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Pete Goddard

Staff picture: Pete Goddard
Honorary Fellow
Honorary Fellow
pete.goddard@hutton.ac.uk
+44 (0)344 928 5428 (*)

The James Hutton Institute
Craigiebuckler
Aberdeen AB15 8QH
Scotland UK

 

Dr Pete Goddard is an Honorary Fellow of the James Hutton Institute. He is a veterinary surgeon with a particular interest in animal welfare, focusing especially on investigating behavioural and physiological correlates of welfare in ruminants under extensive systems of management. This has included the development of test protocols for assessing behavioural responses of these species. The health and welfare of wild and semi-managed animals is also an interest and is being pursued in a new programme of work for the Scottish Government, alongside work on controlling animal disease outbreaks in livestock.

He participated recently in an important Defra-funded project jointly held with SAC and ADAS which investigated the economic, husbandry and welfare drivers for improved welfare on extensively-managed sheep flocks. Recent Scottish Government-funded research was directed towards exploring methods to monitor deer performance and health across Scottish open hill estates.

He has authored numerous scientific papers and book chapters on animal behaviour, physiology and welfare and is a member of the Editorial Advisory Board of the international journal Applied Animal Behaviour Science. In addition to conducting research, he has responsibility for animal health at the Institute’s research farms in Scotland.

He has been involved in the organisation and successful delivery of meetings and workshops, involving both individuals and interest groups. For example, he chaired a stakeholder workshop in Cambridgeshire on the welfare of unbroken ponies at markets and during transport which involved representatives from organisations including charities and the wider horse transport industry. He has also led discussions on animal welfare with a wide range of deer industry representatives for the Deer Commission for Scotland, during one of their Best Practice demonstration events and has provided animal welfare advice to the DCS (now incorporated into Scottish Natural Heritage).

In 2005 he was a member of the international research review panel for CSIC (Spanish Research Council). He took the lead in developing a professional short course on animal welfare for IAMZ / CIHEAM (Spain) with the first course held in March 2007. For the two years until April 2010 he was chair of the Animal Welfare Science Ethics and Law Veterinary Association (AWSELVA) and in 2009/2010 was President of the North of Scotland division of the BVA.

He is currently a trustee of the BVA Animal Welfare Foundation, secretary and treasurer to the Veterinary Deer Society and external examiner in Animal Health, Welfare and Food Safety at the Dick Vet. School in Edinburgh. He is a Diplomate of the European College of Small Ruminant health Management.

