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Dawkins, M.S. (2024) Understanding animal behaviour can guide us in improving their welfare.Veterinary Record 20/27 Apr.

Dawkins, M.S. (2024) Active walking in broiler chickens: a flagship for good welfare, a goal for smart farming and a practical starting point for automated welfare recognition. Frontiers in Veterinary Science (8 January 2024) Volume 10 - 2023


Dawkins, M.S. (2023) Farm animal welfare: beyond 'natural' behaviour. Science 379 no.6630:326-328

Dawkins, M.S. (2022) Unconscious humans, autonomous machines and the difficulty of knowing which animals are sentient. Animal Sentience 7:20


Dawkins, M.S. (2022) The science of animal sentience and the politics of animal welfare should be kept separate.

Animal Sentience 31(8).


Düpjan, S. and Dawkins, M.S. (2022) Animal welfare and resistance to disease: interactions of affective state and the immune system. Frontiers in Veterinary Medicine 9:929805. Special Issue; Animal Welfare as Preventive Medicine.

Colles, F.M., Karasova, D., Crhanova, M., Preston, S.G., Smith, A.I., Dawkins, M.S., Rychlik, I., Gebhardt-Henrich. S.G. (2022) High resolution parallel sequencing reveals multi-strain Campylobacter in broiler chicken flocks testing 'negative' by conventional culture methods: implications for control of Campylobacter infection. Poultry Science

Dawkins, M.S. (2021) Does smart farming improve or damage animal welfare? Technology and what animals want. Frontiers in Animal Science

Rawson.T., Colles,F.M., Smith, A.L., Dawkins, M.S. and Bonsaïl, M.G.(2021) Can good broiler flock welfare prevent colonization by CampylobacterPoultry Science 100: 101420.

Gebhardt-Henrich, S., Stratmann, A. and Dawkins, M.S. (2021) Groups and individuals: optical flow patterns of broiler chicken flocks are correlated with the behaviour of individual birds. Animals 11(2): 568.

Dawkins, M.S., Wang, L., Ellwood, S.A., Roberts, S.J. and Gebhardt-Henrich, S.G. (2021) Optical flow, flock behaviour and broiler chicken welfare in the UK and Switzerland. Applied Animal Behaviour Science 234: article105180.

Larsen M.L.V., Pedersen L.J., Edwards S., Albanie S and Dawkins M.S. (2020) Movement change detected by optical flow precedes, but does not predict, tail-biting in pigs. Livestock Science 240: article no.104136.

Rawson T., Paton R., Colles F.M., Maiden M.C.J., Dawkins M.S. and Bonsall M.B. (2020) A mathematical modelling approach to uncover factors influencing then spread of Campylobacter in a flock of broiler-breeder chickens. Frontiers in Microbiology 11: article 576646.

Colles F.M, Hedges S.J., Dixon R., Preston S.G., Thornhill P., Barford K.K., Gebhardt-Heinrich S.G., Creach P., Maiden M.C.J., Dawkins M.S. and Smith A.L. Deep sequencing reveals Campylobacter in meat chickens less than 8 days old. Applied and Environmental Microbiology 87 (23): e01060-21.

Li, Y., Johnston, L and Dawkins, M.S. (2020) Utilization of optical flow algorithms to monitor development of tail-biting outbreaks in pigs. Animals 10(2): article 323.

Hall, C.L., Porter, M.A. and Dawkins, M.S. (2020) Dominance, sharing, and assessment in an iterated Hawk-Dove game. Journal of Theoretical Biology 493: article 110101.

Dawkins, M.S. and Rowe, E. (2020) Poultry welfare monitoring: group level technologies. Chapter 7 of Understanding the behaviour and improving the welfare of poultry. (Ed. C.J.Nicol). Burleigh Dodds Science Publishing.pp. 177-195. ISBN 9781786768704.

Rawson, T., Dawkins, M.S. and Bonsall, M. B. (2019) A mathematical model of Campylobacter dynamics within a broiler flock. Frontiers in Microbiology 10: article no, 1940.

Kraimi, N., Dawkins M., Gebhardt-Henrich et al. (2019) Influence of the microbiota-gut-brain axis on behaviour and welfare in farm animals: A review. Physiology and Behaviour 210: article 112658.

Rowe, E., Dawkins, M. S. and Gebhardt-Henrich, S.G. (2019) A systematic review of precision livestock farming in the poultry sector: is technology focussed on improving bird welfare? Animals (9): article 614.

Dawkins, M.S. (2019) Animal welfare as preventative medicine. Animal Welfare 28:137-141.

Dawkins, M.S. (2019) Aubrey Manning (1930-2018) Ibis 161: 479.

Dawkins, M.S. (2017) Stocking density: can we judge how much space poultry need? Chapter 11 of Advances in Poultry Welfare ed. J.A. Mensch. Elsevier.

Dawkins, M.S. (2017) Animal welfare with and without consciousness. Thomas Henry Huxley Review. Journal of Zoology 301: 1-10.

Gajamannage, K., Bollit, E.M., Porter, M.A. and Dawkins, M.S. (2017) Modelling the lowest-cost splitting of a herd off cows by optimising a cost function. Chaos: 27 (issue 6) article no. 063114.

Dawkins, M.S., Roberts, S.J., Cain, R.J. Nickson, T., Donnelly, C.A. (2017) Early warning of footpad dermatitis and hock burn in broiler chicken flocks using optical flow, body weight and water consumption. Veterinary Record 180: 448 9-U60.

Dawkins, M.S. (2017) Animal welfare and efficient farming: is conflict inevitable?  Animal Production Science 57: 201-208.

Colles, F.M., Cain, R., Nickson, T., Smith, A., Roberts, S.J., Maiden, M.C.J., Lunn, D.,Dawkins, M.S. (2016) Monitoring chicken flock behaviour provides early warning of infection by human pathogen Campylobacter. Proceedings of the Royal Society B 283: article 20152323.

Dawkins, M.S. (2015) Animal welfare and the paradox of animal consciousness. Advances in the Study of Behaviour 47: 5-38.


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