Dr Kathryn Ellis

  • Senior Veterinary Clinician (Farm Animal Clinical Sciences )
  • Associate Academic (Institute of Biodiversity Animal Health and Comparative Medicine)

telephone: 01413305815
email: Kathryn.Ellis@glasgow.ac.uk

Research interests

I am particularly interested in organic agricultural production systems and production animal welfare. I have investigated the differences in production and milk composition from both organic and non-organic dairy systems in the UK, particularly the fatty acid content of milk (Journal of Dairy Science, 2006; 89 1938-1950), milk vitamin content (Journal of Research, 2007; In Press and online at http://journals.cambridge.org/) and the hygiene of the cows and milk produced (Journal of Dairy Research, 2007; 74 302-310). Other research work has investigated calf rearing on Scottish organic dairy farms and consumer perceptions of dairy animal welfare. Current work is investigating the epidemiology of gastrointestinal parasites in organic dairy cattle and, with funding from the Royal College of veterinary Surgeons Trust, a project is investigating control of mastitis on organic dairy farms with minimal antimicrobial use. I have recently collaborated with Duchy College in Cornwall on a DEFRA project to produce a web and DVD-based information resource on animal health and welfare for stakeholders in the organic agriculture sector.

Grants

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

  • Investigating the use of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs in the post-parturient period to improve welfare of cows and calves
    Merial
    2014 - 2018
     
  • Quantifying welfare problems associated with tagging sheep's ears
    Universities Federation for Animal Welfare
    2009 - 2011
     
  • Production Animal Medicine - characterising the epidemiology, clinical consequences and economics of BVDV eradication in Orkney
    Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons
    2008 - 2011
     
  • Optimising udder health and minimising antimicrobial use on UK organic dairy farms.
    Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons
    2007 - 2010
     

Additional information

Invited International Presentations

  • 2012: Lisbon, Portugal - World Buiatrics Conference
  • 2009: Southport, UK - British Cattle Veterinary Association Congress
  • 2009: Pitlochry, UK - Sheep Veterinary Society Conference

Publications

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Jump to: 2017 | 2016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008 | 2007 | 2006 | 2003
Number of items: 28.

2017

Jackson, A., Ellis, K.A., McGoldrick, J., Jonsson, N.N., Stear, M.J. and Forbes, A.B. (2017) Targeted anthelmintic treatment of parasitic gastroenteritis in first grazing season dairy calves using daily live weight gain as an indicator. Veterinary Parasitology, 244, pp. 85-90. (doi:10.1016/j.vetpar.2017.07.023)

2016

Gladden, N., Haining, H., Henderson, L., Marchesi, F., Graham, E., McDonald, M., Murdoch, F., Bruguera Sala, A., Orr, J. and Ellis, K. (2016) A case report of Mycoplasma wenyonii associated immune-mediated haemolytic anaemia in a dairy cow. Irish Veterinary Journal, 69, 1. (doi:10.1186/s13620-016-0061-x) (PMID:26807214) (PMCID:PMC4724101)

2015

Viora, L., Denwood, M., Ellis, K., Mihm Carmichael, M. and Geraghty, T. (2015) Comparison of two oestrus synchronisation protocols administered to dairy cows during routine reproduction services. Cattle Practice, 23(1), pp. 33-38.

2014

Bexiga, R., Rato, M. G., Lemsaddek, A., Semedo-Lemsaddek, T., Carneiro, C., Pereira, H., Mellor, D. J., Ellis, K. A. and Vilela, C. L. (2014) Dynamics of bovine intramammary infections due to coagulase-negative staphylococci on four farms. Journal of Dairy Research, 81(02), pp. 208-214. (doi:10.1017/S0022029914000041) (PMID:24594229)

Busin, V., Kenyon, F., Parkin, T., McBean, D., Laing, N., Sargison, N.D. and Ellis, K. (2014) Production impact of a targeted selective treatment system based on liveweight gain in a commercial flock. Veterinary Journal, 200(2), pp. 248-252. (doi:10.1016/j.tvjl.2014.02.012) (PMID:24685103)

Hannon, F. P., Ellis, K. A., Guevar, J., Marchesi, F., Geraghty, T. and Leach, J. D. G. (2014) Closantel toxicity in a pregnant ewe at mid gestation: the pathological evaluation of the ewe and lamb nine months later. Veterinary Record Case Reports, 2(1), e000113. (doi:10.1136/vetreccr-2014-000113)

2013

Prins, D.G.J., Smith, A., Barrett, D.C. and Ellis, K.A. (2013) Strain typing to highlight particular points of interest in the control of Staphylococcus aureus mastitis. Cattle Practice, 21(1), pp. 7-13.

