Rick D'Eath

Dr

  • Easter Bush, Roslin Institute Building

    EH25 9RG Midlothian

    United Kingdom

19962021
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2019

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
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Disease Outbreaks
Tail
tail
Swine
swine
1 Citation (Scopus)
1 Downloads (Pure)

Rearing undocked pigs on fully slatted floors using multiple types and variations of enrichment

Chou, J-Y., Drique, C. M. V., Sandercock, D. A., D'Eath, R. B. & O'Driscoll, K., 2 Apr 2019, In : Animals. 9, 4, 139.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
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rearing
swine
tail
weaning
lesions (animal)

The effect of straw, rope, and Bite-Rite treatment in weaner pens with a tail biting outbreak

Lahrmann, H., Faustrup, J., Hansen, C., D'Eath, RB., Nielsen, J. & Forkman, B., 17 Jun 2019, In : Animals. 9, 6, 365.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
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ropes
Bites and Stings
weanlings
Disease Outbreaks
Tail
8 Downloads (Pure)

Unpredictable chronic mild stress suppresses the incorporation of new neurons at the caudal pole of the chicken hippocampal formation

Gualtieri, F., Armstrong, E., Longmoor, G., D'Eath, RB., Sandilands, V., Boswell, T. & Smulders, T., 9 May 2019, In : Scientific Reports. 9, 7129.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
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Chickens
Hippocampus
Neurons
Neurogenesis
Pituitary Gland
2018
8 Citations (Scopus)
5 Downloads (Pure)

Automatic early warning of tail biting in pigs: 3D cameras can detect lowered tail posture before an outbreak

D'Eath, RB., Jack, MC., Futro, A., Talbot, D., Zhu, Q., Barclay, D. & Baxter, EM., 4 Apr 2018, In : PLoS ONE. 13, 4, 7 p., 0194524.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
posture
cameras
tail
swine
computer vision
3 Citations (Scopus)
5 Downloads (Pure)

Early indicators of tail biting outbreaks in pigs

Wedin, M., Baxter, EM., Jack, MC., Futro, A. & D'Eath, RB., 30 Aug 2018, In : Applied Animal Behaviour Science. 208, p. 7 - 13 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
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tail
swine
posture
carcass condemnation
farmers
8 Citations (Scopus)
6 Downloads (Pure)

Early intervention with enrichment can prevent tail biting outbreaks in weaner pigs

Lahrmann, HP., Hansen, CF., D'Eath, RB., Busch, ME., Nielsen, JP. & Forkman, B., 23 Jun 2018, In : Livestock Science. 214, p. 272 - 277 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
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feeder pigs
tail
haylage
ropes
straw
3 Citations (Scopus)

Long term benefits on social behaviour after early life socialization of piglets

Camerlink, I., Farish, M., D'Eath, RB., Arnott, G. & Turner, SP., 29 Oct 2018, In : Animals. 8, 11, p. 192 - 203 12 p., 192.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
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social behavior
sows
piglets
weaning
teats
1 Citation (Scopus)
3 Downloads (Pure)

Sex differences in basal hypothalamic anorectic and orexigenic gene expression and the effect of quantitative and qualitative food restriction

Caughey, SD., Wilson, PW., Mukhtar, N., Brocklehurst, S., Reid, A., D'Eath, RB., Boswell, T. & Dunn, IC., 29 May 2018, In : Biology of Sex Differences. 9, 1, 20.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
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gender differences
chickens
gene expression
fast growing strains
neuropeptides
5 Citations (Scopus)
5 Downloads (Pure)

Use of different wood types as environmental enrichment to manage tail biting in docked pigs in a commercial fully-slatted system

Chou, J-Y., D'Eath, RB., Sandercock, DA., Waran, N., Haigh, A. & O'Driscoll, K., 7 Apr 2018, In : Livestock Science. 213, p. 19 - 27 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
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environmental enrichment
tail
swine
lesions (animal)
Picea
2017
6 Citations (Scopus)

Aggressive behaviour at regrouping is a poor predictor of chronic aggression in stable social groups