Bibliography

  • Riveros, J.L.; Correa, L.M.; Zapata, B.; Goddard, P.; Bonacic, C. (2019) The relationship between coping styles and responses to handling in captive guanacos (Lama guanicoe)., Small Ruminant Research, 177, 103-105.
  • Fletcher, J.; Foster, A.; Goddard, P.; McSloy, A. (2016) Managing antler problems in deer., In Practice, 38, 513-519.
  • Perez-Barberia, J.; Ramsay, S.L.; Hooper, R.J.; Perez-Fernandez, E.; Robertson, A.H.J.; Aldezabal, A.; Goddard, P.; Gordon, I.J. (2015) The influence of habitat on body size and tooth wear in Scottish red deer (Cervus elaphus). (Corrigendum: vol 93, pg 61, 2015)., Canadian Journal of Zoology, 93, 249.
  • Perez-Barberia, J.; Ramsay, S.L.; Hooper, R.J.; Perez-Fernandez, E.; Robertson, A.H.J.; Aldezabal, A.; Goddard, P.; Gordon, I.J. (2015) The influence of habitat on body size and tooth wear in Scottish red deer (Cervus elaphus)., Canadian Journal of Zoology, 93, 61-70.
  • Jorgensen, M.W.; Jarvis, S.; Brewer, M.J.; Goddard, P.J. (2015) Calf mortality in semi-domestic reindeer (Rangifer tarandus) in a Scottish herd: the impact of maternal age and individual differences between cows., Animal Welfare, 24, 173-183.
  • Boden, L.; Auty, H.; Goddard, P.; Stott, A.; Ball, N.; Mellor, D. (2014) Working at the science-policy interface., Veterinary Record, 174, 165-167.
  • Goddard, P.J. (2013) Small ruminant welfare: Levelling the playing field or raising the bar - a European perspective., Small Ruminant Research, 110, 108-111.
  • Stott, A.W.; Ahmadi, B.V.; Dwyer, C.M.; Kupiec, B.; Morgan-Davies, C.; Milne, C.E.; Ringrose, S.; Goddard, P.; Phillips, K.; Waterhouse, A. (2012) Interactions between profit and welfare on extensive sheep farms., Animal Welfare, 21, Suppl. 1., 57-64.
  • van de Weerd, H.A.; Seaman, S.; Wheeler, K.; Goddard, P.J.; McLean, B. (2012) Use of artificial drinkers by unhandled semi-feral ponies, Applied Animal Behaviour Science, 139, 86-95.
  • Goddard, P.J. (2011) Welfare assessment in sheep., In Practice, 33, 508-516
  • Morgan-Davies, C.; Waterhouse, A.; Dwyer, C.; Goddard, P.; Phillips, K.; Milne, C.; Kupiec, B.; Ringrose, S.; Stott, A.W. (2009) Identification of strategic drivers for extensive hill sheep farms post CAP reform., Proceedings of the Integrated Agricultural Systems: Methodologies, Modelling and Measurements Conference, Edinburgh, UK. 2-4 June 2009. Aspects of Applied Biology, 93, 187-192.
  • Stott, A.W.; Vousough-Ahmadi, B.; Morgan-Davies, C.; Dwyer, C.; Goddard, P.J.; Phillips, K..; Milne, C.E..; Kupiec, B.; Ringrose, S.; Waterhouse, A. (2009) Evaluating extensive sheep farming systems., Aspects of Applied Biology, 93, 161-166. Proceedings of the Integrated Agricultural Systems: Methodologies, Modelling and Measurement Conference, Edinburgh, UK, 2-4, June 2009.
  • Schwarz, G.; Wilson, R.; Goddard, P.; Lozada-Ellison, L.M. (2009) Review of the effectiveness of Axis II animal welfare measures - First evidence from the Animal Health and Welfare Management (AHWM) Programme in Scotland., In: Deltuvas, R, Kusta, A. et al. (eds.). Proceedings of the Fourth International Scientific Conference on Rural Development , Transitions towards Sustainability, Lithuanian University of Agriculture, Lithuania, 15-17 October 2009. Rural Development 2009, Volume 4(1), pp.408-413, LZUU, Kaunas.
  • Williams, D.L.; Goddard, P.J.; Brancker, W.M. (2007) Ultrasonographic examination of ocular lesions in farmed halibut., Veterinary Journal, 173, 456-458.
  • Gardner, D.S.; Van Bon, B.W.N.; Dandrea, J.; Goddard, P.J.; May, S.F.; Wilson, V.; Stephenson, T.; Symonds, M.E. (2006) Effect of periconceptual undernutrition and gender on hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis function in young adult sheep., Journal of Endocrinology, 190, 203-212.
  • Goddard, P.J.; Waterhouse, A.; Dwyer, C.M.; Stott, A. (2006) The perception of the welfare of sheep in extensive systems., Small Ruminant Research, 62, 215-225.
  • Stott, A.W.; Milne, C.E.; Goddard, P.J.; Waterhouse, A. (2005) Projected effect of alternative management strategies on profit and animal welfare in extensive sheep production systems in Great Britain., Livestock Production Science, 97, 161-171.
  • Sakkinen, H., Tornberg, J., Goddard, P.J., Eloranta, E., Dahl, E., Ropstad, E. and Saarela, S. (2005) Adrenal responsiveness of reindeer (Rangifer tarundus tarundus) to intravenously administered ACTH., Animal Science, 81, 399-402.
  • Sakkinen, H.; Tornbeg, J.; Goddard, P.J.; Eloranta, E.; Ropstad, E.; Saarela, S. (2004) The effect of blood sampling method on indicators of physiological stress in reindeer (Rangifer tarandus tarandus)., Domestic Animal Endocrinology, 26, 87-98.
