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Cathy Dwyer

Prof

  • Easter Bush, Roslin Institute Building

    EH25 9RG Midlothian

    United Kingdom

1993 …2022
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Research Output 1993 2018

2018

What is needed to improve sheep productivity in EU and Turkey?

Beltran de Heredia, I., Ruiz, R. J., Morgan-Davies, C., Dwyer, CM., Keady, T. W. J., Carta, A., Gavojdian, D., Ocak, S., Corbiere, F. & Gautier, JM., 2018, Book of Abstracts of the 69th Annual Meeting of the European Federation of Animal Science. Wageningen: Wageningen Academic Publishers, Vol. 24. p. 211

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contributionResearchpeer-review

lambs
Turkey (country)
sheep
farmers
dairy sheep
2017
1 Downloads (Pure)

Evaluation of animal-based indicators for use in a welfare assessment protocol for sheep

Richmond, SE., Wemelsfelder, F., de Heredia, IB., Ruiz, R., Canali, E. & Dwyer, CM., 11 Dec 2017, In : Frontiers in Veterinary Science. 4, 210

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
File
sheep
animals
thirst
gait
posture
2 Citations (Scopus)
3 Downloads (Pure)

Hens vary their vocal repertoire and structure when anticipating different types of reward

McGrath, N., Dunlop, R., Dwyer, CM., Burman, O. & Phillips, CJC., 8 Jul 2017, In : Animal Behaviour. 130, p. 79 - 96 18 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
File
dust bathing
hens
vocalization
Gallus gallus
animal behavior
4 Downloads (Pure)

Impact of maternal stress and nutrition on behavioural and physiological outcomes in young lambs

Rooke, JA., Arnott, G., Dwyer, CM. & Rutherford, KMD., 1 Nov 2017, In : Animal Welfare. 26, 4, p. 403 - 415 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview articleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
File
ewes
lambs
nutrition
sheep
optimal nutrition

Reproductive management (including impacts of prenatal stress on offspring development)

Dwyer, CM., Ferguson, D. (ed.), Lee, C. (ed.) & Fisher, A. (ed.), 2017, Advances in Sheep Welfare. Ferguson, D., Lee, C. & Fisher, A. (eds.). Woodhead Publishing, Vol. 1. p. 131 - 152 22 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterResearchpeer-review

2016

Breeding for better health and welfare in sheep - what is compromised if we do?

Conington, JE., McLaren, A., Mucha, S., Turner, SP., Dwyer, CM. & Lambe, NR., Jul 2016, p. 1 - 2. 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to conferenceAbstractResearchpeer-review

5 Citations (Scopus)
5 Downloads (Pure)

Does the anticipatory behaviour of chickens communicate reward quality?

McGrath, N., Burman, O., Dwyer, CM. & Phillips, CJC., 31 Aug 2016, In : Applied Animal Behaviour Science. 184, p. 80 - 90 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
File
chickens
laying hens
hens
animal care
pecking
21 Citations (Scopus)
1 Downloads (Pure)

Epigenetics and developmental programming of welfare and production traits in farm animals

Sinclair, KD., Rutherford, KMD., Wallace, JM., Brameld, JM., Stoger, R., Alberio, R., Sweetman, D., Gardner, DS., Perry, VEA., Adam, CL., Ashworth, CJ., Robinson, JE. & Dwyer, CM., 21 Jul 2016, In : Reproduction, Fertility and Development. 28, 10, p. 1443 - 1478 36 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview articleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
File
farmed animal species
epigenetics
risk factors
carcass composition
livestock production
6 Citations (Scopus)
1 Downloads (Pure)

Positive and negative gestational handling influences placental traits and mother-offspring behavior in dairy goats

Baxter, EM., Mulligan, J., Hall, SA., Donbavand, JE., Palme, R., Aldujaili, E., Zanella, AJ. & Dwyer, CM., 2016, In : Physiology and Behavior. 157, p. 129 - 138

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
File
Goats
Mothers
Pregnancy
Therapeutics
Maternal Behavior
2015

Ewes direct most maternal attention towards lambs that show the greatest pain-related behavioural responses

Futro, A., Maslowska, K. & Dwyer, CM., 2015, In : PLoS ONE. 10, 7, p. 2 - 0 1 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
File
pain
ewes
lambs
scrotum
rubber
25 Citations (Scopus)
15 Downloads (Pure)

Improving neonatal survival in small ruminants: science into practice

Dwyer, CM., Conington, JE., Corbiere, F., Holmoy, IH., Muri, K., Nowak, R., Rooke, JA., Vipond, J. & Gautier, J-M., 2015, In : Animal. 10, 3, p. 449 - 459

Research output: Contribution to journalReview articleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
File
small ruminants
lambs
neonatal mortality
colostrum
low birth weight
1 Citation (Scopus)

Opinion paper: Is there a role for breeding for welfare improvement?

