Publications

Ladha, C., Belshaw, Z., O’Sullivan, J., & Asher, L. (2018). A step in the right direction: an open-design pedometer algorithm for dogs. BMC veterinary research, 14(1), 107.
Asher, L., Harvey, N. D., Green, M., & England, G. C. W. (2017). Application of survival analysis and multistate modeling to understand animal behavior: examples from guide dogs. Frontiers in veterinary science, 4, 116.
Braem, M., Asher, L., Furrer, S., Lechner, I., Würbel, H., & Melotti, L. (2017). Development of the “Highly Sensitive Dog” questionnaire to evaluate the personality dimension “Sensory Processing Sensitivity” in dogs. PLOS ONE, 12(5), e0177616.
Chadwick, C. L., Williams, E., Asher, L., & Yon, L. (2017). Incorporating stakeholder perspectives into the assessment and provision of captive elephant welfare. Animal Welfare, 26(4), 461-472.
Craigon, P. J., Hobson-West, P., England, G. C. W., Whelan, C., Lethbridge, E., & Asher, L. (2017). “She’sa dog at the end of the day”: Guide dog owners’ perspectives on the behaviour of their guide dog. PLOS ONE, 12(4), e0176018.
Harvey, N. D., Craigon, P. J., Blythe, S. A., England, G. C. W., & Asher, L. (2017). An evidence-based decision assistance model for predicting training outcome in juvenile guide dogs. PLOS ONE, 12(6), e0174261.
Ladha, C., O’Sullivan, J., Belshaw, Z., & Asher, L. (2017). GaitKeeper: a system for measuring canine gait. Sensors, 17(2), 309.
Sommerville, R., O’Connor, E. A., & Asher, L. (2017). Why do dogs play? Function and welfare implications of play in the domestic dog. Applied Animal Behaviour Science, 197, 1-8.
Stevens, K. N., Asher, L., Griffin, K., Friel, M., O’Connell, N., & Collins, L. M. (2017). A comparison of inferential analysis methods for multilevel studies: Implications for drawing conclusions in animal welfare science. Applied Animal Behaviour Science, 197, 101-111.
Asher, L., Friel, M., Griffin, K., & Collins, L. M. (2016). Mood and personality interact to determine cognitive biases in pigs. Biology Letters, 12(11), 20160402.
Belshaw, Z., Asher, L., & Dean, R. (2016). Is it worth the risk? The attitudes of owners and veterinary professionals to the use of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (nsaids) in dogs with osteoarthritis. Journal of Small Animal Practice, 57, 72-73.
Belshaw, Z., Asher, L., & Dean, R. (2016). Why do owners of dogs with osteoarthritis use Dr Google? Journal of Small Animal Practice, 57, 49.
Belshaw, Z., Asher, L., & Dean, R. S. (2016). The attitudes of owners and veterinary professionals in the United Kingdom to the risk of adverse events associated with using non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) to treat dogs with osteoarthritis. Preventive Veterinary Medicine, 131, 121-126.
Belshaw, Z., Asher, L., & Dean, R. S. (2016). Systematic review of outcome measures reported in clinical canine osteoarthritis research. Veterinary Surgery, 45(4), 480-487.
Caron-Lormier, G., England, G. C. W., Green, M. J., & Asher, L. (2016). Using the incidence and impact of health conditions in guide dogs to investigate healthy ageing in working dogs. The Veterinary Journal, 207, 124-130.
Caron-Lormier, G., Harvey, N. D., England, G. C. W., & Asher, L. (2016). A new metric for quantifying the relative impact of risk factors on loss of working life illustrated in a population of working dogs. PLOS ONE, 11(11), e0165414.
Caron-Lormier, G., Harvey, N. D., England, G. C. W., & Asher, L. (2016). Using the incidence and impact of behavioural conditions in guide dogs to investigate patterns in undesirable behaviour in dogs. Scientific reports, 6, 23860.
Friel, M., Kunc, H. P., Griffin, K., Asher, L., & Collins, L. M. (2016). Acoustic signalling reflects personality in a social mammal. Royal Society open science, 3(6), 160178.
