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    United Kingdom

Accepting PhD Students

PhD projects

Farm animal behaviour and welfare

19992020

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Research Output

2020

Investigating optimal levels of platform perch provision for windowed broiler housing

Baxter, M., Richmond, A., Lavery, U. & O'Connell, N., 10 Feb 2020, In : Applied Animal Behaviour Science. 104967.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

2019

Fecal microbiota transplant from highly feed efficient donors affects cecal physiology and microbiota in low- and high-feed efficient chickens

Metzler-Zebeli, B. U., Siegerstetter, S-C., Magowan, E., Lawlor, P., O'Connell, N. & Zebeli, Q., 09 Jul 2019, In : Frontiers in Microbiology.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
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1 Citation (Scopus)
94 Downloads (Pure)
2018

A comparison of total-mixed-ration and feed-to-yield strategies on blood profiles and dairy cow health.

Little, M., Arnott, G., Welsh, M., Barley, J. P., O'Connell, N. & Ferris, C., 18 Sep 2018, In : Veterinary Record.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
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259 Downloads (Pure)
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62 Downloads (Pure)

Effects of stocking density and string provision on welfare-related measures in commercial broiler chickens in windowed houses

Bailie, C. L., Ijichi, C. & O'Connell, N. E., 01 May 2018, In : Poultry Science. 97, 5, p. 1503-1510 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
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2 Citations (Scopus)
98 Downloads (Pure)
Open Access
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5 Citations (Scopus)
158 Downloads (Pure)

Exploring perch provision options for commercial broiler chickens

Bailie, C. L., Baxter, M. & O'Connell, N. E., Mar 2018, In : Applied Animal Behaviour Science. 200, p. 114-122

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
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6 Citations (Scopus)
241 Downloads (Pure)
Open Access
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2 Citations (Scopus)
194 Downloads (Pure)
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6 Citations (Scopus)
212 Downloads (Pure)

What can carcass-based assessments tell us about the lifetime welfare status of pigs?

Carroll, G. A., Boyle, L. A., Hanlon, A., Collins, L., Griffin, K., Friel, M., Armstrong, D. & O'Connell, N. E., 10 May 2018, In : Livestock Science.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
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4 Citations (Scopus)
151 Downloads (Pure)
2017

A comparison of inferential analysis methods for multilevel studies: Implications for drawing 2 conclusions in animal welfare science

Stevens, K. N., Asher, L., Griffin, K., Friel, M., O'Connell, N. & Collins, L., 06 Sep 2017, In : Applied Animal Behaviour Science.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
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1 Citation (Scopus)
165 Downloads (Pure)

An evaluation of potential dustbathing substrates for commercial broiler chickens

Baxter, M., Bailie, C. & O'Connell, N., 22 Dec 2017, In : Animal. p. 1-9

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
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5 Citations (Scopus)
181 Downloads (Pure)

A review of the welfare of dairy cows in continuously housed and pasture-based production systems.

Arnott, G., Ferris, C. P. & O'Connell, N. E., Feb 2017, In : Animal. 11, 2, p. 261-273

Research output: Contribution to journalLiterature review

Open Access
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36 Citations (Scopus)
697 Downloads (Pure)

Assessing serum metabolite profiles as predictors for feed efficiency in broiler chickens reared at geographically distant locations

Metzler-Zebeli, B., Magowan, E., Hollman, M., Ball, E., Molnar, A., Lawlor, P. G., Hawken, R., O'Connell, N. & Zebeli, Q., 31 Aug 2017, In : BRITISH POULTRY SCIENCE. p. 1-10

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
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4 Citations (Scopus)
158 Downloads (Pure)

Comparison of dustbathing and foraging enrichments for commercial broiler chickens.

Baxter, M., Bailie, C. & O'Connell, N., 2017, (Accepted).

