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Dr Ngaio Beausoleil BSc Biology, PGCertSci (Physiology), PhD

Senior Lecturer

Institute of Vet, Animal and Biomedical Sciences

I was born in British Columbia, Canada and raised in New Zealand but returned to Canada for high school and my first degree (University of Victoria: BSc Biology (with Distinction)). This was followed by several years travelling and playing international rugby for the Canadian Women’s National Team (1997-2001) before returning to NZ to undertake a PhD in animal (sheep) behaviour, physiology and welfare at Massey University. In 2007, I was appointed lecturer in physiology in IVABS and am currently senior lecturer and Deputy Director of Massey’s Animal Welfare Science and Bioethics Centre, a World Animal Health Organization collaborating centre.

 

My research employs behavioural and physiological methods to investigate various aspects of animal welfare. I continue to explore various aspects of domestic animal behaviour and welfare, while also pursuing a strong interest in wild animal welfare and its evaluation. I am particularly interested in the interface between conversation and welfare sciences and the ways in which welfare science can contribute to the success of conservation activities; I am keen to collaborate with conservation scientists with similar interests.

 

Major research themes include:

  • Systematic scientific evaluation of animal welfare

  • Extending our understanding of the range of negative experiences affecting animals’ welfare

  • Breathlessness in animals

  • Developmental processes, modulation and alleviation of pain in farm animals

  • Novel methods for evaluating pain in farm animals

  • Humane methods of euthanasia

  • Humane vertebrate pest control

  • Potential welfare impacts associated with wildlife conservation activities e.g. identification marking

  • Animal cognition and training

 

As well as research, I teach BVSc and BSc undergraduate students, currently supervise 10 postgraduate research students and am a facilitator for Massey’s annual veterinary student leadership programme, VetStart. I am a member of the New Zealand Veterinary Journal editorial board, the New Zealand Animal Behaviour and Welfare Consultative Committee, the Massey liaison for the Universities Federation for Animal Welfare (UFAW) and past Senior editor of the International Society for Applied Ethology. I am also staff mentor for the student Animal Welfare Awareness Group.

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Professional

Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Science (Biology) With Distinction - University of Victoria (1998)
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Science (Physiology) (2002)
  • PhD animal science (2006)

Research Expertise

Research Interests

Major research themes include:

  • Systematic scientific evaluation of animal welfare

  • Extending our understanding of the range of negative experiences affecting animals’ welfare

  • Breathlessness in animals

  • Developmental processes, modulation and alleviation of pain in farm animals

  • Novel methods for evaluating pain in farm animals

  • Humane methods of euthanasia

  • Humane vertebrate pest control

  • Potential welfare impacts associated with wildlife conservation activities e.g. identification marking

  • Animal cognition and training

  • Animal welfare emergency management

Thematics

Health and Well-being, Future Food Systems

Area of Expertise

Field of research codes
Agricultural And Veterinary Sciences (070000):
Animal Behaviour (060801):
Animal Production (070200): Animal Protection (Pests and Pathogens) (070205):
Biological Sciences (060000): Comparative Physiology (060604):
Humane Animal Treatment (070207):
Physiology (060600):
Veterinary Anatomy and Physiology (070702): Veterinary Sciences (070700):
Zoology (060800)

Keywords

Animal welfare

Welfare evaluation

Pain

Breathlessness

Animal behaviour

Animal physiology

Farm animal welfare

Wildlife welfare

Humane vertebrate pest control

Scientific editing

Research Projects

Summary of Research Projects

Position Current Completed
Project Leader 3 11
Team Member 0 5

Completed Projects

Project Title: Indicators of good welfare in horse.

To develop a list of validated indicators for the Equine Code of Welfare for use by owners and handlers to assess the affective welfare of their horses.
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Date Range: 2011 - 2014

Funding Body: Use MPI -- Ministry of Agriculture & Forestry

Project Team:

