The animals that were retained several times throughout the flow originated from sows with lower average parity. They had a much lower carcass weight (around 10kg) and a higher average score for lameness, pleurisy and enzootic pneumonia lesions.
Ph.D. in Animal Science, University College, Dublin
Master of Agricultural Science, University College, Dublin
Bachelor of Agriculture Science (Animal Science), University College Dublin
On-farm and abattoir assessments of pig health and welfare (and automation of same).
Lameness in pigs (effects of management, housing, nutrition etc).
Management and housing (flooring, group composition etc.) effects on pig behaviour, health and welfare.
Refinement of experimental housing conditions for farm animals used in research.
Links between pig health and pig welfare and management of pigs to reduce the use of antibiotics.
Updated CV 10-Aug-2016