Alistair Lawrence

Prof

  • Easter Bush, Roslin Institute Building

    EH25 9RG Midlothian

    United Kingdom

1993 …2022
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Research Output 1993 2020

2020

Discriminating spontaneous locomotor play of dairy calves using accelerometers

Grossbacher, V., Bučková, K., Lawrence, AB., Spinka, M. & Winckler, C., Feb 2020, In : Journal of Dairy Science. 103, 2, p. 1866-1873 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

dairy calves
Discriminant Analysis
calves
bucks
Individuality

Prioritization of Farm Animal Welfare Issues Using Expert Consensus

Rioja-Lang, F. C., Connor, M., Bacon, H. J., Lawrence, A. B. & Dwyer, C. M., 10 Jan 2020, In : Frontiers in Veterinary Science. 6, 495.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
Animal Welfare
prioritization
Domestic Animals
Poultry
farmed animal species
2019
1 Citation (Scopus)
3 Downloads (Pure)

Odour conditioning of positive affective states: rats can learn to associate an odour with being tickled

Bombail, V., Jerome, N., Lam, H., Muszlak, S., Meddle, S. L., Lawrence, AB. & Nielsen, B. L., 12 Jun 2019, In : PLoS ONE. 14, 6, e0212829.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
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conditioned behavior
Odors
Rats
odors
rats

Relationships between play and responses to tickling in male juvenile rats

Hammond, TJH., Bombail, V., Nielsen, B. L., Meddle, S. L., Lawrence, AB. & Brown, S. M., Dec 2019, In : Applied Animal Behaviour Science. 221, 104879.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Ultrasonics
vocalization
ultrasonics
cages
rats
1 Citation (Scopus)

The nature and psychological impact of child/adolescent attachment to dogs compared with other companion animals

Muldoon, JC., Williams, JM., Lawrence, AB. & Currie, C., 4 Jan 2019, In : Society and Animals. 27, 1, p. 55-74 20 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

animal
well-being
adolescent
reciprocity
adolescence
3 Downloads (Pure)
Open Access
File
Livestock
interviews
livestock
Interviews
farmers
1 Citation (Scopus)

What is so positive about positive animal welfare? A critical review of the literature

Lawrence, AB., Vigors, B. & Sandoe, P., 11 Oct 2019, In : Animals. 9, 10, 19 p., 783.

Research output: Contribution to journalLiterature review

Open Access
File
Animal Welfare
animal welfare
emotions
Emotions
Research
2018
1 Citation (Scopus)
1 Downloads (Pure)

Associations between oxytocin receptor gene polymorphisms, empathy towards animals and implicit associations towards animals

Connor, M., Lawrence, AB. & Brown, SM., 14 Aug 2018, In : Animals. 8, 8, p. 140 - 149 10 p., 140.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
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genetic polymorphism
receptors
single nucleotide polymorphism
animals
genes
1 Citation (Scopus)
3 Downloads (Pure)

A study of associations between gastric ulcers and the behaviour of finisher pigs

Rutherford, KMD., Thompson, CS., Thomson, JR., Lawrence, AB., Nielsen, EO., Busch, ME., Haugegaard, S. & Sandoe, P., 29 Mar 2018, In : Livestock Science. 212, p. 45 - 51 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
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stomach ulcers
swine
stomach
posture
walking
3 Downloads (Pure)

Environmentally enriched pigs have transcriptional profiles consistent with neuroprotective effects and reduced microglial activity

Brown, SM., Bush, SJ., Summers, KM., Hume, DA. & Lawrence, AB., 17 May 2018, In : Behavioural Brain Research. 350, p. 6 - 15 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
Neuronal Plasticity
Neuroprotective Agents
Rodentia
Swine
RNA Sequence Analysis
4 Downloads (Pure)

Factors influencing the prevalence of animal cruelty during adolescence

Connor, M., Currie, C. & Lawrence, AB., 30 Apr 2018, In : Journal of Interpersonal Violence. p. 1-24

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
adolescence
animal welfare
pain
researchers
social problems
14 Citations (Scopus)

Positive welfare: What does it add to the debate over pig welfare?

Lawrence, A. B., Newberry, R. C. & Špinka, M., 2018, Advances in Pig Welfare. Elsevier Inc., p. 415-444 30 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Animal Welfare
animal welfare
Swine
swine
Animal Husbandry

Relationships between responses to tickling, play behaviour and physical condition in male juvenile rats

Hammond, TJH., Brown, S. M., Meddle, S. L., Bombail, V. & Lawrence, AB., 2018, p. 65. 1 p.