Turner, SP., Nevison, IM., Desire, S., Camerlink, I., Roehe, R., Ison, SH., Farish, M., Jack, MC. & D'Eath, RB., 10 Feb 2017, In : Applied Animal Behaviour Science. 191, p. 98 - 106 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
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aggression
lesions (animal)
swine
avoidance behavior
skin lesions
5 Citations (Scopus)
2 Downloads (Pure)

Food restriction reduces neurogenesis in the avian hippocampal formation

Robertson, B-A., Rathbone, L., Cirillo, G., D'Eath, RB., Bateson, M., Boswell, T., Wilson, PW., Dunn, IC. & Smulders, TV., 6 Dec 2017, In : PLoS ONE. 16, 16

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
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neurogenesis
hippocampus
chickens
broiler breeders
corticosterone
16 Citations (Scopus)
5 Downloads (Pure)

More tail lesions among undocked than tail docked pigs in a conventional herd

Lahrmann, HP., Busch, ME., D'Eath, RB., Forkman, B. & Hansen, CF., 15 Mar 2017, In : Animal. 11, 10, p. 1825 - 1831 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
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lesions (animal)
tail
herds
swine
tail docking
1 Citation (Scopus)
1 Downloads (Pure)

Pancreatic PYY but not PPY expression is responsive to short-term nutritional state and the pancreas constitutes the major site of PYY mRNA expression in chickens

Reid, AMA., Wilson, PW., Caughey, SD., Dixon, LM., D'Eath, RB., Sandilands, V., Boswell, T. & Dunn, IC., 8 Jul 2017, In : General and Comparative Endocrinology. 252, p. 226 - 235 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
Peptide YY
Pancreatic Polypeptide
Pancreas
Chickens
Messenger RNA
10 Citations (Scopus)
7 Downloads (Pure)

Tail posture predicts tail biting outbreaks at pen level in weaner pigs

Lahrmann, HP., Hansen, CF., D'Eath, RB., Busch, ME. & Forkman, B., 13 Dec 2017, In : Applied Animal Behaviour Science. 200, p. 29 - 35 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
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feeder pigs
posture
tail
animal injuries
swine
2016
9 Citations (Scopus)
10 Downloads (Pure)

Behavioural differences between weaner pigs with intact and docked tails

Paoli, MA., Lahrmann, HP., Jensen, T. & D'Eath, RB., 1 May 2016, In : Animal Welfare. 25, 2, p. 287 - 296 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
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feeder pigs
tail
swine
posture
tail docking
5 Citations (Scopus)
1 Downloads (Pure)

Prediction of reduction in aggressive behaviour of growing pigs using skin lesion traits as selection criteria

Desire, S., Turner, SP., D'Eath, RB., Doeschl-Wilson, AB., Lewis, CRG. & Roehe, R., 9 Feb 2016, In : Animal. 10, 8, p. 1243 - 1253

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
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skin lesions
selection criteria
breeding value
aggression
swine
7 Citations (Scopus)
2 Downloads (Pure)
Open Access
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physiological response
Dogs
dogs
principal component analysis
Statistical Factor Analysis
2015
15 Citations (Scopus)
2 Downloads (Pure)

Analysis of the phenotypic link between behavioural traits at mixing and increased long-term social stability in group-housed pigs

Desire, S., Turner, SP., D'Eath, RB., Doeschl-Wilson, AB., Lewis, CRG. & Roehe, R., 2015, In : Applied Animal Behaviour Science. 166, p. 52 - 62 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
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aggression
swine
animals
skin lesions
1 Citation (Scopus)

Feed-restricted broiler breeders: state-dependent learning as a novel welfare assessment tool to evaluate their hunger state?