  • Villar, D.; Rhind, S.M.; Arthur, J.R.; Goddard, P.J. (2002) Manipulation of thyroid hormones in ruminants - a tool to understand their physiological role and identify their potential for increasing production efficiency., Australian Journal of Agricultural Research, 53, 259-270.
  • Goddard, P.J., Summers, R.W., MacDonald, A.J., Murray, C. and Fawcett, A.R. (2001) Behavioural responses of red deer to fences of five different designs., Applied Animal Behaviour Science, 73, 289-298.
  • Goddard, P.J.; Fawcett, A.R.; MacDonald, A.J.; Reid, H.W. (2000) The behavioural, physiological and immunological responses of lambs from two rearing systems and two genotypes to exposure to humans., Transition paths to sUstainable legume based systems in Europe (TRUE), General Assembly, The Agricultural University of Athens, Greece, 16-20 April 2018. (Poster abstract)
  • Cockram, M.S.; Kent, J.E.; Goddard, P.J.; Waran, N.K.; Jackson, R.E.; McGilp, I.M.; Southall, E.L.; Amory, J.R.; McConnell, T.I.; O'Roirdan, T.; Wilkins, B. (2000) Behavioural and physiological responses of sheep to 16h transport and a novel environment post-transport., The Veterinary Journal, 159, 139-146.
  • Grigor, P.N.; Goddard, P.J.; Littlewood, C.A.; Warriss, P.D.; Brown, S.N. (1999) Effects of preslaughter handling on the behaviour, blood biochemistry and carcasses of farmed red deer., Veterinary Record, 144, 223-227.
  • Jackson, R.E., Cockram, M.S., Goddard, P.J., Doherty, O.M., McGilp, L.M. and Waran, N.K. (1999) The effects of 24h water deprivation when associated with some aspects of transportation on the behaviour and blood chemistry of sheep., Animal Welfare, 8, 229-241.
  • Goddard, P.J. (1998) The welfare of deer., Acta Veterinaria Hungarica, 46, 395-404.
  • Ferre, I.; Goddard, P.J.; MacDonald, A.J.; Littlewood, C.A.; Duff, E.I. (1998) Effect of method of blood sample collection on adrenal activity in farmed red deer and sheep following administration of ACTH., Animal Science, 67, 157-164.
  • Gonzalez, S.G.; Goddard, P.J. (1998) The provision of supplementary colostrum to newborn lambs: effects on post-natal lamb and ewe behaviour., Applied Animal Behaviour Science, 61, 41-50.
  • Goddard, P.J., Gaskin, G.J. and MacDonald, A.J. (1998) Automatic blood sampling equipment for use in studies of animal physiology., Animal Science, 66, 769-775.
  • Goddard, P.J., Fawcett, A.R. and MacDonald, A.J. (1998) The adaptation of hill lambs to housing conditions., Applied Animal Behaviour Science, 58, 331-339.
  • Grigor, P.N.; Goddard, P.J.; Littlewood, C.A.; MacDonald, A.J. (1998) The behavioural and physiological reactions of farmed red deer to transport : effects of road type and journey time., Applied Animal Behaviour Science, 56, 263-279.
  • Grigor, P.N.; Goddard, P.J.; Littlewood, C.A. (1998) The relative aversiveness to farmed red deer of transport, physical restraint, human proximity and social isolation., Applied Animal Behaviour Science, 56, 255-262.
  • Grigor, P.N., Goddard, P.J., Littlewood, C.A. and Deakin, D.W. (1998) Pre-transport loading of farmed red deer: effects of previous overnight housing environment, vehicle illumination and shape of loading race., Veterinary Record, 142, 265-268.
  • Abeyesinghe, S.M.; Goddard, P.J. (1998) The preferences and behaviour of farmed red deer (Cervus elaphus) in the presence of other farmed species., Applied Animal Behaviour Science, 56, 59-69.
  • Grigor, P.N.; Goddard, P.J.; Littlewood, C.A. (1998) The behavioural and physiological reactions of farmed red deer to transport : effects of group size, space allowance and vehicular motion., Applied Animal Behaviour Science, 56, 281-295.
  • Cockram, M.S., Kent, J.E., Jackson, R.E., Goddard, P.J., Doherty, O.M., McGilp, I.M., Fox, A., Studdert-Kennedy, T., McConnell, T.I. and O'Roirdan, T. (1997) Effect of lairage during 24 hours of transport on the behavioural and physiological responses of sheep., Animal Science, 65, 391-402.
  • Abeyesinghe, S.M.; Goddard, P.J.; Cockram, M.S. (1997) The behavioural and physiological responses of farmed red deer (Cervus elaphus) penned adjacent to other species., Applied Animal Behaviour Science, 55, 163-175.
  • Grigor, P.N., Goddard, P.J., MacDonald, A.J., Brown, S.N., Fawcett, A.R., Deakin, D.W. and Warriss, P.D. (1997) Effects of the duration of lairage following transportation on the behaviour and physiology of farmed red deer., Veterinary Record, 140, 8-12.
  • Grigor, P.N.; Goddard, P.J.; Littlewood, C.A. (1997) The movement of farmed red deer through raceways., Applied Animal Behaviour Science, 52, 171-178.
  • Grigor, P.N., Goddard, P.J., Cockram, M.S., Rennie, S.C. and MacDonald, A.J. (1997) The effects of some factors associated with transportation on the behavioural and physiological reactions of farmed red deer., Applied Animal Behaviour Science, 52, 179-189.

