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A bio-economic model for cost analysis of alternative management strategies in beef finishing systems

Kamilaris, C., Dewhurst, RJ., Vosough Ahmadi, B., Crosson, P. & Alexander, P., 23 Sep 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : Agricultural Systems.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

bioeconomic models
cost analysis
finishing
beef
forage
11 Downloads (Pure)

A case of cutaneous toxigenic Corynebacterium ulcerans likely acquired from a domestic dog

Othieno, R., Mark, K., Etherson, M., Foster, G., Murray, S., Kalima, P., Fry, N., Cameron, C. & Strachan, J., 3 Jun 2019, In : Access Microbiology. 5 p.

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Corynebacterium
Dogs
Skin
Diphtheria Toxoid
Diphtheria
2 Citations (Scopus)
5 Downloads (Pure)

Advantages of social skills for contest resolution

Camerlink, I., Turner, SP., Farish, M. & Arnott, G., 29 May 2019, In : Royal Society Open Science. 6, 5, 181456.

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Aptitude
Wounds and Injuries
Costs and Cost Analysis
Animal Welfare
Socialization
2 Citations (Scopus)
3 Downloads (Pure)

A multi-kingdom study reveals the plasticity of the rumen microbiota in response to a shift from non-grazing to grazing diets in sheep

Belanche, A., Kingston-Smith, A. H., Griffith, G. W. & Newbold, C. J., 11 Feb 2019, In : Frontiers in Microbiology. 10, 17 p., 122.

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Microbiota
Rumen
Sheep
Diet
Fermentation

An investigation into the effectiveness of compressed straw blocks in reducing abnormal behaviour in growing pigs

Haigh, A., Yun-Chou, J. & O'Driscoll, K., 1 Nov 2019, In : Animal. 13, 11, p. 2576-2585 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

abnormal behavior
straw
toys
swine
weanlings

A parsimonious software sensor for estimating the individual dynamic pattern of methane emissions from cattle

Munoz-Tamayo, R., Ramirez Agudelo, JF., Dewhurst, RJ., Miller, G., Vernon, T. & Kettle, H., Jun 2019, In : Animal. 13, 6, p. 1180-1187 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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Methane
Sensors
Time measurement
Beef
Bins
1 Citation (Scopus)

Artificial rearing affects piglets pre-weaning behaviour, welfare and growth performance

Schmitt, O., O'Driscoll, K., Boyle, L. & Baxter, EM., Jan 2019, In : Applied Animal Behaviour Science. 210, p. 16-25 10 p.

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artificial rearing
piglets
growth performance
weaning
lesions (animal)

Artificial rearing affects the emotional state and reactivity of pigs post-weaning

Schmitt, O., O'Driscoll, K., Baxter, EM. & Boyle, LA., 1 Nov 2019, In : Animal Welfare. 28, 4, p. 433-442 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

artificial rearing
weaning
weanlings
swine
testing
1 Citation (Scopus)
2 Downloads (Pure)

A single dose of fat-based energy supplement to light birth weight pigs shortly after birth does not increase their survival and growth

Schmitt, OS., Baxter, EM., Lawlor, P. G., Boyle, LA. & O'Driscoll, K., 9 May 2019, In : Animals. 9, 5, 227.

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Birth Weight
birth weight
piglets
Swine
Fats
2 Downloads (Pure)

A study of traveller horse owners' attitudes to horse care and welfare using an equine body condition scoring system

Rowland, M., Coombs, T. & Connor, M., 12 Apr 2019, In : Animals. 9, 4, 162.

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Horses
body condition
horses
Practice Management
horsemanship
1 Citation (Scopus)

A wetland ecosystem service assessment tool: development and application in a tropical peatland in Uganda

Langan, C., Farmer, J., Rivington, M., Novo, P. & Smith, J. U., Aug 2019, In : Ecological Indicators. 103, p. 434-445 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

peatlands
Uganda
peatland
ecosystem service
ecosystem services

Back to the future: rethinking the socioecological systems underlying high nature value farmlands

Lomba, Â., Moreira, F., Klimek, S., Jongman, R., Sullivan, C., Moran, J., Poux, X., Honrado, JP., Pinto-Correia, T., Plieninger, T. & McCracken, DI., 15 Apr 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

farmland values
agricultural land
farming systems
farming system
low input agriculture

Bacterial community composition and diversity respond to nutrient amendment but not warming in a maritime Antarctic soil

Newsham, K. K., Tripathi, B. M., Dong, K., Yamamoto, N., Adams, J. M. & Hopkins, D. W., Nov 2019, In : Microbial Ecology. 78, 4, p. 974-984

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

bacterial communities
community composition
warming
soil bacteria
open-top chamber
1 Citation (Scopus)
3 Downloads (Pure)

