Dale Sandercock


  • Easter Bush, Roslin Institute Building

    EH25 9RG Midlothian

    United Kingdom

1994 …2020
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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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Projects 2015 2020

Research Output 1994 2019

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., 15 Apr 2019, (Accepted/In press). 1 p.

Research output: Contribution to conferenceAbstract

litters (young animals)
15 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

Open Access

Individual variation of enrichment use in finishing pigs with one point source item and the impact on tail biting outcome

Chou, J-Y., D'Eath, R. B., Sandercock, DA. & O'Driscoll, K., 15 Apr 2019, (Accepted/In press).

Research output: Contribution to conferenceAbstract


Karakterisering af konventionelle slagtekyllinger med gait score 2 i forhold til mobilitet, adfærd, smerte, morfologi og patologi

Translated title of the contribution: Factors underlying gait score 2 in conventional broilers: mobility, behaviour, pain indicators, morphology and leg pathologyTahamtani, F., Herskin, M. S., Foldager, L., Murrell, J., Sandercock, D. & Riber, A., 20 Nov 2019, 7 p.

Research output: Book/ReportCommissioned report

Open Access
1 Citation (Scopus)
3 Downloads (Pure)

Multi-step tail biting outbreak intervention protocols for pigs housed on slatted floors

Chou, JY., O'Driscoll, K., D'Eath, RB., Sandercock, DA. & Camerlink, I., 20 Aug 2019, In : Animals. 9, 8, 582.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Disease Outbreaks

Activities 2000 2019

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