and heart rate and behaviour in horses.
Bacterial diversity within the equine large intestine as revealed by molecular analysis.
Changes in cortisol release and heart rate variability in sport horses during long-distance road transport.