Research

A broad range of scientific research is conducted by UCD CVERA on behalf of its stakeholders. Although the topics are diverse, in all cases this work is undertaken in support of national policy in animal health & welfare and public health, providing scientific information to inform policy decision-making. All scientific research assignments are carefully defined and driven by a specific research question, and the results of each project are published in international peer-reviewed journals. Most assignments are conducted in collaboration with policy colleagues. In addition, some assignments are instigated independently by UCD CVERA staff on issues of national strategic importance.

Links to peer review papers written by, or in association with, members of UCD CVERA can be accessed by the subsections listed on the right. A complete list of the papers is contained in the following PDF. Please note that papers by out Colleagues in The TB Diagnostics and Immunology Research Centre and The Badger Vaccine Project are also included.

Click here to open a PDF list of UCD CVERA related peer review papers

Recent peer review papers

Byrne, A.W., O’Keeffe, J., Buesching, C.D., Newman, C., 2019. Push and pull factors driving movement in a social mammal: context dependent behavioral plasticity at the landscape scale. Current Zoology (in press). [DOI link]

* Coad, M., Doyle, M., Steinbach, S., Gormley, E., Vordermeier, M., Jones, G., 2019. Simultaneous measurement of antigen-induced CXCL10 and IFN-γ enhances test sensitivity for bovine TB detection in cattle. Veterinary Microbiology 230, 1-6. [DOI link]

Graham, D.A., King, D., Clegg, T.A., O’Neill, R.G., 2019. Investigation of the potential for sera from cattle persistently infected with bovine viral diarrhea virus to generate false-negative antibody ELISA results in pooled serum from seropositive and seronegative cattle. Journal of Veterinary Diagnostic Investigation (in press). [DOI link]

McAloon, C.G., Doherty, M.L., Whyte, P., Verdugo, C., Toft, N., More, S.J., O’Grady, L., Green, M.J., 2019. Low accuracy of Bayesian latent class analysis for estimation of herd-level true prevalence under certain disease characteristics - An analysis using simulated data. Preventive Veterinary Medicine 162, 117-125. [DOI link]

McAloon, C.G., Roche, S., Ritter, C., Barkema, H.W., Whyte, P., More, S.J., O’Grady, L., Green, M.J., Doherty, M.L., 2019. A review of paratuberculosis in dairy herds – Part 1: Epidemiology. The Veterinary Journal 246, 59-65. [DOI link]

McAloon, C.G., Roche, S., Ritter, C., Barkema, H.W., Whyte, P., More, S.J., O’Grady, L., Green, M.J., Doherty, M.L., 2019. A review of paratuberculosis in dairy herds – Part 2: On-farm control. The Veterinary Journal 246, 54-58. [DOI link]

Meyer, A., McAloon, C.G., Tratalos, J.A., More, S.J., Citer, L.R., Graham, D.A., Sergeant, E.S.G., 2019. Modeling of alternative testing strategies to demonstrate freedom from Mycobacterium avium ssp. paratuberculosis infection in test-negative dairy herds in the Republic of Ireland. Journal of Dairy Science 102, 2427-2442. [DOI link]

Sergeant, E.S.G., McAloon, C.G., Tratalos, J.A., Citer, L.R., Graham, D.A., More, S.J., 2019. Evaluation of national surveillance methods for detection of Irish dairy herds infected with Mycobacterium avium subspecies paratuberculosis. Journal of Dairy Science 102, 2525-2538. [DOI link]

# CVERA Board of management
* The TB Diagnostics and Immunology Research Centre and The Badger Vaccine Project
** DAFM Veterinary Laboratory Service
*** UCC School of Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences
**** School of Natural Sciences, Trinity College Dublin