Buckley, LA., Sandilands, V., Hocking, PM., Tolkamp, BJ. & D'Eath, RB., 2015, In : Applied Animal Behaviour Science. 165, p. 124 - 132 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
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broiler breeders
hunger
learning
testing
birds
6 Citations (Scopus)
skin lesions
carcass characteristics
aggression
feed conversion
swine
8 Citations (Scopus)
1 Downloads (Pure)

Hypothalamic agouti-related peptide mRNA is elevated during natural and stress-induced anorexia

Dunn, IC., Wilson, PW., D'Eath, RB. & Boswell, T., 2015, In : Journal of Neuroendocrinology. 27, 9, p. 681 - 691 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
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Agouti
anorexia
peptides
pro-opiomelanocortin
body weight
24 Citations (Scopus)
1 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
5 Citations (Scopus)
1 Downloads (Pure)

Hepatic expression patterns in psychosocially high-stressed pigs suggest mechanisms following allostatic principles

Oster, M., Murani, E., Ponsuksili, S., D'Eath, RB., Turner, SP., Evans, G., Thoelking, L., Kurt, E., Klont, R., Foury, A., Mormede, P. & Wimmers, K., 2014, In : Physiology and Behavior. 128, p. 159 - 165 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
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Swine
Liver
Catecholamines
Transfer RNA Aminoacylation
Catechol O-Methyltransferase
61 Citations (Scopus)
2 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
7 Citations (Scopus)
4 Downloads (Pure)
Open Access
File
wood shavings
broiler breeders
forage
chickens
birds
11 Citations (Scopus)
1 Downloads (Pure)

The effect of long or chopped straw on pig behaviour

Lahrmann, HP., Oxholm, LC., Steinmetz, H., Nielsen, MBF. & D'Eath, RB., 2014, In : Animal. 9, 5, p. 862 - 870 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
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straw
swine
aggression
shoulders
rooting
4 Citations (Scopus)
2 Downloads (Pure)

Transcriptional responses of PBMC in psychosocially stressed animals indicate an alerting of the immune system in female but not castrated male pigs

Oster, M., Murani, E., Ponsuksili, S., D'Eath, RB., Turner, SP., Evans, G., Tholking, L., Kurt, E., Klont, R., Foury, A., Mormede, P. & Wimmers, K., 2014, In : BMC Genomics. 15, 967, p. 967 - 977 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
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Immune System
Blood Cells
Swine
Agonistic Behavior
Creatine
2013
15 Citations (Scopus)

Age over experience: consistency of aggression and mounting behaviour in male and female pigs

Clark, CCA. & D'Eath, RB., Jul 2013, In : Applied Animal Behaviour Science. 147, p. 81 - 93 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Aggression
aggression
Swine
swine
testing
5 Citations (Scopus)

Conditioned place preference or aversion as animal welfare assessment tools: limitations in their application

Dixon, LM., Sandilands, V., Bateson, M., Brocklehurst, S., Tolkamp, BJ. & D'Eath, RB., Sep 2013, In : Applied Animal Behaviour Science. 148, 1-2, p. 164 - 176 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

animal welfare
birds
broiler breeders
testing
food choices
17 Citations (Scopus)

Hypothalamic agouti-related protein expression is altered by both acute and chronic experience of food restriction and re-feeding in chickens

Dunn, IC., Wilson, PW., Smulders, TV., Sandilands, V., D'Eath, RB. & Boswell, T., 2013, In : Journal of Neuroendocrinology. 25, 10, p. 920 - 928 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Agouti
refeeding
protein synthesis
chickens
birds
19 Citations (Scopus)

Mounting behaviour in finishing pigs: stable individual differences are not due to dominance or stage of sexual development

Hintze, S., Scott, D., Turner, SP., Meddle, SL. & D'Eath, RB., 2013, In : Applied Animal Behaviour Science. 147, 1-2, p. 69 - 80 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Sexual Development
sexual development
Individuality
dominance (genetics)
finishing
12 Citations (Scopus)

Pair-bonding and companion recognition in domestic donkeys, Equus asinus

Murray, LMA., Byrne, K. & D'Eath, RB., 2013, In : Applied Animal Behaviour Science. 143, 1, p. 67 - 74 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

attachment behavior
asses
social cohesion
kinship
spatial data
94 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., 2013, In : Animal Welfare. 22, p. 199 - 218 20 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

litter size
piglets
swine
sows
animal welfare
69 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., 2013, In : Animal Welfare. 22, p. 219 - 238 20 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

litter size
sows
litters (young animals)
swine
farrowing
2012
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
33 Citations (Scopus)
lameness
locomotion
sows
herds
farrowing
16 Citations (Scopus)