Busin, V., Kenyon, F., Laing, N., Denwood, M.J., McBean, D., Sargison, N.D. and Ellis, K. (2013) Addressing sustainable sheep farming: application of a targeted selective treatment approach for anthelmintic use on a commercial farm. Small Ruminant Research, 110(2-3), pp. 100-103. (doi:10.1016/j.smallrumres.2012.11.013)

Forbes, A.B. and Ellis, K.A. (2013) Epidemiology of parasitic gastroenteritis in beef suckler herds. Veterinary Record, 172(18), pp. 470-471. (doi:10.1136/vr.f2713)

2012

Morgan, J., Statham, J. and Ellis, K. (2012) Retrospective Analysis of Bovine Caesarean Section Clinical Outcome Data. In: Annual Congress of the British-Cattle-Veterinary-Association (BCVA), Telford, ENGLAND, 15 November 2012,

2011

Ellis, K.A., Jackson, A., Bexiga, R., Matthews, J., McGoldrick, J., Gilleard, J. and Forbes, A.B. (2011) Use of diagnostic markers to monitor fasciolosis and gastrointestinal nematodes on an organic dairy farm. Veterinary Record, 169(20), p. 524. (doi:10.1136/vr.d5021)

Bexiga, R., Ellis, K.A., Vilela, C.L. and Mellor, D.J. (2011) Deterministic model to evaluate the impact of lactational treatment of subclinical mastitis due to coagulase-negative staphylococci. Journal of Dairy Research, 78(3), pp. 318-325. (doi:10.1017/S0022029911000483)

Beasley, L., Truyers, I.G.R., Mellor, D.J., Norquay, R., Duthie, S. and Ellis, K.A. (2011) Prevalence of Johne's disease among cattle in Orkney. Veterinary Record, 169(2), p. 50. (doi:10.1136/vr.d891)

Bexiga, R., Koskinen, M.T., Holopainen, J., Carneiro, C., Pereira, H., Ellis, K. and Vilela, C.L. (2011) Diagnosis of intramammary infection in samples yielding negative results or minor pathogens in conventional bacterial culturing. Journal of Dairy Research, 78(01), pp. 49-55. (doi:10.1017/S0022029910000725)

Bexiga, R., Pereira, H., Pereira, O., Leitão, A., Carneiro, C., Ellis, K.A. and Vilela, C.L. (2011) Observed reduction in recovery of Corynebacterium spp. from bovine milk samples by use of a teat cannula. Journal of Dairy Research, 78(1), pp. 9-14. (doi:10.1017/S0022029910000609)

Truyers, I.G.R., Thompson, H., Mellor, D.J. and Ellis, K.A. (2011) Clinical and pathological findings associated with bovine Thebesian vein anomalies. Veterinary Record, 168(6), p. 161. (doi:10.1136/vr.c5331)

2010

Truyers, I.G.R., Mellor, D.J., Norquay, R., Gunn, G.J. and Ellis, K.A. (2010) Eradication programme for bovine viral diarrhoea virus in Orkney 2001 to 2008. Veterinary Record, 167(15), pp. 566-570. (doi:10.1136/vr.c4944)

2009

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.

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.

2008

Bexiga, R., Mateus, A., Philbey, A.W., Ellis, K., Barrett, D.C. and Mellor, D.J. (2008) Clinicopathological presentation of cardiac disease in cattle and its impact on decision making. Veterinary Record, 162(18), pp. 575-580. (doi:10.1136/vr.162.18.575)

Mateus, A., Taylor, D.J., Brown, D., Mellor, D.J., Bexiga, R. and Ellis, K. (2008) Looking for the unusual suspects: a Salmonella Dublin outbreak investigation. Public Health, 122(12), pp. 1321-1323. (doi:10.1016/j.puhe.2008.02.007)

2007

Bexiga, R. et al. (2007) Clinical differentiation of malignant catarrhal fever, mucosal disease and bluetongue. Veterinary Record, 161(25), pp. 858-859.

Ellis, K., Innocent, G.T., Grove-White, D., Cripps, P., McLean, W.G., Howard, C.V. and Mihm, M. (2007) Investigation of the vitamins A and E and beta-carotene content in milk from UK organic and conventional dairy farms. Journal of Dairy Science, 74(4), pp. 484-491.

