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Finola Leonard

Senior Lecturer

School Of Veterinary Medicine
Veterinary Science Centre
Belfield
Dublin 4

Tel: +353 1 7166179
Email: nola.leonard@ucd.ie

Biography

Nola Leonard is a veterinary surgeon and senior lecturer in veterinary microbiology in the School of Veterinary Medicine, UCD. She gained her PhD and extensive research experience over 10 years working with pigs and dairy cows in Teagasc, Moorepark Research Centre, Co. Cork. Since taking up her present position in the Veterinary College in 1997, she has concentrated most of her research on food borne pathogens, specifically salmonellosis  in pigs. She has built up considerable expertise and obtained substantial funding in the area of salmonellosis. Her contacts with the farming industry, particularly with the pig industry, including farmers, processors, specialist pig veterinary practitioners and Teagasc pig advisors are good. Recent research funding has included grants for investigation of antimicrobial resistance in animal pathogens, and commensal organisms, including LA-MRSA and Escherichia coli.
She is committed to teaching and is interested in using alternatives to didactic teaching including problem-based learning. She teaches veterinary bacteriology to year 3 MVB students and is involved in the teaching of the microbiology component of several systems courses delivered to years 3 and 4 of the MVB programme.

Professional

 

Associations

Association: Veterinary Ireland, Function/Role: Member
     

Conference Contributions

Quirke A.M., Rowe T., Leonard N., Lynch P. B., Kelly, G., Egan J, Quinn P.J.; (2000) Infection rates in pigs from herds with a history of salmonellosis. [Published Abstract], Annual conference of the Association of Veterinary Teachers and Research Workers, Scarborough, UK , 18-APR-00 - 20-APR-00.
Rowe, T., Quirke, A-M, Leonard, N., Lynch, P. B, Egan, J. Kelly, G. and Quinn, P.J. ; (2000) An epidemiological study of salmonellosis in pigs with emphasis on transmission and development of a carrier state. [Published Abstract], Annual Conference of the Association of Veterinary Teachers and Research Workers, Scarborough, UK , 18-APR-00 - 20-APR-00.
Bradshaw B, D Morris, A O'Doherty, J Egan, G Kelly, N Leonard and M Cormican ; (2002) Salmonella control in Irish pig herds. [Poster Presentation], Risk Management Strategies: Monitoring and Surveillance,, University College Dublin, Ireland , 07-SEP-02 - 09-SEP-02.
Rowe, T., Leonard, N., Kelly, G., Lynch, P. B. .(Teagasc, Moorepark Research Centre),, Egan, J. (Central Vet Research Lab, DAF), Quirke, A-M. and Quinn, P.J.; (2001) Prevalence of infection with Salmonella in Irish pig farms. [Oral Presentation], Proceedings of the 4th international symposium on the epidemiology and control of Salmonella and other food borne pathogens in pork, Leipzig, Germany , 02-SEP-01 - 05-SEP-01.
Leonard, N., Mee, J.F., Snijders, S.E.M., Mackie, D.; (2001) Prevalence of antibodies to Leptospira hardjo in bulk tank milk samples from unvaccinated Irish dairy herds. . [Oral Presentation], Summary of papers, Agricultural Research Forum, Tullamore (2001), Tullamore , 02-SEP-01 - 04-SEP-01.
Boyle, L.A., Leonard, F.C., Lynch, P.B. and Brophy, P.; (2000) The effect of loose housing during gestation on behaviour and skin lesion scores of multiparous sows in farrowing crates. . [Published Abstract], Proceedings of the 34th International Congress of the International Society for Applied Ethology (ISAE), Florianopolis, Brazil , 07-OCT-00 - 20-OCT-00.
Leonard, N., Rowe, T., Quirke, A-M, , Egan, J. Kelly, G., Lynch, P. B,and Quinn, P.J. ; (2000) Food-borne pathogens in pig production with emphasis on recent studies on salmonellosis in pigs. [Published Abstract], Programme and abstracts: Emerging issues in food safety conference, University College Cork, Ireland 2000, * , 20-JUN-00 - 23-JUN-00.
McGee P, Sheridan JJ , Earley B, Bolton D and Leonard N.; (2000) Survival characteristics of E. coli O157:H7 in farm water and slurry. [Oral Presentation], Agricultural Research Forum, UCD (2000). , * , 13-MAR-00 - 15-MAR-00.
Leonard, F. C., Stienezen I and OFarrell, K.J. ; (1998) Overcrowding at the feeding area and effects on behaviour and claw health in Friesian heifers. [Oral Presentation], 10th Intenational Symposium on Lameness in Ruminants, Lucerne, Switzerland 1998, Lucerne, Switzerland , 07-SEP-98 - 10-SEP-98.
Leonard, F. C., Crilly, J. and OFarrell, K.J. ; (1998) Analysis of roadway surfaces on dairy farms and the relationship with lameness. [Oral Presentation], 10th Intenational Symposium on Lameness in Ruminants, Lucerne, Switzerland 07-10 September 1998, Lucerne, Switzerland , 07-SEP-98 - 10-SEP-98.

