Publications

If you have subscriptions to the relevant journals below, please click the doi numbers to get the official published papers. Otherwise, please do email me and I would be happy to send you copies of the papers you are interested in, or where copyright allows simply download the unofficial final revisions, which are not formatted by the journals.

  • Peer-reviewed papers
  • Book contributions and reports
  • Conference presentations
  • Conference posters
  • Peer-reviewed papers

    31. Packer, R.M.A., Hendricks, A., Tivers, M.S., & Burn, C.C. (in press) Impact of facial conformation on canine health: Brachycephalic Obstructive Airway Syndrome. PLoS ONE

    30. Packer, R.M.A., Hendricks, A., & Burn, C.C. (2015) Impact of facial conformation on canine health: Corneal ulceration. PLoS ONE e0123827.
    [doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0123827] / [findings in a nutshell] / [press release]

    29. Hawkins, P., Berdoy, M., Burn, C., Bursnall, D., Cruden, J., Mccormick, W., Miller, A., Proctor, H., Whittaker, D., Jennings, M., Hubrecht, R., (2015). Report of the 2014 RSPCA/UFAW Rodent Welfare Group meeting. Animal Technology and Welfare 14: 19-28
    [findings in a nutshell]

    28. Reix (nee Broster), C.E., Dixit, A., Hockenhull, A., Parker, R.M.A., Banerjee, A., Burn, C.C., Pritchard, J.C. & Whay, H.R. (2015) A two-year participatory intervention project with owners to reduce lameness and limb abnormalities in working horses in Jaipur, India. PLoS ONE e0124342
    [doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0124342] / [findings in a nutshell]

    27. Buckland, E.L, Volk, H.A., Burn, C.C. & Abeyesinghe S.M. (2014) Owner perceptions of companion dog expressions of positive emotional states and the contexts in which they occur. Animal Welfare 23: 287-296
    [doi: 10.7120/09627286.23.3.287]

    26. Fleming, M., & Burn, C.C. (2014) Behavioural assessment of dental pain in captive Malayan Sun Bears (Helarctos malayanus). Animal Welfare 23: 131-140
    [doi: 10.7120/09627286.23.2.131] / [findings in a nutshell]

    25. Broster, C.E., Burn, C.C., Pritchard, J.C., Barr, A.R.S., & Whay, H.R. (2014) The range and prevalence of clinical signs and conformation associated with lameness in working draught donkeys in Pakistan. Equine Veterinary Journal. 46: 771–777
    [doi: 10.1111/evj.12231] / [findings in a nutshell]

    24. Mazlan, N.H., Lopez-Salesanksy, N., Burn, C.C., & Wells D.J. (2014) Mouse identification methods and potential welfare issues: a survey of current practice in the UK. Animal Technology and Welfare 13: 1-10
    [final revision] / [findings in a nutshell]
    *** Mazlan et al. (2014) was awarded the 2014 Majorie (Sandiford) Whittingham Journal Article prize for 'applicability to animal technology in general, general presentation, readability, and benefits to animals'. ***

    23. Packer, R.M.A., Hendricks, A., Shihab, N., Volk, H. & Burn, C.C. (2013) How long and low can you go? Effect of conformation on the risk of thoracolumbar intervertebral disc extrusion in domestic dogs. PLOS ONE 8: e69650
    *** This paper on canine slipped discs received press coverage including The Times newspaper ***
    [doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0069650] / [findings in a nutshell]

    22. Mason G.J., Burn C.C., Dallaire J.A., Kroshko J., Mcdonald Kinkaid H. & Jeschke J.M. (2013) Plastic animals in cages: Behavioural flexibility and responses to captivity. Animal Behaviour 85 : 1113-1126
    [doi: 10.1016/j.anbehav.2013.02.002] / [findings in a nutshell]

    21. Rutherford, L., Wessmann, A., Rusbridge, C., Mcgonnell, I.M., Abeyesinghe, S., Burn, C.C., & Volk, H. (2012) Questionnaire-based behaviour analysis of Cavalier King Charles Spaniels with neuropathic pain due to Chiari-like malformation and syringomyelia. The Veterinary Journal 194: 294–298
    [doi: 10.1016/j.tvjl.2012.05.018] / [findings in a nutshell]