Research output: Contribution to conferenceAbstract

play activities
hands
rats
animals
cages
2017
2 Citations (Scopus)

Playful pigs: evidence of consistency and change in play depending on litter and developmental stage

Brown, SM., Peters, R., Nevison, IM. & Lawrence, AB., 28 Sep 2017, In : Applied Animal Behaviour Science. 198, p. 36 - 43 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
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litters (young animals)
weaning
developmental stages
swine
play activities
6 Citations (Scopus)
53 Downloads (Pure)

Quality of life and adolescents' communication with their significant others (mother, father, and best friend): the mediating effect of attachment to pets

Marsa-Sambola, F., Williams, J., Muldoon, J., Lawrence, AB., Connor, M. & Currie, C., 20 Feb 2017, In : Attachment and Human Development. 19, 3, p. 278 - 297 20 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
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quality of life
father
adolescent
communication
mediation

Sustainable pig production: finding solutions and making choices

Lawrence, AB. & Baxter, EM., 25 Aug 2017, The Meat Crisis: Developing More Sustainable and Ethical Production and Consumption. D'Silva, J. & Webster, J. (eds.). 2 ed. United Kingdom: Routledge, p. 171-185

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

1 Citation (Scopus)

Understanding adolescents' categorisation of animal species

Connor, M. & Lawrence, AB., 30 Aug 2017, In : Animals. 7, 9, p. 65 - 80 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
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animals
wild animals
farmed animal species
animal welfare
pets
2 Citations (Scopus)
5 Downloads (Pure)

Up-regulation of IGF-1 in the frontal cortex of piglets exposed to an environmentally enriched arena

Brown, SM., Peters, R. & Lawrence, AB., 24 Feb 2017, In : Physiology and Behavior. 173, p. 285 - 292 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
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environmental enrichment
piglets
brain
litters (young animals)
swine
2016
1 Citation (Scopus)

Applied animal behaviour science and animal welfare: seeking the best balance between our science and its application

Lawrence, A. B., 2016, Animals and Us: 50 Years and More of Applied Ethology. Brown, J., Seddon, Y. & Appleby, M. (eds.). Wageningen Academic Publishers, p. 133-152 19 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Open Access
Animal Welfare
Animal Behavior
animal behavior
animal welfare
exercise
7 Citations (Scopus)
12 Downloads (Pure)

Exploring children's perspectives on the welfare needs of pet animals

Muldoon, JC., Williams, JM. & Lawrence, AB., 17 Aug 2016, In : Anthrozoös. 29, 3, p. 357 - 375 19 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
animal
welfare
welfare state
confidence
reciprocity
5 Citations (Scopus)

Sociodemographics of pet ownership among adolescents in Great Britain: findings from the HBSC study in England, Scotland and Wales

Marsa-Sambola, F., Williams, J., Muldoon, J., Lawrence, AB., Connor, M., Roberts, C., Brooks, F. & Currie, C., 22 Nov 2016, In : Anthrozoös. 29, 4, p. 559 - 580 22 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
Ownership
Pets
Wales
Scotland
England
2015
17 Citations (Scopus)
3 Downloads (Pure)

Evidence for litter differences in play behaviour in pre-weaned pigs

Brown, SM., Klaffenbock, M., Nevison, IM. & Lawrence, AB., 2015, In : Applied Animal Behaviour Science. 172, p. 17 - 25

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
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play activities
litters (young animals)
swine
piglets
birth weight

The need for a quantitative assessment of animal welfare trade-offs in climate change mitigation scenarios

Llonch, P., Lawrence, AB., Haskell, MJ., Blanco-Penedo, I. & Turner, SP., 2015, In : Advances in Animal Biosciences. 6, 1, p. 9 - 11

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

animal welfare
greenhouse gas
manure
mitigation
climate change
17 Citations (Scopus)

The Short Attachment to Pets Scale (SAPS) for children and young people: development, psychometric qualities and demographic and health associations

Marsa-Sambola, F., Muldoon, J., Williams, J., Lawrence, AB., Connor, M. & Currie, C., 8 Feb 2015, In : Child Indicators Research. 9, 1, p. 111 - 131 21 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

psychometrics
health behavior
quality of life
ethnicity
health
26 Citations (Scopus)
4 Downloads (Pure)

Why are most EU pigs tail docked? Economic and ethical analysis of four pig housing and management scenarios in the light of EU legislation and animal welfare outcomes

D'Eath, RB., Niemi, JK., Vosough Ahmadi, B., Rutherford, KMD., Ison, SH., Turner, SP., Anker, HT., Jensen, T., Busch, ME., Jensen, KK., Lawrence, AB. & Sandoe, P., 2015, In : Animal. 10, 4, p. 687 - 699

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
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swine housing
tail docking
animal welfare
laws and regulations
tail
2014
8 Citations (Scopus)

Behavioral and physiological responses of primiparous sows to mixing with older, unfamiliar sows

Ison, SH., Donald, RD., Jarvis, S., Robson, SK., Lawrence, AB. & Rutherford, KMD., 2014, In : Journal of Animal Science. 92, 4, p. 1647 - 1655 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

gilts
physiological response
sows
cortisol
posture
66 Citations (Scopus)
12 Downloads (Pure)

Injurious tail biting in pigs: How can it be controlled in existing systems without tail docking?