Committees

Committee : National strategy for antimicrobial resistance committee

Employment

Employer: UCD
Position: College Lecturer
Employer: Teagasc
Position: Postdoctoral research officer
Employer: Teagasc & UCD
Position: Postgraduate student
Employer: Mr. S.H. Nelson
Position: Veterinary assistant
Employer: Mr JAC Kew
Position: Veterinary assistant
Employer: University of Edinburgh
Position: Houseperson

Education

Year 1983 Institution: University College Dublin
Qualification: MVB Subject:
Year 1983 Institution: Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons, UK
Qualification: MRCVS Subject:
Year 1991 Institution: University College Dublin
Qualification: PhD Subject:
         

Publications

Books

Markey, B., Leonard, F., Archambault, M, Cullinane, A and Maguire, D. (2013) Clinical Veterinary Microbiology. Edinburgh London: Mosby Elsevier. [Details]
Quinn PJ, Markey BK, Leonard FC, FitzPatrick ES, Fanning S and Hartigan PJ; (2011) Veterinary Microbiology and Microbial Disease Second Edition. Chichester, West Sussex, UK: Wiley-Blackwell. [Details]
Quinn, P.J, Markey, B.K., Carter, M.E., Donnelly, W.J. and Leonard, F.C.; (2002) Veterinary Microbiology and Microbial Disease . : Blackwell Science Ltd. [Details]
   