Ellis, K.A., Monteiro, A., Innocent, G., Grove-White, D., Cripps, P., McLean, W.G., Howard, C.V. and Mihmz, M. (2007) Investigation of the vitamins A and E and beta-carotene content in milk from UK organic and conventional dairy farms. Journal of Dairy Research, 74(4), pp. 484-491. (doi:10.1017/S0022029907002816)

Ellis, K., Innocent, G., Mihm, M., Cripps, P., McLean, W., Howard, C. and Grove-White, D. (2007) Dairy cow cleanliness and milk quality on organic and conventional farms in the UK. Journal of Dairy Research, 74, pp. 302-310. (doi:10.1017/S002202990700249X)

2006

Ellis, K., Innocent, G., Grove-White, D., Cripps, P., McLean, W., Howard, C. and Mihm, M. (2006) Comparing the fatty acid composition of organic and conventional milk. Journal of Dairy Science, 89, pp. 1938-1950.

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.

2003

Johnson, V.S., Ellis, K., Martineau, H., Thompson, H. and Barrett, D.C. (2003) Bovine spinal anomaly with anatomical similarities to complex vertebral malformation. Veterinary Record, 153(19), pp. 598-600. (doi:10.1136/vr.153.19.598)

This list was generated on Thu Apr 19 19:47:45 2018 BST.
Number of items: 28.

Articles

Jackson, A., Ellis, K.A., McGoldrick, J., Jonsson, N.N., Stear, M.J. and Forbes, A.B. (2017) Targeted anthelmintic treatment of parasitic gastroenteritis in first grazing season dairy calves using daily live weight gain as an indicator. Veterinary Parasitology, 244, pp. 85-90. (doi:10.1016/j.vetpar.2017.07.023)

Gladden, N., Haining, H., Henderson, L., Marchesi, F., Graham, E., McDonald, M., Murdoch, F., Bruguera Sala, A., Orr, J. and Ellis, K. (2016) A case report of Mycoplasma wenyonii associated immune-mediated haemolytic anaemia in a dairy cow. Irish Veterinary Journal, 69, 1. (doi:10.1186/s13620-016-0061-x) (PMID:26807214) (PMCID:PMC4724101)

Viora, L., Denwood, M., Ellis, K., Mihm Carmichael, M. and Geraghty, T. (2015) Comparison of two oestrus synchronisation protocols administered to dairy cows during routine reproduction services. Cattle Practice, 23(1), pp. 33-38.

Bexiga, R., Rato, M. G., Lemsaddek, A., Semedo-Lemsaddek, T., Carneiro, C., Pereira, H., Mellor, D. J., Ellis, K. A. and Vilela, C. L. (2014) Dynamics of bovine intramammary infections due to coagulase-negative staphylococci on four farms. Journal of Dairy Research, 81(02), pp. 208-214. (doi:10.1017/S0022029914000041) (PMID:24594229)

Busin, V., Kenyon, F., Parkin, T., McBean, D., Laing, N., Sargison, N.D. and Ellis, K. (2014) Production impact of a targeted selective treatment system based on liveweight gain in a commercial flock. Veterinary Journal, 200(2), pp. 248-252. (doi:10.1016/j.tvjl.2014.02.012) (PMID:24685103)

Hannon, F. P., Ellis, K. A., Guevar, J., Marchesi, F., Geraghty, T. and Leach, J. D. G. (2014) Closantel toxicity in a pregnant ewe at mid gestation: the pathological evaluation of the ewe and lamb nine months later. Veterinary Record Case Reports, 2(1), e000113. (doi:10.1136/vetreccr-2014-000113)

Prins, D.G.J., Smith, A., Barrett, D.C. and Ellis, K.A. (2013) Strain typing to highlight particular points of interest in the control of Staphylococcus aureus mastitis. Cattle Practice, 21(1), pp. 7-13.

Busin, V., Kenyon, F., Laing, N., Denwood, M.J., McBean, D., Sargison, N.D. and Ellis, K. (2013) Addressing sustainable sheep farming: application of a targeted selective treatment approach for anthelmintic use on a commercial farm. Small Ruminant Research, 110(2-3), pp. 100-103. (doi:10.1016/j.smallrumres.2012.11.013)

Forbes, A.B. and Ellis, K.A. (2013) Epidemiology of parasitic gastroenteritis in beef suckler herds. Veterinary Record, 172(18), pp. 470-471. (doi:10.1136/vr.f2713)

Ellis, K.A., Jackson, A., Bexiga, R., Matthews, J., McGoldrick, J., Gilleard, J. and Forbes, A.B. (2011) Use of diagnostic markers to monitor fasciolosis and gastrointestinal nematodes on an organic dairy farm. Veterinary Record, 169(20), p. 524. (doi:10.1136/vr.d5021)