Research output: Contribution to conferenceAbstract

Differences in intestinal size, structure and function contributing to feed efficiency in broiler chickens reared at geographically distant locations

Metzler-Zebeli, B., Magowan, E., Hollman, M., Ball, E., Molnar, A., Witter, K., ERTL, R., Hawken, R., Lawlor, P. G., O'Connell, N., Aschenbach, J. & Zebeli, Q., 13 Dec 2017, In : Poultry Science. p. 578-597

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
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5 Citations (Scopus)
249 Downloads (Pure)

Fecal microbiota transplant from highly feed efficient donors shows little effects on age-related changes in feed efficiency-associated fecal microbiota in chickens

Siegerstetter, S-C., Petri, R. M., Magowan, E., Lawlor, P. G., Zebeli, Q., O'Connell, N. & Metzler-Zebeli, B. U., 03 Nov 2017, In : Applied and Environmental Microbiology.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
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16 Citations (Scopus)
414 Downloads (Pure)

Intestinal microbiota profiles associated with low and high residual feed intake in chickens across two geographical locations

Siegerstetter, S-C., Schmitz-Esser, S., Magowan, E., Wetzels, S. U., Zebeli, Q., Lawlor, P., O'Connell, N. & Metzler-Zebeli, B., 15 Nov 2017, In : PLoS ONE. 12, 11, p. 1-23

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
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20 Citations (Scopus)
239 Downloads (Pure)
2016
7 Citations (Scopus)

Effects of scalding and dehairing of pig carcasses at abattoirs on the visibility of welfare-related lesions

Carroll, G., Boyle, L. A., Teixeira, D. L., van Staaveren, N., Hanlon, A. & O'Connell, N. E., Mar 2016, In : Animal. 10, 3, p. 460-467 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
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15 Citations (Scopus)
450 Downloads (Pure)

Enteric methane emissions and nitrogen utilisation efficiency for two genotype of hill hoggets offered fresh, ensiled and pelleted ryegrass

Zhao, Y. G., Aubry, A., Annett, R., O'Connell, N. E. & Yan, T., Jun 2016, In : Livestock Science. 188, p. 1-8 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

9 Citations (Scopus)

Perch design preferences of commercial broiler chickens reared in windowed houses

Bailie, C. & O'Connell, N., 2016, p. 397.

Research output: Contribution to conferenceAbstract

Pig producer perspectives on the use of meat inspection as an animal health and welfare diagnostic tool in the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland

Devitt, C., Boyle, L., Teixeira, D. L., O'Connell, N. E., Hawe, M. & Hanlon, A., 09 Feb 2016, In : Irish Veterinary Journal. 69, 9 p., 2.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
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8 Citations (Scopus)
168 Downloads (Pure)

Prepartum concentrate supplementation of a diet based on medium-quality grass silage: Effects on performance, health, fertility, metabolic function, and immune function of low body condition score cows

Little, M. W., O'Connell, N. E., Welsh, M. D., Barley, J., Meade, K. G. & Ferris, C. P., Sep 2016, In : Journal of Dairy Science. 99, 9, p. 7102-7122 21 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

9 Citations (Scopus)

Residual feed intake and feeding behaviour in group housed pigs

Palmer, M., Magowan, E., Metzler-Zebeli, B., Lawlor, P. & O'Connell, N., 02 Sep 2016.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

Stakeholder perspectives on the use of pig meat inspection as a health and welfare diagnostic tool in the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland; a SWOT analysis

Devitt, C., Boyle, L., Teixeira, D. L., O'Connell, N. E., Hawe, M. & Hanlon, A., 07 Nov 2016, In : Irish Veterinary Journal. 69, 1, p. 1-4 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
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6 Citations (Scopus)
152 Downloads (Pure)

Welfare of dairy cows in continuously housed versus pasture-based systems

Arnott, G., Ferris, C. & O'Connell, N., 2016, Book of Abstracts of the 67th annual meeting of the European Federation of Animal Science. Wageningen Academic Publishers

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

2015

A comparison of confinement and pasture systems for dairy cows: What does the science say?

Arnott, G., Ferris, C. & O'Connell, N., Mar 2015, AgriSearch. 21 p.

Research output: Book/ReportCommissioned report

Open Access
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1746 Downloads (Pure)

Developments in dairy cow fertility research.

Arnott, G., Ferris, C. & O'Connell, N., 2015, AgriSearch. 33 p.