Peer Reviewed Journals

LEONARD, F,QUINN, PJ,ELLIS, WA,OFARRELL, KJ; (1994) 'ANTIBODIES IN THE VAGINAL MUCUS OF HEIFERS EXPERIMENTALLY-INFECTED WITH LEPTOSPIRA-INTERROGANS SEROVAR HARDJO'. VET J, 47 :123-126. [Details]
Boyle, L.A., Leonard, F.C., Lynch, P.B., and Brophy, P.O.; (1998) 'Sow culling patterns and sow welfare'. Irish Veterinary Journal, 51 :354-357. [Details]
Leonard, F; (2006) 'MRSA in domestic animals - an update'. VET J, 59 :90-94. [Details]
Leonard, F.C., Abbott, Y., Rossney, A., Quinn, P.J., O'Mahony, R. & Markey, B.K.; (2006) 'Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus isolated from a veterinary surgeon and five dogs in the same practice'. THE VETERINARY RECORD, 158 :155-159. [Details]
Sweeney, T., Dillon, S., Fanning, J., Egan, J., O'Shea, C.J., Figat, S., Gutierrez, J.J.M., Mannion, C., Leonard, F., O'Doherty, J.V.; (2011) 'Evaluation of seaweed-derived polysaccharides on indices of gastrointestinal fermentation and selected populations of microbiota in newly weaned pigs challenged with Salmonella Typhimurium'. Animal Feed Science and Technology, 165 (1-2):85-94. Available Online [Details]
Sweeney T, Dillon S, Fanning J, Egan J, Figat S, Gutierrez JJM, Mannion C, Leonard F and O¿Doherty JV; (2011) 'The effects of seaweed extracts and organic acids on digestive fermentation and selective micro biota in newly weaned pigs experimentally challenged with Salmonella Typhimurium'. Animal Feed Science and Technology, 165 :85-94. [Details]
Ryan EG, Leonard N, O'Grady L, More SJ, Doherty ML. (2012) 'Seroprevalence of Leptospira Hardjo in the Irish suckler cattle population'. Irish Veterinary Journal, . [Details]
Fox EM, deLappe N, Garvey P, McKeown P, Cormican M, Leonard N, Jordan K. (2012) 'PFGE analysis of Listeria monocytogenes isolates of clinical, animal, food and environmental origin from Ireland'. International Journal of Medical Microbiology, . [Details]
Rajtak U, Boland F, Leonard N, Bolton D, Fanning S. (2012) 'Roles of diet and the acid tolerance response in survival of common Salmonella serotypes in feces of finishing pigs'. Applied and Environmental Microbiology, . [Details]
Duggan S, Jordan E, Gutierrez M, Barrett G, O'Brien T, Hand D, Kenny K, Fanning J, Leonard N, Egan J. (2012) 'Salmonella in meats, water, fruit and vegetables as disclosed from testing undertaken by Food Business Operators in Ireland from 2005 to 2009'. Irish Veterinary Journal, 65 (1). [Details]
Eoin Gerard Ryan, Nola Leonard, Luke O'Grady, Michael L Doherty and Simon J More (2012) 'Herd-level risk factors associated with Leptospira Hardjo seroprevalence in Beef/Suckler herds in the Republic of Ireland Irish Veterinary Journal'. Irish Veterinary Journal, . [Details]
Gibbons JF, Markey BK, Jahns H, Boland F, Abbott Y, Burns A, Egan J, Fanning S, Gutierrez M, Leonard FC. (2013) 'Investigation of the persistence and transmission of MRSA CC 5 in pigs following intra-nasal inoculation'. Veterinary Microbiology, 162 (2-4):771-778. [Details]
Gibbons JF, Boland F, Buckley JF, Butler F, Egan J, Fanning S, Markey BK, Leonard FC. (2013) 'Influences on antimicrobial prescribing behaviour of veterinary practitioners in cattle practice in Ireland'. Veterinary Record, 172 (1). [Details]
Karczmarczyk M, Wang J, Leonard N, Fanning S. (2014) 'Complete nucleotide sequence of a conjugative IncF plasmid from an Escherichia coli isolate of equine origin containing blaCMY-2 within a novel genetic context'. FEMS Microbiol Letters, 352 (1):123-127. [Details]
Gibbons, J.F. and Boland, F. and Buckley, J.F. and Butler, F. and Egan, J. and Fanning, S. and Markey, B.K. and Leonard, F.C. (2014) 'Patterns of antimicrobial resistance in pathogenic Escherichia coli isolates from cases of calf enteritis during the spring-calving season'. Veterinary Microbiology, 170 (1-2):73-80. Available Online [DOI] [Details]
Karczmarczyk, M., Walsh, C., Slowey, R., Leonard, N., Fanning, S.; (2011) 'Molecular characterisation of multidrug resistant (MDR) Escherichia coli isolates from Irish cattle farms'. Applied and Environmental Microbiology, 77 :7131-7127. [Details]
Karczmarczyk, M., Abbott, Y., Walsh, C., Leonard, N., Fanning, S. ; (2011) 'Characterisation of Multidrug Resistant Escherichia coli from Animals Presenting at a University Veterinary Hospital'. Applied and Environmental Microbiology, 77 :7104-7112. [Details]
Karczmarczyk, M., Martins, M., Quinn, T., Leonard, N., Fanning, S. ; (2011) 'Mechanisms of fluoroquinolone resistance in Escherichia coli isolates from food-producing animals'. Applied and Environmental Microbiology, 77 :7113-7120. [Details]
Fox, E.M., Leonard, N., Jordan, K.; (2011) 'Molecular diversity of Listeria monocytogenes isolated from Irish dairy farms'. Foodborne Pathogens and Disease, 8 :635-641. [Details]
Duggan, S.J., Mannion, C., Prendergast, D.M., Leonard, N., Fanning, S., Gonzales-Barron, U., Egan, J., Butler, F., Duffy, G.; (2010) 'Tracking the Salmonella status of pigs and pork from lairage through the slaughter process in the Republic of Ireland'. Journal of Food Protection, 73 :2148-2160. [Details]
O'Connor L, O'Leary M, Leonard N, Godinho M, O'Reilly C, Coffey L, Egan J, O'Mahony R.; (2010) 'The characterization of Listeria spp. isolated from food products and the food-processing environment'. Letters in Applied Microbiology, 51 :490-498. [Details]
Leggett BA, De Zoysa A, Abbott YE, Leonard N, Markey B, Efstratiou A.; (2010) 'Toxigenic Corynebacterium diphtheriae isolated from a wound in a horse'. Veterinary Record, 166 :656-657. [Details]
Abbott Y, Leonard FC, Markey BK.; (2010) 'Detection of three distinct genetic lineages in methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) isolates from animals and veterinary personnel'. Epidemiology and infection, 138 :764-771. [Details]
Abbott Y, Leggett B, Rossney AS, Leonard FC, Markey BK.; (2010) 'Isolation rates of meticillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus in dogs, cats and horses in Ireland'. The Veterinary Record, 166 :451-455. [Details]
Acke E, Abbott Y, Pinilla M, Markey BK, Leonard FC.; (2010) 'Isolation of Streptococcus zooepidemicus from three dogs in close contact with horses'. The Veterinary Record, 167 :102-103. [Details]
Abbott Y, Kirby BM, Karczmarczyk M, Markey BK, Leonard FC, Fitzgerald S.; (2009) 'High-level gentamicin-resistant and vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus faecium isolated from a wound in a dog'. Journal of Small Animal Practice, 50 :194-197. [Details]
Abbott Y, Leonard N, Markey B, Rossney A, Dunne J.; (2007) 'Persistence of MRSA infection'. The Veterinary Record, 160 (24):851-852. [Details]
Leonard, F.; (2006) 'MRSA in animals ' an update'. Irish Veterinary Journal, :90-94. [Details]
Waller AS, Abbott Y, Acke E, Khan S, Muldoon E, Markey B, Pinilla M, Leonard F, Steward K, ; (2009) 'Zoonotic transmission of Streptococcus equi subsp. zooepidemicus from a dog to a handler'. Journal of Medical Microbiology, (NA). [DOI] [Details]
Gutierrez M, Fanning J, Murphy A, Murray G, Griffin M, Flack A, Leonard N, Egan J.; (2009) 'Salmonella in broiler flocks in the republic of Ireland'. Foodborne Pathogens and Disease, 6 (1):111-120. [Details]
Gardiner, G. E., Campbell, A. J., O'Doherty, J. V., Pierce, E., Lynch, P. B., Leonard, F. C., Stanton, C., Ross, R. P., Lawlor, P. G., ; (2008) 'Effect of Ascophyllum nodosum extract on growth performance, digestibility, carcass characteristics and selected intestinal microflora populations of grower-finisher pigs'. Animal Feed Science and Technology, 141 (3-4):259-273. [Details]
Leonard, F. C., Markey, B. K., ; (2008) 'Meticillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus in animals: A review'. Veterinary Journal, 175 (1):27-36. [Details]
Mannion, C., Leonard, F.C., Lynch, P.B., Egan, J.; (2007) 'Efficacy of cleaning and disinfection on pig farms in Ireland'. The Veterinary Record, 161 (11):371-375. [Details]
Mannion, C., Lynch, P.B., Egan, J., Leonard, F.C.; (2007) 'Seasonal effects on the survival characteristics of Salmonella Typhimurium and Salmonella Derby in pig slurry during storage'. Journal of Applied Microbiology, 103 (5):1386-1392. [Details]