Turner, SP., Conington, JE. & Dwyer, CM., 2015, In : Animal. 9, 8, p. 1265 - 1267 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

neonatal mortality
swine
livestock and meat industry
animal products
breeding
2 Citations (Scopus)

Pen size and parity effects on maternal behaviour of Small-Tail Han sheep

Lv, S-J., Yang, Y., Dwyer, CM. & Li, F-K., 2015, In : Animal. 9, 7, p. 1195 - 1202 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
File
maternal behavior
parity (reproduction)
ewes
tail
sheep
13 Citations (Scopus)
2 Downloads (Pure)

The importance of the gestation period for welfare of lambs: maternal stressors and lamb vigour and wellbeing

Rooke, JA., Arnott, G., Dwyer, CM. & Rutherford, KMD., 2015, In : Journal of Agricultural Science. 153, 3, p. 497 - 519 23 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview articleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
File
gestation period
vigor
ewes
lambs
malnutrition
2014
3 Citations (Scopus)

Administration of a NSAID (meloxicam) affects lying behaviour after caesarean section in beef cows

Barrier, AC., Coombs, TM., Dwyer, CM., Haskell, MJ. & Goby, L., 2014, In : Applied Animal Behaviour Science. 155, p. 28 - 33 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

meloxicam
cesarean section
nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents
beef cows
cows
2013
6 Citations (Scopus)

Farm characteristics in Slovene wolf habitat related to attacks on sheep

van Liere, D., Dwyer, CM., Dusanka, J., Premik-Banic, A., Valencic, A., Kompan, D. & Siard, N., 2013, In : Applied Animal Behaviour Science. 144, p. 46 - 56 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

wolves
sheep
farms
habitats
fences
30 Citations (Scopus)

Maternal behaviour and lamb survival: from neuroendocrinology to practical application

Dwyer, CM., 2013, In : Animal. 8, 1, p. 102 - 112 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Neuroendocrinology
Maternal Behavior
Mothers
Oxytocin
Pregnancy
6 Citations (Scopus)

Stillbirth in dairy calves is influenced independently by dystocia and body shape

Barrier, AC., Mason, C., Dwyer, CM., Haskell, MJ. & Macrae, AI., 2013, In : Veterinary Journal. 197, 2, p. 220 - 223 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
dairy calves
dystocia
fetal death
anthropometric measurements
calves
2012
44 Citations (Scopus)

Effect of a difficult calving on the vigour of the calf, the onset of maternal behaviour, and some behavioural indicators of pain in the dam

Barrier, AC., Ruelle, E., Haskell, MJ. & Dwyer, CM., 2012, In : Preventive Veterinary Medicine. 103, p. 257 - 64 192 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

maternal behavior
dams (mothers)
vigor
calving
pain
18 Citations (Scopus)

Factors affecting dystocia and offspring vigour in different sheep genotypes

Dwyer, CM. & Bunger, L., 2012, In : Preventive Veterinary Medicine. 103, p. 257 - 264 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

dystocia
vigor
lambs
sheep
genotype
13 Citations (Scopus)

Genetic parameters for fitness and neonatal behavior traits in sheep

Matheson, SM., Bunger, L. & Dwyer, CM., 2012, In : Behavior Genetics. 42, 6, p. 899 - 911 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
lambs
sheep
vigor
heritability
genetic correlation
15 Citations (Scopus)

Interactions between profit and welfare on extensive sheep farms

Stott, AW., Vosough Ahmadi, B., Dwyer, CM., Kupiec, B., Morgan-Davies, C., Milne, CE., Ringrose, S., Goddard, P., Phillips, K. & Waterhouse, A., 2012, In : Animal Welfare. 21(S1), p. 57 - 64 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
profits and margins
ewes
sheep
farms
labor
7 Citations (Scopus)