    20. Packer R. M. A., Hendricks A. & Burn C. C. (2012) Do dog owners recognise clinical signs related to a conformational inherited disorder that is 'normal for the breed'? A potential constraint to improving canine welfare. Animal Welfare 21 (S1): 81-93
    [doi: 10.7120/096272812X13345905673809] / [findings in a nutshell]

    19. Johnson K., Burn C. C. & Wathes D. C. (2011) Rates and risk factors for contagious disease and mortality in young dairy heifers. CAB Reviews 6: 1-10
    [Book preview] / [findings in a nutshell]

    18. Burn C. C. (2011). A vicious cycle: a cross-sectional study of canine tail-chasing and human responses to it, using a free video-sharing website. PLoS ONE 6: e26553
    *** This paper on canine tail-chasing was featured as part of the Ig Nobel Awards Tour, London 2013 ***
    [doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0026553] / [findings in a nutshell]

    17. Burn C. C. & Weir A. A. S. (2011). Using prevalence indices to aid interpretation and comparison of agreement ratings between two or more observers. The Veterinary Journal 188: 166-170
    [doi: 10.1016/j.tvjl.2010.04.021] / [final revision]/ [findings in a nutshell]

    16. Burn C. C., Dennison T. L. & Whay H. R. (2010). Relationships between behaviour and health in working horses, donkeys, and mules in developing countries. Applied Animal Behaviour Science 126: 109-118
    [final revision] / [findings in a nutshell]

    15. Burn C. C., Dennison T. L. & Whay H. R. (2010). Environmental and demographic risk factors for poor welfare in working horses, donkeys and mules in developing countries. The Veterinary Journal 186: 385-392
    [doi: 10.1016/j.tvjl.2009.09.016] / [findings in a nutshell]

    14. Pritchard J. C., Burn C. C. & Whay H. R. (2009). Haematological and serum biochemical reference values for apparently healthy working horses in Pakistan. Research in Veterinary Science 87: 389-395
    [doi: 10.1016/j.rvsc.2009.05.003] / [findings in a nutshell]

    13. Burn C. C., Pritchard J. C. & Whay H. R. (2009). Observer reliability for working equine welfare assessment: Problems with high prevalences of certain results. Animal Welfare 18: 177-187
    [published version (no doi number)] / [findings in a nutshell]

    12. Broster C. E., Burn C. C., Barr A. R. S. & Whay H. R. (2009). The range and prevalence of pathological abnormalities associated with lameness in working horses from developing countries. Equine Veterinary Journal 41: 474-481
    [doi: 10.2746/042516409X373907] / [final revision] / [findings in a nutshell]

    11. Pritchard J. C., Burn C. C., Barr A. R. S. & Whay H. R. (2008). Validity of indicators of dehydration in working horses: a longitudinal study of changes in skin tent duration, mucous membrane dryness and drinking behaviour Equine Veterinary Journal 40: 558-564
    [doi: 10.2746/042516408X297462] / [final revision] / [findings in a nutshell]

    10. Burn C. C., Pritchard J. C., Farajat M., Twaissi A. A. M. & Whay H. R. (2008). Risk factors for strap-related lesions in working donkeys at the World Heritage site of Petra in Jordan. The Veterinary Journal 178: 261–269
    [doi: 10.1016/j.tvjl.2007.07.014] / [final revision] / [findings in a nutshell]

    9. Burn C. C. (2008). What is it like to be a rat? Rat sensory perception and its implications for experimental design and rat welfare. Applied Animal Behaviour Science 112: 1-32
    [doi: 10.1016/j.applanim.2008.02.007] / [final revision] / [findings in a nutshell]

    8. Burn C. C. & Mason G. J. (2008). Effects of cage-cleaning frequency on laboratory rat reproduction, cannibalism, and welfare. Applied Animal Behaviour Science 114: 235–247
    *** covered in New Scientist 2656: 18 ***
    [doi: 10.1016/j.applanim.2008.02.005] / [final revision] / [findings in a nutshell]