The effect of space allowance for finishing pigs on productivity and pen hygiene

Jensen, T., Nielsen, CK., Vinther, J. & D'Eath, RB., 2012, In : Livestock Science. 149, 1-2, p. 33 - 40 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

hygiene
finishing
swine
pig feeders
lean meat
7 Citations (Scopus)

The use of conditioned place preference to determine broiler preferences for quantitative or qualitative dietary restriction

Buckley, LA., Sandilands, V., Hocking, PM., Tolkamp, BJ. & D'Eath, RB., 2012, In : British Poultry Science. 53(3), p. 291 - 306 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
dietary restriction
calcium propionate
broiler chickens
birds
broiler breeders
2011
14 Citations (Scopus)

Differential mRNA expression of genes in the porcine adrenal gland associated with psychosocial stress

Murani, E., Ponsuksili, S., D'Eath, RB., Turner, SP., Evans, G., Thoelking, L., Kurt, E., Klont, R., Foury, A., Mormede, P. & Wimmers, K., 2011, In : Journal of Molecular Endocrinology. 46, p. 165 - 174 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

adrenal glands
corticotropin
gene expression
swine
microRNA
9 Citations (Scopus)

Quantifying hungry broiler breeder dietary preferences using a closed economy T-maze task

Buckley, LA., Sandilands, V., Tolkamp, BJ. & D'Eath, RB., 2011, In : Applied Animal Behaviour Science. 133, p. 216 - 227 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

13 Citations (Scopus)

Relationship between size and age of modern hyper-prolific crossbred sows

Moustsen, VA., Lahrmann, HP. & D'Eath, RB., 2011, In : Livestock Science. 141, p. 272 - 275 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

sows
parity (reproduction)
crossbreds
breeds
tail
11 Citations (Scopus)

Too hungry to learn? Hungry broiler breeders fail to learn a Y-maze food quantity discrimination task

Buckley, LA., McMillan, LM., Sandilands, V., Tolkamp, BJ., Hocking, PM. & D'Eath, RB., 2011, In : Animal Welfare. 20, p. 469 - 481 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

2010
3 Citations (Scopus)

A cage without a view increases stress and impairs cognitive performance in rats

Harris, AP., D'Eath, RB. & Healy, SD., 2010, In : Animal Welfare. 19, p. 235 - 241 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

51 Citations (Scopus)

Association of HPA axis-related genetic variation with stress reactivity and aggressive behaviour in pigs

Murani, E., Ponsuksili, S., D'Eath, RB., Turner, SP., Kurt, E., Evans, G., Thoelking, L., Klont, R., Foury, A., Mormede, P. & Wimmers, K., 2010, In : BMC Genetics. 11, 74

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Swine
Single Nucleotide Polymorphism
Pro-Opiomelanocortin
Weights and Measures
Hydrocortisone
35 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

42 Citations (Scopus)

Pigs' aggressive temperament affects pre-slaughter mixing aggression, stress and meat quality

D'Eath, RB., Turner, SP., Kurt, E., Evans, G., Thoelking, L., Looft, H., Wimmers, K., Murani, E., Klont, R., Foury, A., Ison, SH., Lawrence, AB. & Mormede, P., 2010, In : Animal. 4, 4, p. 604 - 616 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

16 Citations (Scopus)

'Subordination style' in pigs? The response of pregnant sows to mixing stress affects their offspring's behaviour and stress reactivity

Ison, SH., D'Eath, RB., Robson, SK., Baxter, EM., Ormandy, E., Douglas, AJ., Russell, JA., Lawrence, AB. & Jarvis, S., 2010, In : Applied Animal Behaviour Science. 124, p. 16 - 27 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

gilts
sows
swine
lesions (animal)
weaning
2009
42 Citations (Scopus)

Environmental enrichment enhances spatial cognition in rats by reducing thigmotaxis

Harris, AP., D'Eath, RB. & Healy, SD., 2009, In : Animal Behaviour. 77, 6, p. 1459 - 1464 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Cognition
Anxiety
Aptitude
Water