Beyond 'hobby farming': towards a typology of non-commercial farming

Sutherland, L-A., Barlagne, C. & Barnes, AP., Sep 2019, In : Agriculture and Human Values. 36, 3, p. 475-493 19 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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recreation
farming systems
farmers
farms
Scotland
1 Citation (Scopus)

Biotic interactions are an unexpected yet critical control on the complexity of an abiotically driven polar ecosystem

Lee, C. K., Laughlin, D. C., Bottos, E. M., Caruso, T., Joy, K., Barrett, J. E., Brabyn, L., Nielsen, U. N., Adams, B. J., Wall, D. H., Hopkins, D. W., Pointing, S. B., McDonald, I. R., Cowan, D. A., Banks, J. C., Stichbury, G. A., Jones, I., Zawar-Reza, P., Katurji, M., Hogg, I. D. & 4 others, Sparrow, A. D., Storey, B. C., Allan Green, T. G. & Cary, S. C., 15 Feb 2019, In : Communications biology. 2, 62.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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Ecosystem
Biota
Structural Models
Biodiversity
Proxy
4 Citations (Scopus)

BrAPI - an application programming interface for plant breeding applications

Selby, P., Abbeloos, R., Backlund, J. E., Basterrechea Salido, M., Bauchet, G., Benites-Alfaro, O., Birkett, C., Calaminos, V. C., Carceller, P., Cornut, G., Vasques Costa, B., Edwards, J. D., Finkers, R., Gao, S. Y., Ghaffar, M., Glaser, P., Guignon, V., Hok, P., Kilian, A., König, P. & 30 others, Lagare, J. E. B., Lange, M., Laporte, M-A., Larmande, P., LeBauer, D., Lyon, D., Marshall, D., Matthews, D., Milne, I., Mistry, N., Morales, N., Mueller, L., Neveu, P., Papoutsoglou, E., Pearce, B., Perez-Masias, I., Pommier, C., Ramirez-Gonzalez, R. H., Rathore, A., Raquel, A. M., Raubach, S., Rife, T., Robbins, K., Rouard, M., Sarma, C., Scholz, U., Sempéré, G., Shaw, P., Simon, R. & Soldevilla, N., 15 Oct 2019, In : Bioinformatics (Oxford, England). 35, 20, p. 4147-4155 9 p., btz190.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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Application programming interfaces (API)
Breeding
Programming
Specifications
Plant Breeding

Can community interventions change resilience? Fostering perceptions of individual and community resilience in rural places

Markantoni, M., Steiner, AA. & Meador, JE., 15 Mar 2019, In : Community Development Journal. 50, 2, p. 238-255 18 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

resilience
community
local participation
rural community
enabling state
1 Citation (Scopus)
Talpa europaea
wildlife diseases
lesions (animal)
England
Parasitic Diseases
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Enterotoxigenic Escherichia coli
enterotoxigenic Escherichia coli
Dietary Proteins
Microbiota
pig
3 Citations (Scopus)
5 Downloads (Pure)
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Animal Welfare
communication (human)
animal welfare
Communication
farmers

Clinical, pathological, and laboratory diagnoses of diseases of harbour porpoises (Phocoena phocoena), live stranded on the Dutch and adjacent coasts from 2003 to 2016

van Elk, C. E., van de Bildt, M. WG., van Run, P. RWA., Bunskoek, P., Meerbeek, J., Foster, G., Osterhaus, A. DME. & Kuiken, T., 30 Oct 2019, In : Veterinary Research. 50, 17 p., 88.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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Phocoena
Phocoena phocoena
Clinical Laboratory Techniques
disease diagnosis
Aspergillosis
1 Citation (Scopus)
willingness to pay
consumer preferences
cognition
Willingness-to-pay
Conjoint analysis
1 Citation (Scopus)
7 Downloads (Pure)
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Metagenome
Protein Databases
Microbiota
Rumen
Enzymes
1 Citation (Scopus)
5 Downloads (Pure)

Conceptual framework underpinning management of soil health - supporting site-specific delivery of sustainable agro-ecosystems

Stockdale, EA., Griffiths, BS., Hargreaves, PR., Bhogal, A., Crotty, FV. & Watson, CA., May 2019, In : Food and Energy Security. 8, 2, 18 p., e00158.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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conceptual framework
ecosystem
soil
health
landscape ecology

Conservation contracts for supplying Farm Animal Genetic Resources (FAnGR) conservation services in Romania

Wainwright, W., Glenk, K., Akaichi, F. & Moran, D., 1 Jun 2019, In : Livestock Science. 224, p. 1-9 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

animal genetic resources
Romania
germplasm conservation
farmed animal species
rare breeds
2 Downloads (Pure)

Considering appropriate replication in the design of animal social network studies

