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Torres Sweeney

Professor

School Of Veterinary Medicine
Veterinary Science Centre
Belfield
Dublin 4

Tel: +353 1 7166244
Email: torres.sweeney@ucd.ie

Biography

1997-1991: BSc (2H1) University College Cork

1991-1994: PhD (University College Dublin).

1995-1996: Post-doctoral research fellow with the European Science Foundation at the MRC, Centre for Reproductive Biology, Edinburgh.

 1996-1998: Post-doctoral research fellow with the Irish Health Research Board.

 1998-2002: College Lecturer in Cell and Molecular Biology, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, UCD.

 2002-2007: Senior Lecturer in Cell and Molecular Biology, UCD School of Agriculture, Food Science and Veterinary Medicine and Conway Institute, University College Dublin

2007-to date: Associate Professor of Animal Genomics, UCD School of Agriculture, Food Science and Veterinary Medicine and Conway Institute, University College Dublin

Professional

Honours and Awards

Year: 2007.
Title: Food Institutional Research Award
         

Committees

Committee : School research committee
Committee : Optimisation of school research resources committee
Committee : Molecular biology facility committee
Committee : Category 3 laboratory committee
Committee : External peer review of Teagasc sheep production research programme
     

Consultancy

Client: Irish Equine Centre
     

Publications

     

