• Room 0G.035 - Biological Sciences

    United Kingdom

Accepting PhD Students

PhD projects

Farm animal behaviour and welfare

19992020

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Research Output

Comparison of dustbathing and foraging enrichments for commercial broiler chickens.

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

Research output: Contribution to conferenceAbstract

Evaluating environmental enrichment options for commercial broiler chickens

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

Research output: Contribution to conferenceAbstract

Perch design preferences of commercial broiler chickens reared in windowed houses

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

Research output: Contribution to conferenceAbstract

Article
7 Citations (Scopus)

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

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1 Citation (Scopus)
170 Downloads (Pure)

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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274 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

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6 Citations (Scopus)
187 Downloads (Pure)

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)

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)
161 Downloads (Pure)

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)

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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7 Citations (Scopus)
254 Downloads (Pure)

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)
Open Access
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64 Downloads (Pure)
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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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

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16 Citations (Scopus)
454 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)
102 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)
Open Access
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6 Citations (Scopus)
164 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)
244 Downloads (Pure)

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

Open Access
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44 Citations (Scopus)
513 Downloads (Pure)

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)
101 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

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16 Citations (Scopus)
431 Downloads (Pure)

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)

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)
Open Access
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2 Citations (Scopus)
200 Downloads (Pure)

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)

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)
64 Citations (Scopus)

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)

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)

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 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 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

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)

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)

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)

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)

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

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21 Citations (Scopus)
249 Downloads (Pure)