Smith, LA., Swain, DL., Innocent, GT., Nevison, I. & Hutchings, MR., 10 May 2019, In : Scientific Reports. 9, 7208.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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social networks
social behavior
animals
cattle
testing
3 Citations (Scopus)
8 Downloads (Pure)
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nutrition information
organic foods
auctions
animal welfare
meat

Crop straw incorporation interacts with N fertilizer on N2O emissions in an intensively cropped farmland

Xu, C., Han, X., Ru, S., Cardenas, LM., Rees, RM., Wu, D., Wu, W. & Meng, F., 1 May 2019, In : Geoderma. 341, p. 129-137 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

straw
agricultural land
fertilizer
crop
soil
8 Downloads (Pure)

Current situations of animal data recording, dairy improvement infrastructure, human capacity and strategic issues affecting dairy production in sub-Saharan Africa

Opoola, O., Mrode, R., Banos, G., Ojango, J., Banga, C., Simm, G. & Chagunda, M. G. G., Jul 2019, In : Tropical Animal Health and Production. 51, 6, p. 1699-1705 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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Africa South of the Sahara
Livestock
Breeding
Milk
Capacity Building
1 Citation (Scopus)

Data for life cycle assessment of legume biorefining for alcohol: Data article - refers to: Just the tonic! Legume biorefining for alcohol has the potential to reduce Europe's protein deficit and mitigate climate change, Environment International, Volume 130, September 2019, 104870

Lienhardt, T., Black, K., Saget, S., Costa, M., Chadwick, D., Rees, RM., Williams, M., Spillane, C., Iannetta, P., Walker, G. & Styles, D., Aug 2019, In : Data in Brief. 25, 104242.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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biorefining
life cycle assessment
coproducts
alcohols
legumes

Desirable BUGS in models of infectious diseases

Auzenbergs, M., Correia-Gomes, C., Economou, T., Lowe, R. & O'Reilly, K. M., 17 Oct 2019, In : Epidemics. 100361.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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Communicable Diseases
Markov Chains
Software
Linear Models
Monte Carlo Method
1 Citation (Scopus)

Detection of extended‐spectrum β‐lactam, AmpC and carbapenem resistance in Enterobacteriaceae in beef cattle in Great Britain in 2015

Velasova, M., Smith, RP., Lemma, F., Horton, R. A., Duggett, N., Evans, J., Tongue, SC., Anjum, M. F. & Randall, L., 1 Apr 2019, In : Journal of Applied Microbiology. 126, 4, p. 1081-1095 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Lactams
Carbapenems
Enterobacteriaceae
beta-Lactamases
Escherichia coli
1 Citation (Scopus)

Detection of Neospora caninum DNA in cases of bovine and ovine abortion in the South-West of Scotland

Bartley, P. M., Guido, S., Mason, C., Stevenson, H., Chianini, F., Carty, H., Innes, E. A. & Katzer, F., Jun 2019, In : Parasitology. 146, 7, p. 979-982 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Neospora
abortion (animals)
Neospora caninum
Scotland
Sheep
1 Citation (Scopus)
2 Downloads (Pure)

Development and quality of barley husk adhesion correlates with changes in caryopsis cuticle biosynthesis and composition

Brennan, M., Hedley, P. E., Topp, CFE., Morris, J., Ramsay, L., Mitchell, S., Shepherd, T., Thomas, W. & Hoad, SP., 24 May 2019, In : Frontiers in Plant Science. 10, 672.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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hulls
adhesion
skinning
barley
biosynthesis
9 Downloads (Pure)

Development and validation of a multiplex fluorescent microsphere immunoassay assay for detection of porcine cytokines

Hall, SA., Ison, SH., Owles, C., Coe, J., Sandercock, DA. & Zanella, AJ., 2019, In : MethodsX. 6, p. 1218-1227 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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Microspheres
Immunoassay
Assays
Swine
Cytokines
1 Downloads (Pure)

Development of a fixed list of terms for the Qualitative Behavioural Assessment of shelter dogs

Arena, L., Wemelsfelder, F., Messori, S., Ferri, N. & Barnard, S., 4 Oct 2019, In : PLoS ONE. 14, 10, e0212652.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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Animals
Surgical Instruments
Dogs
dogs
Health
3 Downloads (Pure)

Differentially expressed mRNAs, proteins and miRNAs associated to energy metabolism in skeletal muscle of beef cattle identified for low and high residual feed intake

Carvalho, E. B., Gionbelli, M. P., Rodrigues, R. TS., Bonilha, S. FM., Newbold, C. J., Guimarães, S. EF., Silva, W., Verardo, L. L., Silva, F. F., Detmann, E. & Duarte, M. S., 17 Jun 2019, In : BMC Genomics. 20, 1, 501.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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MicroRNAs
Energy Metabolism
Skeletal Muscle
Messenger RNA
Proteins
2 Downloads (Pure)
blood chemistry
egg quality
stocking rate
tryptophan
hens