Pain in lambs castrated at 2 days using novel smaller and tighter rubber rings without and with local anaesthetic

Molony, V., Kent, JE., Vinuela-Fernandez, I., Anderson, C. & Dwyer, CM., 2012, In : Veterinary Journal. 193, p. 81 - 86 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Rubber
Local Anesthetics
Pain
Scrotum
Castration
20 Citations (Scopus)

Parturition progress and behaviours in dairy cows with calving difficulty

Barrier, AC., Haskell, MJ. & Dwyer, CM., 2012, In : Applied Animal Behaviour Science. 139, 3-4, p. 209 - 218 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

childbirth
calving
dairy cows
cows
calves
3 Citations (Scopus)

Short communication: Survival, growth to weaning, and subsequent fertility of live-born dairy heifers after a difficult birth

Barrier, AC., Dwyer, CM., MacRae, AI. & Haskell, MJ., 2012, In : Journal of Dairy Science. 95, p. 6750 - 6754 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

dairy heifers
weaning
herds
heifers
dystocia

The impact of dystocia on dairy calf health, welfare, performance and survival

Barrier, AC., Haskell, MJ., Birch, S., Bagnall, A., Bell, DJ., Dickinson, JW., MacRae, AI. & Dwyer, CM., 2012, In : Veterinary Journal. 195, p. 86 - 90 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

dairy calves
dystocia
calves
farmers
passive immunity
2011
40 Citations (Scopus)

Behavioural predictors of the start of normal and dystocic calving in dairy cows and heifers

Miedema, HM., Cockram, MS., Dwyer, CM. & MacRae, AI., 2011, In : Applied Animal Behaviour Science. 132, p. 14 - 19 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

dairy heifers
calving
dairy cows
heifers
cows
10 Citations (Scopus)

Breed differences in fetal and placental development and feto-maternal amino acid status following nutrient restriction during early and mid pregnancy in Scottish Blackface and Suffolk sheep

Ashworth, CJ., Dwyer, CM., McIlvaney, K., Werkman, M. & Rooke, JA., 2011, In : Reproduction, Fertility and Development. 23, p. 1024 - 1033 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Scottish Blackface
Suffolk (sheep breed)
breed differences
fetus
pregnancy
16 Citations (Scopus)

Breed differences in the expression of maternal care at parturition persist throughout the lactation period in sheep

Pickup, HE. & Dwyer, CM., 2011, In : Applied Animal Behaviour Science. 132, p. 33 - 41 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

breed differences
ewes
lactation
Suffolk (sheep breed)
parturition
37 Citations (Scopus)

Changes in the behaviour of dairy cows during the 24h before normal calving compared with behaviour during late pregnancy

Miedema, HM., Cockram, MS., Dwyer, CM. & MacRae, AI., 2011, In : Applied Animal Behaviour Science. 131, p. 8 - 14 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

behavior change
calving
dairy cows
pregnancy
walking
11 Citations (Scopus)

Development and validation of on-farm behavioural scoring systems to assess birth assistance and lamb vigour

Matheson, S., Rooke, JA., McIlvaney, K., Jack, MC., Ison, S., Bunger, L. & Dwyer, CM., 2011, In : Animal. p. 776 - 783 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

12 Citations (Scopus)

Ewes are more attentive to their offspring experiencing pain but not stress

Hild, S., Clark, CCA., Dwyer, CM., Murrell, JC., Mendl, JC. & Zanella, AJ., 2011, In : Applied Animal Behaviour Science. 132, p. 114 - 120 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Maternal Behavior
Pain
Physiological Stress
Psychological Stress
Siblings

The effect of gestational undernutrition on maternal weight change and fetal weight in lines of mice selected for different growth characteristics

Dwyer, CM., Moinard, C., McIlvaney, KM., Morgan, CA. & Bunger, L., 2011, In : British Journal of Nutrition. 105, 4, p. 539 - 548 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

dams (mothers)
malnutrition
mice
pregnancy
breasts
2010
13 Citations (Scopus)

Differential effects of maternal undernutrition between days 1 and 90 of pregnancy on ewe and lamb performance and lamb parasitism in hill or lowland breeds