D'Eath, RB., Arnott, G., Turner, SP., Jensen, T., Lahrmann, HP., Busch, ME., Niemi, JK., Lawrence, AB. & Sandoe, P., 2014, In : Animal. 8, 9, p. 1479 - 1497 19 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
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tail docking
tail
swine
anaerobic digesters
ropes
17 Citations (Scopus)
17 Downloads (Pure)

'Mum cleaned it and I just played with it': Children's perceptions of their roles and responsibilities in the care of family pets

Muldoon, JC., Williams, JM. & Lawrence, AB., 1 Apr 2014, In : Childhood. 22, 2, p. 201 - 216 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
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animal
responsibility
sense of responsibility
respect
welfare
25 Citations (Scopus)
8 Downloads (Pure)

Prenatal stress produces anxiety prone female offspring and impaired maternal behaviour in the domestic pig

Rutherford, KMD., Piastowska-Ciesielska, A., Donald, RD., Robson, SK., Ison, SH., Jarvis, S., Brunton, PJ., Russell, JA. & Lawrence, AB., 2014, In : Physiology and Behavior. 129, p. 255 - 265 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
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maternal behavior
anxiety
piglets
swine
sows
6 Citations (Scopus)

Selection for 'environmental fit' from existing domesticated species

Lawrence, AB. & Wall, E., 2014, In : Revue Scientifique et Technique de L'OIE. 33, 1, p. 171 - 179 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

animal breeding
breeding
farmed animal species
milk yield
animals
2013
7 Citations (Scopus)

Precalving temperament and maternal defensiveness are independent traits but precalving fear may impact calf growth

Turner, SP., Jack, MC. & Lawrence, AB., Sep 2013, In : Journal of Animal Science. 91, 9, p. 4417 - 4425 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

temperament
fearfulness
calves
farms
parity (reproduction)
98 Citations (Scopus)

The welfare implications of large litter size in the domestic pig I: biological factors

Rutherford, KMD., Baxter, EM., D'Eath, RB., Turner, SP., Arnott, G., Roehe, R., Ask, B., Sandoe, P., Moustsen, VA., Thorup, F., Edwards, SA., Berg, P. & Lawrence, AB., May 2013, In : Animal Welfare. 22, p. 199 - 218 20 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

litter size
piglets
swine
sows
animal welfare
72 Citations (Scopus)

The welfare implications of large litter size in the domestic pig II: management factors

Baxter, EM., Rutherford, KMD., D'Eath, RB., Arnott, G., Turner, SP., Sandoe, P., Moustsen, VA., Thorup, F., Edwards, SA. & Lawrence, AB., May 2013, In : Animal Welfare. 22, p. 219 - 238 20 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

litter size
sows
litters (young animals)
swine
farrowing
2012
53 Citations (Scopus)

Alternative farrowing accommodation: welfare and economic aspects of existing farrowing and lactation systems for pigs

Baxter, EM., Lawrence, AB. & Edwards, SA., Jan 2012, In : Animal. 6, 1, p. 96 - 117 22 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

crates
farrowing
lactation
economics
swine
44 Citations (Scopus)

Assessing pig body language: agreement and consistency between pig farmers, veterinarians, and animal activists

Wemelsfelder, F., Hunter, AE., Paul, ES. & Lawrence, AB., Oct 2012, In : Journal of Animal Science. 90, 10, p. 3652 - 3665 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

nonverbal communication
Kinesics
activists
Veterinarians
veterinarians
22 Citations (Scopus)

Board invited review: The importance of the gestation period for welfare of calves: maternal stressors and difficult births

Arnott, G., Roberts, DJ., Rooke, JA., Turner, SP., Lawrence, AB. & Rutherford, KMD., Dec 2012, In : Journal of Animal Science. 90, 13, p. 5021 - 5034 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

Open Access
gestation period
calves
dystocia
cattle
social environment
11 Citations (Scopus)

Dairy cow feeding space requirements assessed in a Y-maze choice test

Rioja-Lang, FC., Roberts, DJ., Healy, SD., Lawrence, AB. & Haskell, MJ., 2012, In : Journal of Dairy Science. 95, 7, p. 3954 - 3960 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

cow feeding
dairy cows
cows
palatability
testing
28 Citations (Scopus)