Harvey, N. D., Craigon, P. J., Blythe, S. A., England, G. C. W., & Asher, L. (2016). Social rearing environment influences dog behavioral development. Journal of Veterinary Behavior: Clinical Applications and Research, 16, 13-21.
Harvey, N. D., Craigon, P. J., Sommerville, R., McMillan, C., Green, M., England, G. C. W., & Asher, L. (2016). Test-retest reliability and predictive validity of a juvenile guide dog behavior test. Journal of Veterinary Behavior: Clinical Applications and Research, 11, 65-76.
Audrestch, H. M., Whelan, C. T., Grice, D., Asher, L., England, G. C. W., & Freeman, S. L. (2015). Recognizing the value of assistance dogs in society. Disability and health journal, 8(4), 469-474.
Belshaw, Z., Asher, L., Harvey, N. D., & Dean, R. S. (2015). Quality of life assessment in domestic dogs: An evidence-based rapid review. The Veterinary Journal, 206(2), 203-212.
Evans, K. M., Lewis, T. W., Asher, L., Blythe, S., Bottomley, M., Tootill, L., Blott, S. C. (2015). Genetic evaluation of traits in a standardized behavioral test for potential guide dog puppies using crossbreed models. Journal of Veterinary Behavior: Clinical Applications and Research, 10(6), 459-464.
Harvey, N. D., Asher, L., & England, G. (2015). Influence of early environment on personality scores of 12-month-old trainee guide dogs. Journal of Veterinary Behavior: Clinical Applications and Research, 10(5), 446.
Jamieson, J., Reiss, M. J., Allen, D., Asher, L., Parker, M. O., Wathes, C. M., & Abeyesinghe, S. M. (2015). Adolescents care but don’t feel responsible for farm animal welfare. Society & Animals, 23(3), 269-297.
Liste, G., Asher, L., & Broom, D. M. (2014). When a duck initiates movement, do others follow? Testing preference in groups. Ethology, 120(12), 1199-1206.
Abeyesinghe, S. M., Drewe, J. A., Asher, L., Wathes, C. M., & Collins, L. M. (2013). Do hens have friends? Applied Animal Behaviour Science, 143(1), 61-66.
Asher, L., Blythe, S., Roberts, R., Toothill, L., Craigon, P. J., Evans, K. M., England, G. C. W. (2013). A standardized behavior test for potential guide dog puppies: Methods and association with subsequent success in guide dog training. Journal of Veterinary Behavior: Clinical Applications and Research, 8(6), 431-438.
Asher, L., Collins, L. M., Pfeiffer, D. U., & Nicol, C. J. (2013). Flocking for food or flockmates? Applied Animal Behaviour Science, 147(1), 94-103.
Buckland, E. L., Whiting, M. C., Abeyesinghe, S. M., Asher, L., Corr, S., & Wathes, C. M. (2013). A survey of stakeholders’ opinions on the priority issues affecting the welfare of companion dogs in Great Britain. Animal Welfare, 22(2), 239-253.
Asher, L., & Collins, L. M. (2012). Assessing synchrony in groups: are you measuring what you think you are measuring? Applied Animal Behaviour Science, 138(3), 162-169.
Bettley, C. D., Cardwell, J. M., Collins, L. M., & Asher, L. (2012). A review of scientific literature on inherited disorders in domestic horse breeds. Animal Welfare-, 21(1), 59.
Jamieson, J., Reiss, M. J., Allen, D., Asher, L., Wathes, C. M., & Abeyesinghe, S. M. (2012). Measuring the success of a farm animal welfare education event. Animal Welfare, 21(1), 65.
Morgan, K. V., Hurly, T. A., Bateson, M., Asher, L., & Healy, S. D. (2012). Context-dependent decisions among options varying in a single dimension. Behavioural processes, 89(2), 115-120.