Casey, P.G., Gardiner, G.E., Casey, G., Bradshaw, B., Lawlor, P.G., Lynch, P.B., Leonard, F.C., Stanton, C., Ross, R.P., Fitzgerald, G.F., Hill, C.; (2007) 'A five-strain probiotic combination reduces pathogen shedding and alleviates disease signs in pigs challenged with Salmonella enterica Serovar Typhimurium'. Applied and Environmental Microbiology, 73 (6):1858-1863. [Details]
Scott, L., McGee, P., Minihan, D., Sheridan, J.J., Earley, B., Leonard, N.; (2006) 'The characterisation of E. coli O157:H7 isolates from cattle faeces and feedlot environment using PFGE'. VETERINARY MICROBIOLOGY, 114 :331-336. [Details]
Moodley, A., Stegger, M., Bagcigil, A.F., Baptiste, K.E., Loeffler, A., Lloyd, D.H., Williams, N.J., Leonard, N., Abbott, Y., Skov, R., Guardabassi, L.; (2006) 'Spa typing of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus isolated from domestic animals and veterinary staff in the UK and Ireland'. Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy, 58 :1118-1123. [Details]
O'Mahony, R., Saugy, M., Leonard, N., Drudy, D., Bradshaw, B., Egan, J., Whyte, P., O'Mahony, M., Wall., P. & Fanning, S.; (2005) 'Antimicrobial resistance in isolates of Salmonella spp. from pigs and the characterisation of a S. Infantis gene cassette'. Foodborne Pathog. Dis, :274-281. [Details]
Abbott, Y., O'Mahony, R., Leonard, N, Quinn, P. J., van der Reijden, T., Dijkshoorn, L. & Fanning, S.; (2005) 'Chatacterisation of a 2.6 kbp variable region in a class 1 integron identified in an Acinetobacter baumanii strain isolated from a horse'. JOURNAL OF ANTIMICROBIAL CHEMOTHERAPY, 55 :367-370. [Details]
Barrett D.J., Healy A.M., Leonard F.C., Doherty M.L.; (2005) 'Prevalence of pathogens causing sub-clinical mastitis in 15 dairy herds in the Republic of Ireland'. Irish Veterinary Journal, 58 :333-337. [Details]
Abbott Y,O'Mahony R,Leonard N,Quinn PJ,van der Reijden T,Dijkshoorn L,Fanning S, ; (2005) 'Characterization of a 2.6 kbp variable region within a class 1 integron found in an Acinetobacter baumannii strain isolated from a horse'. JOURNAL OF ANTIMICROBIAL CHEMOTHERAPY, 55 :367-370. [Details]
O'Mahony, R., Abbott, Y., Leonard, F.C., Markey, B.K., Quinn, P.J., Pollock, P.J., Fanning, S. & Rossney, A.S.; (2005) 'Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) isolated from animals and veterinary personnel in Ireland'. VETERINARY MICROBIOLOGY, 109 :285-296. [Details]
Boughton C,Leonard FC,Egan J,Kelly G,O'Mahony P,Markey BK,Griffin M; (2004) 'Prevalence and number of Salmonella in Irish retail pork sausages'. JOURNAL OF FOOD PROTECTION, 67 :1834-1837. [Details]
Rowe, T.A., Leonard, F.C., Kelly, G.K., Lynch, P.B, Egan, J., Quirke, A-M. and Quinn, P.J.; (2003) 'Salmonella serotypes present on a sample of Irish pig farms'. Veterinary Record, 153 :453-456. [Details]
Quirke, A-M., Leonard, N., Kelly, G., Egan, J., Lynch, P.B., Rowe, T., and Quinn, P.J.; (2001) 'Prevalence of Salmonella serotypes on pig carcasses from high-and low-risk herds slaughtered in three abattoirs'. Berliner und Munchener Tierarztliche Wochenschrift, 114 :360-362. [Details]
McGee, P., Bolton, D.J., Sheridan, J.J., Earley, B. and Leonard, N.; (2001) 'The survival of E. coli O157:H7 in slurry from cattle fed different diets. '. Letters in Applied Microbiology, 32 :152-155. [Details]
Boyle, L.A., Leonard, F.C., Lynch, P.B. and Brophy, P.; (2000) 'Influence of housing during gestation on the welfare of gilts in farrowing crates. '. Journal of Animal Science, 71 :561-570. [Details]
Boyle, L., Regan, D., Leonard, F.C, Lynch P.B., and Brophy, P.; (2000) 'The effect of mats on the welfare of sows and piglets in the farrowing house. '. Animal Welfare, 9 :39-48. [Details]
Boyle, L.,Leonard, F.C, Lynch P.B and Brophy, P. ; (1999) 'Prevalence and severity of skin lesions in sows housed individually during the production cycle'. Irish Veterinary Journal, 52 :601-605. [Details]
Boyle, L., Leonard, F.C, Lynch P.B and Brophy, P. ; (1998) 'Sow culling patterns on a proportion of Irish farms and implications for sow well-being'. Irish Veterinary Journal, 51 :354-357. [Details]
 