Bexiga, R., Ellis, K.A., Vilela, C.L. and Mellor, D.J. (2011) Deterministic model to evaluate the impact of lactational treatment of subclinical mastitis due to coagulase-negative staphylococci. Journal of Dairy Research, 78(3), pp. 318-325. (doi:10.1017/S0022029911000483)

Beasley, L., Truyers, I.G.R., Mellor, D.J., Norquay, R., Duthie, S. and Ellis, K.A. (2011) Prevalence of Johne's disease among cattle in Orkney. Veterinary Record, 169(2), p. 50. (doi:10.1136/vr.d891)

Bexiga, R., Koskinen, M.T., Holopainen, J., Carneiro, C., Pereira, H., Ellis, K. and Vilela, C.L. (2011) Diagnosis of intramammary infection in samples yielding negative results or minor pathogens in conventional bacterial culturing. Journal of Dairy Research, 78(01), pp. 49-55. (doi:10.1017/S0022029910000725)

Bexiga, R., Pereira, H., Pereira, O., Leitão, A., Carneiro, C., Ellis, K.A. and Vilela, C.L. (2011) Observed reduction in recovery of Corynebacterium spp. from bovine milk samples by use of a teat cannula. Journal of Dairy Research, 78(1), pp. 9-14. (doi:10.1017/S0022029910000609)

Truyers, I.G.R., Thompson, H., Mellor, D.J. and Ellis, K.A. (2011) Clinical and pathological findings associated with bovine Thebesian vein anomalies. Veterinary Record, 168(6), p. 161. (doi:10.1136/vr.c5331)

Truyers, I.G.R., Mellor, D.J., Norquay, R., Gunn, G.J. and Ellis, K.A. (2010) Eradication programme for bovine viral diarrhoea virus in Orkney 2001 to 2008. Veterinary Record, 167(15), pp. 566-570. (doi:10.1136/vr.c4944)

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.

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.

Bexiga, R., Mateus, A., Philbey, A.W., Ellis, K., Barrett, D.C. and Mellor, D.J. (2008) Clinicopathological presentation of cardiac disease in cattle and its impact on decision making. Veterinary Record, 162(18), pp. 575-580. (doi:10.1136/vr.162.18.575)

Mateus, A., Taylor, D.J., Brown, D., Mellor, D.J., Bexiga, R. and Ellis, K. (2008) Looking for the unusual suspects: a Salmonella Dublin outbreak investigation. Public Health, 122(12), pp. 1321-1323. (doi:10.1016/j.puhe.2008.02.007)

Bexiga, R. et al. (2007) Clinical differentiation of malignant catarrhal fever, mucosal disease and bluetongue. Veterinary Record, 161(25), pp. 858-859.

Ellis, K., Innocent, G.T., Grove-White, D., Cripps, P., McLean, W.G., Howard, C.V. and Mihm, M. (2007) Investigation of the vitamins A and E and beta-carotene content in milk from UK organic and conventional dairy farms. Journal of Dairy Science, 74(4), pp. 484-491.

Ellis, K.A., Monteiro, A., Innocent, G., Grove-White, D., Cripps, P., McLean, W.G., Howard, C.V. and Mihmz, M. (2007) Investigation of the vitamins A and E and beta-carotene content in milk from UK organic and conventional dairy farms. Journal of Dairy Research, 74(4), pp. 484-491. (doi:10.1017/S0022029907002816)

Ellis, K., Innocent, G., Mihm, M., Cripps, P., McLean, W., Howard, C. and Grove-White, D. (2007) Dairy cow cleanliness and milk quality on organic and conventional farms in the UK. Journal of Dairy Research, 74, pp. 302-310. (doi:10.1017/S002202990700249X)

Ellis, K., Innocent, G., Grove-White, D., Cripps, P., McLean, W., Howard, C. and Mihm, M. (2006) Comparing the fatty acid composition of organic and conventional milk. Journal of Dairy Science, 89, pp. 1938-1950.

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.

Johnson, V.S., Ellis, K., Martineau, H., Thompson, H. and Barrett, D.C. (2003) Bovine spinal anomaly with anatomical similarities to complex vertebral malformation. Veterinary Record, 153(19), pp. 598-600. (doi:10.1136/vr.153.19.598)

Conference Proceedings

Morgan, J., Statham, J. and Ellis, K. (2012) Retrospective Analysis of Bovine Caesarean Section Clinical Outcome Data. In: Annual Congress of the British-Cattle-Veterinary-Association (BCVA), Telford, ENGLAND, 15 November 2012,

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