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David Doyle

Pig Development Officer

Research Interests

  • Animal Nutrition
  • Pig health and welfare
  • Environment
  • Education

Education

  • Bachelor of Agriculture Science (B.Agr.Sc), University College Dublin
  • Master of Agricultural Science in Animal Nutrition (M.Agr.Sc), University College Dublin

Professional Membership

  • Irish Pig Health Society
  • Irish Grassland Association

Scientific publications:

C. J. O’Shea, J. V. O’Doherty, J.J. Callanan, D. Doyle, K.Thornton and T.Sweeney (2016) The effect of algal polysaccharides laminarin and fucoidan on colonic pathology, cytokine gene expression and Enterobacteriaceae in a dextran sodium sulfate-challenged porcine model . Journal of Nutritional Science (2016), vol. 5, e15, pages 1 of 9

Heim G, O'Doherty J.V., O'Shea C.J., Doyle D.N., Egan A.M., Thornton K., Sweeney T. (2015)

Maternal supplementation of seaweed-derived polysaccharides improves intestinal health and immune status of suckling piglets. J Nutr Sci. 2015 Aug 24; 4:e27

G. Heim, T. Sweeney, C. J. O’Shea, D. N. Doyle and J. V. O’Doherty (2014) Effect of maternal supplementation with seaweed extracts on growth, performance and aspects of gastrointestinal health of newly weaned piglets after challenge with enterotoxigenic Escherichia coli K88. The British journal of nutrition. 2014 Dec 28;112 (12):1955-65.

Heim G, Walsh A, Sweeney T, Doyle D, O'Shea C, Ryan M, et al. (2014) Effect of seaweed-derived laminarin and fucoidan and zinc oxide on gut morphology, nutrient transporters, nutrient digestibility, growth performance and selected microbial populations in weaned pigs. The British Journal of Nutrition. 2014:1–9.

Vigors, S., T. Sweeney, A.K. Kelly., C.J. O'Shea, D.N. Doyle, J.V. O'Doherty (2014) Residual feed intake in pigs in associated with organ weight, nutrient digestibility and intestinal nutrient transporter gene expression. JAM, July 23, 2014.

Walsh, A. M., T. Sweeney, C. J. O'Shea, D.N. Doyle, and J. V. O' Doherty (2013) Effect of dietary laminarin and fucoidan on selected microbiota, intestinal morphology and immune status of the newly weaned pig. The British journal of nutrition (2013): 1-9.

S. Fair, D.N. Doyle, M.G. Diskin, A.A. Hennessey, D.A. Kenny (2013) "The effect of dietary n-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids supplementation of rams on semen quality and subsequent quality of liquid stored semen" Theriogenology 2014 Jan 15;81(2):210-9.

Walsh, A. M., T. Sweeney, C. J. O’Shea, D. N. Doyle, B. Flynn, and J. V. O’Doherty (2013) Effect of supplementing varying inclusion levels of laminarin and fucoidan on growth performance, digestibility of diet components, selected faecal microbial populations and volatile fatty acid concentrations in weaned pigs. Animal Feed Science & Technology. (2013): Vol. 183 (3–4), Pages 151–159.

Walsh A.M., T. Sweeney, C.J. O’Shea, D.N. Doyle, B. Flynn, & J. V. O’Doherty (2013) Effects of supplementing dietary laminarin and fucoidan on intestinal morphology and the immune gene expression in the weaned pig. Journal of Animal Science 90:284-286

Walsh A.M., T. Sweeney, C.J. O’Shea, D.N. Doyle, B. Flynn, & J.V. O’Doherty (2012) Effect of supplementing different ratios of laminarin and fucoidan in the diet of the weanling piglet on performance, nutrient digestibility, and fecal scoring. Journal of Animal Science 90:215-217.

Conference proceedings:

Walsh A.M., T. Sweeney, C.J. O’Shea, D.N. Doyle, B. Flynn, & J.V. O’Doherty (2012) Effect of supplementing alternating ratios of laminarin and fucoidan in the diet of the weanling piglet on performance, nutrient digestibility and selected faecal microbial populations and volatile fatty acid concentrations. Digestive Physiology of Pigs:82

Walsh, A.M., T. Sweeney, C.J. O’Shea, D.N. Doyle, B. Flynn, & J. V. O’Doherty (2012) Effects of supplementing dietary laminarin and fucoidan in the weaned pig on intestinal morphology and volatile fatty acid concentrations. Digestive Physiology of Pigs, Keystone, Colorado:100