Conference Publications

Abbott, Y., Rossney, A.S., Leonard, F.C., O'Mahony, R., Markey, B.K., Quinn, P.J., Pollock, P. Fanning, S.; (2005) Comparative features of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) isolated from animals in Ireland the Asscoiation of Veterinary Teachers and Research Workers (AVTRW), March 2005 [Details]
Leggett B., Abbott Y., Markey B. and Leonard F.C.; (2006) Toxigenic Corynebacterium diphtheriae isolated from an equine wound First Meeting of DipNet and Ninth International Meeting of the European Laboratory Working Group on Diphtheria , 07-MAR-07 - 03-MAR-07 [Details]
Abbott Y., Leonard F.C. and Markey B.K.; (2006) The prevalence of meticillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus infection and colonisation in companion animals in Ireland First international Conference on MRSA in Animals: Epidemiology and Infection Liverpool, , 19-JUN-06 - 21-JUN-06 [Details]
Abbott Y., Leonard F.C. & Markey B.K.; (2006) The prevalence of meticillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus infection and colonisation in companion animals in Ireland First international Conference on MRSA in Animals: Epidemiology and Infection , 19-JUN-06 - 21-JUN-06 [Details]
Abbott, Y., Rossney, A.S., Leonard, F.C., O'Mahony, R., Markey, B.K., Quinn, P.J., Pollock, P. Fanning, S.; (2006) Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) isolated from animals in Ireland The Association of Veterinary Teachers and Research Workers (AVTRW) , 23-MAY-06 - 25-MAY-06 [Details]
Abbott, Y., Rossney, A.S., Leonard, F.C., O'Mahony, R., Markey, B.K., Quinn, P.J., Pollock, P. & Fanning, S.; (2006) Comparative features of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) isolated from animals in Ireland The Association of Veterinary Teachers and Research Workers (AVTRW) , 12-DEC-06 [Details]
Leggett, B., Abbott, Y., Markey, B. and Leonard, F.C. ; (2006) Toxigenic Corynebacterium diphtheriae isolated from an equine wound First meeting of DipNet and Ninth International Meeting of the European Laboratory Working Group on Diphtheriae Athens, , 15-NOV-06 - 17-NOV-06 [Details]
Abbott, Y., Rossney, A.S., Leonard, F.C., O'Mahony, R., Markey, B.K., Quinn, P.J., Pollock, P. & Fanning, S.; (2006) Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) isolated from animals in Ireland The Association of Veterinary Teachers and Research Workers (AVTRW) , 15-MAY-06 - 23-MAY-06 [Details]
Abbott, Y., Leonard, F.C., Rossney, A.S., Quinn, P.J., O'Mahony, R. & Markey, B.K.; (2006) Meticillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus isolated from clinical cases in animals in Ireland Proceedings of the 60th Annual Conference of the Association of Veterinary Teachers and Research Workers , 10-APR-06 - 12-APR-06 [Details]
Leggett B., Abbott Y., De Zoysa A., Efstratiou A., Markey B. and Leonard F.C.; (2008) Toxigenic Corynebacterium diphtheriae isolated from an equine wound Association of Veterinary Teachers and Research Workers, Spring Scientific Meeting [Details]
Abbott Y., Kirby B.M., Karczmarczyk M., Markey B.K. and Leonard F.C. ; (2008) High Level Gentamicin-Resistant and Vancomycin ¿Resistant Enterococcus faecium isolated from a wound in a dog Association of Veterinary Teachers and Research Workers, Spring Scientific Meeting [Details]
Burns A., Gibbons J., Markey B., Abbott Y., Fanning S., Gutierrez M., Egan J. and Leonard F. ; (2010) Colonisation patterns of Staphylococcus aureus and methicillin-resistant coagulase negative staphylococci in a pig herd in Ireland Association of Veterinary Teachers and Research Workers, Scientific Meeting, Canal Court Hotel, Newry, October 1st [Details]
Gibbons J., Burns A., Markey B., Egan J., Gutierrez M., Abbott Y., Fanning S. and Leonard F. ; (2010) Experimental colonisation and transmission studies of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) in Irish pigs Association of Veterinary Teachers and Research Workers, Scientific Meeting, Canal Court Hotel, Newry, October 1st [Details]
Burns A., Shore A., Gibbons J., McManus B., Abbott Y., Markey B., Murphy A., Coleman D., Fanning S., Gutierrez M., Egan J. and Leonard F. ; (2011) Methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus in a pig herd in Ireland ASM-ESCMID Conference on Methicillin-resistant Staphylococci in Animals: Veterinary and Public Health Implications Washington 8th to 11th September [Details]
Gibbons J., Burns A., Markey B., Jahns H., Abbott Y., Egan J., Gutierrez M., Fanning J., Fanning S. and Leonard F. ; (2011) Investigation of MRSA transmission between pigs and the environment following intra-nasal inoculation SafePork Conference. 19th to 22nd June, Maastricht [Details]