Research Outputs

Journal

Mellor, DJ., & Beausoleil, NJ. (2017). Equine welfare during exercise: An evaluation of breathing, breathlessness and bridles. Animals. 7(6)
[Journal article]Authored by: Beausoleil, N., Mellor, D.
Kells, NJ., Beausoleil, NJ., Sutherland, MA., Johnson, CB., & Morrison, RM. (2017). Electroencephalographic assessment of oral meloxicam, topical anaesthetic cream and cautery iron for mitigating acute pain in pigs (Sus scrofa) undergoing tail docking. Veterinary Anaesthesia & Analgesia. , 1-10
[Journal article]Authored by: Beausoleil, N., Johnson, C.
Kells, NJ., Beausoleil, NJ., Chambers, JP., Sutherland, MA., Morrison, RS., & Johnson, CB. (2017). Electroencephalographic responses of anaesthetized pigs (Sus scrofa) to tail docking using clippers or cautery iron performed at 2 or 20 days of age.. Vet Anaesth Analg.
[Journal article]Authored by: Beausoleil, N., Chambers, J., Johnson, C.
Dubois, S., Fenwick, N., Ryan, EA., Baker, L., Baker, SE., Beausoleil, NJ., . . . Fraser, D. (2017). International consensus principles for ethical wildlife control. Conservation Biology. 31(4), 753-760
[Journal article]Authored by: Beausoleil, N., Mellor, D.
Kells, NJ., Beausoleil, NJ., Johnson, CB., Sutherland, MA., Morrison, RS., & Roe, W. (2017). Comparison of neural histomorphology in tail tips from pigs docked using clippers or cautery iron. Animal. 11(7), 1222-1227
[Journal article]Authored by: Beausoleil, N., Johnson, C., Roe, W.
Beausoleil, NJ., Stratton, RB., Guesgen, MJ., Sutherland, MA., & Johnson, CB. (2016). Scientific evaluation of animal emotions: Brief history and recent New Zealand contributions. Journal of New Zealand Studies. 22, 63-71
[Journal article]Authored by: Beausoleil, N., Johnson, C., Stratton, R.
Beausoleil, NJ., Fisher, P., Littin, KE., Warburton, B., Mellor, DJ., Dalefield, RR., . . . Cowan, P. (2016). A systematic approach to evaluating and ranking the relative animal welfare impacts of wildlife control methods: Poisons used for lethal control of brushtail possums (Trichosurus vulpecula) in New Zealand. Wildlife Research. 43(7), 553-565
[Journal article]Authored by: Beausoleil, N., Mellor, D.
Guesgen, MJ., Beausoleil, NJ., Leach, M., Minot, EO., Stewart, M., & Stafford, KJ. (2016). Coding and quantification of a facial expression for pain in lambs. Behavioural Processes. 132, 49-56
[Journal article]Authored by: Beausoleil, N., Stafford, K.
Deeming, LE., Beausoleil, NJ., Stafford, KJ., Webster, JR., & Zobel, G. (2016). Variability in growth rates of goat kids on 16 New Zealand dairy goat farms. Proceedings of the New Zealand Society of Animal Production. 76, 137-138
[Journal article]Authored by: Beausoleil, N., Stafford, K.
Guesgen, MJ., Beausoleil, NJ., Minot, EO., Stewart, M., Stafford, KJ., & Morel, PCH. (2016). Lambs show changes in ear posture when experiencing pain. Animal Welfare. 25(2), 171-177
[Journal article]Authored by: Beausoleil, N., Morel, P., Stafford, K.
Van Welie, LA., Clews, SA., Beausoleil, NJ., Hickson, R., Kongara, K., Kenyon, PR., . . . Morris, ST. (2016). The sucking behaviour and milk intake of one- to three-week-old triplet lambs during natural and competitive suckling situations. Applied Animal Behaviour Science. 180, 58-64
[Journal article]Authored by: Beausoleil, N., Kenyon, P., Kongara, K., Morris, S.
Barrett, LA., Beausoleil, NJ., Benschop, J., & Stafford, KJ. (2016). Pain-related behavior was not observed in dairy cattle in the days after liver biopsy, regardless of whether NSAIDs were administered. Research in Veterinary Science. 104, 195-199
[Journal article]Authored by: Beausoleil, N., Benschop, J., Stafford, K.
Mellor, DJ., & Beausoleil, NJ. (2015). Extending the 'Five Domains' model for animal welfare assessment to incorporate positive welfare states. Animal Welfare. 24(3), 241-253
[Journal article]Authored by: Beausoleil, N., Mellor, D.
Farnworth, MJ., Barrett, LA., Adams, NJ., Beausoleil, NJ., Weidgraaf, K., Hekman, M., . . . Stafford, KJ. (2015). Assessment of a carbon dioxide laser for the measurement of thermal nociceptive thresholds following intramuscular administration of analgesic drugs in pain-free female cats. Veterinary Anaesthesia and Analgesia. 42(6), 638-647
[Journal article]Authored by: Beausoleil, N., Chambers, J., Hekman, M., Stafford, K., Thomas, D., Weidgraaf, K.
Beausoleil, NJ., & Mellor, DJ. (2015). Advantages and limitations of the Five Domains model for assessing welfare impacts associated with vertebrate pest control. New Zealand Veterinary Journal. 63(1), 37-43
[Journal article]Authored by: Beausoleil, N., Mellor, D.
Beausoleil, NJ., & Mellor, DJ. (2015). Introducing breathlessness as a significant animal welfare issue. New Zealand Veterinary Journal. 63(1), 44-51
[Journal article]Authored by: Beausoleil, N., Mellor, D.
Stewart, M., Beausoleil, NJ., Johnson, CB., Webster, JR., Schütz, KE., Cox, N., . . . Stafford, KJ. (2014). Do rubber rings coated with lignocaine reduce the pain associated with ring castration of lambs?. Applied Animal Behaviour Science. 160(1), 56-63
[Journal article]Authored by: Beausoleil, N., Johnson, C., Stafford, K.
Beausoleil, NJ., & Mellor, DJ. (2014). Introducing breathlessness as a significant animal welfare issue. New Zealand Veterinary Journal.