    7. Burn C. C. & Mason G. J. (2008). Rats seem indifferent between their own scent-marked homecages and clean cages. Applied Animal Behaviour Science 115: 201–210
    [doi: 10.1016/j.applanim.2008.06.002] / [final revision] / [findings in a nutshell]

    6. Burn C. C., Deacon R. M. J. & Mason G. J. (2008). Marked for life? Effects of early cage cleaning frequency, delivery batch and identification tail-marking on adult rat anxiety profiles. Developmental Psychobiology 50: 266-277
    [doi: 10.1002/dev.20279] / [final revision] / [findings in a nutshell]

    5. Burn C. C., Day M. J., Peters A. & Mason G. J. (2006). Long-term effects of cage-cleaning frequency and bedding type on laboratory rat health, welfare, and handleability: a cross-laboratory study. Laboratory Animals, 40: 353-370
    [doi: 10.1258/002367706778476460] / [final revision] / [findings in a nutshell]

    4. Burn C. C., Peters A. & Mason G. J. (2006). Acute effects of cage-cleaning at different frequencies on laboratory rat behaviour and welfare. Animal Welfare, 15: 161-172
    [published version (no doi number)][findings in a nutshell]

    3. Hawkins P., Nicholson J., Burn C. C., et al. (2005) Report of the 2004 RSPCA/UFAW Rodent Welfare Group meeting. Animal Technology and Welfare 4: 79-89

    2. Burn C. C. & Mason G. J. (2005) Absorbencies of six different rodent beddings: commercially advertised absorbencies are potentially misleading. Laboratory Animals, 39: 68-74
    [doi: 10.1258/0023677052886592] / [final revision] / [findings in a nutshell]

    1. D'Eath, R. B. & Burn, C. C. (2002). Individual differences in behaviour: A test of 'coping style' does not predict resident-intruder aggressiveness in pigs. Behaviour, 139: 1175-1194
    [doi: 10.1163/15685390260437326] / [pdf]

    Book contributions and reports

    Packer, R. M. A., Hendricks, A. & Burn, C. C. 2014. Conference Report: Building Better Brachycephalics 2013 pp. 1-36. North Mymms.

    Mason, G. J., & Burn C. C., 2011. Chapter 7: Behavioural restriction In M. C. Appleby, J. A. Mench, A. Olsson & B. O. Hughes (Ed.), Animal Welfare (2nd ed.): CABI Publishing. pp. 98-119

    Burn C. C., 2010. Rats and mice. In D. Mills (Ed.), The encyclopedia of applied animal behaviour and welfare. Wallingford: CABI Publishing. pp. 505-508

    Burn C. C., 2010. Perception. In D. Mills (Ed.), The encyclopedia of applied animal behaviour and welfare. Wallingford: CABI Publishing. pp. 459-461
    [final revision]

    Burn C. C., 2010. Umwelt. In D. Mills (Ed.), The encyclopedia of applied animal behaviour and welfare. Wallingford: CABI Publishing. pp. 623
    [final revision]

    Burn C. C., 2010. Qualia. In D. Mills (Ed.), The encyclopedia of applied animal behaviour and welfare. Wallingford: CABI Publishing. pp. 501
    [final revision]

    Würbel H., Burn C. C. & Latham N. R., 2009. Behaviour of laboratory mice and rats. In P. Jensen (Ed.), The Ethology of Domestic Animals: An Introductory Text (2nd ed., pp. 217-233): CABI Publishing.

    Conference oral presentations

    Lopez-Salesansky N., Wells D., Whitfield L., & Burn C. C. (2015) The invisible presence: Variability in olfactory profiles of husbandry and impact on laboratory mouse welfare. ISAE, Japan.

    Burn C. C. & Shields, P. (2015) Do rabbits need each other? Effects of social versus solitary housing on rabbit behaviour, thermoregulation and response to challenges. Association for the Study of Animal Behaviour (ASAB) Summer Conference, Lincoln.