Leggett B., Shore A., Abbott Y., McManus B., Markey B. Coleman D. and Leonard F. ; (2011) First report of resistant Staphylococcus pseudintermedius (MRSP) clusters in small animals and seals in Ireland ASM-ESCMID Conference on Methicillin-resistant Staphylococci in Animals: Veterinary and Public Health Implications. Washington 8th to 11th September [Details]
Burns A., Shore A., Gibbons J., McManus B., Abbott Y., Markey B., Murphy A., Coleman D., Fanning S., Gutierrez M., Egan J. and Leonard F (2011) Methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus in a pig herd in Ireland Association of Veterinary Teachers and Research Workers, Scientific Meeting [Details]
Cashman D., Markey B., Leonard F., Lee A (2012) Collaborative Resource Development: Teaching of basic concepts and practical techniques in microbiology through the use of video clips Association of American Veterinary Medical Annual Conference, Washington [Details]
Burns A., Gibbons J., Markey B., Fanning S., Abbott Y., Gutierrez M., Leonard F. (2012) A longitudinal study of Staphylococcus aureus colonisation in pigs in Ireland Society For General Microbiology, Irish Branch, Spring Meeting [Details]
Burns A., Shore A., Gibbons J., McManus B., Abbott Y., Markey B., Murphy A., Coleman D., Fanning S., Gutierrez M., Egan J., Leonard F.. (2013) Methicillin-resistant and susceptible Staphylococcus aureus in pig herds in Ireland Society for General Microbiology, Dublin [Details]
Abbott, Y., Rossney, A.S., Leonard, F.C., O'Mahony, R., Markey, B.K., Quinn, P.J., Pollock, P. & Fanning, S.; Comparative features of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) isolated from animals in Ireland The Asscoiation of Veterinary Teachers and Research Workers (AVTRW) [Details]
Boughton, C., Leonard, N., Egan, J., Markey, B. & Kelly, G; (2005) Contamination of the lairage of a pork abattoir with Salmonella species 6th International symposium on the epidemiology and control of foodborne pathogens in pork , 06-SEP-05 - 09-SEP-05 [Details]
Mannion, C., Egan, Lynch, P.B. and Leonard, F.C. ; (2007) An investigation into the efficacy of washing trucks following transportation of pigs ' a Salmonella perspective Safepork 2007, 7th international symposium on the epidemiology and control of foodborne pathogens in pork Verona, Italy, , 09-MAY-07 - 11-MAY-07 , pp.253-256 [Details]
Duggan, S.J., Prendergast, D.M., Leonard, N., Mannion, C., Butler, F., Fanning, S. and Duffy, G. ; (2007) Tracking of Salmonella positive pigs from farm to fork in the Republic of Ireland Safepork 2007, 7th international symposium on the epidemiology and control of foodborne pathogens in pork Verona, Italy, , 09-MAY-07 - 11-MAY-07 , pp.91-94 [Details]
Mannion, C., Leonard, F.C, Egan, J.and Lynch, PB. ; (2005) The efficacy of cleaning and disinfection on pig farms 6th International symposium on the epidemiology and control of foodborne pathogens in pork Rohnert Park, California, , pp.120-123 [Details]
Kozlowski M.B, Leonard, F.C, Egan, J and Lynch, P.B. ; (2005) On-farm control measures for the reduction of salmonellosis in pigs 6th International symposium on the epidemiology and control of foodborne pathogens in pork , pp.283-286 [Details]
Boughton, C., Leonard, N., Egan, J., Markey, B. and Kelly, G; (2005) Infection of pigs following exposure to contaminated pen floors 6th International symposium on the epidemiology and control of foodborne pathogens in pork , pp.61-64 [Details]
B. Leggett, Y Abbott, B Markey, A De Zoysa*, A Efstratiou*, N. Leonard. ; (2006) Toxigenic Coynebacterium diphtheriae isolated from an equine wound Ninth International Meeting of the European Laboratory Working Group on Diphtheria, ELGWD Vouliagmeni, Greece, [Details]
Duggan, S., Prendergast, D., Butler, F., Cummins, E., Nally, P., Leonard, N., Mannion, C., Fanning, S., Madden, B., Naughton, P., & Duffy, G.; (2005) Occurance of salmonella on pork on the island of Ireland and an assessment of the risk factors contributing to its transmission The science of food safety and Nutrition , 01-DEC-05 - 02-DEC-05 [Details]
Boughton, C. , Leonard, F.C. , Egan, J. , OMahony, P. Kelly, G. , Markey, B.K. and Griffin, M.; (2003) Prevalence and number of Salmonella in retail pork sausages 5th International Symposium on the Epidemiology and Control of Foodborne Pathogens in Pork Heraklion, Crete, Greece, , 01-OCT-03 - 04-OCT-03 , pp.252-255 [Details]
                       