Rooke, JA., Houdijk, JGM., McIlvaney, K., Ashworth, CJ. & Dwyer, CM., 2010, In : Journal of Animal Science. 88, 12, p. 3833 - 3842 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Genetic parameters for birth difficulty, lamb vigour and lamb suckling ability in Suffolk sheep

Macfarlane, JM., Matheson, SM. & Dwyer, CM., 2010, In : Animal Welfare. 19 (S), p. 99 - 105 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Suffolk (sheep breed)
suckling
vigor
lambs
sheep
5 Citations (Scopus)

Selection for easier managed sheep

Conington, JE., Collins, J. & Dwyer, CM., 2010, In : Animal Welfare. 19, p. 83 - 92 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

sheep
genotype
wool
animal welfare
flocks
2009
4 Citations (Scopus)

Assessing the welfare challenges to out-wintered pregnant suckler cows

Morgan, CA., McIlvaney, K., Dwyer, CM. & Lawrence, AB., 2009, In : Animal. p. 1167 - 1174 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

7 Citations (Scopus)

The effect of late pregnancy supplementation of ewes with vitamin E on lamb vigour

Rooke, JA., Matheson, S., Ison, S., Jack, MC., Ashworth, CJ. & Dwyer, CM., 2009, In : Animal. p. 1555 - 1561 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

The impact of in utero nutritional programming on small ruminant performances

Ashworth, CJ., Dwyer, CM., McEvoy, TG., Rooke, JA. & Robinson, JJ., 2009, In : Options Mediterraneenes. 85, p. 337 - 349 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview articleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
31 Citations (Scopus)

Welfare of sheep: providing for welfare in an extensive environment

Dwyer, CM., 2009, In : Small Ruminant Research. 86, 1-3, p. 14 - 21 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview articleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
sheep
animals
farmers
farmers' attitudes
predators
2008
47 Citations (Scopus)

Genetic and physiological determinants of maternal behavior and lamb survival: Implications for low-input sheep management

Dwyer, CM., 2008, In : Journal of Animal Science. 86, p. 246 - 258 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

11 Citations (Scopus)

Parity effects on maternal behaviour are not related to circulating oestradiol concentrations in two breeds of sheep

Dwyer, CM. & Smith, LA., 2008, In : Physiology and Behavior. 93, 1-2, p. 148 - 154 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

maternal behavior
sheep breeds
parity (reproduction)
estradiol
ewes

The economics of sheep welfare

Milne, CE., Stott, AW., Santarossa, JM. & Dwyer, CM. (ed.), 2008, The Welfare of Sheep. Dwyer, CM. (ed.). Springer Science & Business Media, p. 325 1 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterResearchpeer-review

The welfare of neonatal lamb

Dwyer, CM., 2008, In : Small Ruminant Research. 76, p. 31 - 41 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

2007
14 Citations (Scopus)

Effects of cobalt/vitamin B12 status in ewes on ovum development and lamb viability at birth

Mitchell, LM., Robinson, JJ., Watt, RG., McEvoy, TG., Ashworth, CJ., Rooke, JA. & Dwyer, CM., 2007, In : Reproduction and Fertility Development. 19, p. 553 - 562 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

23 Citations (Scopus)

Welfare assessment in extensive animal production systems: challenges and opportunities

Turner, SP. & Dwyer, CM., 2007, In : Animal Welfare. 16, p. 189 - 192 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

2006
69 Citations (Scopus)

Maintenance of body temperature in the neonatal lamb: effects of breed, birth weight, and litter size

Dwyer, CM. & Morgan, CA., 2006, In : Journal of Animal Science. 84, p. 1093 - 1101 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

44 Citations (Scopus)

The perception of the welfare of sheep in extensive systems

Goddard, P., Waterhouse, A., Dwyer, CM. & Stott, AW., 2006, In : Small Ruminant Research. 62, p. 215 - 225 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

2005
77 Citations (Scopus)

A review of the behavioural and physiological adaptations of hill and lowland breeds of sheep that favour lamb survival

Dwyer, CM. & Lawrence, AB., 2005, In : Applied Animal Behaviour Science. 92, p. 235 - 260 26 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

90 Citations (Scopus)

Breed, litter and parity effects on placental weight and placentome number, and consequences for the neonatal behaviour of the lamb

Dwyer, CM., Calvert, SK., Farish, M., Donbavand, JE. & Pickup, HE., 2005, In : Theriogenology. 63, p. 1092 - 1110 19 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review