Peer Reviewed Journals

Smith AG, O'Doherty JV, Reilly P, Ryan MT, Bahar B, Sweeney T (2011) 'The effects of laminarin derived from Laminaria digitata on measurements of gut health: selected bacterial populations, intestinal fermentation, mucin gene expression and cytokine gene expression in the pig'. British Journal of Nutrition, 105 (5):669-677. [Details]
O¿Shea CJ, McAlpine P, Sweeney T, Varley PF, O¿Doherty JV (2014) 'Effect of the interaction of seaweed extracts containing laminarin and fucoidan with zinc oxide on the growth performance, digestibility and faecal characteristics of growing piglets'. British Journal of Nutrition, 111 (5):798-807. [Details]
Egan ÁM, Sweeney T, Hayes M, O¿Doherty JV (2015) 'Prawn shell chitosan has anti-obesogenic properties, influencing both nutrient digestibility and microbial populations in a pig model'. PLoS ONE, 10 (12). [DOI] [Details]
Heim G, O¿Doherty JV, O¿Shea CJ, Doyle DN, Egan AM, Thornton K, Sweeney T (2015) 'Maternal supplementation of seaweed-derived polysaccharides improves intestinal health and immune status of suckling piglets'. Journal of Nutritional Science, 4 . [DOI] [Details]
Bahar B, O'Doherty JV, Vigors S, Sweeney T (2016) 'Activation of inflammatory immune gene cascades by lipopolysaccharide (LPS) in the porcine colonic tissue ex-vivo model'. Clinical and Experimental Immunology, 186 (2):266-276. [DOI] [Details]
Bahar B, O¿Doherty JV, Smyth TJ, Sweeney T (2016) 'A comparison of the effects of an Ascophyllum nodosum ethanol extract and its molecular weight fractions on the inflammatory immune gene expression in-vitro and ex-vivo'. Innovative Food Science and Emerging Technologies, 37 :276-285. [Details]
Garcia-Vaquero M, Rajauria G, O'Doherty JV, Sweeney T (2016) 'Polysaccharides from macroalgae: Recent advances, innovative technologies and challenges in extraction and purification'. Food Research International, . Available Online [DOI] Link to full text [Details]
Bouwhuis MA, Sweeney T, McDonnell MJ, Doyle DN, Thornton K, Mukhopadhya A, O¿Doherty JV (2016) 'The effect of maternal and postweaning seaweed extract supplementation on gut health in pigs after weaning and response to enterotoxigenic K88 challenge'. Journal of Animal Science, 94 (7supplement3):395-398. [Details]
Mukhopadhya A, Sweeney T, O¿Shea C, O¿Doherty JV (2016) 'A comparative study of alternatives to pharmacological doses of zinc for improving gut health parameters in weaning piglets'. Journal of Animal Science, 94 (supplement3):472-475. [Details]
McDonnell MJ, Bouwhuis MA, Sweeney T, O'Shea CJ, O¿Doherty J (2016) 'Effects of dietary supplementation of galactooligosaccharides and seaweed-derived polysaccharides on an experimental Typhimurium challenge in pigs'. Journal of Animal Science, 94 (supplement3):153-156. [Details]
Vigors S, O'Doherty JV, Fahey AG, O'Shea CJ, Sweeney T (2016) 'The relationship between feed efficiency and the expression of genes associated with appetite control in the hypothalamus and intestine of pigs'. Journal of Animal Science, 94 (7supplement3):222-225. [Details]
Mukhopadhya A, Vigors S, O¿Doherty JV, Meridith H, Thornton K, Sweeney T (2016) '0943 Extracts of laminarin improve growth rate and small intestinal morphology in newborn chicks but do not influence colonization'. Journal of Animal Science, 94 (supplement5):454-454. [Details]
Vigors S, O¿Doherty JV, Kelly AK, Sweeney T (2016) '0988 The relationship between the expression of genes regulating appetite control and feeding behavior in pigs divergent in feed efficiency'. Journal of Animal Science, 94 (supplement5):474-474. [Details]
Sweeney T and Doherty J (2016) '1038 Manipulation of gut morphology and gut immunity in swine using novel, naturally sustainable bioactives'. Journal of Animal Science, 94 (supplement5):497-498. [Details]
Mukhopadhya A, O¿Doherty JV, Noronha N, Ryan MT, Sweeney T (2016) '0941 Comparing the effects of zinc oxide, milk hydrolysate, yeast glucan, and combination of milk hydrolysate/yeast glucan on growth, gut microbiota, and cytokine gene expression in weaning piglets'. Journal of Animal Science, 94 (supplement5):453-453. [Details]
Bouwhuis MA, Sweeney T, Mukhopadhya A, Thornton K, McAlpine PO, O'Doherty JV (2016) 'Zinc methionine and laminarin have growth-enhancing properties in newly weaned pigs influencing both intestinal health and diarrhoea occurrence'. Journal of Animal Physiology and Animal Nutrition, . [Details]
Sweeney T, Lejeune A, Moloney AP, Monahan FJ, McGettigan P, Downey G, Park S, Ryan MT (2016) 'The application of transcriptomic data in the authentication of beef derived from contrasting production systems'. BMC Genomics, 17 (1):746. [DOI] [Details]
McRae KM, Good B, Hanrahan JP, McCabe MS, Cormican P, Sweeney T, O'Connell MJ, Keane OM (2016) 'Transcriptional profiling of the ovine abomasal lymph node reveals a role for timing of the immune response in gastrointestinal nematode resistance'. Veterinary Parasitology, 224 :96-108. [DOI] [Details]
Vigors S, O¿Doherty JV, Kelly AK, O¿Shea CJ, Sweeney T (2016) 'The effect of divergence in feed efficiency on the intestinal microbiota and the intestinal immune response in both unchallenged and lipopolysaccharide challenged ileal colonic explants'. PLoS ONE, 11 (2). [DOI] [Details]
Bouwhuis MA, McDonnell MJ, Sweeney T, Mukhopadhya A, O'Shea CJ, O'Doherty JV (2017) 'Seaweed extracts and galacto-oligosaccharides improve intestinal health in pigs following Salmonella Typhimurium challenge'. Animal, 13 :1-9. [DOI] [Details]
McGovern FM, Sweeney T, Ryan MT, Lott S, Campion FP, Boland TM (2017) 'An investigation into the effects of maternal supplementation with excess iodine on the mechanisms and impacts of reduced IgG absorption in the lamb postpartum'. The British journal of nutrition, 117 (7):951-963. [DOI] [Details]
Kennedy CA, Fanning S, Karczmarczyk M, Byrne B, Monaghan Á, Bolton D, Sweeney T (2017) 'Characterizing the Multidrug Resistance of non-O157 Shiga Toxin-Producing Escherichia coli Isolates from Cattle Farms and Abattoirs'. Microbial drug resistance (Larchmont, N.Y.), . [DOI] [Details]
Sebastiano RS, Sweeney T, Good B, Hanrahan JP, Keady TW (2017) 'Can the amount of digestible undegraded protein offered to ewes during late pregnancy affect the performance and immune response of their offspring to gastrointestinal nematodes?'. Veterinary Parasitology, 236 :42-50. [DOI] [Details]
Sebastiano RS, Sweeney T, Keady TW, Hanrahan JP, Good B (2017) 'Can the amount of digestible undegraded protein offered to ewes in late pregnancy affect the periparturient change in resistance to gastrointestinal nematodes?'. Veterinary Parasitology, 235 :8-16. [DOI] [Details]
Bouwhuis MA, Sweeney T, Mukhopadhya A, McDonnell MJ, O'Doherty JV (2017) 'Maternal laminarin supplementation decreases Salmonella Typhimurium shedding and improves intestinal health in piglets following an experimental challenge with S. Typhimurium post-weaning'. Animal Feed Science and Technology, 223 :156-168. [Details]
Sweeney T, Hanrahan JP, Ryan MT, Good B (2016) 'Immunogenomics of gastrointestinal nematode infection in ruminants - Breeding for resistance to produce food sustainably and safely'. Parasite Immunology, 38 (9):569-586. [DOI] [Details]
Vigors S, Sweeney T, O'Shea CJ, Kelly AK, O'Doherty JV (2016) 'Pigs that are divergent in feed efficiency, differ in intestinal enzyme and nutrient transporter gene expression, nutrient digestibility and microbial activity'. Animal, 10 (11):1848-1855. [DOI] [Details]
Sweeney T, O'Doherty JV (2016) 'Marine macroalgal extracts to maintain gut homeostasis in the weaning piglet'. Domestic Animal Endocrinology, 56 :S84-S89. [Details]
Sweeney, T, Meredith, H, Ryan, MT, Gath, V, Thornton, K, O'Doherty, JV (2016) 'Effects of Ascophyllum nodosum supplementation on Campylobacter jejuni colonisation, performance and gut health following an experimental challenge in 10day old chicks'. Innovative Food Science and Emerging Technologies, 37 :247-252. [Details]
Sweeney T, Lejeune A, Moloney AP, Monahan FJ, McGettigan P, Downey G, Park S, Ryan MT (2016) 'The application of transcriptomic data in the authentication of beef derived from contrasting production systems'. BMC Genomics, 17 (1):746. [Details]
Ryan MT, O'Halloran AM, Hamill RM, Davey GC, Gil M, Southwood OI, Sweeney T (2016) 'Polymorphisms in the regulatory region of the porcine MYLPF gene are related to meat quality traits in the Large White breed'. Meat Science, 113 :104-106. [Details]
O¿Shea CJ, O¿Doherty JV, Callanan JJ, Doyle D, Thornton K, Sweeney T (2016) 'The effect of algal polysaccharides laminarin and fucoidan on colonic pathology, cytokine gene expression and Enterobacteriaceae in a dextran sodium sulfate-challenged porcine model'. Journal of Nutritional Science, 5 . [Details]
O'Halloran F, Beecher C, Chaurin V, Sweeney T, Giblin L (2016) 'Lactoferrin affects the adherence and invasion of Streptococcus dysgalactiae ssp. dysgalactiae in mammary epithelial cells'. Journal of Dairy Science, 99 (6):4619-4628. [Details]
McRae KM, Good B, Hanrahan JP, McCabe MS, Cormican P, Sweeney T, O'Connell MJ, Keane OM (2016) 'Transcriptional profiling of the ovine abomasal lymph node reveals a role for timing of the immune response in gastrointestinal nematode resistance'. Veterinary Parasitology, 224 :96-108. [Details]
Egan, AM, O'Doherty, John V, Vigors, S, Sweeney, T (2016) 'Prawn shell chitosan exhibits anti-obesogenic potential through alterations to appetite, affecting feeding behaviour and satiety signals In Vivo'. PLoS ONE, 11 (2). [Details]
Bahar B, O¿Doherty JV, Smyth TJ, Ahmed AM and Sweeney T (2016) 'A cold water extract of Fucus vesiculosus inhibits lipopolysaccharide (LPS) induced pro-inflammatory responses in the porcine colon ex-vivo model'. Innovative Food Science and Emerging Technologies, 37 :229-236. [Details]
Sweeney T, O'Halloran AM, Hamill RM, Davey GC, Gil M, Southwood OI, Ryan MT (2015) 'Novel variation in the FABP3 promoter and its association with fatness traits in pigs'. Meat Science, 100 :32-40. [Details]
O'Neill GV, Jacquier JC, Mukhopadhya A, Egan T, O'Sullivan M, Sweeney T, O'Riordan ED (2015) 'In vitro and in vivo evaluation of whey protein hydrogels for oral delivery of riboflavin'. Journal of Functional Foods, 19 :512-521. [Details]
Mukhopadhya A, Noronha N, Bahar B, Ryan MT, Murray BA, Kelly PM, O'Loughlin IB, O'Doherty JV, Sweeney T (2015) 'The anti-inflammatory potential of a moderately hydrolysed casein and its 5 kDa fraction in in vitro and ex vivo models of the gastrointestinal tract'. Food and Function, 6 (2):612-621. [Details]
Horodyska J, Sweeney T, Ryan M, Hamill RM (2015) 'Novel SNPs in the Ankyrin 1 gene and their association with beef quality traits'. Meat Science, 108 :88-96. [Details]
Ahmed AM, Sebastiano SR, Sweeney T, Hanrahan JP, Glynn A, Keane OM, Mukhopadhya A, Thornton K, Good B (2015) 'Breed differences in humoral and cellular responses of lambs to experimental infection with the gastrointestinal nematode Teladorsagia circumcincta'. Veterinary Research, 46 (1):8. [Details]
Keogh K, Waters SM, Kelly AK, Wylie AR, Sauerwein H, Sweeney T, Kenny DA (2015) 'Feed restriction and realimentation in Holstein-Friesian bulls: II. Effect on blood pressure and systemic concentrations of metabolites and metabolic hormones'. Journal of Animal Science, 93 (7):3590-3601. [Details]
Heim G, Sweeney T, O¿Shea CJ, Doyle DN, O¿Doherty JV (2015) 'Effect of maternal dietary supplementation of laminarin and fucoidan, independently or in combination, on pig growth performance and aspects of intestinal health'. Animal Feed Science and Technology, 204 :28-41. [Details]
McGovern FM, Campion FP, Sweeney T, Fair S, Lott S, Boland TM (2015) 'Altering ewe nutrition in late gestation; (II) the impact on fetal development and offspring performance'. Journal of Animal Science, 93 (10):4873-4882. [DOI] [Details]
Ahmed, A.M. and Good, B. and Hanrahan, J.P. and McGettigan, P. and Browne, J. and Keane, O.M. and Bahar, B. and Mehta, J. and Markey, B. and Lohan, A. and Sweeney, T. (2015) 'Variation in the Ovine abomasal lymph node transcriptome between breeds known to differ in resistance to the gastrointestinal nematode'. PLoS ONE, 10 (5). [DOI] [Details]
Heim G, Walsh AM, Sweeney T, Ryan MT, O¿Doherty JV (2014) 'Effect of seaweed-derived laminarin and fucoidan and zinc oxide on gut morphology, nutrient transporters, nutrient digestibility, growth performance and selected microbial populations in weaned pigs'. British Journal of Nutrition, 111 (9):1577-1585. [Details]
Vigors S, Sweeney T, O¿Shea CJ, Browne JA, O¿Doherty JV (2014) 'Improvements in growth performance, bone mineral status and nutrient digestibility in pigs following the dietary inclusion of phytase are accompanied by modifications in intestinal nutrient transporter gene expression'. British Journal of Nutrition, 112 (5):688-697. [Details]
Heim G, Sweeney T, O'Shea CJ, Doyle DN, O'Doherty JV (2014) 'Effect of maternal supplementation with seaweed extracts on growth performance and aspects of gastrointestinal health of newly weaned piglets after challenge with enterotoxigenic Escherichia coli K88'. British Journal of Nutrition, 112 (12):1955-1965. [Details]
Mukhopadhya A, Noronha N, Bahar B, Ryan MT, Murray BA, Kelly PM, O'Loughlin IB, O'Doherty JV, Sweeney T (2014) 'Anti-inflammatory effects of a casein hydrolysate and its peptide-enriched fractions on TNF-alpha challenged Caco-2 cells and LPS-challenged porcine colonic explants'. Food Sciences and Nutrition, 2 (6):712-723. [Details]
Murphy P, Dal Bello F, O'Doherty J, Arendt EK, Sweeney T, Coffey A (2013) 'The effects of liquid versus spray-dried Laminaria digitata extract on selected bacterial groups in the piglet gastrointestinal tract (GIT) microbiota'. Anaerobe, 21 :1-8. [DOI] [Details]
Walsh AM, Sweeney T, Bahar B, O¿Doherty JV (2013) 'Multi-functional roles of chitosan as a potential protective agent against obesity'. PLoS ONE, 8 (1):e53828. [Details]
O'Shea CJ, Sweeney T, Callanan JJ, Doyle D, Walsh A, Ryan M, O¿Doherty JV (2013) 'The brown algae-derived polysaccharides laminarin and fucoidan alleviate histopathology and inflammation in a porcine model of ulcerative colitis'. Inflammatory Bowel Diseases, 19 :S104-S105. [Details]
Hamill RM, Aslan O, Mullen AM, O'Doherty JV, McBryan J, Morris DG, Sweeney T (2013) 'Transcriptome analysis of porcine M. semimembranosus divergent in intramuscular fat as a consequence of dietary protein restriction'. BMC Genomics, 14 (1):453. [Details]
Bahar B, O'Doherty JV, O'Doherty AM, Sweeney T (2013) 'Chito-oligosaccharide inhibits the de-methylation of a 'CpG' island within the leptin (LEP) promoter during Adipogenesis of 3T3-L1 cells'. PLoS ONE, 8 (3):e60011. [DOI] Link to full text [Details]
Walsh AM, Sweeney T, O¿Shea CJ, Doyle DN, Flynn B, O¿Doherty JV (2013) 'Effect of supplementing varying inclusion levels of laminarin and fucoidan on growth performance, digestibility of diet components, selected faecal microbial populations and volatile fatty acid concentrations in weaned pigs'. Animal Feed Science and Technology, 183 (3):151-159. [Details]
Walsh AM, Sweeney T, O¿Shea CJ, Doyle DN, O¿Doherty JV (2013) 'Effect of dietary laminarin and fucoidan on selected microbiota, intestinal morphology and immune status of the newly weaned pig'. British Journal of Nutrition, 110 (09):1630-1638. [Details]
Walsh AM, Sweeney T, Bahar B, Flynn B, O'Doherty JV (2013) 'The effects of supplementing varying molecular weights of chitooligosaccharide on performance, selected microbial populations and nutrient digestibility in the weaned pig'. Animal, 7 (4):571-579. [Details]
Monaghan A, Byrne B, Fanning S, Sweeney T, McDowell D, Bolton DJ (2013) 'Serotypes and virulence profiles of atypical enteropathogenic Escherichia coli (EPEC) isolated from bovine farms and abattoirs'. Journal of Applied Microbiology, 114 (2):595-603. [DOI] [Details]