[Journal article]Authored by: Beausoleil, N., Mellor, D.
Mcilhone, AE., Beausoleil, NJ., Johnson, CB., & Mellor, DJ. (2014). Effects of isoflurane, sevoflurane and methoxyflurane on the electroencephalogram of the chicken. Veterinary Anaesthesia and Analgesia. 41(6), 613-620
[Journal article]Authored by: Beausoleil, N., Johnson, C., Mellor, D.
Stewart, M., Beausoleil, NJ., Johnson, CB., Webster, JR., Schu tz, KE., Cox, N., . . . Stafford, KJ. (2014). Do rubber rings coated with lignocaine reduce the pain associated with ring castration of lambs?. Applied Animal Behaviour Science.
[Journal article]Authored by: Beausoleil, N., Johnson, C., Stafford, K.
Guesgen, MJ., Beausoleil, NJ., Minot, EO., Stewart, M., & Stafford, KJ. (2014). Social context and other factors influence the behavioural expression of pain by lambs. Applied Animal Behaviour Science. 159, 41-49
[Journal article]Authored by: Beausoleil, N., Stafford, K.
Beausoleil, NJ., & Mellor, DJ. (2014). Advantages and limitations of the Five Domains model for assessing welfare impacts associated with vertebrate pest control. New Zealand Veterinary Journal.
[Journal article]Authored by: Beausoleil, N., Mellor, D.
Littin, K., Fisher, P., Beausoleil, NJ., & Sharp, T. (2014). Welfare aspects of vertebrate pest control and culling: Ranking control techniques for humaneness. OIE Revue Scientifique et Technique. 33(1), 281-289
[Journal article]Authored by: Beausoleil, N.
Mcilhone, AE., Beausoleil, NJ., Johnson, CB., & Mellor, DJ. (2014). Effects of isoflurane, sevoflurane and methoxyflurane on the electroencephalogram of the chicken. Veterinary Anaesthesia and Analgesia.
[Journal article]Authored by: Beausoleil, N., Johnson, C., Mellor, D.
Guesgen, M.G., ., Beausoleil, NJ., & Stewart, M., . (2013). Effects of early human handling on the pain sensitivity of young lambs. Veterinary Anaesthesia and Analgesia. 40(1), 55-62
[Journal article]Authored by: Beausoleil, N.
Farnworth, MJ., Barrett, LA., Adams, NJ., Beausoleil, NJ., Hekman, M., Thomas, DG., . . . Stafford, KJ. (2013). Body weight affects behavioural indication of thermal nociceptive threshold in adult domestic cats (Felis catus). Applied Animal Behaviour Science. 149(1-4), 30-35
[Journal article]Authored by: Beausoleil, N., Hekman, M., Stafford, K., Thomas, D.
Farnworth, MJ., Adams, NJ., Seksel, K., Waran, NK., Beausoleil, NJ., & Stafford, KJ. (2013). Veterinary attitudes towards pre-pubertal gonadectomy of cats: A comparison of samples from New Zealand, Australia and the United Kingdom. New Zealand Veterinary Journal. 61(4), 226-233
[Journal article]Authored by: Beausoleil, N., Stafford, K.
Farnworth, MJ., Beausoleil, NJ., Adams, NJ., Barrett, LA., Stevenson, M., Thomas, DG., . . . Stafford, KJ. (2013). Validating the use of a carbon dioxide laser for assessing nociceptive thresholds in adult domestic cats (Felis catus). Applied Animal Behaviour Science. 143(2-4), 104-109
[Journal article]Authored by: Beausoleil, N., Stafford, K., Thomas, D., Waterland, M.
Beausoleil, NJ., Blache, D., Stafford, KJ., Mellor, DJ., & Noble, ADL. (2012). Selection for temperament in sheep: Domain-general and context-specific traits. Applied Animal Behaviour Science. 139(1-2), 74-85
[Journal article]Authored by: Beausoleil, N., Mellor, D., Stafford, K.
Guesgen, MJ., Beausoleil, NJ., & Stewart, M. (2013). Effects of early human handling on the pain sensitivity of young lambs. Veterinary Anaesthesia and Analgesia. 40(1), 55-62
[Journal article]Authored by: Beausoleil, N.
Beausoleil, NJ., & Stafford, KJ. (2012). Is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug required to alleviate pain behavior associated with liver biopsy in cattle?. Journal of Veterinary Behavior: Clinical Applications and Research. 7(4), 245-251
[Journal article]Authored by: Beausoleil, N., Stafford, K.
Guesgen, MJ., Beausoleil, NJ., Minot, EO., Stewart, M., Jones, G., & Stafford, KJ. (2011). The effects of age and sex on pain sensitivity in young lambs. Applied Animal Behaviour Science. 135(1-2), 51-56
[Journal article]Authored by: Beausoleil, N., Jones, G., Stafford, K.
Beausoleil, NJ., Blache, D., Stafford, KJ., Mellor, DJ., & Noble, ADL. (2008). Exploring the basis of divergent selection for 'temperament' in domestic sheep. Applied Animal Behaviour Science. 109(2-4), 261-274
[Journal article]Authored by: Beausoleil, N., Mellor, D., Stafford, K.
Beausoleil, NJ., & Mellor, DJ. (2007). Investigator responsibilities and animal welfare issues raised by hot branding of pinnipeds. Australian Veterinary Journal. 85(12), 484-485
[Journal article]Authored by: Beausoleil, N., Mellor, D.
Beausoleil, NJ., Stafford, KJ., & Mellor, DJ. (2006). Does direct human eye contact function as a warning cue for domestic sheep (Ovis aries)?. Journal of Comparative Psychology. 120(3), 269-279
[Journal article]Authored by: Beausoleil, N., Mellor, D., Stafford, K.
Beausoleil, NJ., Stafford, KJ., & Mellor, DJ. (2005). Sheep show more aversion to a dog than to a human in an arena test. Applied Animal Behaviour Science. 91(3-4), 219-232
[Journal article]Authored by: Beausoleil, N., Mellor, D., Stafford, K.

Book

Hemsworth, PH., Mellor, DJ., Coleman, GJ., Beausoleil, NJ., Fisher, AD., & Stafford, KJ. (2016). Applied ethology around the globe: Australian and New Zealand perspectives. In J. Brown, Y. Seddon, & M. Appleby (Eds.) Animals and Us: 50 years or more of applied ethology. (pp. 193 - 210). : Wageningen Academic Publishers
[Chapter]Authored by: Beausoleil, N., Mellor, D., Stafford, K.
Beausoleil, NJ. (2014). Balancing the need for conservation and the welfare of individual animals. In MC. Appleby, DM. Weary, & P. Sandøe (Eds.) Dilemmas in Animal Welfare. (pp. 124 - 147). Oxfordshire, UK: CABI
[Chapter]Authored by: Beausoleil, N.
Mellor, D., Beausoleil, NJ., & Stafford, K.(2004). Marking amphibians, reptiles and marine mammals: Animal welfare, practicalities and public perceptions in New Zealand. New Zealand: Department of Conservation
[Authored Book]Authored by: Beausoleil, N., Mellor, D., Stafford, K.

Thesis

Beausoleil, NJ. (2006). Behavioural and physiological responses of domestic sheep (Ovis aries) to the presence of humans and dogs. (Doctoral Thesis, Massey University, Palmerston North, New Zealand)
[Doctoral Thesis]Authored by: Beausoleil, N.Edited by: Stafford, K.

Report

Stratton, RB., Cogger, N., Beausoleil, N., Waran, N., Stafford, K., & Stewart, M.(2014). Indicators of good welfare in horses. (Report No. 2014/44).
[Technical Report]Authored by: Beausoleil, N., Cogger, N., Stafford, K., Stratton, R.
Fisher, P., Warburton, B., Beausoleil, NJ., & Mellor, DJ. (2010). How humane are our pest control tools?. ( Report No. 2011/01). Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry.
[Commissioned Report]Authored by: Beausoleil, N., Mellor, D.
Webster, J., Stewart, M., Beausoleil, N., Johnson, C., & Stafford, K. (2010). Pain relief during painful husbandry procedures in livestock. ( Report No. 2008-10754). Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry.
[Commissioned Report]Authored by: Beausoleil, N., Johnson, C., Stafford, K.
Beausoleil, NJ., Mellor, D., & Stafford, K. (2004). Methods for marking New Zealand wildlife: Amphibians, reptiles and marine mammals. ( Report No. 3489). Department of Conservation.
[Commissioned Report]Authored by: Beausoleil, N., Mellor, D., Stafford, K.

Conference

Webster, J., Farouk, M., Johnson, CB., Beausoleil, N., & Sazili, A. (2016). Collaborative Science activities at the centre for animal welfare science and bioethical analysis. , 4TH OIE Global Conference on Animal Welfare
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Beausoleil, N., Johnson, C.
Beausoleil, N., & Mellor, DJ.Contrasting approaches to animal welfare assessment: Comparison of the Five Domains Model and Welfare Quality. Paper presented at the meeting of Proceedings of the International Society for applied ethology, Australasia/Africa Regional meeting. Auckland, New Zealand
[Conference Paper]Authored by: Beausoleil, N., Mellor, D.
Kells, N., Beausoleil, NJ., Chambers, JP., Sutherland, M., Morrison, R., & Johnson, CB. (2015). EEG assessment of acute pain and pain mitigation strategies in pigs undergoing tail docking. In Proceedings of the Advancing Pork Production Seminar Vol. 4 (pp. 36 - 40). , The Advancing Pork Production Seminar
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Beausoleil, N., Chambers, J., Johnson, C.
Kells, NJ., Beausoleil, N., Chambers, JP., Sutherland, M., Morrison, R., & Johnson, CB. (2015). Electroencephalographic responses of anaesthetised pigs to tail docking using clippers or cautery iron. , 12th World Congress of Veterinary Anaesthesia
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Beausoleil, N., Chambers, J., Johnson, C.
Beausoleil, NJ., & Littin, K. (2015). A scientific approach to compassionate conservation: Evaluating welfare impacts and benefits associated with conservation procedures. In Proceedings of the compassionate conservation conference(pp. 20 - 20). , Compassionate conservation conference: Compassionate conservation conference
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Beausoleil, N.
Mellor, D., & Beausoleil, NJ. (2015). Compassionate conservation and the five domains model for assessing animal welfare. In Proceeding of the compassionate conservation conference(pp. 19 - 19). , Compassionate conservation conference: Compassionate conservation conference
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Beausoleil, N., Mellor, D.
Little, CL., Hickson, RE., Martin, NP., Beausoleil, NJ., Cockrem, JF., Kenyon, PR., . . . Morris, ST. (2015). Beef cattle wintering systems: Effects on cattle and pasture. In S. Peterson (Ed.) Proceedings of the New Zealand Society of Animal Production. Vol. 75 (pp. 167 - 171). : 75th New Zealand Society of Animal Production
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Beausoleil, N., Cockrem, J., Hickson, R., Horne, D., Kenyon, P., Morris, S.
Beausoleil, NJ. (2015). Potential for breathlessness to compromise the welfare of brachycephalic dogs. Proceedings of the Australian Veterinary Association (AVA) Annual Conferences, Pan Pacific (NZVA and AVA) Veterinary Conference 2015, Combined proceedings. (pp. 152 - 155). : Pan Pacific Veterinary Conference
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Beausoleil, N.
Beausoleil, NJ. (2015). Breathlessness as an animal welfare issue. Proceedings of the Australian Veterinary Association (AVA) Annual Conferences, Pan Pacific (NZVA and AVA) Veterinary Conference 2015, Combined proceedings,. (pp. 148 - 151). : Pan Pacific Veterinary Conference
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Beausoleil, N.
Kells, N., Beausoleil, NJ., Chambers, J., Sutherland, M., Morrison, R., & Johnson, C. (2015). EEG assessment of acute pain and pain mitigation strategies in pigs undergoing tail docking. In P. Morel (Ed.) Proceedings of the Massey University Advancing Pork Production Seminar. Vol. 4 (pp. 36 - 40). Palmerston North, New Zealand: Advancing Pork Production Seminar
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Beausoleil, N., Chambers, J., Johnson, C.Edited by: Morel, P.
Beausoleil, NJ., Guesgen, MJ., Minot, EO., Stewart, M., & Stafford, KJ. (2014). Lambs show ear posture changes when experiencing pain. (pp. 110 - 110). , 48th International Congress of the International Society for Applied Ethology
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Beausoleil, N., Stafford, K.
Beausoleil, NJ., Guesgen, MJ., Minot, EO., Stewart, M., Leach, M., & Stafford, KJ. (2014). Coding and quantification of a facial expression for pain in lambs: Preliminary studies. (pp. 3 - 3). , International Society for Applied Ethology Oceania/Africa Regional Meeting
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Beausoleil, N., Stafford, K.
Guesgen, M., Beausoleil, NJ., Minot, E., Stewart, M., Leach, M., & Stafford, K. (2014). Coding and quantification of a facial expression for pain in lambs: Preliminary studies. ?. (pp. 3 - 3). : International Society for Applied Ethology Australia, New Zealand, Philippines and Africa Regional Meeting
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Beausoleil, N., Stafford, K.
Kells, NJ., Beausoleil, NJ., Chambers, JP., Sutherland, MA., Morrison, RS., & Johnson, CB. (2013). Electroencephalographic assessment of acute pain in piglets during tail docking. In Proceedings of the 14th APSA Conference(pp. 129 - 129). , Proceedings of the 14th Biennial Conference of the APSA
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Beausoleil, N., Chambers, J., Johnson, C.
Beausoleil, NJ. (2013). A framework for assessing animal welfare impacts associated with wildlife conservation activities. (pp. 44 - 44). , Australasian Wildlife Management Society Annual Conference
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Beausoleil, N.
Beausoleil, NJ., Stewart, M., Johnson, CB., Webster, JR., & Stafford, KJ. (2013). Evaluation of rubber rings coated with lignocaine for pain relief during castration of lambs. , 47th International Congress of the International Society for Applied Ethology
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Beausoleil, N., Johnson, C., Stafford, K.
Kells, NJ., Beausoleil, NJ., Chambers, JP., Sutherland, MA., Morrison, RS., & Johnson, CB. (2013). Electroencephalographic assessment of acute pain in piglets during tail docking. In J. Pluske, & J. Pluske (Eds.) Proceedings of the fourteenth biennial conference of the Australasian pig science association. (pp. 129 - 129). : Manipulating Pig Production XIV
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Beausoleil, N., Chambers, J., Johnson, C.
Guesgen, MJ., Beausoleil, N., Minot, E., Stewart, M., Jones, G., & Stafford, K. (2013, February). The effects of age and sex on pain sensitivity in young lambs. Presented at 8th International Sheep Veterinary Congress: Connecting Sheep and Science. Rotorua, New Zealand.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Beausoleil, N., Stafford, K.
Guesgen, MJ., Beausoleil, N., Minot, E., Stewart, M., Jones, G., & Stafford, K. (2013). The effects of age and sex on pain sensitivity in young lambs. In 8th International Sheep Veterinary Congress: Handbook(pp. 90 - 90). , 8th International Sheep Veterinary Congress: Connecting Sheep and Science New Zealand: International Sheep Veterinary Congress
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Beausoleil, N., Stafford, K.
Farnworth, MJ., Beausoleil, NJ., Adams, NJ., Barett, LA., Stevenson, M., Thomas, DG., . . . Stafford, KJ. (2012). Validating the use of a carbon dioxide laser for assessing nociceptive thresholds in adult domestic cats (Felis catus). (pp. 10 - 11). , Australasia-Africa Regional Meeting of the International Society for Applied Ethology
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Beausoleil, N., Stafford, K., Thomas, D., Waterland, M.
Impey, S., Beausoleil, N., Dukkipati, VSR., Kongara, K., & Johnson, C. (2012). Effect of early post-natal castration on subsequent EEG response to tail docking in lambs. , 11th World Congress of Veterinary Anaesthesiology
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Beausoleil, N., Dukkipati, V., Johnson, C., Kongara, K.
Beausoleil, NJ., & Mellor, DJ. (2012). Complementary roles for systematic analytical evaluation and qualitative whole animal profiling in welfare assessment for three Rs applications. In S. von Aulock, FP. Gruber, P. Mayr, C. Rauter, & G. Krummenacher (Eds.) Proceedings of WC8 ALTEX. Vol. 1 (pp. 455 - 460). Switzerland: 8th World Congress on Alternatives and Animal Use in the Life Sciences (ALTEX)
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Beausoleil, N., Mellor, D.
Beausoleil, NJ., Fisher, P., Mellor, DJ., & Warburton, B. (2012). Ranking the negative impacts of wildlife control methods may help to advance the three Rs. In S. von Aulock, FP. Gruber, P. Mayr, C. Rauter, & G. Krummenacher (Eds.) Proceedings of WC8 ALTEX. Vol. 1 (pp. 481 - 485). Switzerland: 8th World Congress on Alternatives and Animal Use in the Life Sciences (ALTEX)
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Beausoleil, N., Mellor, D.
Fisher, P., Beausoleil, NJ., Warburton, B., Mellor, D., & Littin, K.(2011, June 20). Relative welfare impacts of vertebrate pest control tools used in New Zealand. (pp. 29 - 29). , 15th Australasian Vertebrate Pest Conference
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Beausoleil, N.
Beausoleil, NJ. (2011, June). Student and university perspectives on animal rights and wrongs. Presented at Australian and New Zealand Council for the Care of Animals in Research and Teaching Conference- Science with feeling: animals and people. Rotorua, New Zealand.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Beausoleil, N.
Beausoleil, NJ. (2011). Student and university perspectives on animal rights and wrongs. In G. Sutherland, P. Cragg, & M. Fisher (Eds.) Proceedings of the ANZCCART Conference. (pp. 88 - 91). Wellington, New Zealand: Australian and New Zealand Council for the Care of Animals in Research and Teaching Conference- Science with feeling: animals and people
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Beausoleil, N.
Kells, NJ., Beausoleil, NJ., Johnson, CB., & Sutherland, MA.(2011, December 5). Investigation of gas alternatives to blunt trauma for on-farm euthanasia of suckling piglets. (pp. 23 - 23). , IVABS Research Colloquium
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Beausoleil, N., Johnson, C.
Guesgen, M., Beausoleil, N., Minot, E., Stewart, M., & Stafford, K. (2011, December). Sex differences in lamb pain sensitivity develop after birth. Presented at Institute of Veterinary, Animal and Biomedical Sciences Research Colloquium. Palmerston North, New Zealand.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Beausoleil, N., Stafford, K.
Guesgan, M., Beausoleil, N., Minot, E., Stewart, M., & Stafford, K.(2011, December 5). Sex differences in lamb pain sensitivity develop after birth. In Institute of Veterinary, Animal and Biomedical Sciences Research Colloquium: Programme and Abstracts(pp. 13 - 13). , Institute of Veterinary, Animal and Biomedical Sciences [IVABS] Research Colloquium New Zealand: Institute of Veterinary, Animal and Biomedical Sciences, Massey University
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Beausoleil, N., Stafford, K.
Guesgen, MJ., Beausoleil, NJ., Minot, EO., Stewart, M., Jones, G., & Stafford, KJ. (2011). The effects of age and sex on pain sensitivity in young lambs. In Applied Animal Behaviour Science
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Beausoleil, N., Jones, G., Stafford, K.
Beausoleil, NJ., Fisher, P., Mellor, DJ., & Warburton, B. (2011). Ranking the negative impacts of wildlife control methods may help to advance the Three Rs. Vol. 28 (pp. 254 - 254). , 8th World Congress: Alternatives to Animal Experimentation: Alternatives Congress Trust
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Beausoleil, N.
Beausoleil, NJ., & Mellor, DJ. (2011). Complementary roles for systematic analytical evaluation and qualitative whole animal profiling in welfare assessment for Three Rs applications. Vol. 28 (pp. 239 - 239). , 8th World Congress: Alternatives to Animal Experimentation: Alternatives Congress Trust
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Beausoleil, N., Mellor, D.
Green, TC., Waghorn, GC., Beausoleil, N., & Macdonald, KA. (2011). Feeding behaviour differs between dairy calves selected for divergent feed conversion efficiency. In R. Sumner (Ed.) Proceedings of the New Zealand Society of Animal Production. Vol. 71 (pp. 281 - 285). New Zealand
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Beausoleil, N.
Kells, NJ., Beausoleil, NJ., Johnson, CB., & Sutherland, MA. (2011). Assessment of the relative welfare impacts of three gas treatments for the euthanasia of suckling piglets. , Recent Advances in the Welfare of Livestock at Slaughter: Centenary International Symposium: Humane Slaughter Association
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Beausoleil, N., Johnson, C.
Guesgen, M., Beausoleil, N., Minot, E., Stewart, M., & Stafford, K. (2011). Plenary: Sex differences in lamb pain sensitivity develop after birth. In Proceedings of the 45th Congress of the International Society for Applied Ethology (ISAE)(pp. 2 - 2). , 45th Congress of the International Society for Applied Ethology [ISAE]: Scientific evolution of behaviour, welfare and enrichment The Netherlands: Wageningen Academic Publishers
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Beausoleil, N., Stafford, K.
Stewart, M., Stratton, RB., Beausoleil, NJ., Stafford, KJ., Worth, GM., & Waran, NK. (2011). Assessment of positive emotions in horses: Implications for welfare and performance. In Journal of Veterinary Behavior: clinical applications and research Vol. 6 (pp. 296 - 296). : Elsevier
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Beausoleil, N., Stafford, K., Stratton, R.
Pifeleti, S., Beausoleil, NJ., & Johnson, CB. (2010). Does pain in early life affect the behavioural responses of lambs to subsequent tail docking?. (pp. 41 - 42). , Meeting of the Australasian Society for the Study of Animal Behaviour: Australasian Society for the Study of Animal Behaviour
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Beausoleil, N., Johnson, C.
Guesgen, M., Beausoleil, NJ., & Lopez-Villalobos, N. (2010). Effects of early handling on pain sensitivity in lambs. (pp. 23 - 23). , Meeting of the Australiasian Society for the Study of Animal Behaviour: Australasian Society for the Study of Animal Behaviour
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Beausoleil, N., Lopez-Villalobos, N.
Stratton, R., Waran, N., Beausoleil, N., Stafford, K., Worth, G., Munn, R., . . . Stewart, M. (2010). Non-invasive assessment of positive emotions in horses using behavioral and physiological indicators. Poster session presented at the meeting of 44th Congress of the International Society for Applied Ethology [ISAE]: Coping in large groups. Uppsala, Sweden
[Conference Poster]Authored by: Beausoleil, N., Stafford, K., Stratton, R.
Stewart, M., Stratton, RB., Beausoleil, N., Stafford, K., Worth, GM., & Waran, NK. (2011). Assessment of positive emotions in horses: Implications for welfare and performance. In Conference Proceedings of the 6th International Equitation Science Conference: Horse welfare and human safety: Importance of learning, training and education(pp. 82 - 82). , 6th International Equitation Science Conference: Horse welfare and human safety: Importance of learning, training and education Sweden: International Society for Equitation Science [ISES]
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Beausoleil, N., Stafford, K., Stratton, R.
Stratton, R., Waran, NK., Beausoleil, N., Stafford, K., Worth, GM., Munn, R., . . . Stewart, M. (2010, July). Non-invasive assessment of positive emotions in horses using behavioural and physiological indicators. Presented at 6th International Equitation Science Conference [ISES 2010]: Horse welfare and human safety: Importance of learning, training and education. Uppsala, Sweden.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Beausoleil, N., Stafford, K., Stratton, R.
Stratton, R., Waran, NK., Beausoleil, NJ., Stafford, KJ., Worth, GM., Munn, R., . . . Stewart, M. (2010). Non-invasive assessment of positive emotions in horses using behavioural and physiological indicators. In Proceedings of the 6th International Equitation Science Conference(pp. 42 - 42). , 6th International Equitation Science Conference: Horse welfare and human safety: Importance of learning, training and education Sweden: International Society for Equitation Science [ISES]
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Beausoleil, N., Stratton, R.
Alkhumaisi, K., Al Bahadly, IH., Mukhopadhyay, SC., Beausoleil, NJ., & Johnson, CB. (2010). A smart sensing system to apply measured controlled force to animals to study pain sensitivity. In SC. Mukhopadhyay, A. Fuchs, G. Sen Gupta, & A. Lay Ekuakille (Eds.) Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Sensing Technology 2010. (pp. 163 - 168). : 4th International Conference on Sensing Technology 2010
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Al-Bahadly, I., Beausoleil, N., Johnson, C., Mukhopadhyay, S.
Alkhumaisi, K., Al Bahadly, IH., Mukhopadhyay, SC., Beausoleil, NJ., & Johnson, CB. (2010). A smart sensing system to apply measured controlled force to animals to study pain sensitivity. : Fourth International Conference On Sensing Technology
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Al-Bahadly, I., Beausoleil, N., Johnson, C., Mukhopadhyay, S.
Beausoleil, N., Blanche, D., Stafford, K., Mellor, D., & Noble, AD. (2009). Can sheep be selected for domain-general temperament traits?. In Meeting of the Australasian Society for the Study of Animal Behaviour: Programme and Abstracts(pp. 25 - 26). , Meeting of the Australasian Society for the Study of Animal Behaviour New Zealand: Australian Society for the Study of Animal Behaviour
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Beausoleil, N., Mellor, D., Stafford, K.
McIlhone, AE., Beausoleil, NJ., Mellor, DJ., Mitchinson, SL., & Johnson, CB.(2009, August 31). Effect of decapitation on the electroencephalogram of anaesthetised chickens. (pp. 69 - 69). , 10th World Congress of Veterinary Anaesthesia
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Beausoleil, N., Johnson, C., Mellor, D.
McIlhone, AE., Beausoleil, NJ., Mellor, DJ., Mitchinson, SL., & Johnson, CB. (2009). Effect of noxious stimulation on the electroencephalogram of anaesthetised chickens. Poster session presented at the meeting of 10th World Congress of Veterinary Anaesthesia. Glasgow, United Kingdom
[Conference Poster]Authored by: Beausoleil, N., Johnson, C., Mellor, D.
McIlhone, AE., Beausoleil, NJ., Mellor, DJ., Mitchinson, SL., & Johnson, CB.(2009, July 6). Development of electrical activity and responses to noxious stimuli in the chicken brain. (pp. 419 - 419). , 43rd Congress of the International Society for Applied Ethology
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Beausoleil, N., Johnson, C., Mellor, D.
Beausoleil, NJ., Stafford, K., & Chambers, P. (2008, March). Stress isn't all baaaad: Stress-induced hypoalgesia in sheep. Presented at 35th Annual Conference of the Australasian Society for the Study of Animal Behaviour (ASSAB) Conference. Coffs Harbour, NSW, Australia.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Beausoleil, N.
Beausoleil, N., Stafford, K., & Mellor, D. (2004). Can we use change in core body temperature to evaluate stress in sheep?. In DG. Elvidge (Ed.) Proceedings of the 64th New Zealand Society of Animal Production Conference. Vol. 64 (pp. 72 - 76). New Zealand: 64th New Zealand Society of Animal Production Annual Conference
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Beausoleil, N., Mellor, D., Stafford, K.

