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Cathy Dwyer

Prof

  • Easter Bush, Roslin Institute Building

    EH25 9RG Midlothian

    United Kingdom

1993 …2022
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2017
5 Citations (Scopus)
4 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 journalArticle

Open Access
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sheep
animals
thirst
gait
posture
3 Citations (Scopus)
6 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 journalArticle

Open Access
File
dust bathing
hens
vocalization
Gallus gallus
animal behavior
2016
5 Citations (Scopus)
9 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 journalArticle

Open Access
File
chickens
laying hens
hens
animal care
pecking
7 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 journalArticle

Open Access
File
Goats
Mothers
Pregnancy
Therapeutics
Maternal Behavior
2015
1 Downloads (Pure)

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 journalArticle

Open Access
File
pain
ewes
lambs
scrotum
rubber
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 journalArticle

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

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 journalArticle

Open Access
File
maternal behavior
parity (reproduction)
ewes
tail
sheep
2014
4 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 journalArticle

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

Farm characteristics in Slovene wolf habitat related to attacks on sheep

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

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

wolves
sheep
farms
habitats
fences
31 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 journalArticle

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 journalArticle

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

dystocia
vigor
lambs
sheep
genotype
14 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 journalArticle

Open Access
lambs
sheep
vigor
heritability
genetic correlation
16 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 journalArticle

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 journalArticle

Rubber
Local Anesthetics
Pain
Scrotum
Castration
22 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 journalArticle

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 journalArticle

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 journalArticle

dairy calves
dystocia
calves
farmers
passive immunity
2011
41 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 journalArticle

dairy heifers
calving
dairy cows
heifers
cows
10 Citations (Scopus)
Scottish Blackface
Suffolk (sheep breed)
breed differences
fetus
pregnancy
17 Citations (Scopus)
breed differences
ewes
lactation
Suffolk (sheep breed)
parturition
39 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 journalArticle

behavior change
calving
dairy cows
pregnancy
walking
12 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 journalArticle

13 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 journalArticle

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 journalArticle

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 journalArticle

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 journalArticle

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 journalArticle

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 journalArticle

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 journalArticle

2008
47 Citations (Scopus)
11 Citations (Scopus)
maternal behavior
sheep breeds
parity (reproduction)
estradiol
ewes

The welfare of neonatal lamb

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

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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 journalArticle

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 journalArticle

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 journalArticle

46 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 journalArticle

2005
78 Citations (Scopus)
92 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 journalArticle

15 Citations (Scopus)

Frequency and cost of human intervention at lambing: an interbreed comparison

Dwyer, CM. & Lawrence, AB., 2005, In : Veterinary Record. 157, p. 101 - 104 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

2004
40 Citations (Scopus)

Chronic stress in sheep: assessment tools and their use in different management conditions

Dwyer, CM. & Bornett, HLI., 2004, In : Animal Welfare. 13, p. 293 - 304 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

52 Citations (Scopus)

How has the risk of predation shaped the behavioural responses of sheep to fear and distress?

Dwyer, CM., 2004, In : Animal Welfare. 13, p. 269 - 281 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

2003
99 Citations (Scopus)

Behavioural development in the neonatal lamb: effect of maternal and birth-related factors

Dwyer, CM., 2003, In : Theriogenology. 59, p. 1027 - 1050 24 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

85 Citations (Scopus)

Ewe-lamb bonding behaviours at birth are affected by maternal undernutrition in pregnancy

Dwyer, CM., Lawrence, AB., Bishop, SC. & Lewis, M., 2003, In : British Journal of Nutrition. 89, p. 123 - 136 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

2001
43 Citations (Scopus)

Effects of selection for lean tissue content on maternal and neonatal lamb behaviours in Scottish Blackface sheep

Dwyer, CM., Lawrence, AB. & Bishop, SC., 2001, In : Animal Science. 72, p. 555 - 571 17 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

2000
37 Citations (Scopus)

Effects of maternal genotype and behaviour on the behavioural development of their offspring in sheep

Dwyer, CM. & Lawrence, AB., 2000, In : Behaviour. 137, p. 1629 - 1654 26 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

61 Citations (Scopus)

Maternal behaviour in domestic sheep (Ovis aries): constancy and change with maternal experience

Dwyer, CM. & Lawrence, AB., 2000, In : Behaviour. 137, p. 1391 - 1413 23 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle