Dr Dorothy Mckeegan

  • Associate Academic (School of Veterinary Medicine)
  • Senior Lecturer (Institute of Biodiversity Animal Health and Comparative Medicine)

telephone: 01413305712
email: Dorothy.McKeegan@glasgow.ac.uk

Research interests

Google Scholar - Publications Profile

I am interested in the integration of behavioural, physiological and neurophysiological techniques to investigate animal welfare issues, primarily those related to modern poultry production. Ongoing fundamental interests include avian sensory physiology and my work in this area provided the first detailed description of neuronal activity in the avian olfactory system (Brain Research, 2002, 929:48-58; Brain Research, 2002, 953: 101-111) and extensively characterised the properties of nociceptors in the avian nasal and oral epithelia (Brain Research Reviews, 2004, 46: 146-154). In related projects I am investigating avian pain, humane slaughter and the welfare implications of production-related conditions. My recent educational research interest in teaching and assessing ethical reasoning in veterinary students reflects my role as BVA Animal Welfare Foundation Lecturer.

Grants

Grants and Awards listed are those received whilst working with the University of Glasgow.

  • Thermography as a tool for the assessment of stress and affective states in an avian model
    Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council
    2013 - 2016
     
  • Development of an on farm anoxic gas foam delivery system
    Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
    2011 - 2013
     
  • On farm culling methods for poultry: welfare costs and benefits.
    Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
    2010 - 2013
     
  • Further Study to Develop a Humane method to Kill Poultry Using Gas Filled Foam
    DEFRA
    2009 - 2010
     
  • Study to assess the subjective experience, including pain, of broiler chicken with different gait scores
    DEFRA
    2009 - 2011
     
  • Chronic neurophysiological and anatomical changes associated with infra-red beak treatment
    British Egg Industry Council
    2008 - 2009
     
  • Chronic neurophysiological and anatomical changes associated with infra-red beak treatment
    DEFRA - Science Directorate
    2008 - 2009
     
  • Welfare assessment of gas-foam as an agent for emergency killing of poultry
    DEFRA - Science Directorate
    2007 - 2008
     
  • Monitoring of welfare during emergency killing of broiler chickens
    DEFRA
    2007 - 2007
     
  • Footpad dermatitis and hock burn in broilers: Risk factors, aetiology and welfare consequences
    DEFRA
    2006 - 2010
     

Publications

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Number of items: 31.

2014

Sandercock, D. A., Auckburally, A., Flaherty, D., Sandilands, V., and McKeegan, D. E.F. (2014) Avian reflex and electroencephalogram responses in different states of consciousness. Physiology and Behavior, 133 . pp. 252-259. ISSN 0031-9384 (doi:10.1016/j.physbeh.2014.05.030)

2013

Caplen, G., Baker, L., Hothersall, B., McKeegan, D.E.F., Sandilands, V., Sparks, N.H.C., Waterman-Pearson, A.E., and Murrell, J.C. (2013) Thermal nociception as a measure of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug effectiveness in broiler chickens with articular pain. Veterinary Journal, 198 (3). pp. 616-619. ISSN 1090-0233 (doi:10.1016/j.tvjl.2013.09.013)

McKeegan, D.E.F., Reimert, H.G.M., Hindle, V.A., Boulcott, P., Sparrey, J.M., Wathes, C.M., Demmers, T.G.M., and Gerritzen, M.A. (2013) Physiological and behavioral responses of poultry exposed to gas-filled high expansion foam. Poultry Science, 92 (5). pp. 1145-1154. ISSN 0032-5791 (doi:10.3382/ps.2012-02587)

McKeegan, D.E.F., Sandercock, D.A., and Gerritzen, M.A. (2013) Physiological responses to low atmospheric pressure stunning (LAPS) and their implications for welfare. Poultry Science, 92 (4). pp. 858-868. ISSN 0032-5791 (doi:10.3382/ps.2012-02749)

McKeegan, D.E.F., Sandercock, D.A., and Gerritzen, M.A. (2013) Physiological responses to low atmospheric pressure stunning and the implications for welfare. Poultry Science, 92 (4). pp. 858-868. ISSN 0032-5791 (doi:10.3382/ps.2012-02749)

2012

McKeegan, D.E.F., and Philbey, A.W. (2012) Chronic neurophysiological and anatomical changes associated with infra-red beak treatment and their implications for laying hen welfare. Animal Welfare, 21 (2). pp. 207-217. ISSN 0962-7286 (doi:10.7120/09627286.21.2.207)

Batchelor, C.E.M., and McKeegan, D.E.F. (2012) Survey of the frequency and perceived stressfulness of ethical dilemmas encountered in UK veterinary practice. Veterinary Record, 170 (1). ISSN 0042-4900 (doi:10.1136/vr.100262)

Sherlock, L., McKeegan, D.E.F., Cheng, Z., Wathes, C.M., and Wathes, D.C. (2012) Effects of contact dermatitis on hepatic gene expression in broilers. British Poultry Science, 53 (4). pp. 439-452. ISSN 0007-1668 (doi:10.1080/00071668.2012.707310)

2011

McKeegan, D.E.F., Sparks, N.H.C., Sandilands, V., Demmers, T.G.M., Boulcott, P., and Wathes, C.M. (2011) Physiological responses of laying hens during whole-house killing with carbon dioxide. British Poultry Science, 52 (6). pp. 645-657. ISSN 0007-1668 (doi:10.1080/00071668.2011.640307)

2009

Coenen, A.M.L., Lankhaar, J., Lowe, J.C., and McKeegan, D.E.F. (2009) Remote monitoring of electroencephalogram, electrocardiogram, and behavior during controlled atmosphere stunning in broilers: implications for welfare. Poultry Science, 88 (1). pp. 10-19. ISSN 0032-5791 (doi:10.3382/ps.2008-00120)

Ellis, K.A., Billington, K., McNeil, B., and McKeegan, D.E.F. (2009) Consumer Perceptions of Dairy Welfare and Production: A Role for Vets in Public Education? Cattle Practice, 17 . pp. 148-152. ISSN 0969-1251

Ellis, K.A., Billington, K., McNeil, B., and McKeegan, D.E.F. (2009) Public opinion on UK milk marketing and dairy cow welfare. Animal Welfare, 18 (3). pp. 267-282. ISSN 0962-7286

McKeegan, D. (2009) Chronic neurophysiological and anatomical changes associated with infra-red beak treatment. Project Report. Defra.

McKeegan, D.E.E. (2009) Avian Chemoreception An Electrophysiological Approach. International Symposium on Olfaction and Taste, 1170 (1). pp. 438-441. ISSN 0077-8923 (doi:10.1111/j.1749-6632.2009.03904.x)

McKeegan, D.E.F. (2009) Welfare assessment of anoxic gas-foam as an agent for emergency killing of poultry. Project Report. Defra. (Unpublished)

2007

Abeyesinghe, S.M., Mckeegan, D.E.F., Mcleman, M.A., Lowe, J.C., Demmers, T.G.M., White, R.P., Kranen, R.W., Van Bemmel, H., Lankhaar, J.A.C., and Wathes, C.M. (2007) Controlled atmosphere stunning of broiler chickens. I. Effects on behaviour, physiology and meat quality in a pilot scale system at a processing plant. British Poultry Science, 48 (4). pp. 406-423. ISSN 0007-1668 (doi:10.1080/00071660701543089)

Lowe, J., Abeyesinghe, S., Demmers, T., Wathes, C., and McKeegan, D. (2007) A novel telemetric logging system for recording physiological signals in unrestrained animals. Computers and Electronics in Agriculture, 57 . pp. 74-79. (doi:10.1016/j.compag.2007.02.003)

McKeegan, D. (2007) Evaluation of the effects of infrared beak trimming in broiler breeder chicks. Veterinary Record, 160 (5). pp. 145-148. ISSN 0042-4900 (doi:10.1136/vr.160.5.145)

McKeegan, D., McIntyre, J., Demmers, T., Lowe, J., Wathes, C., van den Broek, P., Coenen, A., and Gentle, M. (2007) Physiological and behavioural responses of broilers to controlled atmosphere stunning: implications for welfare. Animal Welfare, 16 . pp. 409-426. ISSN 0962-7286

Mckeegan, D., Abeyesinghe, S., Mcleman, M., Lowe, J., Demmers, T., White, R., Kranen, R., Van Bemmel, H., Lankhaar, J., and Wathes, C. (2007) Controlled atmosphere stunning of broiler chickens. II. Effects on behaviour, physiology and meat quality in a commercial processing plant. British Poultry Science, 48 (4). pp. 430-442. (doi:10.1080/00071660701543097)

2006

Maxwell, A., McKeegan, D., and Ellis, K. (2006) Extended suckling systems for dairy calves: Is this possible for organic dairy farmers? Cattle Practice, 14 . p. 219.

McKeegan, D., McIntyre, J., Demmers, T., Wathes, C., and Jones, R. (2006) Behavioural responses of broiler chickens during acute exposure to gaseous stimulation. Applied Animal Behaviour Science, 99 . pp. 271-286. (doi:10.1016/j.applanim.2005.11.002)

2005

McKeegan, D., Smith, F., Demmers, T., Wathes, C., and Jones, R. (2005) Behavioral correlates of olfactory and trigeminal gaseous stimulation in chickens, Gallus domesticus. Physiology and Behavior, 84 . pp. 761-768. (doi:10.1016/j.physbeh.2005.03.005)

2004

Mckeegan, D. (2004) Mechano-chemical nociceptors in the avian trigeminal mucosa. Brain Research Brain Research Reviews, 46 (2). pp. 146-154.

2003

Mckeegan, D. (2003) Adaptation responses of single avian olfactory bulb neurones. Neuroscience Letters, 344 (2). pp. 83-86.

2002

Mckeegan, D. (2002) Response characteristics of nasal trigeminal nociceptors in Gallus domesticus. NeuroReport, 13 (8). pp. 1033-1035. ISSN 0959-4965

Mckeegan, D. (2002) Spontaneous and odour evoked activity in single avian olfactory bulb neurones. Brain Research, 929 (1). pp. 48-58.

Mckeegan, D. (2002) Stimulus-response functions of single avian olfactory bulb neurones. Brain Research, 953 (01-Feb). pp. 101-111.

2001

Mckeegan, D. (2001) Development of pecking damage in layer pullets in relation to dietary protein source. British Poultry Science, 42 (1). pp. 33-42.

Mckeegan, D. (2001) Feather eating in individually caged hens which differ in their propensity to feather peck. Applied Animal Behaviour Science, 73 (2). pp. 131-140.

Mckeegan, D. (2001) Mechanothermal nociceptors in the scaly skin of the chicken leg. Neuroscience, 106 (3). pp. 643-652.

This list was generated on Wed Oct 1 17:48:06 2014 BST.
Number of items: 31.

Article

Sandercock, D. A., Auckburally, A., Flaherty, D., Sandilands, V., and McKeegan, D. E.F. (2014) Avian reflex and electroencephalogram responses in different states of consciousness. Physiology and Behavior, 133 . pp. 252-259. ISSN 0031-9384 (doi:10.1016/j.physbeh.2014.05.030)

Caplen, G., Baker, L., Hothersall, B., McKeegan, D.E.F., Sandilands, V., Sparks, N.H.C., Waterman-Pearson, A.E., and Murrell, J.C. (2013) Thermal nociception as a measure of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug effectiveness in broiler chickens with articular pain. Veterinary Journal, 198 (3). pp. 616-619. ISSN 1090-0233 (doi:10.1016/j.tvjl.2013.09.013)

McKeegan, D.E.F., Reimert, H.G.M., Hindle, V.A., Boulcott, P., Sparrey, J.M., Wathes, C.M., Demmers, T.G.M., and Gerritzen, M.A. (2013) Physiological and behavioral responses of poultry exposed to gas-filled high expansion foam. Poultry Science, 92 (5). pp. 1145-1154. ISSN 0032-5791 (doi:10.3382/ps.2012-02587)

McKeegan, D.E.F., Sandercock, D.A., and Gerritzen, M.A. (2013) Physiological responses to low atmospheric pressure stunning (LAPS) and their implications for welfare. Poultry Science, 92 (4). pp. 858-868. ISSN 0032-5791 (doi:10.3382/ps.2012-02749)

McKeegan, D.E.F., Sandercock, D.A., and Gerritzen, M.A. (2013) Physiological responses to low atmospheric pressure stunning and the implications for welfare. Poultry Science, 92 (4). pp. 858-868. ISSN 0032-5791 (doi:10.3382/ps.2012-02749)

McKeegan, D.E.F., and Philbey, A.W. (2012) Chronic neurophysiological and anatomical changes associated with infra-red beak treatment and their implications for laying hen welfare. Animal Welfare, 21 (2). pp. 207-217. ISSN 0962-7286 (doi:10.7120/09627286.21.2.207)

Batchelor, C.E.M., and McKeegan, D.E.F. (2012) Survey of the frequency and perceived stressfulness of ethical dilemmas encountered in UK veterinary practice. Veterinary Record, 170 (1). ISSN 0042-4900 (doi:10.1136/vr.100262)

Sherlock, L., McKeegan, D.E.F., Cheng, Z., Wathes, C.M., and Wathes, D.C. (2012) Effects of contact dermatitis on hepatic gene expression in broilers. British Poultry Science, 53 (4). pp. 439-452. ISSN 0007-1668 (doi:10.1080/00071668.2012.707310)

McKeegan, D.E.F., Sparks, N.H.C., Sandilands, V., Demmers, T.G.M., Boulcott, P., and Wathes, C.M. (2011) Physiological responses of laying hens during whole-house killing with carbon dioxide. British Poultry Science, 52 (6). pp. 645-657. ISSN 0007-1668 (doi:10.1080/00071668.2011.640307)

Coenen, A.M.L., Lankhaar, J., Lowe, J.C., and McKeegan, D.E.F. (2009) Remote monitoring of electroencephalogram, electrocardiogram, and behavior during controlled atmosphere stunning in broilers: implications for welfare. Poultry Science, 88 (1). pp. 10-19. ISSN 0032-5791 (doi:10.3382/ps.2008-00120)

Ellis, K.A., Billington, K., McNeil, B., and McKeegan, D.E.F. (2009) Consumer Perceptions of Dairy Welfare and Production: A Role for Vets in Public Education? Cattle Practice, 17 . pp. 148-152. ISSN 0969-1251

Ellis, K.A., Billington, K., McNeil, B., and McKeegan, D.E.F. (2009) Public opinion on UK milk marketing and dairy cow welfare. Animal Welfare, 18 (3). pp. 267-282. ISSN 0962-7286

McKeegan, D.E.E. (2009) Avian Chemoreception An Electrophysiological Approach. International Symposium on Olfaction and Taste, 1170 (1). pp. 438-441. ISSN 0077-8923 (doi:10.1111/j.1749-6632.2009.03904.x)

Abeyesinghe, S.M., Mckeegan, D.E.F., Mcleman, M.A., Lowe, J.C., Demmers, T.G.M., White, R.P., Kranen, R.W., Van Bemmel, H., Lankhaar, J.A.C., and Wathes, C.M. (2007) Controlled atmosphere stunning of broiler chickens. I. Effects on behaviour, physiology and meat quality in a pilot scale system at a processing plant. British Poultry Science, 48 (4). pp. 406-423. ISSN 0007-1668 (doi:10.1080/00071660701543089)

Lowe, J., Abeyesinghe, S., Demmers, T., Wathes, C., and McKeegan, D. (2007) A novel telemetric logging system for recording physiological signals in unrestrained animals. Computers and Electronics in Agriculture, 57 . pp. 74-79. (doi:10.1016/j.compag.2007.02.003)

McKeegan, D. (2007) Evaluation of the effects of infrared beak trimming in broiler breeder chicks. Veterinary Record, 160 (5). pp. 145-148. ISSN 0042-4900 (doi:10.1136/vr.160.5.145)

McKeegan, D., McIntyre, J., Demmers, T., Lowe, J., Wathes, C., van den Broek, P., Coenen, A., and Gentle, M. (2007) Physiological and behavioural responses of broilers to controlled atmosphere stunning: implications for welfare. Animal Welfare, 16 . pp. 409-426. ISSN 0962-7286

Mckeegan, D., Abeyesinghe, S., Mcleman, M., Lowe, J., Demmers, T., White, R., Kranen, R., Van Bemmel, H., Lankhaar, J., and Wathes, C. (2007) Controlled atmosphere stunning of broiler chickens. II. Effects on behaviour, physiology and meat quality in a commercial processing plant. British Poultry Science, 48 (4). pp. 430-442. (doi:10.1080/00071660701543097)

Maxwell, A., McKeegan, D., and Ellis, K. (2006) Extended suckling systems for dairy calves: Is this possible for organic dairy farmers? Cattle Practice, 14 . p. 219.

McKeegan, D., McIntyre, J., Demmers, T., Wathes, C., and Jones, R. (2006) Behavioural responses of broiler chickens during acute exposure to gaseous stimulation. Applied Animal Behaviour Science, 99 . pp. 271-286. (doi:10.1016/j.applanim.2005.11.002)

McKeegan, D., Smith, F., Demmers, T., Wathes, C., and Jones, R. (2005) Behavioral correlates of olfactory and trigeminal gaseous stimulation in chickens, Gallus domesticus. Physiology and Behavior, 84 . pp. 761-768. (doi:10.1016/j.physbeh.2005.03.005)

Mckeegan, D. (2004) Mechano-chemical nociceptors in the avian trigeminal mucosa. Brain Research Brain Research Reviews, 46 (2). pp. 146-154.

Mckeegan, D. (2003) Adaptation responses of single avian olfactory bulb neurones. Neuroscience Letters, 344 (2). pp. 83-86.

Mckeegan, D. (2002) Response characteristics of nasal trigeminal nociceptors in Gallus domesticus. NeuroReport, 13 (8). pp. 1033-1035. ISSN 0959-4965

Mckeegan, D. (2002) Spontaneous and odour evoked activity in single avian olfactory bulb neurones. Brain Research, 929 (1). pp. 48-58.

Mckeegan, D. (2002) Stimulus-response functions of single avian olfactory bulb neurones. Brain Research, 953 (01-Feb). pp. 101-111.

Mckeegan, D. (2001) Development of pecking damage in layer pullets in relation to dietary protein source. British Poultry Science, 42 (1). pp. 33-42.

Mckeegan, D. (2001) Feather eating in individually caged hens which differ in their propensity to feather peck. Applied Animal Behaviour Science, 73 (2). pp. 131-140.

Mckeegan, D. (2001) Mechanothermal nociceptors in the scaly skin of the chicken leg. Neuroscience, 106 (3). pp. 643-652.

Research Report or Paper

McKeegan, D. (2009) Chronic neurophysiological and anatomical changes associated with infra-red beak treatment. Project Report. Defra.

McKeegan, D.E.F. (2009) Welfare assessment of anoxic gas-foam as an agent for emergency killing of poultry. Project Report. Defra. (Unpublished)

This list was generated on Wed Oct 1 17:48:06 2014 BST.