    Burn C. C. (2015). When the devil makes work for idle paws: how captive environments can lead to abnormal behaviour in animals. CABI Symposium on Animals Behaving Badly - veterinary / welfare perspectives, London.
    Video

    Burn C. C. (2015). Refining the rodent residence: a review of rodent environmental enrichment. University of Edinburgh 3Rs Symposium, Edinburgh

    Burn C. C. (2014). The Running Wheel Debate. RSPCA/UFAW Rodent Welfare Meeting, Leicester

    Burn C. C. (2014) Social media offers new insights into human and animal behaviour: how to harness them scientifically. Measuring Behaviour, Wageningen

    Burn C. C. (2014) Why are some animal welfare problems dismissed as 'normal'? UFAW Conference, York

    Lopez-Salesansky, N., Mazlan, N. H., Wells, D., Whitfield, L. & Burn, C. C. (2014) Tales from behind the barrier: Survey of husbandry procedures and their olfactory effects on laboratory mouse behavior and welfare. London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine and LASA Care and Welfare Section Conference, London

    Johnson K. F., Burn C. C. & Wathes D. C. (2014) Effects of feeding heifer calves once daily from 28 days of age. British Society of Animal Science, Nottingham

    Buckland E. L., Burn C. C., Volk H. & Abeyesinghe S. A. (2014) Behavioural and physiological indicators of affective valence and arousal in companion dogs. 48th Congress of the International Society for Applied Ethology, Vitoria-Gasteiz

    Packer R., Hendricks A. & Burn C. C. (2013) Short muzzle; short of breath? An investigation of the effect of conformation on the risk of Brachycephalic Obstructive Airway Syndrome (BOAS) in domestic dogs. UFAW Symposium, Barcelona

    Johnson K. F., Burn C. C., Wathes C. M. & Wathes D. C. (2013) Determining risk factors for poor growth, contagious disease and mortality in a cohort of UK dairy heifer calves. International Conference on Production Diseases, Uppsala

    Packer R., Hendricks A. & Burn C. C. (2013) All the better to see you with? An investigation of the effect of craniofacial and palpebral conformation on the risk of corneal ulcers in domestic dogs. 57th BSAVA Congress, Birmingham

    Packer R., Hendricks A. & Burn C. C. (2012) How long and low can you go? A preliminary investigation of exaggeration of back length and reduction in leg length as a risk factor for intervertebral disc herniation (IVDH) in domestic dogs. UFAW symposium, York

    Packer, R., & Burn C. C. (2011). Preliminary indications of a lack of owner recognition of clinical signs related to a conformational inherited disorder - a potential constraint to improving breeding practices in pedigree dogs. UFAW Symposium, Portsmouth

    Burn C. C. (2011). The refined rodent: an overview of refinement for rats and mice. LASA/UFAW 3Rs Section Meeting, Herfordshire

    Johnson K. F., Burn C. C., Wathes C. M., Mouncey J. S. & Wathes D. C. (2011) Measuring passive transfer in dairy heifers: comparing total protein and radial immunodiffusion methods. British Cattle Veterinary Medicine Congress, Southport

    Burn C. C. (2010). Handling and cage cleaning: effects on rat welfare. RSPCA/UFAW Rodent Welfare Meeting, London

    Burn C. C. (2009). Workshop: Reconciling different variables. Making the most of behavioural data: Rules, Relations and Robotics, London

    Burn C. C., Dennison, T. L., Pritchard J. C., & Whay H. R. (2008). Downcast donkeys and haggard horses: behavioural field indicators of poor welfare in working equids. 42nd Congress of the International Society of Applied Ethology, Dublin

    Burn C. C., Pritchard J. C., & Whay H. R. (2008). Effects of prevalence on observer agreement: a subjective assessment of working donkey behaviour as an example. Measuring Behaviour, Maastricht

    Burn C. C. & Mason G. J. (2008). Cannibalism in clean cages: effects of cleaning frequency on the welfare of breeding rats. 42nd Congress of the International Society of Applied Ethology, Dublin

    Burn C. C., Deacon R. & Mason G. J. (2006). Early cage-cleaning experience does not affect rat anxiety, but identification tail-marking does. International Society for Applied Ethology, Bristol