Effect of replacing soybean meal with urea or encapsulated nitrate with or without elemental sulfur on nitrogen digestion and methane emissions in feedlot cattle

Rebelo, L., Cabeza Luna, I., Messana, J., Araujo, R., Simioni, T., Granja-Salcedo, Y., Vito, E., Lee, C., Lee, C., Teixeira, I., Rooke, JA. & Berchielli, T., 1 Nov 2019, In : Animal Feed Science and Technology. 257, 114293.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

feedlots
methane
soybean meal
nonprotein nitrogen
sulfur

Effects of the nitrification inhibitor DMPP (3,4-dimethylpyrazole phosphate) on gross N transformation rates and N2O emissions

Zhu, G., Ju, X., Zhang, J., Muller, C., Rees, RM., Thorman, R. & Sylvester-Bradley, R., Aug 2019, In : Biology and Fertility of Soils. 55, 6, p. 603-615 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Nitrification
nitrification inhibitors
nitrous oxide
nitrification
inhibitor

Empirical and dynamic approaches for modelling the yield and N content of European grasslands

Dellar, M., Topp, CFE., Pardo, G., del Prado, A., Fitton, N., Holmes, D., Banos, G. & Wall, E., 14 Oct 2019, In : Environmental Modelling and Software. 122, 104562.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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grassland
modeling
Dynamic models
climatic region
Nitrogen
2 Downloads (Pure)
Open Access
File
Energy Intake
Milk
dairy cows
milk
prediction
3 Downloads (Pure)

Estimating the soil N2O emission intensity of croplands in northwest Europe

Myrgiotis, VM., Williams, M., Rees, RM. & Topp, CFE., 18 Apr 2019, In : Biogeosciences. 16, 8, p. 1641-1655 15 p., bg-2018-490.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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soil emission
crop
biogeochemistry
uncertainty analysis
agricultural ecosystem

Estimation of indirect social genetic effects for skin lesion count in group-housed pigs by quantifying behavioral interactions

Angarita Barajas, B. K., Cantet, R. J. C., Wurtz, K., O'Malley, C., Siegford, J., Ernst, C., Turner, SP. & Steibel, J. P., 3 Sep 2019, In : Journal of Animal Science. 97, 9, p. 3658-3668 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Genetic Models
skin lesions
Swine
Skin
swine
9 Downloads (Pure)

Evaluating the efficacy of independent versus simultaneous management strategies to address ecological and genetic threats to population viability

Trask, A., Fenn, S., Bignal, E., McCracken, DI., Monaghan, P. & Reid, J., Oct 2019, In : Journal of Applied Ecology. 56, 10, p. 2264-2273 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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viability
inbreeding
translocation
inbreeding depression
conservation management

Evaluation of the nutritive value of legume alternatives to soybean meal for broiler chickens

Olukosi, OA., Walker, RL. & Houdijk, JGM., Nov 2019, In : Poultry Science. 98, 11, p. 5778-5788 11 p., pez374.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

soybean meal
legumes
nutritive value
broiler chickens
digestibility
7 Downloads (Pure)
Open Access
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Aptitude
Low Birth Weight Infant
Weaning
Swine
Reward
2 Citations (Scopus)
2 Downloads (Pure)

Exploring temporality in socio-ecological resilience through experiences of the 2015-16 El Niño across the Tropics

Whitfield, S., Beauchamp, E., Boyd, D., Burslem, D., Byg, A., Colledge, F., Cutler, M., Didena, M., Dougill, A., Foody, G., Godbold, J., Hazenbosch, M., Hirons, M., Speranza, C., Jew, E., Lacambra, C., Mkwambisi, D., Moges, A., Morel, A., Morris, R. & 8 others, Novo, P., Rueda, M., Smith, H., Solan, M., Spencer, T., Thornton, A., Touza, J. & White, P., 1 Mar 2019, In : Global Environmental Change. 55, p. 1-14 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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climate
learning
ecosystem response
historical perspective
vulnerability
11 Citations (Scopus)
4 Downloads (Pure)

Exploring the adoption of precision agricultural technologies: a cross regional study of EU farmers

Barnes, AP., Soto, I., Eory, V., Beck, B., Balafoutis, A., Sanchez, B., Vangeyte, J., Fountas, S., van der Wal, T. & Gomez-Barbero, M., Jan 2019, In : Land Use Policy. 80, p. 163 - 174 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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Agricultural technology
Regional studies
Farmers
Productivity
Nutrients

Exploring the attitudes of backyard poultry keepers to health and biosecurity

Correia-Gomes, C. & Sparks, NHC., 4 Nov 2019, In : Preventive Veterinary Medicine. 174, 9 p., 104812.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

biosecurity
Poultry
poultry
Health
Birds