Asher, L., Buckland, E. L., Phylactopoulos, C. I., Whiting, M. C., Abeyesinghe, S. M., & Wathes, C. M. (2011). Estimation of the number and demographics of companion dogs in the UK. BMC veterinary research, 7(1), 74.
Collins, L. M., Asher, L., Pfeiffer, D. U., Browne, W. J., & Nicol, C. J. (2011). Clustering and synchrony in laying hens: The effect of environmental resources on social dynamics. Applied Animal Behaviour Science, 129(1), 43-53.
Collins, L. M., Asher, L., Summers, J., & McGreevy, P. (2011). Getting priorities straight: risk assessment and decision-making in the improvement of inherited disorders in pedigree dogs. The Veterinary Journal, 189(2), 147-154.
Grierson, J., Asher, L., & Grainger, K. (2011). An investigation into risk factors for bilateral canine cruciate ligament rupture. Veterinary and Comparative Orthopaedics and Traumatology, 24(03), 192-196.
Asher, L., Diesel, G., Summers, J. F., McGreevy, P. D., & Collins, L. M. (2010). Conformational disorders in dogs-analysing the association with breed standards. Veterinary Record, 166(1), 26-26.
Brilot, B. O., Asher, L., & Bateson, M. (2010). Stereotyping starlings are more ‘pessimistic’. Animal cognition, 13(5), 721-731.
Collins, L. M., Asher, L., Summers, J. F., Diesel, G., & McGreevy, P. D. (2010). Welfare epidemiology as a tool to assess the welfare impact of inherited defects on the pedigree dog population. Anim Welf, 19(S1), 67-75.
Summers, J. F., Diesel, G., Asher, L., McGreevy, P. D., & Collins, L. M. (2010). Inherited defects in pedigree dogs. Part 2: Disorders that are not related to breed standards. The Veterinary Journal, 183(1), 39-45.
Asher, L., Collins, L. M., Ortiz-Pelaez, A., Drewe, J. A., Nicol, C. J., & Pfeiffer, D. U. (2009). Recent advances in the analysis of behavioural organization and interpretation as indicators of animal welfare. Journal of the Royal Society Interface, 6(41), 1103-1119.
Asher, L., Davies, G. T. O., Bertenshaw, C. E., Cox, M. A. A., & Bateson, M. (2009). The effects of cage volume and cage shape on the condition and behaviour of captive European starlings (Sturnus vulgaris). Applied Animal Behaviour Science, 116(2), 286-294.
Asher, L., Diesel, G., Summers, J. F., McGreevy, P. D., & Collins, L. M. (2009). Inherited defects in pedigree dogs. Part 1: Disorders related to breed standards. The Veterinary Journal, 182(3), 402-411.
Asher, L., Kirkden, R. D., & Bateson, M. (2009). An empirical investigation of two assumptions of motivation testing in captive starlings (Sturnus vulgaris): Do animals have an energy budget to ‘spend’? and does cost reduce demand? Applied Animal Behaviour Science, 118(3), 152-160.
Brilot, B. O., Asher, L., & Bateson, M. (2009). Water bathing alters the speed–accuracy trade-off of escape flights in European starlings. Animal Behaviour, 78(4), 801-807.
Brilot, B. O., Asher, L., Feenders, G., & Bateson, M. (2009). Quantification of abnormal repetitive behaviour in captive European starlings (Sturnus vulgaris). Behavioural processes, 82(3), 256-264.
Asher, L., & Bateson, M. (2008). Use and husbandry of captive European starlings (Sturnus vulgaris) in scientific research: a review of current practice. Laboratory Animals, 42(2), 111-126.
Asher, L., Brilot, B., Feenders, G., & Bateson, M. (2008). A comparison of different methods for quantifying stereotypic behaviour patterns in captive European starlings (Sturnus vulgaris). Measuring Behavior 2008, 246.
Matheson, S. M., Asher, L., & Bateson, M. (2008). Larger, enriched cages are associated with ‘optimistic’response biases in captive European starlings (Sturnus vulgaris). Applied Animal Behaviour Science, 109(2), 374-383.
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