Murphy P, Dal Bello F, O'Doherty J, Arendt EK, Sweeney T, Coffey A (2013) 'Analysis of bacterial community shifts in the gastrointestinal tract of pigs fed diets supplemented with Beta-glucan from Laminaria digitata, Laminaria hyperborea and Saccharomyces cerevisiae'. Animal, 7 (7):1079-1087. [DOI] [Details]
Mukhopadhya A, O'Doherty JV, Smith A, Bahar B, Sweeney T (2012) 'The microbiological and immunomodulatory effects of spray-dried versus wet dietary supplementation of seaweed extract in the pig gastrointestinal tract'. Journal of Animal Science, 90 Suppl 4 :28-30. [DOI] [Details]
Walsh, AM, Sweeney, T, O'Shea, CJ, Doyle, DN, O'Doherty, JV (2012) 'Effects of supplementing dietary laminarin and fucoidan on intestinal morphology and the immune gene expression in the weaned pig'. Journal of Animal Science, 90 (Supplement_4):284-286. [Details]
Walsh AM, Sweeney T, O¿Shea CJ, Doyle DN, O¿Doherty JV (2012) 'Effect of supplementing different ratios of laminarin and fucoidan in the diet of the weanling piglet on performance, nutrient digestibility, and fecal scoring'. Journal of Animal Science, 90 (Supplement_4):215-217. [Details]
Ryan MT, Hamill RM, O'Halloran AM, Davey GC, McBryan J, Mullen AM, McGee C, Gispert M, Southwood OI, Sweeney T (2012) 'SNP variation in the promoter of the PRKAG3 gene and association with meat quality traits in pig'. BMC Genetics, 13 (1):66. [Details]
Ryan MT, O¿Shea CJ, Collins CB, O¿Doherty JV, Sweeney T (2012) 'Effects of dietary supplementation with, and on the pathway in the porcine colon'. Journal of Animal Science, 90 (Supplement_4):263-265. [Details]
Leonard SG, Sweeney T, Bahar B, O¿Doherty JV (2012) 'Effect of maternal seaweed extract supplementation on suckling piglet growth, humoral immunity, selected microflora, and immune response after an ex vivo lipopolysaccharide challenge'. Journal of Animal Science, 90 (2):505-514. [Details]
Hamill RM, McBryan J, McGee C, Mullen AM, Sweeney T, Talbot A, Cairns MT, Davey GC. (2012) 'Functional analysis of muscle gene expression profiles associated with tenderness and intramuscular fat content in pork'. Meat Science, 92 (4):440-450. [Details]
Alam T, Bahar B, Waters SM, McGee M, O'Doherty JV, Sweeney T (2012) 'Functional characterisation of the bovine neuropeptide Y gene promoter and evaluation of the transcriptional activities of promoter haplotypes'. Molecular Biology Reports, 39 (2):919-928. [Details]
Bahar B, O'Doherty JV, Maher S, McMorrow J, Sweeney T (2012) 'Chitooligosaccharide elicits acute inflammatory cytokine response through AP-1 pathway in human intestinal epithelial-like (Caco-2) cells'. Molecular Immunology, 51 :283-291. [Details]
Aslan O, RM Hamill, Mullen AM, Davey GC, Gil M, Gladney CD, Sweeney T (2012) 'Association between promoter polymorphisms in a key cytoskeletal gene (Ankyrin 1) and intramuscular fat and water-holding capacity in porcine muscle'. Molecular Biology Reports, 39 (4):3903-3914. [Details]
O¿Shea CJ, Sweeney T, Bahar B, Ryan MT, Thornton K, O¿Doherty JV (2012) 'Indices of gastrointestinal fermentation and manure emissions of growing-finishing pigs as influenced through singular or combined consumption of Lactobacillus plantarum and inulin'. Journal of Animal Science, 90 (11):3848-3857. [DOI] [Details]
Ryan MT, O'Shea CJ, Collins CB, O'Doherty JV, Sweeney T (2012) 'Effects of dietary supplementation with Laminaria hyperborea, Laminaria digitata, and Saccharomyces cerevisiae on the IL-17 pathway in the porcine colon'. Journal of Animal Science, 90 :263-265. [Details]
Bahar B, O¿Doherty JV, Sweeney T (2012) 'Assessment of RNA integrity in the postmortem pig colonic tissue ex vivo'. Journal of Animal Science, 90 (Supplement 4):22-24. [Details]
Murphy P, Dal Bello F, O¿Doherty JV, Arendt EK, Sweeney T, Coffey A (2012) 'Effects of cereal beta-glucans and enzyme inclusion on the porcine gastrointestinal tract microbiota'. Anaerobe, 18 (6):557-565. [Details]
Bahar B, O'Doherty JV, Hayes M, Sweeney T (2012) 'Extracts of brown seaweeds can attenuate the bacterial lipopolysaccharide-induced pro-inflammatory response in the porcine colon ex vivo'. Journal of Animal Science, 90 (Supplement 4):46-48. [Details]
Monaghan A, Byrne B, Fanning S, Sweeney T, McDowell D, Bolton DJ (2012) 'Serotypes and virulotypes of non-O157 shiga-toxin producing Escherichia coli (STEC) on bovine hides and carcasses'. Food Microbiology, 32 (2):223-229. [DOI] [Details]
Sweeney T, Collins CB, Reilly P, Pierce KM, Ryan M, O'Doherty JV (2012) 'Effect of purified Beta-glucans derived from Laminaria digitata, Laminaria hyperborea and Saccharomyces cerevisiae on piglet performance, selected bacterial populations, volatile fatty acids and pro-inflammatory cytokines in the gastrointestinal tract of pigs'. Nutrition, 108 (7):1226-1234. [DOI] [Details]
Alam T, Bahar B, Waters SM, McGee M, Sweeney T (2012) 'Analysis of multiple polymorphisms in the bovine neuropeptide Y5 receptor gene and structural modelling of the encoded protein'. Molecular Biology Reports, 39 (4):4411-4421. [DOI] [Details]
Aslan O, Hamill RM, Davey G, McBryan J, Mullen AM, Gispert M, Sweeney T (2012) 'Variation in the IGF2 gene promoter region is associated with intramuscular fat content in porcine skeletal muscle'. Molecular Biology Reports, 39 (4):4101-4110. [DOI] [Details]
Ryan MT, Collins CB, O'Doherty JV, Sweeney T (2012) 'Effects of dietary Beta-glucans supplementation on cytokine expression in porcine liver'. Journal of Animal Science, 90 Suppl 4 :40-42. [DOI] [Details]
Walsh AM, Sweeney T, Bahar B, Flynn B, O¿Doherty JV (2012) 'The effect of chitooligosaccharide supplementation on intestinal morphology, selected microbial populations, volatile fatty acid concentrations and immune gene expression in the weaned pig'. Animal, 6 (10):1620-1626. [Details]
Alam T, Kenny DA, Sweeney T, Buckley F, Prendiville R, McGee M, Waters SM (2012) 'Expression of genes involved in energy homeostasis in the duodenum and liver of Holstein-Friesian and Jersey cows and their F 1 hybrid'. Physiological Genomics, 44 (2):198-209. [Details]
Leonard SG, Sweeney T, Bahar B, Lynch BP, O¿Doherty JV (2011) 'Effects of dietary seaweed extract supplementation in sows and post-weaned pigs on performance, intestinal morphology, intestinal microflora and immune status'. British Journal of Nutrition, 106 (05):688-699. [Details]
Monaghan AI, Byrne B, Fanning S, Sweeney T, McDowell D, Bolton DJ (2011) 'Serotypes and Virulence Profiles of Non-O157 Shiga Toxin-Producing Escherichia coli Isolates from Bovine Farms'. Applied and Environmental Microbiology, 77 :8662-8668. [Details]
Bahar B, O'Doherty JV, Sweeney T (2011) 'A potential role of IL-6 in the chito-oligosaccharide-mediated inhibition of adipogenesis'. British Journal of Nutrition, 106 :1142-1153. [Details]
Varley PF, Ryan M, Sweeney T and O'Doherty JV (2011) 'The effect of phosphorus restriction during the weaner phase on compensatory growth serum osteocalcin and bone mineralization in gilts'. Livestock Science, 135 (2-3):282-288. [Details]
Rohrle FT, Moloney AP, Black A, Osorio MT, Sweeney T, Schmidt O and Monahan FJ (2011) 'alpha-Tocopherol stereoisomers in beef as an indicator of vitamin E supplementation in cattle diets'. Food Chemistry, 124 (3):935-940. [DOI] [Details]
O'Shea CJ, Lynch MB, Sweeney T, Gahan DA, Callan JJ, O'Doherty JV (2011) 'Comparison of a wheat-based diet supplemented with purified beta-glucans, with an oat-based diet on nutrient digestibility, nitrogen utilization, distal gastrointestinal composition and manure odor and ammonia emissions from finishing pigs'. Journal of Animal Science, 89 (2):438-447. [Details]
Leonard SG, Sweeney T, Pierce KM, Bahar BP, Lynch BP, O¿Doherty JV (2011) 'Effect of dietary seaweed extracts and fish oil supplementation in sows on performance, intestinal microflora, intestinal morphology, volatile fatty acid concentrations and immune status of weaned pigs'. British Journal of Nutrition, 105 (4):549-560. [Details]
O'Shea CJ, Sweeney T, Lynch MB, Gahan DA, Flynn BA, O¿Doherty JV (2011) 'The effect of introducing purified Beta-glucans to a wheat-based diet on total tract digestibility and gaseous manure emissions from pigs as compared with consumption of a beta-glucan-rich, barley-based diet'. Animal Feed Science and Technology, 165 (1-2):95-104. [Details]
Hassan M, Hanrahan JP, Good B, Mulcahy G, Sweeney T (2011) 'A differential interplay between the expression of Th1/Th2/Treg related cytokine genes in Teladorsagia circumcincta infected DRB1*1101 carrier lambs'. Veterinary Research, 42 (1):45. [DOI] [Details]
Taraktsoglou M, Szalabska U, Magee DA, Browne JA, Sweeney T, Gormley E, MacHugh DE (2011) 'Transcriptional profiling of immune genes in bovine monocyte-derived macrophages exposed to bacterial antigens'. Veterinary Immunology and Immunopathology, 140 :130-139. [Details]
Bahar B, O'Halloran F, Callanan MJ, McParland S, Giblin L, Sweeney T (2011) 'Bovine lactoferrin (LTF) gene promoter haplotypes have different basal transcriptional activities'. Animal Genetics, 42 (3):270-279. [DOI] [Details]
assan M, Good B, Hanrahan JP, Campion D, Sayers G, Mulcahy G, Sweeney T (2011) 'The dynamic influence of the DRB1*1101 allele on the resistance of sheep to experimental Teladorsagia circumcincta infection'. Veterinary Research, 42 (1):46. [DOI] [Details]
Pang WY, Earley B, Murray M, Sweeney T, Gath V, Crowe MA (2011) 'Banding or Burdizzo castration and carprofen administration on peripheral leukocyte inflammatory cytokine transcripts'. Research in Veterinary Science, 90 :127-132. [Details]
Bolton DJ, Monaghan A, Byrne B, Fanning S, Sweeney T, McDowell DA (2011) 'Incidence and survival of non-O157 verocytotoxigenic Escherichia coli in soil'. Journal of Applied Microbiology, 111 (2):484-490. [Details]
O¿Shea CJ, Sweeney T, Lynch MB, Callan JJ, O¿Doherty JV (2011) 'Modification of selected bacteria and markers of protein fermentation in the distal gastrointestinal tract of pigs upon consumption of chitosan is accompanied by heightened manure odor emissions'. Journal of Animal Science, 89 (5):1366-1375. [Details]
Sweeney T, Dillon S, Fanning J, Egan J, O'Shea CJ, Figat S, Gutierrez JJM, Mannion C, Leonard F, O'Doherty JV (2011) 'Evaluation of seaweed-derived polysaccharides on indices of gastrointestinal fermentation and selected populations of microbiota in newly weaned pigs challenged with< i> Salmonella Typhimurium'. Animal Feed Science and Technology, 165 (1):85-94. [Details]
O'Shea CJ, Sweeney T, Gahan D, Lynch MB, Callan JJ, O'Doherty JV (2010) 'Effect of beta-glucans contained in barley- and oat-based diets and exogenous enzyme supplementation on gastrointestinal fermentation of finisher pigs and subsequent manure odor and ammonia emissions'. Journal of Animal Science, 88 (4):1411-1420. [Details]
Varley PF, Sweeney T, Callan JJ, Flynn B, McCarney C, O'Doherty JV (2010) 'Effect of phosphorus level and inulin inclusion in a wheat based finisher pig diet on nitrogen, phosphorus and calcium metabolism and intestinal microflora'. Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture, 1 (01):196-196. [Details]
Pannier, L, Hamill, RM, Mullen, AM, Sweeney, T (2010) 'Functional genomic approaches to understand the biological pathways underpinning intramuscular fat in beef'. Animal Science Reviews, 2010 :23-34. [Details]
O'Shea CJ, Gahan DA, Lynch MB, Sweeney T, Callan JJ, O'Doherty JV (2010) 'Comparison of a β-glucan-supplemented wheat-based diet with an oat-based diet on apparent total tract nutrient digestibility, nitrogen utilisation and accompanying manure odour and ammonia emissions from finisher pigs'. Advances in Animal Biosciences, 1 (1):183-183. [Details]
O'Halloran F, Berry DP, Bahar B, Howard DJ, Sweeney T, Giblin L (2010) 'Bovine lactoferrin promoter polymorphisms associate with reproductive performance and somatic cell count in Holstein-Friesian cattle in Ireland'. Advances in Animal Biosciences, 1 (1):217-217. [Details]
O'Doherty JV,Dillon S, Figat S, Callan JJ, Sweeney T (2010) 'The effects of lactose inclusion and seaweed extract derived from Laminaria spp. on performance, digestibility of diet components and microbial populations in newly weaned pigs'. Animal Feed Science and Technology, 157 (3):173-180. [Details]
Magee DA, Berkowicz EW, Sikora KM, Berry DP, Park SD, Kelly AK, Sweeney T, Kenny DA, Evans RD, Wickham BW, Spillane C, Machugh DE (2010) 'A catalogue of validated single nucleotide polymorphisms in bovine orthologs of mammalian imprinted genes and associations with beef production traits'. Animal, 4 (12):1958-1970. [Details]
Lejeune A, Monahan FJ, Moloney AP, Earley B, Black AD, Campion DP, Englishby T, Reilly P, O'Doherty J, Sweeney T (2010) 'Peripheral and gastrointestinal immune systems of healthy cattle raised outdoors at pasture or indoors on a concentrate-based ration'. BMC Veterinary Research, 6 (1):19. [Details]
Kelly AK, McGee M, Crews DH Jr, Sweeney T, Boland TM, Kenny DA (2010) 'Repeatability of feed efficiency, carcass ultrasound, feeding behavior, and blood metabolic variables in finishing heifers divergently selected for residual feed intake'. Journal of Animal Science, 88 (10):3214-3225. [Details]
Dillon S, Sweeney T, Figat S, Callan JJ, O'Doherty JV (2010) 'The effects of lactose inclusion and seaweed extract on performance, nutrient digestibility and microbial populations in newly weaned piglets'. Livestock Science, 134 (1):205-207. [Details]
Bahar B, O'Halloran F, Giblin L, Sweeney T (2010) 'Transcriptional activities of bovine lactoferrin (LTF) gene promoter haplotypes'. Advances in Animal Biosciences, 1 (1):304-304. [Details]
Aslan O, Sweeney T, Mullen AM, Hamill RM (2010) 'Regulatory polymorphisms in the bovine Ankyrin 1 gene promoter are associated with tenderness and intramuscular fat content'. BMC Genetics, 11 (1):111. [Details]
Aslan, O, Sweeney, T, Mullen, AM, O'Doherty, JV, McBryan, J, Morris, D, Hamill, RM (2010) 'Gene expression profiles of pork samples divergent in intramuscular fat content'. Advances in Animal Biosciences, 1 (01):235-235. [Details]
Alam T, Bahar B, Waters S, McGee M, Sweeney T (2010) 'Functional characterization of the promoter region of bovine Neuropeptide Y (NPY) gene'. Advances in Animal Biosciences, 1 (1):213-213. [Details]
Alam T, Bahar B, Waters S, McGee M, Sweeney T (2010) 'Single nucleotide polymorphisms in the bovine Neuropeptide Y5 Receptor gene and their predicted role in physico-chemical characteristics of the receptor protein'. Advances in Animal Biosciences, 1 (1):143-143. [Details]
Ryan MT, Collins CB, O'Doherty JV, Sweeney T (2010) 'Selection of stable reference genes for quantitative real-time PCR in porcine gastrointestinal tissues'. Livestock Science, 133 (1-3):42-44. [DOI] [Details]
Kennedy CA, Lenahan M, Ryan M, Fanning S, Sheridan J, McNamara E (2010) 'Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli isolated from human and pig origin induce different gene expression profiles in human Caco-2 epithelial cells'. Livestock Science, 133 (1-3):189-191. [DOI] [Details]
Smith AG, Reilly P, Sweeney T, Pierce KM, Gahan DA, Callan JJ, O'Doherty JV (2010) 'The effect of cereal type and exogenous enzyme supplementation on intestinal microbiota and nutrient digestibility in finisher pigs'. Livestock Science, 133 (1-3):148-150. [DOI] [Details]
Ryan MT, Smith AG, O'Doherty JV, Bahar B, Reilly P, Sweeney T (2010) 'Effects of nutrient supplementation with laminarin derived from Laminaria hyperborea and Laminaria digitata on mucin gene expression in the porcine ileum'. Livestock Science, 133 (1-3):236-238. [Details]
Leonard SG, Sweeney T, Pierce KM, Bahar B, Lynch BP, O'Doherty JV (2010) 'The effects of maternal dietary supplementation with seaweed extract and fish oil on the humoral immune response and performance of suckling piglets'. Livestock Science, 134 (1-3):211-214. [Details]
Varley PF, Sweeney T, Callan JJ, Flynn B, McCarney C, O'Doherty JV (2010) 'Effect of phosphorus level and inulin inclusion on phosphorus calcium and nitrogen utilization intestinal microflora and bone development'. Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture, 90 (14):2447-2454. [Details]
Reilly P, Sweeney T, O'Shea C, Pierce KM, Figat S, Smith AG, Gahan DA, O¿Doherty JV (2010) 'The effect of cereal-derived beta-glucans and exogenous enzyme supplementation on intestinal microflora, nutrient digestibility, mineral metabolism and volatile fatty acid concentrations in finisher pigs'. Animal Feed Science and Technology, 158 (3-4):165-176. [Details]
Pannier L, Mullen AM, Hamill RM, Stapleton PC, Sweeney T (2010) 'Association analysis of single nucleotide polymorphisms in DGAT1, TG and FABP4 genes and intramuscular fat in crossbred Bos taurus cattle'. Meat Science, 85 (33):515-518. [Details]
O'Halloran F, Berry DP, Bahar B, Howard DJ, Sweeney T, Giblin L (2010) 'Polymorphisms in the bovine lactoferrin promoter are associated with reproductive performance and somatic cell count'. Journal of Dairy Science, 93 (3):1253-1259. [Details]
Smith AG, Ryan M, O'Doherty JV, Reilly P, Bahar B, Sweeney T (2010) 'Effects of dietary supplementation with laminarin derived from Laminaria hyperborea and Laminaria digitata on colonic mucin gene expression in pigs'. Livestock Science, 133 (1-3):204-206. [Details]
Reilly P, Smith AG, Sweeney T, Pierce KM, Gahan DA, Callan JJ, O¿Doherty JV (2010) 'The effects of cereal-derived beta-glucans and enzyme supplementation on intestinal microbiota, nutrient digestibility and mineral metabolism in pigs'. Livestock Science, 133 (1):144-147. [DOI] [Details]
Lynch MB, Sweeney T, Callan JJ, O'Sullivan JT, O'Doherty JV (2010) 'The effect of dietary Laminaria‐derived laminarin and fucoidan on nutrient digestibility, nitrogen utilisation, intestinal microflora and volatile fatty acid concentration in pigs'. Journal of Science and Food Agriculture, 90 (3):430-437. [Details]
Lynch MB, Sweeney T, Callan JJ, O'Sullivan JT, O'Doherty JV (2010) 'The effect of dietary Laminaria hyperborea derived laminarin and fucoidan on intestinal microflora and volatile fatty acid concentration in pigs'. Livestock Science, 133 (1-3):157-160. [Details]
Magee DA, Berkowicz EW, Sikora KM, Sweeney T, Kenny DA, Kelly AK, Evans RD, Wickham BW, Bradley DG, Spillane C, MacHugh DE (2010) 'High concordance of bovine single nucleotide polymorphism genotypes generated using two independent genotyping strategies'. Animal Biotechnology, 21 (44):257-262. [Details]
Reardon W, Mullen AM, Sweeney T, Hamill RM (2010) 'Association of polymorphisms in candidate genes with colour, water-holding capacity, and composition traits in bovine M. longissimus and M. semimembranosus'. Meat Science, 86 (22):270-275. [Details]
Leonard SG, Sweeney T, Pierce KM, Bahar B, Lynch BP, O¿Doherty JV (2010) 'Effect of maternal fish oil and seaweed extract supplementation on colostrum and milk composition, humoral immune response, and performance of suckled piglets'. Journal of Animal Science, 88 (9):2988-2997. [Details]
Leonard SG, Sweeney T, Bahar B, Lynch BP, O'Doherty JV (2010) 'Effect of dietary seaweed extracts and fish oil supplementation in sows on performance, intestinal microflora, intestinal morphology, volatile fatty acid concentrations and immune status of weaned pigs'. British Journal of Nutrition, 105 (4):549-560. [DOI] [Details]
Lynch MB, Sweeney T, Callan JJ, O'Sullivan JT, O'Doherty JV (2010) 'The effect of dietary Laminaria-derived laminarin and fucoidan on nutrient digestibility, nitrogen utilisation, intestinal microflora and volatile fatty acid concentration in pigs'. Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture, 90 (3):430-437. [DOI] [Details]
Lenahan M, O'Brien SB, Kinsella K, Sweeney T, Sheridan JJ (2010) 'Assessment of lamb carcass hygiene before and after chilling at five Irish abattoirs'. Food Control, 21 (3):313-318. [Details]
Leonard SG, Sweeney T, Pierce KM, Bahar B, Lynch BP, O'Doherty JV (2010) 'The effects of supplementing the diet of the sow with seaweed extracts and fish oil on aspects of gastrointestinal health and performance of the weaned piglet'. Livestock Science, 134 (1-3):135-138. [DOI] [Details]
Pang WY, Earley B, Sweeney T, Pirani S, Gath V, Crowe MA (2009) 'Effects of banding or burdizzo castration of bulls on neutrophil phagocytosis and respiratory burst, CD62-L expression, and serum interleukin-8 concentration'. Journal of Animal Science, 87 (10):3187-3195. [Details]
Scott L, McGee P, Walsh C, Fanning S, Sweeney T, Blanco J, Karczmarczyk M, Earley B, Leonard N, Sheridan JJ (2009) 'Detection of numerous verotoxigenic E. coli serotypes, with multiple antibiotic resistance from cattle faeces and soil'. Veterinary Microbiology, 134 (3):288-293. [Details]
Pang W, Earley B, Sweeney T, Gath V, Crowe MA (2009) 'Temporal patterns of inflammatory gene expression in local tissues after banding or burdizzo castration in cattle'. BMC Veterinary Research, 5 (1):36. [Details]
Aslan Ö, Hamill RM, Sweeney T, Reardon W, Mullen AM (2009) 'Integrity of nuclear genomic deoxyribonucleic acid in cooked meat: Implications for food traceability'. Journal of Animal Science, 87 (1):57-61. [Details]
Lane EA, Sweeney T, Ryan M, Roche JF, Crowe MA (2009) 'Relationship between serum gonadotropins and pituitary immunoreactive gonadotropins and steroid receptors during the first FSH increase of the estrous cycle and following steroid treatment in heifers'. Animal Reproduction Science, 112 (1):66-82. [DOI] [Details]
O¿Halloran F, Bahar B, Buckley F, O¿Sullivan O, Sweeney T, Giblin L (2009) 'Characterisation of single nucleotide polymorphisms identified in the bovine lactoferrin gene sequences across a range of dairy cow breeds'. Biochimie, 91 (1):68-75. [Details]
Lenahan M, Crowley H, O¿brien SB, Byrne C, Sweeney T, Sheridan JJ (2009) 'The potential use of chilling to control the growth of Enterobacteriaceae on porcine carcasses and the incidence of E-coli O157:H7 in pigs'. Journal of Applied Microbiology, 106 (5):1512-1520. [Details]
Lenahan M, O¿Brien SB, Byrne C, Ryan M, Kennedy C‐A, McNamara EB, Fanning S, Sheridan JJ, Sweeney T (2009) 'Molecular characterisation of Irish E. coli O157:H7 isolates of human, bovine, ovine and porcine origin'. Journal of Applied Microbiology, 107 (4):1340-1349. [Details]
Pannier L, Sweeney T, Hamill RM, Ipek F, Stapleton PC, Mullen AM (2009) 'Lack of an association between single nucleotide polymorphisms in the bovine leptin gene and intramuscular fat in Bos taurus cattle'. Meat Science, 81 (4):731-737. [DOI] [Details]
Boland TM, Hayes L, Sweeney T, Callan JJ, Baird AW, Keely S, Crosby TF (2008) 'The effects of cobalt and iodine supplementation of the pregnant ewe diet on immunoglobulin G, vitamin E, T3 and T4 levels in the progeny'. Animal, 2 (2):197-206. [DOI] [Details]
Sayers G, Good B, Hanrahan JP, O'Donovan J, Mulcahy G, Sweeney T (2008) 'Breed differences in mucosal and systemic antibody response to nematode infection in sheep: an important role for IgE?'. Parasitology, 135 (1):71-80. [Details]
Bahar B, Sweeney T (2008) 'Mapping of the transcription start site (TSS) and identification of SNPs in the bovine neuropeptide Y (NPY) gene'. BMC Genetics, 9 (1):91. [Details]
Bahar B, Monaghan FJ, Moloney AP, Olaf S, McHugh DE and Sweeney T (2007) 'VLong-term stability of RNA in post-mortem bovine skeletal muscle, liver and subcutaneous adipose tissues'. BMC Molecular Biology, 8 (1):108. [Details]
Lynch MB, Sweeney T, Callan JJ and O'Doherty JV (2008) 'Effects of increasing the intake of dietary β-glucans by exchanging wheat for barley on nutrient digestibility, nitrogen excretion, intestinal microflora, volatile fatty acidconcentration and manure ammonia emissions in finishing pigs'. Animal, 1 (6):812-819. [Details]
Sweeney T and Hanrahan JP (2008) 'The evidence of associations between prion protein genotype and production, reproduction and health traits in sheep'. Veterinary Research, 39 (4):1-18. [Details]
Krogenæs AK, Taubøll E, Stien A, Oskam IC, Lyche JL, Dahl E, Thomassen RF, Sweeney T and Ropstad E (2008) 'Valproate (VPA) affects reproductive endocrine function, testis diameter and some semen parameters in non-epileptic adolescent male'. Theriogenology, 70 (1):15-26. [Details]
Lynch MB, O'Shea CJ, Sweeney T, Callan JJ, O'Doherty JV (2008) 'Effect of crude protein concentration and sugar-beet pulp on nutrient digestibility, nitrogen excretion, intestinal fermentation and manure ammonia and odour emissions from finisher pigs'. Animal, 2 :425-434. [DOI] [Details]
Reilly P, O'Doherty JV, Pierce KM, Callan JJ, O'Sullivan JT, Sweeney T (2008) 'The effects of seaweed extract inclusion on gut morphology, selected intestinal microbiota, nutrient digestibility, volatile fatty acid concentrations and the immune status of the weaned pig'. Animal, 2 :1465-1473. [Details]
Hanrahan JP, Casey KC, Sweeney T (2008) 'Evidence for a breed specific association between PrP genotype and ultrasonic muscle depth but not for survivability, growth or carcass traits in sheep'. Livestock Science, 117 (2):249-254. [Details]
Costello, S,O'Doherty, E,Troy, DJ,Ernst, CW,Kim, KS,Stapleton, P,Sweeney, T,Mullen, AM; (2007) 'Association of polymorphisms in the calpain I, calpain II and growth hormone genes with tenderness in bovine M-longissimus dorsi'. Meat Science, 75 :551-557. [DOI] [Details]
Sweeney, T, Hanrahan, JP, O'Doherty, E (2007) 'Is there a relationship between prion protein genotype and ovulation rate and litter size in sheep?'. Animal Reproduction Science, 101 (1):153-157. [Details]
Sweeney T, Fox J, Robertson L, Kelly G, Duffy P, Lonergan P, O'doherty J, Roche JF, Evans NP (2007) 'Postnatal exposure to octylphenol decreases semen quality in the adult ram'. Theriogenology, 67 (5):1068-1075. [Details]
Negredo, Carmen, Monks, Eoin, Sweeney, Torres (2007) 'A novel real-time ultrasonic method for prion protein detection using plasminogen as a capture molecule'. BMC Biotechnology, 7 (1):1. [Details]
Mullen, AM, Corcoran, D, Hughes, L, Hamill, RM, Cairns, M, Sweeney, T (2007) 'Developments in genome technologies for improvements in the quality of meat'. Tehnologija mesa, 48 (1-2):16-28. [Details]
O'Brien, S.B., M. Lenahan, T. Sweeney, and J.J. Sheridan (2007) 'Assessing the hygiene of pig carcasses using whole body carcass swabs compared to the four-site method in EC Decision 471'. Journal of Food Protection, 70 (2):432-439. [Details]
Costello, S., O'Doherty, E., Troy, D.J., Kim, K.-S., Ernst, C.W., Sweeney, T., Mullen, A.M. ; (2007) 'The relationship between polymorphisms in the calpain I, calpain II and growth hormone genes and tenderness in bovine M. longissimus dorsi'. MEAT SCIENCE, 75 :551-557. [Details]
Lynch MB, Sweeney T, Callan JJ and O'Doherty JV (2007) 'The effect of dietary barley level on nutrient digestibility, nitrogen excretion, intestinal microflora and volatile fatty acid concentration in finishing pigs'. Livestock Science, 109 :236-239. [Details]
Lynch MB, Sweeney T, Callan JJ and O'Doherty JV (2007) 'The effect of dietary crude protein concentration and inulin supplementation on nitrogen excretion and intestinal microflora from finisher pigs'. Livestock Science, 109 :204-207. [Details]
Sweeney T and Ryan MT (2007) 'Integrating molecular biology into the veterinary curriculum'. Journal of Veterinary Medical Education, 34 (5):658-673. [DOI] [Details]
Bahar, B., Monahan, F.J., Moloney, A.P., Schmidt, O., MacHugh, D.E., Sweeney, T.; (2007) 'Long-term stability of RNA in post-mortem bovine skeletal muscle, liver and subcutaneous adipose tissues'. BMC Molecular Biology, 8 (108). [Details]
Lynch, M.B., Sweeney, T., Callan, J.J. and O'Doherty, J.V.; (2007) 'The effect of dietary barley level on volatile fatty acid concentration and manure ammonia emissions in finishing pigs'. Livestock Science, 109 (1-3):236-239. [Details]
Lenahan, M,O'Brien, S,Kinsella, K,Sweeney, T,Sheridan, JJ; (2007) 'Prevalence and molecular characterization of Escherichia coli O157 : H7 on Irish lamb carcasses, fleece and in faeces samples'. Journal of Applied Microbiology, 103 :2401-2409. [DOI] [Details]
Lynch, MB,Sweeney, T,Callan, JJ,Flynn, B,O'Doherty, JV; (2007) 'The effect of high and low dietary crude protein and inulin supplementation on nutrient digestibility, nitrogen excretion, intestinal microflora and manure ammonia emissions from finisher pigs'. Animal, 1 :1112-1121. [DOI] [Details]
Boland, T. M., Hayes, L., Murphy, J. J., Sweeney, T., Callan, J. J., Crosby, T. F., ; (2007) 'Cobalt supplementation to the pregnant ewe reduces vitamin E levels in the newborn lamb'. Journal of Dairy Science, 90 :661-661. [Details]
Pierce, K.M., Sweeney, T., Brophy, P.O., Callan, J.J., Fitzpatrick, E., McCarthy, P. & O'Doherty, J.V.; (2006) 'The effect of lactose and inulin on intestinal morphology, microbiology and volatile fatty acids of the weanling pig'. ANIMAL SCIENCE, 82 :311-318. [Details]
Pierce, KM, Sweeney, T, Callan, JJ, Byrne, C, McCarthy, P, O'Doherty, JV (2006) 'The effect of inclusion of a high lactose supplement in finishing diets on nutrient digestibility, nitrogen excretion, volatile fatty acid concentrations and ammonia emission from boars'. Animal Feed Science and Technology, 125 (1):45-60. [Details]
Pierce, KM, Sweeney, T, Brophy, PO, Callan, JJ, Fitzpatrick, E, McCarthy, P, O'Doherty, JV (2006) 'The effect of lactose and inulin on intestinal morphology, selected microbial populations and volatile fatty acid concentrations in the gastro-intestinal tract of the weanling pig'. Animal Science, 82 (03):311-318. [Details]
Keane, CJ, Hanlon, AJ, Roche, JF, Burton, JL, Mee, JF, O'Doherty, JV, Sweeney, T (2006) 'Short communication: A potential antiapoptotic phenotype in neutrophils of cows milked once daily in early lactation'. Journal of Dairy Research, 89 (3):1024-1027. [Details]
Pierce, K.M., Sweeney, T., Callan, J.J., Byrne, C., McCarthy, P. O'Doherty, J.V.; (2006) 'The effect of lactose inclusion in finishing diets on nutrient digestibility, nitrogen excretion, volatile fatty acids concentrations and ammonia emission from boars'. Animal Feed Science and Technology, 125 :45-60. [Details]
Crumlish, P.T., Sweeney, T., Jones, B. Angles, J.M. (2006) 'Hypertrophic osteodystrophy in the Weimaraner dog: investigation of a possible link between DQA1 alleles of the MHC and hypertrophic osteodystrophy'. Veterinary Journal, 171 :308-313. [Details]
Pang, W.Y., Earley, B., Sweeney, T. & Crowe, M.A.; (2006) 'Effect of carprofen administration during banding or burdizzo castration of bulls on plasma cortisol, in vitro Interferon-g production, acute-phase proteins, feed intake and growth'. Animal Science, 84 :351-359. [Details]
O'Leary, S., Sheahan, M. & Sweeney, T. (2006) 'Brucella abortus detection by PCR assay in blood, milk and lymph tissue of serologically positive cows'. Research in Veterinary Medicine, 81 :170-176. [Details]
Keane, C.K., Hanlon, A.J., Roche, J.R., Burton, J.L, Mee, J.F, O'Doherty, J.V., Sweeney, T.S.; (2006) 'A potential anti-apoptotic phenotype in neutrophils of cows milked once daily in early lactation'. JOURNAL OF DAIRY SCIENCE, 89 :1024-1027. [Details]
Pierce, K.M., Sweeney, T., Callan, J.J., Byrne, C., McCarthy, P. and O'Doherty, J.V. ; (2006) 'The effect of inclusion of a high lactose supplement in finishing diets on nutrient digestibility, nitrogen excretion, volatile fatty acid concentrations and ammonia emissions from boars'. Animal Science, 125 :45-60. [Details]
Sharpe, A., McElroy, M., Bassett, H. & Sweeney, T.; (2006) 'Clinical and pathological features of experimental scrapie in Irish Blackface Mountain sheep'. RESEARCH IN VETERINARY SCIENCE, 80 (1):71-78. [Details]
Pierce, K.M., Sweeney, T., Brophy, P.O., Callan, J.J., Fitzpatrick, E., McCarthy, P. and O'Doherty, J.V. ; (2006) 'The effect of lactose and inulin on intestinal morphology, selected microbial populations and volatile fatty acid concentrations in the gastro-intestinal tract of the weanling pig'. Animal Science, 82 :311-318. [Details]
Sharpe A, McElroy M, Langeveld JP, Bassett H, O'Donoghue AM, Sweeney T; (2005) 'Immunohistochemical studies of scrapie archival material from Irish ARQ/ARQ sheep for evidence of bovine spongiform encephalopathy-derived disease'. Research in Veterinary Science, 79 (1):29-35. [DOI] [Details]
Pierce, KM, Sweeney, T, Brophy, PO, Callan, JJ, McCarthy, P, O'Doherty, JV (2005) 'Dietary manipulation post weaning to improve piglet performance and gastro-intestinal health'. Animal Science, 81 (03):347-356. [Details]
O'Connell, JM, Sweeney, T, Callan, JJ, O'Doherty, JV (2005) 'The effect of cereal type and exogenous enzyme supplementation in pig diets on nutrient digestibility, intestinal microflora, volatile fatty acid concentration and manure ammonia emissions from finisher pigs'. Animal Science, 81 (03):357-364. [Details]
Sayers, G. and Good, B. and Hanrahan, J. P. and Ryan, M. and Sweeney, T. (2005) 'Intron 1 of the interferon gamma gene: Its role in nematode resistance in Suffolk and Texel sheep breeds'. Research in Veterinary Science, 79 (3):191-196. [DOI] [Details]
Ryan, M. T. and Sweeney, T. (2005) 'Genetic susceptibility to scrapie in sheep: A clinically relevant theme in veterinary medical education'. Journal of Veterinary Medical Education, 32 (4):544-550. [DOI] [Details]
O'Connell, M.K., Sweeney, T., Callan, J.J. & O'Doherty, J.V. ; (2005) 'The effect of cereal type and exogenous enzyme supplementation in pig diets on nutrient digestibility, intestinal microflora, volatile fatty acid concentration and manure ammonia emissions from pigs'. ANIMAL SCIENCE, 81 :357-364. [Details]
Sayers, G., Good, B., Hanrahan, J.P., Ryan, M., Angles, J.M. & Sweeney, T.; (2005) 'Major Histocompatibility complex DRB1 gene: Its role in nematode resistance in the Suffolk and Texel sheep'. Parasitology, 131 :1-7. [Details]
Thuring, C.M.A., van Keulen, L.J.M., Langeveld, J.P.M., Vromans, M.E.W., van Zijderveld, F.G. & Sweeney, T.; (2005) 'Immunohistochemical differentiation of (pre)-clinical BSE and scrapie infection in sheep'. Journal of Comparative Pathology, 132 (1):59-69. [Details]
Sayers, G. & Sweeney, T.; (2005) 'Gastrointestinal nematode infection in sheep - a review of the alternatives to anthelmintics in parasite control'. Animal Health Research Reviews, :159-171. [Details]
Oskam, I.C., Lyche, J.L., Krogenaes, A., Thomassen, R., Skaare, J.U., Wiger, R., Dahl, E., Sweeney, T., Stien, A. & Ropstad, E.; (2005) 'Effects of long-term maternal exposure to low doses of PCB126 and PCB153 on the endocrine and reproductive system of young male goats'. Reproduction, 130 :731-742. [Details]
Pierce, K.M., Sweeney, T., Brophy, P.O., Callan, J.J., McCarthy, P. & O'Doherty, J.V.; (2005) 'Dietary manipulation post-weaning to improve piglet performance and gastrointestinal health'. ANIMAL SCIENCE, 81 :347-356. [Details]
Sayers, G., Mitchel S., Ryan, M. Hanrahan, J.P., Stear M.J., Sweeney, T. (2004) 'Analysis of DRB1 exon 2 genotyping by STR size analysis in Suffolk and Texel sheep breeds'. Irish Journal of Agricultural and Food Research, 43 :177-183. [Details]
Thuring, CMA, Erkens, JHF, Jacobs, JG, Bossers, A, Keulen, LJM Van, Garssen, GJ, Zijderveld, FG Van, Ryder, SJ, Groschup, MH, Sweeney, T (2004) 'Discrimination between Scrapie and Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy in Sheep by Molecular Size, Immunoreactivity, and Glycoprofile of Prion Protein'. Journal of Clinical Microbiology, 42 (3):972-980. [Details]
Lyche, Jan L, Oskam, Irma C, Skaare, Janneche U, Reksen, Olav, Sweeney, Torres, Dahl, Ellen, Farstad, Wenche, Ropstad, Erik (2004) 'Effects of gestational and lactational exposure to low doses of PCBs 126 and 153 on anterior pituitary and gonadal hormones and on puberty in female goats'. Reproductive Toxicology, 19 (1):87-95. [Details]
Evans NP, North T, Dye S and Sweeney T (2004) 'Differential effects of the endocrine-disrupting compounds Bisphenol-A and Octylphenol on gonadotropin secretion, in prepubertal ewe lambs'. Domestic Animal Endocrinology, 26 :61-73. [Details]
Thuring CMA, Erkens JHF, Jacobs JG, Bossers A, van Keulen LJM, Garssen GJ, van Zijderveld FG, Ryder SJ, Groschup MH, Sweeney T, and Langeveld JPM ; (2004) 'Discrimination between scrapie and bovine spongiform encephalopathy in sheep by molecular size, immunoreactivity and glycoprofile of prion protein'. Journal of Clinical Microbiology, 42 (3):972-980. [Details]
Leek, ABG, Sweeney, T, Duffy, P, Beattie, VE, O'Doherty, JV, (2004) 'The effect of stocking density and social regrouping stressors on growth performance, carcass characteristics, nutrient digestibility and physiological stress responses in pigs'. Journal of Animal Science, 79 (NA):109-119. [Details]
Sweeney T, Morrison AG, Callanan JJ, Evans NP, Aldridge TC, ; (2003) 'Effects of endocrine disrupting compounds on the pathology and oestrogen receptor alpha and beta distribution in the uterus and cervix of ewe lambs'. Domestic Animal Endocrinology, 25 (4):329-343. [Details]
Lynche JL, Oskam I, Krongenes A, Skarre JU, Reksen O, Sweeney T, Dahl E and Ropstad E ; (2003) 'Perinatal exposure to polychlorinated biphenyl 153 affect endocrine function and puberty maturation in goats'. Reproduction in Domestic Animals, 38 (4). [Details]
Healy AM, Weavers E, Mc Elroy M, Gomez-Parada M, Collins JD, O'Doherty E, Sweeney T and Doherty ML ; (2003) 'The clinical neurology of scrapie in Irish sheep'. Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine, 17 :908-916. [Details]
ODoherty, E., Healy, A., Aherne, M., Hanrahan, J.P., Doherty, M., Roche, J.F., Gunn, M., Sweeney, T.; (2002) 'Prion protein (PrP) gene polymorphisms associated with natural scrapie cases and their flock mates in Ireland'. Research in Veterinary Science, 73 :243-250. [Details]
Sweeney, Torres (2002) 'Is exposure to endocrine disrupting compounds during fetal/post-natal development affecting the reproductive potential of farm animals?'. Domestic Animal Endocrinology, 23 (1):203-209. [Details]
Wright C, Evans ACO, Evans NP, Duffy P, Fox J, Boland MP, Roche JF and Sweeney T ; (2002) 'Effect of maternal exposure to the environmental estrogen, octylphenol during fetal and/or postnatal life on onset of puberty, endocrine status, and ovarian follicular dynamics in ewe lambs'. Biology of Reproduction, 67 :1734-1740. [Details]
McElroy M, Gomez Parada M, Church A, Monks E, Weavers E, Breslin P, Healy AM, Doherty ML, Collins JD, O'Doherty E, Roche JF and Sweeney T ; (2002) 'The establishment of a tissue bank of naturally occurring ovine scrapie cases in the Republic of Ireland'. Irish Veterinary Journal, 55 :31-34. [Details]
Thuring CMA, Crowe MA, McAllister H, Earley B, Roche JF and Sweeney T ; (2002) 'Evaluation of peripheral lymphoreticular biopsy techniques and their clinical side effects in sheep'. Veterinary Record, 150 :97-102. [Details]
Sweeney T ; (2002) 'Scrapie, current knowledge on the genetics and infective agent'. Irish Grassland Association Journal, 36 :20-25. [Details]
Thuring, CMA, Crowe, MA, McAllister, H., Earley, B., Roche, JF and Sweeney, T (2001/2002).; (2001) 'Peripheral lymphoreticular biopsy techniques and associated clinical side effects in sheep'. Veterinary Record, 150 :97-102. [Details]
Lyche, JL, Oskam, I, Krogenaes, A, Larsen, HJ, Skaare, JU, Holene, EC, Sweeney, T, Thomassen, R, Dahl, E, Ropstad, E (2001) 'P22: Effects of perinatal exposure to PCB 153 and 126 on the immune system, reproductive and endocrine function and on behaviour in goats'. Pharmacology and Toxicology, Supplement, . [Details]
Wright, C, Evans NP, Kelly G, Boland MP, Roche JF and Sweeney T ; (2001) 'Maternal exposure to the xenoestrogen octylphenol, decreases the number of GnRH neurons in the hypothalamus, with a concommitant decrease in mean LH concentrations in the ewe'. REPRODUCTION, . [Details]
Morrison AG, Callanan JJ, Evans NP and Sweeney T ; (2001) 'Effects of xenoestrogens on the pathology and oestrogen receptor distribution in the uterus and cervix of prepubertal ovariectomised ewe lambs'. Reproduction, . [Details]
O'Doherty E, Aherne M, Ennis S, Weavers E, Roche JF and Sweeney T ; (2001) 'Prion protein gene polymorphisms in pedigree sheep in Ireland'. RESEARCH IN VETERINARY SCIENCE, 70 :51-56. [Details]
Sweeney, T., Nicol, L., Roche, J.F., Brooks, A.N.; (2000) 'Maternal exposure to octylphenol suppresses ovine fetal follicule-stimulating hormone secretion, testis size, and sertoli cell number'. Journal of Endocrinology, 141 (7):2667-2673. [Details]
Sweeney, T, Nicol, L, Roche, JF, Brooks, AN (2000) 'Maternal Exposure to Octylphenol Suppresses Ovine Fetal Follicle-Stimulating Hormone Secretion, Testis Size, and Sertoli Cell Number 1'. Endocrinology, 141 (7):2667-2673. [Details]
Mcelroy, Maire, Sweeney, Torres (2000) 'Suitability of protuberances on the third eyelids of sheep as a biopsy site for lymphoid follicles'. Veterinary Record, 147 . [Details]
Picton HM, Siddiqui S, Chambers E, Briggs D and Sweeney T ; (2000) 'Xenoestrogen exposure in utero disrupts folliculogenesis in the foetal sheep ovary'. Journal of Reproduction and Fertility, . [Details]
Wright C, Duffy P, Flynn D, Evans ACO, Evans N, Boland MP, Roche JF and Sweeney T ; (2000) 'Effect of maternal exposure to octylphenol in utero and/or during postnatal life on follicular dynamics in ewe lambs'. JOURNAL OF REPRODUCTION AND FERTILITY, . [Details]
Thuring CMA, McAllister H, Roche JF and Sweeney T ; (2000) 'Biopsy techniques to collect sheep peripheral lymph node samples'. Irish Veterinary Journal, . [Details]
O'Doherty E, Aherne M, Ennis S, Roche JF and Sweeney T ; (2000) 'A study of PrP (scrapie) genotypes in sheep breeds in Ireland'. Irish Veterinary Journal, 54 (106). [Details]
O'Doherty E, Aherne M, Ennis S, Hunter N, Weavers E, Roche JF and Sweeney T ; (2000) 'Detection of polymorphisms in the prion protein gene in a population of Irish Suffolk sheep'. Veterinary Record, 146 :335-358. [Details]
Sweeney T, Kuczius T, McElroy M, Gomez-Parada M and Groschup M ; (2000) 'Molecular analysis of Irish sheep scrapie cases'. Journal of General Virology, 81 :1621-1627. [Details]
Groschup MH, Kuczius T, Junghans F, Sweeney T, Bodemer W and Buschmann A ; (2000) 'Characterisation of BSE and scrapie strains/isolates'. ARCHIVES OF VIROLOGY, 16 :217-226. [Details]
Fox J., Robertson L., Kelly G., Evans N., Duffy P., Roche J.F. and Sweeney T.; (2000) 'Does maternal exposure to the endocrine disrupting compound, octylphenol, pre- and/or postnatally affect subsequent semen quality and quantity in the adult ram?'. Journal of Reproduction and Fertility, :31. [Details]
ODoherty E., Aherne M., Ennis S., Healy A., Doherty M., Weavers E., Roche J.F. and Sweeney T.; (1999) 'Prion protein genotype of scrapie-infected sheep in Ireland . 5th Agricultural Research Forum, 26th/27th March (Abstract)'. Irish Journal of Agricultural Research, 40 :299. [Details]
Sayers R, Monk E, Sweeney T, O'Callaghan D and Roche JF ; (1999) 'Epitope mapping, characterisation and selective modification of a prion antigen using overlapping peptides synthesised on polypropylene pins'. IRISH VETERINARY JOURNAL, 52 (4). [Details]
O'Doherty E, Aherne M, Ennis S, Weavers E, Roche JF and Sweeney T ; (1999) 'Detection of polymorphisms in the ovine prion protein gene in an Irish Suffolk population'. IRISH VETERINARY JOURNAL, 52 (4):190-191. [Details]
Wright C, Fox J, Duffy P, Boland MP, Roche JF, Evans NP and Sweeney T ; (1999) 'Exposure to the endocrine disrupting compound - octylphenol in-utero and / in postnatal life influences reproductive performance in the adult ewe'. JOURNAL OF REPRODUCTION AND FERTILITY, . [Details]
Bame JH, Dalton JC, Degelos SD, Good TEM, Ireland JLH, Jimenez-Krassel F, Sweeney T, Saacke RG and Ireland JJ ; (1999) 'Effect of long-term immunization against inhibin on sperm output in bulls'. BIOLOGY OF REPRODUCTION, 60 :1360-1366. [Details]
O'Callaghan D, Sweeney T, Taylor L, Roblot G and Wylde R ; (1999) 'Effect of immunisation against melatonin on prolactin concentrations and the timing of reproductive transitions in ewes'. DOMESTIC ANIMAL ENDOCRINOLOGY, 16 :207-217. [Details]
Sweeney T, Kelly G and O'Callaghan D ; (1999) 'Seasonal variation in long-day stimulation of prolactin secretion in ewes'. BIOLOGY OF REPRODUCTION, 60 :128-133. [Details]
Sweeney T, Brooks AN and Roche, JF ; (1998) 'Exposure to xenoestrogens in-utero suppresses FSH, testis size and Sertoli cell number in the new-born lamb'. JOURNAL OF REPRODUCTION AND FERTILITY, . [Details]
Sweeney, T., Donovan, A., Roche, J.F. and O'Callaghan, D.; (1997) 'Variation in the ability of a long day followed by a short day photoperiod signal to initiate reproductive activity in ewes at different times of the year'. Journal of Reproduction and Fertility, 109 :121-127. [Details]
Sweeney T, Nicol L and Brooks AN ; (1997) 'Can maternal exposure to xenoestrogens suppress ovine foetal LH synthesis/secretion in utero?'. Journal of Endocrinology, . [Details]
Evans NP, North T, Dye S and Sweeney T ; (1997) 'Bisphenol-A is a more potent xenoestrogen than octylphenol, in prepubertal lambs'. JOURNAL OF REPRODUCTION AND FERTILITY, . [Details]
Sweeney T, and Evans N ; (1997) 'Can xenoestrogens suppress gonadotrophin secretion in ovariectomised ewes?'. JOURNAL OF REPRODUCTION AND FERTILITY, . [Details]
Sweeney T, Saunders PTK, Millar MR and Brooks AN ; (1997) 'Ontogeny of anti-Mullerian hormone, 3β-hydroxysteroid dehydrogenase and androgen receptor expression during ovine fetal gonadal developmen'. Journal of Endocrinology, 153 :27-32. [Details]
Sweeney T, Donovan A, Karsch FJ, Roche JF and O'Callaghan D ; (1997) 'Influence of previous photoperiodic exposure on the reproductive response to a specific photoperiod signal in ewes'. Biology of Reproduction, 56 (4):916-920. [Details]
Lincoln GA, Clarke IJ and Sweeney T ; (1996) ''Hamster-like' cycles in testicular size in the absence of gonadotrophin secretion in HPD rams exposed to long-term changes in photoperiod and treatment with melatonin'. Journal of Neuroendocrinology, 8 :855-866. [Details]
Sweeney, T, O'Callaghan, D (1996) 'Breeding season and ovulation rate in ewes treated with long days in spring followed by a melatonin implant and exposure to a ram'. Animal Science, 62 (03):507-512. [Details]
Sweeney T and Brooks AN ; (1996) 'Maternal exposure to oestrogenic toxicants suppress ovine foetal FSH secretion and decrease pituitary FSH responsiveness to a GnRH challenge'. JOURNAL OF REPRODUCTION AND FERTILITY, . [Details]
Brooks AN, Hagan DM, Sheng C, McNeilly AS and Sweeney T ; (1996) 'Prenatal gonadotrophins in the sheep'. ANIMAL REPRODUCTION SCIENCE, 42 :471-481. [Details]
Sweeney T and O'Callaghan D ; (1995) 'Physiology of seasonal reproductive transitions in the ewe- regulation by photoperiod and other environmental cues'. Reproduction in Domestic Animals, 30 :178-182. [Details]
Sweeney T, Saunders PTK, Millar MR and Brooks AN ; (1995) 'Immunocytochemical detection of anti-Mullerian hormone, 3b-hydroxysteroid dehydrogenase and androgen receptor expression during ovine foetal gonadal development'. JOURNAL OF REPRODUCTION AND FERTILITY, . [Details]
Sweeney T and O'Callaghan D ; (1994) 'The response to a photoperiod signal depends on the time of year that the signal is given'. Journal of Reproduction and Fertility, . [Details]
Sweeney T and O'Callaghan D ; (1993) 'The effect of long days followed by a melatonin implant and introduction to the ram on the onset of the breeding season and ovulation rate in ewes'. JOURNAL OF REPRODUCTION AND FERTILITY, . [Details]

Other Journals

Costello S, O'Doherty E, Sweeney T and Mullen AM ; (2003) 'Association of calpain-1 restriction fragment length polymorphisms with Warner-Bratzier shear values in beef' Irish Journal of Agricultural and Food Research . [Details]
Costello S, O'Doherty E, Sweeney T and Mullen AM ; (2003) 'Comparison of methods for the isolation of DNA in bovine muscle' Irish Journal of Agricultural and Food Research 42 (162) . [Details]
Sweeney T; (2001) 'EDC impact on foetal development and offspring health' Biotechnologie, Agronomie Societe et Environment 5 (19) . [Details]
O'Doherty E, Roche JF and Sweeney T ; (2000) 'PrP (scrapie) genotyping in the Irish Suffolk breed 1998-1999' Irish Journal of Agricultural and Food Research . [Details]
O'Doherty E, Aherne M, Ennis S, Hunter N, Weavers E, Roche JF and Sweeney T ; (1999) 'Detection of polymorphisms in the ovine prion protein gene in scrapie infected sheep in Ireland' Irish Journal of Agricultural Research 38 (299A) . [Details]
Sayers R, Sweeney T, O'Callaghan D and Roche JF ; (1999) 'Strategies for development of antibodies for the pre-clinical detection of Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy' Irish Journal of Agricultural Research . [Details]
O'Callaghan D and Sweeney T ; (1995) 'Seasonality of reproduction in farm animals' ASSISTED REPRODUCTIVE TECHNOLOGY/ANDROLOGY 7 :137-156. [Details]

