Dale Sandercock


  • Easter Bush, Roslin Institute Building

    EH25 9RG Midlothian

    United Kingdom

1994 …2020

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Personal profile

Research interests

Neurobiology of nociception and pain in farm species

The effects of early life stress and pain on long-term pain processing pathways in farm species

Pathogenesis of muscle disease in poultry and other avian species

The effects of genetic selection on genotype disease resistance/susceptibility in farm species


  • RB Pathology
  • Animal health
  • Animal welfare
  • Neurobiology
  • Molecular biology
  • Pain
  • Stress
  • Animal production
  • Nociception

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Research Output

Transcriptomics analysis of porcine caudal dorsal root ganglia in tail amputated pigs shows long-term effects on many pain-associated genes

Sandercock, DA., Barnett, M., Coe, J., Downing, A., Nirmal, A., Di Giminiani, P., Edwards, S. & Freeman, T., 18 Sep 2019, In : Frontiers in Veterinary Science. 6, 27 p., 314.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
  • 5 Citations (Scopus)
    2 Downloads (Pure)

    Pain assessment and piglet management procedures

    Prunier, A., Tallet, C. & Sandercock, DA., 2020, Understanding the behaviour and improving the welfare of pigs. Edwards, S. (ed.). Cambridge, UK: Burleigh Dodds Science Publishing, 38 p. BDSP-BK-2019-0338. (Burleigh Dodds Series in Agricultural Science).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

    Husbandry interventions in suckling piglets, painful consequences and mitigation

    Prunier, A., Devillers, N., Herskin, M. S., Sandercock, DA., Sinclair, A. R. L., Tallet, C. & von Borell, E., 14 Sep 2020, The Suckling and Weaned Piglet. Farmer, C. (ed.). Wageningen Academic Publishers, p. 107-138

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

    Open Access
  • Behaviour of isolated piglets before and after tooth clipping, grinding or sham-grinding

    Sinclair, A. RL., Tallet, C., Renouard, A., Brunton, P. J., D'Eath, R. B., Sandercock, DA. & Prunier, A., Aug 2019. 1 p.

    Research output: Contribution to conferenceAbstract

  • Activities

    Biomarkers Laboratory Research Workshop

    Dale Sandercock (Speaker)

    27 Mar 2019

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation

    Assessing the long-term consequences for pain in tail amputated pigs: A cautionary tail?

    Dale Sandercock (Invited speaker)

    25 Sep 2019

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk

    SRUC Principal's Visit: Pain Research in ABW group

    Dale Sandercock (Speaker)

    8 May 2018

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation

    Beyond reflex measures of pain and hypersensitivity in non-human species

    Dale Sandercock (Member of programme committee)

    11 Sep 2018

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesOrganising a conference, workshop, ...

    Press / Media

    Painful management procedures must be addressed for the future of swine farming

    Dale Sandercock, Mette Herskin & Pierpaolo Di Giminiani


    1 Media contribution


    Tail docking in pigs causes long-term pain

    Dale Sandercock, Pierpaolo Di Giminiani & Sandra Edwards


    1 Media contribution


    Research discovers docking tails causes long-term pain

    Dale Sandercock, Pierpaolo Di Giminiani & Sandra Edwards


    1 Media contribution