• Room 0G.035 - Biological Sciences

    United Kingdom

Accepting PhD Students

PhD projects

Farm animal behaviour and welfare

19992020

Research output per year

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Research Output

1999
64 Citations (Scopus)
2000

Influence of environmental enrichment on the behaviour, performance and meat quality of domestic pigs

Beattie, V. E., O'Connell, N. & Moss, B., Jul 2000, In : Livestock Production Science. 65, 1-2, p. 71-79 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

199 Citations (Scopus)

Influence of environmental enrichment on welfare-related behavioural and physiological parameters in growing pigs

Beattie, V. E., O'Connell, N., Kilpatrick, D. J. & Moss, B. W., Jun 2000, In : Animal Science. 70, 3, p. 443-450 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

87 Citations (Scopus)
2002

Influence of feeder type on the performance and behaviour of weaned pigs

O'Connell, N., Beattie, V. E. & Weatherup, R. N., 2002, In : Livestock Production Science. 74, 1, p. 13-17 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

19 Citations (Scopus)

Relationship between rooting behaviour and foraging in growing pigs

Beattie, V. E. & O'Connell, N., 2002, In : Animal Welfare. 11, 3, p. 295-303 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

31 Citations (Scopus)
2003

Influence of social status on the welfare of sows in static and dynamic groups

O'Connell, N., Beattie, V. E. & Moss, B. W., 2003, In : Animal Welfare. 12, 2, p. 239-249 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

45 Citations (Scopus)
2004

Influence of group size during the post-weaning period on the performance and behaviour of pigs

O'Connell, N., Beattie, V. E. & Weatherup, R. N., Mar 2004, In : Livestock Production Science. 86, 1-3, p. 225-232 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

20 Citations (Scopus)

Influence of replacement rate on the welfare of sows introduced to a large dynamic group

O'Connell, N., Beattie, V. E. & Moss, B. W., 12 Jan 2004, In : Applied Animal Behaviour Science. 85, 1-2, p. 43-56 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

17 Citations (Scopus)

Influence of social status on the welfare of growing pigs housed in barren and enriched environments

O'Connell, N., Beattie, V. E. & Moss, B. W., Nov 2004, In : Animal Welfare. 13, 4, p. 425-431 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

24 Citations (Scopus)
2005

Factors identifying pigs predisposed to tail biting

Beattie, V. E., Breuer, K., O'Connell, N. E., Sneddon, I. A., Mercer, J. T., Rance, K. A., Sutcliffe, M. E. M. & Edwards, S. A., Jun 2005, In : Animal Science. 80, 3, p. 307-312 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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44 Citations (Scopus)
513 Downloads (Pure)

Heritability of clinical tail-biting and its relation to performance traits.

Breuer, K., Sutcliffe, M. E. M., Mercer, J. T., Rance, K. A., O'Connell, N., Sneddon, I. & Edwards, S. A., Sep 2005, In : Livestock Production Science. 93, 1, p. 87-94 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

60 Citations (Scopus)

Influence of individual predisposition, maternal experience and lactation environment on the responses of pigs to weaning at two different ages

O'Connell, N., Beattie, V. E., Sneddon, I., Breuer, K., Mercer, J. T., Rance, K. A., Sutcliffe, M. E. M. & Edwards, S. A., Mar 2005, In : Applied Animal Behaviour Science. 90, 3-4, p. 219-232 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

21 Citations (Scopus)

Influence of regrouping strategy on performance, behaviour and carcass parameters in pigs

O'Connell, N., Beattie, V. & Watt, D., Nov 2005, In : Livestock Production Science. 97, 2-3, p. 107-115 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

21 Citations (Scopus)

Responses of calves to acute stress: Individual consistency and relations between behavioral and physiological measures

Van Reenen, C. G., O'Connell, N., Van Der Werf, J. T. N., Korte, S. M., Hopster, H., Jones, R. B. & Blokhuis, H. J., 07 Aug 2005, In : Physiology & Behavior. 85, 5, p. 557-570 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

99 Citations (Scopus)
2007

Influence of access to grass silage on the welfare of sows introduced to a large dynamic group

O'Connell, N., Oct 2007, In : Applied Animal Behaviour Science. 107, 1-2, p. 45-57 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

4 Citations (Scopus)
2008

Housing the fattening pig

O'Connell, N., 2008, The Welfare of Pigs. Marchant-Forde, J. (ed.). The Netherlands: Springer, p. 189-210

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (peer-reviewed)

Influence of access to straw provided in racks on the welfare of sows in large dynamic groups

Stewart, C. L., O'Connell, N. & Boyle, L., Aug 2008, In : Applied Animal Behaviour Science. 112, 3-4, p. 235-247 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