Abstract

LEONARD, F,QUINN, PJ,ELLIS, WA (1992) POSSIBLE EFFECT OF PH ON THE SURVIVAL OF LEPTOSPIRES IN CATTLE URINE. Abstract [Details]
Gardiner, G. E., Campbell, A. J., O' Doherty, J. V., Pierce, E., Lynch, P. B., Leonard, F. C., Stanton, C., Ross, R. P., and Lawlor, P. G. ; (2007) Effect of Ascophyllum nodosum extract on growth performance, nutrient digestibility, carcass characteristics and selected intestinal microflora populations of grower-finisher pigs. Abstract [Details]
                                                               

Research

Research Interests

Veterinary Public Health, particularly salmonella infection in pigs; E coli O157 of cattle
Antimicrobial resistance in animal pathogens and commensal organisms.
     

Collaborators

Internal Collaborators

 

Internal collaborators

Prof S Fanning, Centre for Food Safety

Dr Bryan Markey, Vet Sciences Building

Dr Jarlath Nally, Vet Sciences Building

Dr Francis Butler, Food Engineering

External Collaborators

External collaborators

Dr John Egan, CVRL, Backweston

Mr Jim Buckley, MRCVS, Cork Co Co

Dr Helen O'Shea, CIT

Dr PB Lynch, Teagasc, Moorepark

Dr Declan Bolton Teagasc, Ashtown Food Research Centre

Dr G Duffy, Teagasc, Ashtown Food Research Centre

Dr A Rossney, National MRSA Reference Laboratory, St James's Hospital, Dublin 8