Conference Publications

Sweeney, T (2002) DOMESTIC ANIMAL ENDOCRINOLOGY Is exposure to endocrine disrupting compounds during fetal/post-natal development affecting the reproductive potential of farm animals? , pp.203-209 [DOI] [Details]
Bahar, B., Monahan, F. J., Moloney, A. P., Schmidt, O., MacHugh, D. E., Sweeney, T. (2006) Stability of gene transcripts in the post-mortem bovine skeletal muscle. Proceedings of: 2nd International Symposium on Animal Functional Genomics (ISAFG) Michigan State University, USA, [Details]
Lynch, MB,Sweeney, T,Callan, JJ,O'Doherty, JV (2007) LIVESTOCK SCIENCE The effect of dietary barley level on volatile fatty acid concentration and manure ammonia emissions in finishing pigs , pp.236-239 [DOI] [Details]
Berkowicz, E.W., Magee, D. A., Spillane, C., Sikora, K., Sweeney, T., Kelly, A., Kenny, D., Evans, R., Park, S. D., MacHugh, D. E. (2008) SNP haplotype distributions for the imprinted bovine IGF2 and IGF2R genes. Proceedings of: 3rd International Symposium on Animal Functional Genomics (ISAFG) Edinburgh International Conference Centre, Edinburgh, UK, [Details]
Berkowicz, E. W., Magee, D. A., Spillane, C., Sikora, K., Sweeney, T., Kenny, D., Evans, R., MacHugh, D. E. (2008) Identification, validation and genotyping of single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) within bovine imprinted genesIdentification, validation and genotyping of single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) within bovine imprinted genes Proceedings of: 3rd International Symposium on Animal Functional Genomics (ISAFG) Edinburgh International Conference Centre, Edinburgh, UK, [Details]
Berkowicz, E. W., Magee, D. A., Spillane, C., Sikora, K., Sweeney, T., Kenny, D., Evans, R., MacHugh, D. E. (2008) Identification, validation and genotyping of single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) within bovine imprinted genes. Proceedings of: 3rd International Symposium on Animal Functional Genomics (ISAFG) Edinburgh International Conference Centre, Edinburgh, UK, [Details]
Szalabaska, U., Meade, K., Taraktsoglou, M., Gormley, E., Sweeney, T., MacHugh, D. E. (2008) Gene expression profiles of immune genes in Gene expression profiles of immune genes in Mycobacterium bovis-infected and healthy cattle Proceedings of: 3rd International Symposium on Animal Functional Genomics (ISAFG) Edinburgh International Conference Centre, Edinburgh, UK, [Details]
Szalabaska, U., Meade, K., Taraktsoglou, M., Gormley, E., Sweeney, T., MacHugh, D. E. (2008) Gene expression profiles of immune genes in Mycobacterium bovis-infected and healthy cattle. Proceedings of: 3rd International Symposium on Animal Functional Genomics (ISAFG) Edinburgh International Conference Centre, Edinburgh, UK, [Details]
Szalabaska, U., Taraktsoglou, M., Gormley, E., Sweeney, T., MacHugh, D. E. (2008) Gene expression profiles of immune-related genes in Mycobacterium bovis infected and healthy control cattle Gene expression profiles of immune-related genes in Mycobacterium bovis infected and healthy control cattle Proceedings of: 3rd International Symposium on Animal Functional Genomics (ISAFG) Edinburgh International Conference Centre, Edinburgh, UK, [Details]
Taraktsoglou, M., Szalabaska, U., Gormley, E., Sweeney, T., MacHugh, D. E. (2008) Response of bovine monocyte-derived macrophage (MDM) to purified protein derivative (PPD) from Response of bovine monocyte-derived macrophage (MDM) to purified protein derivative (PPD) from Mycobacterium bovis and Mycobacterium avium subspecies paratuberculosis Proceedings of: 3rd International Symposium on Animal Functional Genomics (ISAFG) Edinburgh International Conference Centre, Edinburgh, UK, [Details]
Taraktsoglou, M., Szalabaska, U., Gormley, E., Sweeney, T., MacHugh, D. E. (2008) Response of bovine monocyte derived macrophage (MDM) to purified protein derivative from Mycobacterium bovis and to Mycobacterium avium subspecies paratuberculosisResponse of bovine monocyte derived macrophage (MDM) to purified protein derivative from Mycobacterium bovis and to Mycobacterium avium subspecies paratuberculosis Proceedings of Agricultural Biotechnology International Conference University College Cork, Cork, Ireland, [Details]
Taraktsoglou, M., Szalabaska, U., Gormley, E., Sweeney, T., MacHugh, D. E. (2008) Response of bovine monocyte derived macrophage (MDM) to purified protein derivative from Mycobacterium bovis and to Mycobacterium avium subspecies paratuberculosis. Proceedings of Agricultural Biotechnology International Conference University College Cork, Cork, Ireland, [Details]
Taraktsoglou, M., Szalabaska, U., Sweeney, T., Gormley, E., MacHugh, D. E. (2008) Transcriptional responses of bovine monocyte-derived macrophage (MDM) to mycobacterial purified protein derivative (PPD) and to lipopolysaccharideTranscriptional responses of bovine monocyte-derived macrophage (MDM) to mycobacterial purified protein derivative (PPD) and to lipopolysaccharide Proceedings of the Joint Meeting of the Irish Society for Immunology (ISI) & the Ulster Immunology Group (UIG) Royal Dublin Society, Dublin, Ireland, [Details]
Parr MH, Mullen MP, Crowe MA, Roche JF, Lonergan P, Evans ACO, Diskin MG; (2010) The relationship between plasma progesterone concentration during the early luteal phase and embryo survival in dairy heifers Proceedings of the British Society of Animal Science and the Irish Agricultural Research Forum 2010:160 , 12-APR-10 - 14-APR-10 [Details]
Herlihy MM, Crowe MA, Diskin MG, and Butler ST; (2010) Comparison of estrus and ovulation synchronization protocols: effects on ovarian follicular dynamics, corpus luteum growth, and circulating steroid concentrations in lactating dairy cows Annual meeting of the American Society of Animal Science, J. Anim. Sci. Vol. 88, E-Suppl. 2: 218-219 (Abstract 163) [Details]
Kennedy, CA,Lenahan, M,Ryan, M,Fanning, S,Sheridan, J,McNamara, E,Carroll, A,Sweeney, T (2010) LIVESTOCK SCIENCE Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli isolated from human and pig origin induce different gene expression profiles in human Caco-2 epithelial cells , pp.189-191 [DOI] [Details]
Smith, AG,Ryan, M,O'Doherty, JV,Reilly, P,Bahar, B,Sweeney, T (2010) LIVESTOCK SCIENCE Effects of dietary supplementation with laminarin derived from Laminaria hyperborea and Laminaria digitata on colonic mucin gene expression in pigs , pp.204-206 [DOI] [Details]
Ryan, MT,Collins, CB,O'Doherty, JV,Sweeney, T (2010) LIVESTOCK SCIENCE Selection of stable reference genes for quantitative real-time PCR in porcine gastrointestinal tissues , pp.42-44 [DOI] [Details]
Reilly, P,Sweeney, T,Smith, AG,Pierce, KM,Gahan, DA,Callan, JJ,O'Doherty, JV (2010) LIVESTOCK SCIENCE The effects of cereal-derived beta-glucans and enzyme supplementation on intestinal microbiota, nutrient digestibility and mineral metabolism in pigs , pp.144-147 [DOI] [Details]
Smith, AG,Reilly, P,Sweeney, T,Pierce, KM,Gahan, DA,Callan, JJ,O'Doherty, JV (2010) LIVESTOCK SCIENCE The effect of cereal type and exogenous enzyme supplementation on intestinal microbiota and nutrient digestibility in finisher pigs , pp.148-150 [DOI] [Details]
Leonard, SG,Sweeney, T,Bahar, B,Pierce, KM,Lynch, BP,O'Doherty, JV (2010) LIVESTOCK SCIENCE The effects of maternal dietary supplementation with seaweed extract and fish oil on the humoral immune response and performance of suckling piglets , pp.211-214 [DOI] [Details]
Leonard, SG,Sweeney, T,Pierce, KM,Bahar, B,Lynch, BP,O'Doherty, JV (2010) LIVESTOCK SCIENCE The effects of supplementing the diet of the sow with seaweed extracts and fish oil on aspects of gastrointestinal health and performance of the weaned piglet , pp.135-138 [DOI] [Details]
Beltman ME, Forde N, Duffy P, Roche JF, Lonergan P, Crowe MA; (2010) Effect of PGF2a administration on days 3, 3.5 and 4 of the oestrous cycle in cattle on corpus luteum blood flow, endometrial density and conceptus elongation following multiple embryo transfer European Society for Domestic Animal Reproduction, Reproduction in Domestic Animals 45 (Suppl. 3) 58 (Abstract OC1-2) [Details]
52. Law RA, Williams EJ, Gilmore HS, Carter F, Young FJ, Lonergan P, Crowe MA, Diskin MG, Ferris CP, Evans A ; (2010) Incidence of fertilization failure and embryo loss in Holstein Friesian heifers and postpartum dairy cows Proceedings of the British Society of Animal Science and the Irish Agricultural Research Forum 2010: 162 , 12-APR-10 - 14-APR-10 [Details]
Forde N, Beltman ME, Duffy G, Lee A, Roche JF, Lonergan P, and Crowe MA ; (2010) Regulation of the Nuclear Progesterone Receptor from the Luminal Epithelium in Heifers with Low Progesterone (P4), Alters the Temporal Expression Pattern of Genes That Are Known to Enhance Conceptus Development 43rd annual meeting of the Society for the Study of Reproduction, Biology of reproduction 83: 78 (Abstract 347) [Details]
Ryan, MT,Smith, AG,O'Doherty, JV,Bahar, B,Reilly, P,Sweeney, T (2010) LIVESTOCK SCIENCE Effects of nutrient supplementation with laminarin derived from Laminaria hyperborea and Laminaria digitata on mucin gene expression in the porcine ileum , pp.236-238 [DOI] [Details]
Al Ibrahim RM, Crowe MA, Duffy P, O`Grady L, Beltman ME, and Mulligan FJ ; (2010) The effect of body condition at calving and supplementation with Saccharomyces cerevisiae on energy status and some reproductive parameters in early lactation dairy cows Annual meeting of the American Society of Animal Science, J. Anim. Sci. Vol. 88, E-Suppl. 2: 227 (Abstract T369) [Details]
Lynch, MB,Sweeney, T,Callan, JJ,O'Sullivan, JT,O'Doherty, JV (2010) LIVESTOCK SCIENCE The effect of dietary Laminaria derived laminarin and fucoidan on intestinal microflora and volatile fatty acid concentration in pigs , pp.157-160 [DOI] [Details]
Herlihy MM, Crowe MA, Diskin MG and Butler ST; (2009) An evaluation of the use of uterine therapies to improve reproductive performance in Irish spring calving dairy Cows Proceedings of the Agricultural Research Forum 2009: 148 (Annual meeting Tullamore, Co. Offaly, Ireland) , 12-MAR-09 - 13-MAR-09 [Details]
Taraktsoglou, M., Magee, D. A., Browne, J. A., Park, S. D., Szalabaska, U., Sweeney, T., Gormley, E., MacHugh, D. E. (2009) Identification of resistance genes via functional genomics expression studies of bovine macrophages exposed to the causative agents of tuberculosis (M. bovis) and Johneâ¿¿s Disease (M. avium subsp. paratuberculosis)Identification of resistance genes via functional genomics expression studies of bovine macrophages exposed to the causative agents of tuberculosis (M. bovis) and Johneâ¿¿s Disease (M. avium subsp. paratuberculosis) Proceedings of the Fifth International M. bovis Conference Wellington, New Zealand, [Details]
Taraktsoglou, M., Magee, D. A., Browne, J. A., Park, S. D., Szalabaska, U., Sweeney, T., Gormley, E., MacHugh, D. E. (2009) Identification of resistance genes via functional genomics expression studies of bovine macrophages exposed to the causative agents of tuberculosis (M. bovis) and Johneâ¿¿s Disease (M. avium subsp. paratuberculosis). Proceedings of the Fifth International M. bovis Conference Wellington, New Zealand, [Details]
Herlihy MM, Crowe MA, Diskin MG and Butler ST ; (2009) An evaluation of the use of synchronisation protocols to improve reproductive performance in Irish spring calving dairy cows Proceedings of the Agricultural Research Forum 2009: 143 (Annual meeting Tullamore, Co. Offaly, Ireland) , 12-MAR-09 - 13-MAR-09 [Details]
Ryan, M.T., Smith, A.G., Bahar. B., Reilly P., O¿Doherty J.V. and Sweeney, T. ; (2009) Effects of nutrient supplementation with laminarin derived from Laminaria hyperborea and Laminaria digitata on mucin gene expression in the porcine ileum Proceedings of XI International Symposium on Digestive Physiology of Pigs, Montbrio del Camp, Costa Daurauda, Spain [Details]
Ryan, M.T., Collins, C., O¿Doherty, J.V. and Sweeney, T. ; (2009) Selection of stable endogenous control genes for real-time PCR in TS1 and TS2 challenged porcine gastrointestinal tissues Proceedings of XI International Symposium on Digestive Physiology of Pigs, Montbrio del Camp, Costa Daurauda, Spain [Details]
Williams EJ, Gilmore HS, Carter F, Crowe MA, Evans AC, Lonergan P, Diskin MG, Ferris CP, Young FJ, and Law RA ; (2009) Live Weight at Calving as a Predictor of the Post-partum Energy Status and Uterine Infection in Dairy Cows European Society for Domestic Animal Reproduction, Reproduction in Domestic Animals 44 (Suppl. 5) 131 (Abstract P198) Ghent, [Details]
Beltman ME, Forde N, Carter F, Roche JF, Crowe MA ; (2009) Hormonal and metabolic characteristics of beef heifers do not explain embryo viability on day 7 European Scoiety for Domestic Animal Reproduction, Reproduction in Domestic Animals 44 (Suppl. 5) 75 (Abstract OC 1-2) Ghent, [Details]
Earley B, Pang WY, Sweeney T, Gath V and Crowe MA; (2009) Effect of banding or burdizzo castration of bulls on neutrophil phagocytosis and respiratory burst, CD62-L expression, and serum interleukin-8 concentration Proceedings of the Agricultural Research Forum 2009: 88 (Annual meeting Tullamore, Co. Offaly, Ireland) , 12-MAR-09 - 13-MAR-09 [Details]
Herlihy MM, Crowe MA, Diskin MG, and Butler ST; (2009) Use of OVSYNCH and alternative protocols to synchronize estrus and ovulation in dairy cows managed in a seasonal grassbased system Annual meeting of the American Society of Animal Science, J. Anim. Sci. Vol. 87, E-Suppl. 2: 190 (Abstract 247) [Details]
Forde N, McGettigan PA, Browne JA, Carter F, Loftus BJ, Roche JF, Lonergan P, Crowe MA, and Evans ACO; (2009) Pregnancy specific endometrial gene expression at the initiation of conceptus elongation in cattle 42nd Annual meeting of the Society for the Study of Reproduction, Biology of Reproduction 81, Abstract 303 Pittsburgh, , 18-JUL-09 - 22-JUL-09 [Details]
Lejeune, A., McGettrick, S., Moloney, A.P., Sweeney, T. and Monahan, F.J. ; (2008) Influence of dietary vitamin E (-tocopherol) on expression of genes involved in vitamin E and lipid metabolism in liver 38th Annual Research Conference - Food, Nutrition and Consumer Sciences University College Cork, , 04-SEP-08 - 04-SEP-08 , pp.43-43 [Details]
Taraktsoglou, M., Szalabaska, U., Sweeney, T., Gormley, E., MacHugh, D. E. (2008) Transcriptional responses of bovine monocyte-derived macrophage (MDM) to mycobacterial purified protein derivative (PPD) and to lipopolysaccharide. Proceedings of the Joint Meeting of the Irish Society for Immunology (ISI) & the Ulster Immunology Group (UIG) Royal Dublin Society, Dublin, Ireland, [Details]
Taraktsoglou, M., Szalabaska, U., Gormley, E., Sweeney, T., MacHugh, D. E. (2008) Response of bovine monocyte-derived macrophage (MDM) to purified protein derivative (PPD) from Mycobacterium bovis and Mycobacterium avium subspecies paratuberculosis. Proceedings of: 3rd International Symposium on Animal Functional Genomics (ISAFG) Edinburgh International Conference Centre, Edinburgh, UK, [Details]
Szalabaska, U., Taraktsoglou, M., Gormley, E., Sweeney, T., MacHugh, D. E. (2008) Gene expression profiles of immune-related genes in Mycobacterium bovis infected and healthy control cattle . Proceedings of: 3rd International Symposium on Animal Functional Genomics (ISAFG) Edinburgh International Conference Centre, Edinburgh, UK, [Details]
Röhrle, F.T., Moloney, A.P., Lejeune, A., Black, A., Sweeney, T., Schmidt, O. and Monahan, F.J. ; (2008) Vitamin E levels in beef from different production systems and countries 38th Annual Research Conference - Food, Nutrition and Consumer Sciences University College Cork, , 04-SEP-08 - 04-SEP-08 , pp.37-37 [Details]
Berkowicz, E.W., Magee, D. A., Spillane, C., Sikora, K., Sweeney, T., Kelly, A., Kenny, D., Evans, R., Park, S. D., MacHugh, D. E. (2008) SNP haplotype distributions for the imprinted bovine SNP haplotype distributions for the imprinted bovine IGF2 and IGF2R genes Proceedings of: 3rd International Symposium on Animal Functional Genomics (ISAFG) Edinburgh International Conference Centre, Edinburgh, UK, [Details]
Haycock, H, JP Hanrahan, TS Sweeney and MA Crowe; (2007) Effects of BMP15 and GDF9 mutations on ovarian follicle population and gene expression in Cambridge ewes Irish Agricultural Research Forum [Details]
Sweeney, T., O. Aslan, B. Bahar, L. Pannier, A.M. Mullen and R.M. Hamill. ; (2007) Genetic variation and selection for superior meat quality traits in cattle breeds under sustainable animal production systems European Association for Animal Production [Details]
Aslan, O., Sweeney, T., Mullen, A.M. and Hamill, R.; (2007) Genotype frequencies of a non-synonymous polymorphism at exon 9 of the calpain I gene vary among breeds sampled from the Irish herd European Association for Animal Production [Details]
Bahar B. and T. Sweeney; (2007) Diversity of single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in the promoter region of the bovine Neuropeptide Y (NPY) gene European Association for Animal Production [Details]
Pannier, L., P. Stapleton, A.M. Mullen, R. Hamill and T. Sweeney; (2007) Assessment of single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in genes on bovine chromosome 14 in association with intramuscular fat (IMF) in beef European Association for Animal Production Dublin, [Details]
Pannier, L., T. Sweeney, P. Stapleton, R. Hamill and A.M. Mullen; (2007) Assessment of single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in the bovine leptin gene in association with intramuscular fat (IMF) in beef cattle European Association for Animal Production Dublin, [Details]
McGettrick, S.A., Moloney, A.P., Monahan, F.J., Sweeney, T., Mulligan, F.J. ; (2007) Delta 9 desaturase gene expression in muscle, adipose tissue and liver of beef heifers following supplementation of grass with a concentrate containing sunflower seed and fish oil American Association for Animal Science [Details]
Boland, T.M., Hayes, L., Murphy, J.J., Sweeney, T., Callan, J.J., and Crosby, T.F. ; (2007) Cobalt supplementation to the pregnant ewe reduces vitamin E levels in the newborn lamb American Society of Animal Acience Annual Meeting [Details]
Boland, T.M., Hayes, L., Murphy, J.J., Callan, J.J., Sweeney, T., and Crosby, T.F. ; (2007) The effects of iodine supplementation to the pregnant ewe on immunoglobulin G, vitamin E, T3 and T4 levels in the newborn lamb British Society of Animall Science, Winter Meeting [Details]
Lejeune, E., Monahan, F.J., Moloney, A.P., Earley, B., Black, A.D., Reilly, P. and Sweeney, T. ; (2007) A comparison of immune system characteristics of cattle raised in grass or concentrate-based diet Annual Conference of the Irish Society for Immunology Dublin City University, , 13-SEP-07 - 14-SEP-07 , pp.46 [Details]
McGettrick, S.A., Moloney, A.P., Sweeney, T., Monahan, F.J. and F.J. Mulligan, F.J.; (2007) Effects of concentrate supplementation in the expression of the delta 9 desaturase gene in muscle, adipose tissue and liver of grazing beef heifers 58th European Association for Animal Production Conference Dublin, , 26-AUG-07 - 29-AUG-07 , pp.328-328 [Details]
McGettrick, S.A., Moloney, A.P., Monahan, F.J., Sweeney, T. Mulligan, F.J. ; (2007) Delta 9 desaturase gene expression in muscle, adipose tissue and liver of grazing and non-grazing beef heifers following supplementation with sunflower seed and fish oil American Society of Animal Science Annual Meeting San Antonio, Texas, , 08-JUL-07 - 12-JUL-07 , pp.98-98 [Details]
Boland, T.M., L. Hayes, J.J. Murphy, T. Sweeney, and T.F. Crosby; (2007) Dietary iodine and cobalt supplementation of the pregnant ewe reduces nutrient uptake from the colostrum by the new born lamb Americal Society for Animal Science [Details]
Lynch, MB,Sweeney, T,Callan, JJ,O'Doherty, JV (2007) LIVESTOCK SCIENCE The effect of dietary crude protein concentration and inulin supplementation on nitrogen excretion and intestinal microflora from finisher pigs , pp.204-207 [DOI] [Details]
Boland, T.M., Hayes, L., Murphy, J.J., Sweeney, T. and Crosby, T.F. ; (2007) Dietary iodine and cobalt supplementation of the pregnant ewe reduces nutrient uptake from the colostrum by the new born lamb Agricultural Research Forum [Details]
Pannier L, Stapleton P, Sweeney T and Mullen; (2006) Relationship between a DNA polymorhism in the bovine thyroglobulin gene and intramuscular fat values in the Irish Cattle population Proceedings, BioNet Annual Conference, The Biotechnology Showcase 2006 Dublin, , pp.13 [Details]
Lynch, M.B., Sweeney, T., Callan, J.J. & O'Doherty, J.V.; (2006) The effect of dietary barley level on nutrient digestibility, nitrogen excretion, intestinal microflora and volatile fatty acid concentration in finishing pigs 10th International symposium on digestive physiology in pigs Vejle, Denmark, , 25-MAY-06 - 27-MAY-06 [Details]
Bahar, B., Monahan, F. J., Moloney, A. P., Schmidt, O., MacHugh, D. E., Sweeney, T. (2006) Stability of gene transcripts in the post-mortem bovine skeletal muscleStability of gene transcripts in the post-mortem bovine skeletal muscle Proceedings of: 2nd International Symposium on Animal Functional Genomics (ISAFG) Michigan State University, USA, [Details]
Lynch, M.B., Sweeney, T., Callan, J.J. & O'Doherty, J.V.; (2006) The effect of dietary crude protein concentration and inulin supplementation on nutrient digestibility, nitrogen excretion, intestinal microflora and manure ammonia emissions from finisher pigs 10th International symposium on digestive physiology in pigs , 25-MAY-06 - 27-MAY-06 [Details]
L. Pannier, P. Stapleton, T. Sweeney and A.M. Mullen ; (2006) Bovine candidate genes in association with meat quality in the Irish cattle population 36th Research Conference, Food, Nutrition and consumer Science [Details]
Pannier, L., Stapleton, P., Sweeney, T. and Mullen, A.M. ; (2006) Analysis of bovine muscle DNA polymorphisms and their association with meat quality, in particular intramuscular fat, in the Irish cattle population 30th International Conference on Animal Genetics [Details]
Pannier, L., Stapleton, P., Sweeney, T. and Mullen, A.M. ; (2006) Analysis of bovine muscle DNA polymorphisms in relation to meat quality, in particularly intramuscular fat 52nd International Congress of Meat Science and Technology , pp.85-86 [Details]
Pannier, L., Stapleton, P., Sweeney, T. & Mullen, A.M; (2006) Analysis of bovine muscle DNA polymorphisms and their association with meat quality, in particular intramuscular fat, in the Irish cattle population International Society for Animal Genetics [Details]
Pannier L, Stapleton P, Sweeney T and Mullen AM ; (2005) Analysis of the relationship between DNA polymorphisms in bovine candidate genes and intramuscular fat in Irish beef 42nd Winter Scientific Meeting, Association for Veterinary Teachers and Research Workers , pp.2 [Details]
J.P. Hanrahan, K. Casey and T. Sweeney1; (2005) An evaluation of the association between prion-protein genotype and Lean Meat Index of pedigree Suffolk, Texel and Charollais sheep Irish Agricultural research Forum [Details]
Casey KC, Hanrahan JP and Sweeney T ; (2005) Effects of scrapie (PrP) genotype on lamb growth and on ultrasonic fat and muscle depths in commercial production systems Agricultural Research Forum , 14-MAR-05 - 15-MAR-05 , pp.12 [Details]
Pannier L, Stapleton P, Sweeney T and Mullen ; (2005) Analysis of the relationship between DNA polymorphisms in bovine candidate genes and intramuscular fat in Irish beef 42nd Winter Scientific Meeting, Association for Veterinary Teaching and Research Work Dublin, , pp.2 [Details]
Pannier L, Stapleton P, Sweeney T and Mullen AM ; (2005) Relationship between a DNA polymorphism in the bovine thyroglobulin gene and intramuscular fat in the Irish Cattle population 35th Research Conference, Food, Nutrition and Consumer Science 2005 Cork, , pp.33-34 [Details]
T. Sweeney, K.C. Casey, J.P. Hanrahan; (2005) Allele frequencies at the prion protein (PrP) locus in Suffolk, Texel and Charollais pedigree populations in Ireland Irish Agricultural Research Forum [Details]
Pang WY, Earley B, Sweeney T and Crowe MA ; (2005) Effects of Carprofen administration on cortisol response and in vitro Interferon-γ production during banding and burdizzo castration of bulls Agricultural Research Forum , 14-MAR-05 - 15-MAR-05 , pp.102 [Details]
McGinley E, Duffy G, Sheridan JJ and Sweeney T. ; (2004) The use of antisense RNA technology and antibacterial agents from non-pathogenic bacteria for the control of verocytotoxigenic Escherichia coli in water Proceeding of meeting at The National Food Centre, Teagasc , 15-OCT-04 , pp.13 [Details]
Folan G, Drudy D, Sweeney T, Hopkins A and Baird AW. ; (2004) Assessment of mechanisms of E. coli 0157:H7 pathogenesis in the human gastrointestinal tract Proceeding of meeting at The National Food Centre, Teagasc , 15-OCT-04 , pp.14 [Details]
Byrne CM, Sheridan JJ, McNamara E, Carroll A and Sweeney T. ; (2004) Assessing the pathogenic potential of bovine Escherichia coli 0157:H7 isolates in Ireland via molecular characterisation Proceeding of meeting at The National Food Centre, Teagasc , 15-OCT-04 , pp.12 [Details]
Lenahan M, Crowley H, Sheridan JJ, Byrne C and Sweeney T ; (2004) The prevalence and characterisation of Verocytotoxigenic E. coli 0157:H7 strains in pigs and sheep in the Republic of Ireland and their similarity to human and bovine isolates Proceeding of meeting at The National Food Centre, Teagasc , 15-OCT-04 , pp.8 [Details]
Casey KC, Hanrahan JP and Sweeney T; (2004) Evaluation of the effects of scrapie (PrP) genotype on lamb growth and carcass traits in commercial production systems Irish Journal of Agriculture Research [Details]
Hanrahan JP, Casey K and Sweeney T ; (2004) An evaluation of the association between prion-protein genotype and Lean Meath Index of pedigree Suffolk, Texel and Charollais sheep Irish Journal of Agriculture Research [Details]
Ropstad E, Krogenaes A, Dahl E, Lyche JL, Oskam I, Wiger R, Sweeney T, Stien A, Roste LS and Tauboll E ; (2004) Valproate affects the male reproductive system - a new experimental model American Epilepsy Society [Details]
Keane CJ, Hanlon AJ, Roche JF, Burton JL, Mee JF and Sweeney T ; (2004) A potential anti-apoptotic phenotype in neutrophils of cows milked once daily in early lactation 41st Winter Scientific meeting Association for Veterinary Teachers and Research Workers Dublin, , 01-DEC-04 [Details]
Negredo C, Monks E, Craig E, O'Neill R and Sweeney T; (2004) Characterization of an ultrasonic immunoassay for the detection of PrPsc 41st Winter Scientific meeting Association for Veterinary Teachers and Research Workers Dublin, , 01-DEC-04 [Details]
Folan G, Drudy D, Hopkins A, Sweeney T and Baird AW. ; (2004) Adherence of E. coli 0157:H7 isolates to human intestinal epithelial cells Proceeding of meeting at The National Food Centre, Teagasc , 15-OCT-04 , pp.15 [Details]
SAYERS G., HANRAHAN J. P., GOOD B., RYAN M., ANGLES J. M., SWEENEY T. ; (2004) Variation in MHC DRB1 alleles in purebred Suffolk and Texel Agricultural Research Forum [Details]
SAYERS G., HANRAHAN J. P., GOOD B., RYAN M., ANGLES J. M., SWEENEY T. ; (2004) Nematode resistance in sheep - the genetic basis Irish Agricultural Research Forum , pp.24 [Details]
Thornton K, Hanrahan JP, Aherne M, Negredo C, and Sweeney T ; (2003) ). Prenatal and early postnatal survival of VRQ homozygous sheep and the implications for susceptibility to scrapie in the sheep population Conference on methods for control of scrapie Oslo, Norway, , 15-APR-03 - 16-MAY-03 , pp.70 [Details]
Ting STL, Early B, Hughes JML & Crowe MA; (2002) Effect of ketoprofen, local and caudal epidural anaesthesia during castration of beef cattle - , pp.31-31 [Details]
SAYERS G., HANRAHAN J. P., GOOD B., RYAN M., ANGLES J. M., SWEENEY T. ; (2002) Variation in MHC DRB1 alleles in purebred Suffolk and Texel sheep Agricultural Research Forum [Details]
Ting STL, Early B, Hughes JML & Crowe MA; (2002) Effect of provision of ketoprofen, local and caudal epidural anaesthesia (xylazine and lidocaine) during castration of bulls on stress responses, immunity and performance Scientific Proceedings 28th Irish Research Forum [Details]
Sayers G, Hanrahan JP, Good B, Mulcahy G and Sweeney T ; (2002) Variation in serum antibody responses in purebred Suffolk and Texel lambs and relevance to nematode resistance Irish Society for Parasitology & British Association of Veterinary Parasitologists Annual Meeting Dublin, , 11-MAR-02 - 12-MAR-02 , pp.8-9 [Details]
Groschup, MH,Kuczius, T,Junghans, F,Sweeney, T,Bodemer, W,Buschmann, A (2000) ARCHIVES OF VIROLOGY Characterization of BSE and scrapie strains/isolates , pp.217-226 [Details]
S. Ennis, Aherne MM, O¿Doherty E, Roche JF and Sweeney T; (2000) Direct haplotyping of Allele 136, 154 and 171 at the Ovine PRNP Locus Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathies - Problems and Solutions, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine Research Symposium [Details]
Wright, C; Duffy, P; Flynn, D; Fox, J; Evans, ACO; Evans, N; Boland, MP, Roche, JF & Sweeney, T.; (2000) Effect of maternal exposure to the environmental oestrogen, octylphenol in utero and/or during postnatal development on follicular dynamics in ewe lambs Irish Grasslands and Animal Production Association 26th Meeting [Details]
Wright, C., Duffy, P., Flynn, D., Fox, J., Evans, A.C.O., Evans, N., Boland, M.P., Roche, J.F. & Sweeney, T.; (2000) Effect of maternal exposure to octylphenol in utero and/or during postnatal life on follicular dynamics in ewe lambs Journal of Reproduction and Fertility, Abstract Series 25 [Details]
Lane, EA, Austin, EJ, Crowe, MA and Roche, JF; (1999) The effect of oestradiol benzoate (ODB) or a synthetic gonadotrophin releasing hormone (GnRH) used at the start of a progesterone treatment on onset and synchrony of oestrus in cattle Proceedings BSAS occasional meeting (September 20-22, Galway):86-87.(1999) *, [Details]
O¿Doherty E, Aherne MM, Ennis, S, Roche JF and Sweeney T; (1999) Detection of polymorphism in the ovine prion protein gene in imported sheep breeds in England Characterization and Diagnosis of Prion Diseases in Animals and Man, Tubingen, Germany [Details]
Aherne MM, O¿Doherty E, Ennis, S, Roche JF and Sweeney T. ; (1999) PrP genotyping of native sheep breeds in Ireland Characterization and Diagnosis of Prion Diseases in Animals and Man, Tubingen, Germany [Details]
O'Doherty E, Aherne M, Ennis S, Roche JF, Sweeney T ; (1999) Detection of polymorphisms in the ovine prion protein gene in imported sheep breeds in Ireland Prion Protein Symposium Proceedings Tubingen, Germany, [Details]
Groschup MH, Kuczius T, Junghans F, Sweeney T, Bodemer W and Buschmann A ; (1999) Characterisation of BSE and scrapie strains/isolates Prion Protein Symposium Proceedings Tubingen, Germany, [Details]
O'Callaghan, D,Sweeney, T,Taylor, L,Roblot, G,Wylde, R (1999) DOMESTIC ANIMAL ENDOCRINOLOGY Effect of immunization against melatonin on prolactin concentrations and the timing of reproductive transitions in ewes , pp.207-217 [Details]
Thuring C, Roche JF. and Sweeney T ; (1999) The anatomical distribution off lymphoid follicles in the nictitating membrane Prion Protein Symposium Proceedings Tubingen, Germany, [Details]
Sweeney T, Kuczius T, McElroy M, Gomerez Parada M and Groschup MH ; (1999) Molecular Analysis of Irish Sheep Scrapie Cases Prion Protein Symposium Proceedings Tubingen, Germany, [Details]
Aherne M, O'Doherty E, Ennis S, Roche JF and Sweeney, T ; (1999) PrP genotyping of native sheep breeds in Ireland Prion Protein Symposium Proceedings Tubingen, Germany, [Details]
Ennis S, Aherne M, O'Doherty E, Roche J and Sweeney T ; (1999) Direct haplotyping of Allele 136, 154 and 171 at the Ovine PRNP Locus Prion Protein Symposium Proceedings Tubingen, Germany, [Details]
Flavin M, Roche AM, Monks E, Church A, McElroy M, Roche JF and Sweeney T ; (1999) The Anatomical Distribution of PrPSc in the Lymphoid Tissue of Sheep Naturally Affected with Scrapie Prion Protein Symposium Proceedings Tubingen, Germany, [Details]
Sweeney T, Nicol L and Brooks AN ; (1998) Can in utero exposure to environmental oestrogenic chemicals suppress FSH synthesis and secretion in both the male and female foetus? The Physiological Society University of Liverpool, [Details]
Sweeney, T,OCallaghan, D (1995) REPRODUCTION IN DOMESTIC ANIMALS Physiology of seasonal reproductive transitions in the ewe - Regulation by photoperiod and other environmental cues , pp.178-182 [Details]
Sweeney T, Strijkstra A and Lincoln GA ; (1994) Infusion of melatonin during the light phase does not alter the daily locomotor activity pattern in the Soay ram Society for Research on Biological Rhythms Jacksonville, [Details]
                                         

