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.

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Recent peer review papers

Aznar, I., Frankena, K., More, S.J., O’Keeffe, J., McGrath, G., de Jong, M.C.M., 2018. Quantification of Mycobacterium bovis transmission in a badger vaccine field trial. Preventive Veterinary Medicine 149, 29-37. [DOI link]

Barrett, D., Parr, M., Fagan, J., Johnson, A., Tratalos, J., Lively, F., Diskin, M., Kenny, D., 2018. Prevalence of Bovine Viral Diarrhoea Virus (BVDV), Bovine Herpes Virus 1 (BHV 1), Leptospirosis and Neosporosis, and associated risk factors in 161 Irish beef herds. BMC Veterinary Research 14, 8. [DOI link]

Downs, S.H., Parry, J.E., Upton, P.A., Broughan, J.M., Goodchild, A.V., Nuñez-Garcia, J., Greiner, M., Abernethy, D.A., Cameron, A.R., Cook, A.J., de la Rua-Domenech, R., Gunn, J., Pritchard, E., Rhodes, S., Rolfe, S., Sharp, M., Vordermeier, H.M., Watson, E., Welsh, M., Whelan, A.O., Woolliams, J.A., More, S.J., Clifton-Hadley, R.S., 2018. Methodology and preliminary results of a systematic literature review of ante-mortem and post-mortem diagnostic tests for bovine tuberculosis. Preventive Veterinary Medicine (in press). [DOI link]

Downs, S.H., More, S.J., Goodchild, A.V., Whelan, A.O., Abernethy, D.A., Broughan, J.M., Cameron, A., Cook, A.J., de la Rua-Domenech, R., Greiner, M., Gunn, J., Nuñez-Garcia, J., Rhodes, S., Rolfe, S., Sharp, M., Upton, P., Watson, E., Welsh, M., Woolliams, J.A., Clifton-Hadley, R.S., Parry, J.E., 2018. Evaluation of the methodological quality of studies of the performance of diagnostic tests for bovine tuberculosis using QUADAS adapted for the veterinary field. Preventive Veterinary Medicine (in press). [DOI link]

* Gormley, E., Corner, L.A.L., 2018. Pathogenesis of Mycobacterium bovis infection: the badger model as a paradigm for understanding tuberculosis in animals. Frontiers in Veterinary Science 4, 247. [DOI link]

McGrath, G., More, S.J., O’Neill, R., 2018. Hypothetical route of the introduction of Schmallenberg virus into Ireland using two complementary analyses. Veterinary Record (in press). [DOI link]

Nuñez-Garcia, J., Downs, S.H., Parry, J.E., Abernethy, D.A., Broughan, J.M., Cameron, A.R., Cook, A.J., de la Rua-Domenech, R., Goodchild, A.V., Gunn, J., More, S.J., Rhodes, S., Rolfe, S., Sharp, M., Upton, P.A., Vordermeier, H.M., Watson, E., Welsh, M., Whelan, A.O., Woolliams, J.A., Clifton-Hadley, R.S., Greiner, M., 2018. Meta-analyses of the sensitivity and specificity of ante-mortem and post-mortem diagnostic tests for bovine tuberculosis in the UK and Ireland. Preventive Veterinary Medicine (in press). [DOI link]

O’Connor, J.T., Byrne, J.P., More, S.J., Blake, M., McGrath, G., Tratalos, J.A., McElroy, M.C., Kiernan, P., Canty, M.J., O’Brien-Lynch, C., Griffin, J.M., 2018. Using an epidemiological framework and bovine spongiform encephalopathy investigation questionnaire to investigate suspect bovine spongiform encephalopathy cases: an example from a bovine spongiform encephalopathy case in Ireland in 2015. Veterinary Record (in press). [DOI link]

Thulke, H.-H., Lange, M., Tratalos, J.A., Clegg, T.A., McGrath, G., O'Grady, L., O'Sullivan, P., Doherty, M.L., Graham, D.A., More, S.J., 2018. Eradicating BVD, reviewing Irish programme data and model predictions to support prospective decision making. Preventive Veterinary Medicine (in press). [DOI link]

Yatabe, T., More, S.J., Geoghegan, F., McManus, C., Hill, A., Martínez-López, B., 2018. Can biosecurity and network properties predict pathogen species richness in the salmonid industry? PloS ONE (in press). [Link]

* The TB Diagnostics and Immunology Research Centre and The Badger Vaccine Project