    Mason G. J. & Burn C. C. (2006). Effects of cage-cleaning frequency and bedding type on laboratory rat health and welfare. 58th AALAS Meeting, Salt Lake City

    Burn C. C. (2005). The perils of ignoring species-specific perception: the rat’s five senses. XXIX International Ethological Conference, Budapest

    Burn C. C. & Mason G. J. (2005). Rats are not mice: effects of scent-mark removal on welfare. XXIX International Ethological Conference, Budapest

    Burn C. C. & Mason G. J. (2005) – Invited speaker. Chromodacryorrhoea: the rat’s “red tears”. LASA meeting on the use of behavioral and hormonal parameters in welfare assessment, Birmingham

    Burn C. C. & Mason G. J. (2004). Long-term effects of cage-cleaning frequency and bedding type on laboratory rat welfare: a cross-laboratory study. RSPCA/UFAW Rodent Welfare Meeting, London

    Conference posters

    Anghaei M. & Burn C. C. (2015) Can we breathe easy about Brachycephalic Obstructive Airway Syndrome? Effects of severity on canine play, exercise and feeding behaviour. Canine Behaviour & Genetics, London
    *** This poster was awarded the Canine Behaviour and Genetics Poster Prize***

    Mazlan N. H., Burn C. C. & Wells D.(2014). The Impact of Ear Punch & Ear Notch on Laboratory Mouse Welfare. RSPCA/UFAW Rodent Welfare Meeting, Leicester

    Mazlan N. H., Burn C. C. & Wells D.(2014). The impact of ear biopsy on laboratory mouse welfare. UFAW conference, York
     
    Cibellis S., Burn C. C. & Hendricks A.(2014). Just noisy or struggling for oxygen? Identifying brachycephalic dogs with breathing problems. Canine Science Forum. Lincoln
     
    Lopez-Salesansky N., Wells D., Whitfield L., Fernandes C. & Burn C. C. (2013). The invisible handprint: preliminary results of the effects of glove type on mouse behaviour after handling. NC3Rs/Society of Biology 3Rs Symposium, London
     
     
    Buckland E., Volk, H., Burn C. C. & Abeyesinghe, S. (2012). Owner-perceived indicators of positive affective states in companion dogs. UFAW symposium, York
     
    Crowther L., Burn C. C., Abeyesinghe S. & Wathes C. M. (2012). Development of a tool to assess equine welfare: Selection of welfare indicators. UFAW symposium, York
     
    Lopez-Salesansky N., Wells D., Whitfield L., & Burn C. C. (2012). Survey of potential olfactory effects on laboratory mouse behaviour and welfare. UFAW symposium, York
     
    Mazlan N., Burn C. C. & Wells D. (2012). The impact of different identification systems on laboratory mouse behaviour and welfare. UFAW symposium, York
     
    Burn C. C. (2011). Animal Boredom: a Scientific Interest? The ASAB Summer Conference on 'Animal Intelligence', St Andrews
     
    Burn C. C. (2009). Rat communication: more than meets the eye, the ear and the nose. 31st International Ethology Congress, Rennes *and* The RSPCA/UFAW Rodent Welfare Group Meeting, London

    Broster C. E., Burn C. C., Pritchard, J. C., Barr A. R. S & Whay H. R. (2008). Prevalence and clinical significance of forelimb conformation abnormalities in working horses compared with other equine populations. The World Equine Veterinary Association, Moscow

    Burn C. C., Pritchard, J. C., Farajat, M., Twaissi, A. & Whay, H. R. (2007). Tail-base lesions in donkeys carrying tourists in Jordan: risk factors and tourist attitudes to donkey welfare. International Society for Applied Ethology, Merida

    Burn C. C. & D’Eath, R. B. (2005). Coping and personality in pigs. CIWF conference ‘From Darwin to Dawkins: the science and implications of animal sentience’, London

    Burn C. C. & Mason, G. J. (2004). Bedding and hygiene effects on rat welfare and respiratory health. 9th FELASA Symposium, Nantes


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