22 Citations (Scopus)

Influence of post-calving regrouping strategy on welfare and performance parameters in dairy heifers

O'Connell, N., Wicks, H., Carson, A. & Mccoy, M. A., 01 Dec 2008, In : Applied Animal Behaviour Science. 114, 3-4, p. 319-329 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

9 Citations (Scopus)

Nutritional status of adult ewes during early and mid-pregnancy. 2. Effects of supplementation with selenised yeast on ewe reproduction and offspring performance to weaning

Munoz, C., Carson, A., Mccoy, M. A., Dawson, L., O'Connell, N. & Gordon, A. W., Jan 2008, In : Animal. 2, 1, p. 64-72 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

10 Citations (Scopus)

Nutritonal status of adult ewes during early and mid-pregnancy. 1. Effects of plane of nutrition on ewe reproduction and offspring performance to weaning

Munoz, C., Carson, A., Mccoy, M. A., Dawson, L., O'Connell, N. & Gordon, A. W., Jan 2008, In : Animal. 2, 1, p. 52-63 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

13 Citations (Scopus)

Proceedings of the 42nd Congress of the International Society for Applied Ethology

Boyle, L. (ed.), O'Connell, N. (ed.) & Hanlon, A. (ed.), 2008, The Netherlands : Wageningen Academic Publishers.

Research output: Other contribution

The effect of feeder type and change of feeder type on growing and finishing pig performance and behaviour

Magowan, E., McCann, M. E. E. & O'Connell, N., 15 Apr 2008, In : Animal Feed Science and Technology. 142, 1-2, p. 133-143 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

12 Citations (Scopus)

Effect of plane of nutrition of 1-and 2-year-old ewes in early and mid-pregnancy on ewe reproduction and offspring performance up to weaning

Munoz, C., Carson, A., Mccoy, M. A., Dawson, L., O'Connell, N. & Gordon, A. W., May 2009, In : Animal. 3, 5, p. 657-669 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

16 Citations (Scopus)

Effects of breed and production system on lameness parameters in dairy cattle

Baird, L. G., O'Connell, N., McCoy, M. A., Keady, T. W. J. & Kilpatrick, D. J., May 2009, In : Journal of Dairy Science. 92, 5, p. 2174-2182 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

22 Citations (Scopus)
2010

Effectiveness of different footbath solutions in the treatment of digital dermatitis in dairy cows

Speijers, M. H. M., Baird, L. G., Finney, G., McBride, J., Kilpatrick, D. J., Logue, D. N. & O'Connell, N., Dec 2010, In : Journal of Dairy Science. 93, 12, p. 5782-5791 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

31 Citations (Scopus)

Effect of feed barrier design and feed space allowance on performance and behavioural parameters in dairy cows

O'Connell, N., Ferris, C. P., Patterson, D. C. & Mayne, C. S., Oct 2010, In : Applied Animal Behaviour Science. 127, 1-2, p. 20-27 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

6 Citations (Scopus)

Lipid content and fatty acid composition of the digital cushion of bulls offered different amounts of linseed

Baird, L. G., Dawson, L. E. R., Young, I. S. & O'Connell, N., Jul 2010, In : Journal of Animal Science . 88, 7, p. 2403-2409 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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7 Citations (Scopus)
178 Downloads (Pure)

Should we split-market groups of pigs?

O'Connell, N., Apr 2010

Research output: Other contribution

The effect of feeding a high fibre diet on the welfare of sows housed in large dynamic groups

Stewart, C. L., Boyle, L. A., McCann, M. E. E. & O'Connell, N., Aug 2010, In : Animal Welfare. 19, 3, p. 349-357 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

8 Citations (Scopus)
2011

Effect of target slaughter weight on production efficiency, carcass traits and behaviour of restrictively-fed gilts and intact male finisher pigs

Conte, S., Boyle, L. A., O'Connell, N., Lynch, P. B. & Lawlor, P. G., Apr 2011, In : Livestock Science. 136, 2-3, p. 169-174 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

5 Citations (Scopus)

The effect of increasing dietary fibre and the provision of straw racks on the welfare of sows housed in small static groups

Stewart, C. L., Boyle, L. A. & O'Connell, N., Oct 2011, In : Animal Welfare. 20, 4, p. 633-640 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

8 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

4 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

22 Citations (Scopus)
16 Citations (Scopus)

The influence of natural light and straw bales on the behaviour and leg health of broiler chickens

Lewis, C. & O'Connell, N., 2012, p. 175-176. 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePoster

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)
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

37 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

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8 Citations (Scopus)
307 Downloads (Pure)
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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1782 Downloads (Pure)