Research output: Book/ReportCommissioned report

Open Access
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586 Downloads (Pure)
Open Access
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21 Citations (Scopus)
326 Downloads (Pure)

Effect of feed space allowance and period of access to food on dairy cow performance

Ferris, C. P., Patterson, D. C., Mayne, C. S. & O'Connell, N. E., Mar 2015, In : Grass and Forage Science. 70, 1, p. 59-70 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

1 Citation (Scopus)

Evaluating environmental enrichment options for commercial broiler chickens

Bailie, C. & O'Connell, N., 2015, p. 50. 1 p.

Research output: Contribution to conferenceAbstract

The influence of providing perches and string on activity levels, fearfulness and leg health in commercial broiler chickens

Bailie, C. L. & O'Connell, N. E., Apr 2015, In : Animal. 9, 4, p. 660-668 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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19 Citations (Scopus)
327 Downloads (Pure)
2014

Docking the value of pigmeat? Prevalence and financial implications of welfare lesions in Irish slaughter pigs.

Harley, S., Boyle, L. A., O'Connell, N. E., More, S. J., Teixeira, D. L. & Hanlon, A., 01 Aug 2014, In : Animal Welfare. 23, 3, p. 275-285 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

36 Citations (Scopus)

The effect of level of straw bale provision on the behaviour and leg health of commercial broiler chickens

Bailie, C. L. & O'Connell, N. E., Oct 2014, In : Animal. 8, 10, p. 1715-1721 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
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8 Citations (Scopus)
294 Downloads (Pure)
2013

Behavioural and physiological responses of heifer calves to acute stressors: long-term consistency and relationship with adult reactivity to milking

Van Reenen, C. G., Van der Werf, J. T. N., O'Connell, N. E., Heutinck, L. F. M., Spoolder, H. A. M., Jones, R. B., Koolhaas, J. M. & Blokhuis, H. J., Jul 2013, In : Applied Animal Behaviour Science. 147, 1-2, p. 55-68 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

17 Citations (Scopus)

Digital dermatitis: Tackling an emerging problem. Guest Editorial for Veterinary Record.

O'Connell, N., Dec 2013, 2 p. Veterinary Record

Research output: Other contribution

4 Citations (Scopus)

Influence of natural light and straw bales on activity levels and leg health in commercial broiler chickens

Bailie, C., Ball, E. & O'Connell, N., Apr 2013, In : Animal. 7, p. 618 626 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

The effect of slurry on skin permeability to methylene blue dye in dairy cows with an without a history of digital dermatitis

Palmer, M. A., Donnelly, R. F., Garland, M. J., Majithiya, R. & O'Connell, N. E., Oct 2013, In : Animal. 7, 10, p. 1731-1737

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

9 Citations (Scopus)
2012

Are there benefits in introducing dairy heofers to the main herd in the evening rather than the morning?

Boyle, A., Ferris, C. & O'Connell, N., Jul 2012, In : Journal of Dairy Science. 95, p. 3650 3661 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

3 Citations (Scopus)

Effectiveness of different copper sulfate footbath frequencies in the control of digital dermatitis in dairy cows

Speijers, M. H. M., Finney, G., McBride, J., Watson, S., Logue, D. N. & O'Connell, N., May 2012, In : Journal of Dairy Science. 95, p. 2955-2964 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

17 Citations (Scopus)

Effect of split marketing on the welfare, performance and carcass traits of finishing pigs

Conte, S., Lawlor, P. G., O'Connell, N. & Boyle, L. A., Jan 2012, In : Journal of Animal Science . 90, 1, p. 373-380 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

10 Citations (Scopus)

Good animal welfare makes economic sense: potential of pig abattoir meat inspection as a welfare surveillance tool

Harley, S., More, S., Boyle, L. A., O'Connell, N. & Hanlon, A., Jun 2012, In : Irish Veterinary Journal. 65

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

47 Citations (Scopus)

Relationships between lameness and feeding behaviour in cubicle-housed Holstein-Friesian dairy cows

Palmer, M. A., Law, R. & O'Connell, N., Sep 2012, In : Applied Animal Behaviour Science. 140, 3-4, p. 121-127 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

16 Citations (Scopus)

The effect of access to aerial perches and of individual bird parameters on keel bone injuries in commercial free-range laying hens

Donaldson, C. J., Ball, M. E. E. & O'Connell, N., Feb 2012, In : Poultry Science. 91, 2, p. 304-315 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

21 Citations (Scopus)