Other

Beausoleil, NJ. (2015). Invited letter to the editor: Response to Geoff Dandie's article 'Can we further refine humane killing with CO2?'. (pp. 4 - 4).
[Other]Authored by: Beausoleil, N.
Beausoleil, NJ., Wendland, TA., & Thomas, DG. (2010). Olive-based litter perfect for a glamour puss. (pp. 1 - 1). Manawatu Standard
[Other]Authored by: Beausoleil, N., Thomas, D.
Thomson, CE., Seed, BV., & Beausoleil, NJ. (2008). No detailed evidence on wagging speed. (pp. 20).
[Other]Authored by: Beausoleil, N.
Beausoleil, NJ. (2008). Tameability and the predatory factor.
[Other]Authored by: Beausoleil, N.
Beausoleil, NJ. (2007). Do early painful experiences alter subsequent pain sensitivity in lambs?. Presented at Massey University, Palmerston North, NZ.
[Oral Presentation]Authored by: Beausoleil, N.
Beausoleil, NJ. (2007). How do sheep view their 'handlers'?. (pp. 6).
[Other]Authored by: Beausoleil, N.

Supervision and Teaching

Summary of Doctoral Supervision

Position Current Completed
Supervisor 3 3
CoSupervisor 2 1

Courses Coordinated

  • 119.728 Research Practice
  • 194.243 Physiological Strategies for Survival
  • 227.115 Integrative Studies in Veterinary Science I

Current Doctoral Supervision

Supervisor of:

  • Willa du Plessis - PhD
    Evaluation of the aversion of poultry to gaseous killing methods
  • Kat Littlewood - PhD
    The veterinarian's role in end-of-life management of geriatric cats in New Zealand
  • Laura Deeming - PhD
    Investigating the prevalence of lameness in New Zealand dairy goats and how management interventions can help in its prevention.

CoSupervisor of:

Completed Doctoral Supervision

Supervisor of:

  • 2017 - Nicola Jean Kells - PhD
    Acute nociception in neonatal pigs undergoing tail docking: Influence of docking method and age, evaluation of pain mitigation strategies, and assessment of the potential for longer-term pain
  • 2015 - Mirjam Johanna Guesgen - PhD
    The Social Function of Pain-Related Behaviour and Novel Techniques for the Assessment of Pain in Lambs
  • 2012 - Amanda Elizabeth McIlhone - PhD
    Some characteristics of brain electrical activity in the domestic chicken

CoSupervisor of:

Media and Links

Media

  • 11 Sep 2014 - Online
    Breathlessness: Not wagging but drowning
    Article written about a scientific review I first authored on Pedigree Dogs Exposed: The Blog
  • 01 Apr 2015 - Magazine
    Science of the lambs-tail docking, pain & empathy
    Article in Defining NZ Issue 32 p9-10 relating to PhD research I chief-supervised

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