Farm animal welfare: assessing risks attributable to the prenatal environment

Rutherford, KMD., Donald, RD., Arnott, G., Rooke, JA., Dixon, LM., Mehers, JJM., Turnbull, J. & Lawrence, AB., 2012, In : Animal Welfare. 21, p. 419 - 429 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

17 Citations (Scopus)

Genetic associations between behavioral traits and direct-social effects of growth rate in pigs

Canario, L., Turner, SP., Roehe, R., Lundeheim, N., D'Eath, RB., Lawrence, AB., Knol, E., Bergsma, R. & Rydhmer, L., 2012, In : Journal of Animal Science. 90, 13, p. 4706 - 4715 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

breeding value
swine
skin lesions
lesions (animal)
mutualism
67 Citations (Scopus)

Qualitative Behavioural Assessment of emotionality in pigs

Rutherford, KMD., Donald, RD., Lawrence, AB. & Wemelsfelder, F., 2012, In : Applied Animal Behaviour Science. 139, 3-4, p. 218 - 224 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

swine
azaperone
animals
nonverbal communication
testing
2011
19 Citations (Scopus)

Animal welfare and economic optimisation of farrowing systems

Vosough Ahmadi, B., Stott, AW., Baxter, EM., Lawrence, AB. & Edwards, SA., 2011, In : Animal Welfare. 20, p. 57 - 67 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

26 Citations (Scopus)

Emotionality in growing pigs: is the open field a valid test?

Donald, RD., Healy, SD., Lawrence, AB. & Rutherford, KMD., 2011, In : Physiology and Behavior. 104, 5, p. 906 - 913 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

swine
testing
azaperone
animal tests
farmed animal species
1 Citation (Scopus)

Evidence for residence-induced enhancement of aggressiveness in the non-territorial pig

Turner, SP., Farnworth, MJ., Mendl, M., Erhard, HW. & Lawrence, AB., 2011, In : Applied Animal Behaviour Science. 130, p. 10 - 19 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

aggression
swine
territoriality
Sus scrofa
teats
44 Citations (Scopus)

Genetic and environmental effects on piglet survival and maternal behaviour of the farrowing sow

Baxter, EM., Jarvis, S., Sherwood, L., Farish, M., Roehe, R., Lawrence, AB. & Edwards, SA., 2011, In : Applied Animal Behaviour Science. 130, 1-2, p. 28 - 41 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

maternal behavior
farrowing
sows
piglets
gilts
14 Citations (Scopus)

Pre-natal social stress and post-natal pain affect the developing pig reproductive axis

Ashworth, CJ., Hogg, CO., Hoeks, CWF., Donald, RD., Duncan, WC., Lawrence, AB. & Rutherford, KMD., 2011, In : Reproduction. 142, p. 907 - 914 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

sows
pain
swine
amputation
Leydig cells
25 Citations (Scopus)

The impact of prenatal stress on basal nociception and evoked responses to tail-docking and inflammatory challenge in juvenile pigs

Sandercock, DA., Gibson, IF., Rutherford, KMD., Donald, RD., Lawrence, AB., Brash, HM., Scott, M. E. & Nolan, AM., 2011, In : Physiology and Behavior. 104, 5, p. 728 - 737 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

tail docking
nociception
swine
tail
capsaicin
2010

Alternative farrowing systems: design criteria for farrowing systems based on the biological needs of sows and piglets

Baxter, EM., Lawrence, AB. & Edwards, SA., 2010, In : Animal. p. 580 - 600 21 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

37 Citations (Scopus)

Breeding for behavioural change in farm animals: practical, economic and ethical considerations

D'Eath, RB., Conington, JE., Lawrence, AB., Olsson, IAS. & Sandoe, P., 2010, In : Animal Welfare. 19, p. 17 - 27 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

24 Citations (Scopus)

Genetic parameters of piglet survival and birth weight from a two-generation crossbreeding experiment under outdoor conditions designed to disentangle direct and maternal effects

Roehe, R., Shrestha, NP., Mekkawy, W., Baxter, EM., Knap, PW., Smurthwaite, KM., Jarvis, S., Lawrence, AB. & Edwards, SA., 2010, In : Journal of Animal Science. 88, 4, p. 1276 - 1285 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
maternal effect
birth weight
piglets
dams (mothers)
litter size
30 Citations (Scopus)

Measuring sociability in dairy cows

Gibbons, JM., Lawrence, AB. & Haskell, MJ., 2010, In : Applied Animal Behaviour Science. 122, p. 84 - 91 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

dairy cows
cows
sheds
herds
testing