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2020

Exploring the attitudes of backyard poultry keepers to health and biosecurity

Correia-Gomes, C. & Sparks, NHC., Jan 2020, In : Preventive Veterinary Medicine. 174, 9 p., 104812.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

2018

Exploring management practices and attitudes towards biosecurity of small-scale poultry and pig keepers

Correia-Gomes, C., Auty, HK., Henry, MK., Sparks, NHC. & Gunn, GJ., Nov 2018, p. 112. 1 p.

Research output: Contribution to conferenceAbstract

Reliably colonising broiler chickens with Campylobacter spp. using a litter-based method

Sandilands, V., Whyte, F., Williams, LK., Wilkinson, TS., Sparks, NHC. & Humphrey, TJ., 21 Sep 2018, In : British Poultry Science. 59, 6, p. 698 - 702 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
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Welfare risks of repeated application of on-farm killing methods for poultry

Martin, JE., Sandercock, DA., Sandilands, V., Sparrey, J., Baker, L., Sparks, NHC. & McKeegan, DEF., 15 Mar 2018, In : Animals. 8, 3, p. 39 - 52 14 p., 39.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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5 Citations (Scopus)
8 Downloads (Pure)
2017

The effect of microbial challenge on the intestinal proteome of broiler chickens

O'Reilly, EL., Burchmore, RJ., Sparks, NHC. & Eckersall, PD., 30 May 2017, In : Proteome Science. 15, 10.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
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2 Citations (Scopus)
6 Downloads (Pure)
2016
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9 Downloads (Pure)
2015
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18 Citations (Scopus)
33 Downloads (Pure)

Genome-wide transcriptomic analysis identifies pathways affected by the infusion of Clostridium perfringens culture supernatant in the duodenum of broilers in situ

Athanasiadou, S., Russell, KM., Kaiser, P., Kanellos, T., Burgess, STG., Mitchell, MA., Clutton, E., Naylor, SW., Low, CJ., Hutchings, MR. & Sparks, NHC., 2015, In : Journal of Animal Science. 93, 6, p. 3152 - 3163 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

3 Citations (Scopus)

Superoxide dismutase SodB is a protective antigen against Campylobacter jejuni colonisation in chickens

Chintoa-Uta, C., Cassady-Cain, RL., Al-Haideri, H., Watson, E., Kelly, DJ., Smith, DGE., Sparks, NHC., Kaiser, P. & Stevens, MP., 17 Nov 2015, In : Vaccine. 33, 46, p. 6206 - 6211 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
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7 Citations (Scopus)
32 Downloads (Pure)
2014

Association between digesta pH, body weight and nutrient utilization in chickens of different body weights and at different ages

Dono, ND., Sparks, NHC. & Olukosi, OA., 2014, In : Journal of Poultry Science. 51, 2, p. 180 - 184 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

4 Citations (Scopus)

Current and novel methods for killing poultry individually on-farm

Sparrey, J., Sandercock, DA., Sparks, NHC. & Sandilands, V., 2014, In : World's Poultry Science Journal. 70, 4, p. 737 - 758 22 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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16 Citations (Scopus)
14 Downloads (Pure)
58 Citations (Scopus)

Microbiology of fresh eggs

Sparks, NHC., Batt, CA. (ed.) & Tortorello, ML. (ed.), 2014, Encyclopedia of Food Microbiology. Batt, CA. & Tortorello, ML. (eds.). New York, USA: Elsevier Academic Press, Vol. 2. p. 610 - 616 7 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

2 Citations (Scopus)
2013

Thermal nociception as a measure of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug effectiveness in broiler chickens with articular pain

Caplen, G., Baker, L., Hothersall, B., McKeegan, DEF., Sandilands, V., Sparks, NHC., Waterman-Pearson, AE. & Murrell, JC., Dec 2013, In : Veterinary Journal. 198, 3, p. 616 - 619 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
14 Citations (Scopus)
2012

Comparative efficacy of different supplements used to reduce heat stress in broilers

Khattak, FM., Acamovic, T., Sparks, NHC., Pasha, TN., Joiya, MH., Hayat, Z. & Ali, Z., 2012, In : Pakistan Journal of Zoology. 44, 1, p. 31 - 41 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
19 Citations (Scopus)

Persistent environmental reservoirs on farms as risk factors for Campylobacter in commercial poultry

Ellis-Iversen, J., Ridley, A., Morris, V., Sowa, A., Harris, J., Atterbury, R., Sparks, NHC. & Allen, V., 2012, In : Epidemiology and Infection. 140, p. 916 - 924 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

30 Citations (Scopus)
2011

Assessing leg health in chickens using a force plate and gait scoring: how many birds is enough?

Sandilands, V., Brocklehurst, S., Sparks, NHC., Baker, L., McGovern, R., Thorp, B. & Pearson, D., 2011, In : Veterinary Record. 168, p. 77 - 82 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

25 Citations (Scopus)

Aversion of chickens to various lethal gas mixtures

Sandilands, V., Raj, ABM., Baker, L. & Sparks, NHC., 2011, In : Animal Welfare. 20, 2, p. 253 - 262 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
9 Citations (Scopus)

Changes in broiler chick tissue concentrations of lipid-soluble antioxidants immediately post-hatch

Karadas, F., Surai, PF. & Sparks, NHC., 2011, In : Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology, Part A. 160, p. 68 - 71 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

17 Citations (Scopus)

Eggshell pigments - from formation to deposition

Sparks, NHC., 2011, In : Avian Biology Research. 4, 4, p. 162 - 167 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

Open Access
25 Citations (Scopus)

Physiological responses of laying hens during wholehouse killing with carbon dioxide

McKeegan, DEF., Sparks, NHC., Sandilands, V., Demmers, TGM., Boulcott, P. & Wathes, CM., 2011, In : British Poultry Science. p. 645 - 657 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Physiological responses of laying hens during whole-house killing with carbon dioxide.

McKeegan, DE., Sparks, NH., Sandilands, V., Demmers, TG., Boulcott, P. & Wathes, CM., 2011, In : British Poultry Science. 52, 6, p. 645-657

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

27 Citations (Scopus)

The pros and cons of various on-farm culling techniques

Sandercock, DA., Sandilands, V., McKeegan, D. EF., Sparrey, J. & Sparks, NHC., 2011. 1 p.

Research output: Contribution to conferenceAbstract