Abstract

Boland, TM,Hayes, L,Murphy, JJ,Sweeney, T,Callan, JJ,Crosby, TF (2007) Cobalt supplementation to the pregnant ewe reduces vitamin E levels in the newborn lamb. Abstract [Details]
McGettrick, SA,Maloney, AP,Monahan, FJ,Sweeney, T,Mulligan, FJ (2007) Delta 9 desaturase gene expression in muscle, adipose tissue and liver of beef heifers following supplementation of grass with a concentrate containing sunflower seed and fish oil. Abstract [Details]
McGettrick, SA,Maloney, AP,Monahan, FJ,Sweeney, T,Mulligan, FJ (2007) Delta 9 desaturase gene expression in muscle, adipose tissue and liver of beef heifers following supplementation of grass with a concentrate containing sunflower seed and fish oil. Abstract [Details]
McHugh, Z,Sweeney, T,Callan, JJ,Ryan, M,O'Doherty, JV (2007) Dietary supplementation with the Lactobacillus pentosus and/or inulin influences pH and volatile fatty acid characteristics in the colon. Abstract [Details]
Boland, TM,Hayes, L,Murphy, JJ,Sweeney, T,Callan, JJ,Crosby, TF (2007) Cobalt supplementation to the pregnant ewe reduces vitamin E levels in the newborn lamb. Abstract [Details]
Boland, TM,Hayes, L,Murphy, JJ,Sweeney, T,Callan, JJ,Crosby, TF (2007) Cobalt supplementation to the pregnant ewe reduces vitamin E levels in the newborn lamb. Abstract [Details]
McGettrick, SA,Maloney, AP,Monahan, FJ,Sweeney, T,Mulligan, FJ (2007) Delta 9 desaturase gene expression in muscle, adipose tissue and liver of beef heifers following supplementation of grass with a concentrate containing sunflower seed and fish oil. Abstract [Details]
McHugh, Z,Sweeney, T,Callan, JJ,Ryan, M,O'Doherty, JV (2007) Dietary supplementation with the Lactobacillus pentosus and/or inulin influences pH and volatile fatty acid characteristics in the colon. Abstract [Details]
McHugh, Z,Sweeney, T,Callan, JJ,Ryan, M,O'Doherty, JV (2007) Dietary supplementation with the Lactobacillus pentosus and/or inulin influences pH and volatile fatty acid characteristics in the colon. Abstract [Details]
O'Connell, JM,Sweeney, T,Byrne, C,Callan, JJ,O'Doherty, JV (2005) The effect of cereal type and enzyme supplementation on nutrient digestibility, intestinal microllora, volatile fatty acid concentration and manure ammonia emissions from pigse. Abstract [Details]
Connell, JMO,Sweeney, T,Byrne, C,Callan, JJ,Doherty, JVO (2005) The effect of cereal type and enzyme supplementation on nutrient digestibility, intestinal microflora, volatile fatty acid concentration and manure ammonia emissions from pigs. Abstract [Details]
Pierce, KM,Callan, JJ,Brophy, PO,McCarthy, P,Sweeney, T,Fitzpatrick, E,Byrne, C,Cheallaigh, SN,O'Doherty, JV (2004) The effect of lactose and inulin on intestinal morphology, microbiology and volatile fatty acids of the weanling pig. Abstract [Details]
Pierce, KM,Callan, JJ,Brophy, PO,McCarthy, P,Sweeney, T,Fitzpatrick, E,Byrne, C,Cheallaigh, SN,O'Doherty, JV (2004) The effect of lactose and inulin on intestinal morphology, microbiology and volatile fatty acids of the weanling pig. Abstract [Details]
Pierce, KM,Callan, JJ,Brophy, PO,McCarthy, P,Sweeney, T,Fitzpatrick, E,Byrne, C,Cheallaigh, SN,O'Doherty, JV (2004) The effect of lactose and inulin on intestinal morphology, microbiology and volatile fatty acids of the weanling pig. Abstract [Details]
Sweeney, T,Nicol, L,Brooks, AN (1998) Can in utero exposure to environmental oestrogenic chemicals suppress FSH synthesis and secretion in both the male and female fetus?. Abstract [Details]
       

Reviews

Sweeney, T,Hanrahan, JP (2008) The evidence of associations between prion protein genotype and production, reproduction, and health traits in sheep. Reviews [DOI] [Details]
Ryan, MT,Sweeney, T (2007) Integrating molecular biology into the veterinary curriculum. Reviews [Details]
                                                                                 

Research

Research Interests

As Ireland expands it agricultural output to meet the ambitious targets of Harvest 2020, there are a spectrum of health, welfare and production issues in farm animal species that are a focus for my research interests:

The first area is focused on developing genetic and biological markers to assist in the selection for economically important traits such as susceptibility to disease, meat quality and residual feed intake.  The long term goal is to provide markers for these economically important traits that can be incorporated into national breeding programs and assist in the selection of healthy - efficient livestock.  The species of interest are cattle, sheep and pigs.  

The second area is on molecular genetics and immunogenomics of host-pathogen interactions in farm animal species. Research topics include transmissible spongiform encephalopathies, brucellosis, gastrointestinal nematodes, verocytotoxigenic E.Coli 0157:H7, Salmonella  and campylobacter infection in cattle, sheep, pigs and humans. 

     

Teaching

Teaching Philosophy

I currently co-ordinate and teach on two modules to veterinary medicine students.  These are:

Cell and Molecular biology

Genetics and Animal breeding