  • Goddard, P. (2019) Deer handling and transport., In: Grandin, T. (ed.). Livestock Handling and Transport. CABI, 5th edition, Chapter 20, pp370-403.
  • Ramsay, S.; Irvine, J.; Perez-Barberia, J.; Goddard, P.; Armstrong, H. (2016) Effective use of larder data for sustainable deer management., In: Irvine, R.J. (ed.) Biodiversity and Upland Management. The James Hutton Institute, Craigiebuckler, Aberdeen, Chapter 3, pp8-9.
  • Goddard, P.J. (2016) The health of livestock in extensive systems., In: Vilallba, J.J. (ed.). Animal Welfare in Extensive Systems. 5M Publishing, Chapter 7, 132-156.
  • Goddard, P.J. (2014) Deer handling and transport., In: Grandin, T. (ed.). Livestock Handling and Transport. 4th edition, CABI, Wallingford, Oxon, 19, pp342-377.
  • Goddard, P.J. (2011) Sheep., In: Webster, J. (ed.). UFAW Handbook on the Management and Welfare of Farm Animals. Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, 178-251
  • Bonacic, C.; Gimpel, J.; Goddard, P. (2009) Animal welfare and the sustainable use of the vicuna., In: Gordon, I.J. (ed.). Vicuna: The Theory and Practice of Community Based Wildlife Management. Springer, New York, 49-62. ISBN: 978-0-387-09475-5
  • Goddard, P.J. (2008) The management of sheep., In: Dwyer, C.M. (ed.). The Welfare of Sheep. Springer, The Netherlands, Chapter 6, 291-323 ISBN 978-1-4020-8552-9
  • Maxwell, T.J.; Goddard, P.J. (2000) Livestock systems and animal husbandry., In: Shades of Green: A Review of UK Farming Systems (ed. P.B. Tinker.). RASE, Stoneleigh, pp32-41.
  • Russel, A.J.F. and Goddard, P.J. (1995) Small ruminant reproductive ultrasonography., Veterinary Ultrasonography. (ed. P.J. Goddard), CAB International.
  • Goddard, P.J. (1995) Ultrasound scanning of fish., Veterinary Ultrasonography. (ed. P.J. Goddard), CAB International. Chapter.
  • Goddard, P.J. (1995) General principles., In: Veterinary Ultrasonography (ed. P.J. Goddard), CAB International.
  • Goddard, P.J. (1994) Various bits in book., Management and Diseases of Deer. Pub. Veterinary Deer Society, pp 59-61, 171-174, 175-176.

  • Brassey, R.; Armstrong, H.; Goddard, P.; Perez-Barberia, J.; Irvine, R.J. (2010) Developing methods to monitor performance and health of deer RP64 final report 2008 - 2010., Final report on Project RO 64 to Deer Commission Scotland and Scottish Natural Heritage.
  • Goddard, P.J. (2005) Research project Final Report: Improving sheep welfare on extensively managed flocks by understanding the economic and husbandry influences on stock welfare., DEFRA Final Report.
  • Goddard, P.J. (2004) RP 50: Seasons: Behavioural aspects., Contract Report to the Deer Commission for Scotland.
  • Goddard, P.J., Sell, D., Milne, J.A., Davidson, G. and Riach, D. (2001) An assessment of the risks to public health and animal health arising from recreational access to the countryside., Report to Scottish Natural Heritage.
  • Goddard, P.J., Summers, R.W., MacDonald, A.J., Murray, C. and Fawcett, A.R. (1998) Testing alternative capercaillie-friendly deer fences., Report to RSPB.
  • Davidson, G.C.; Wright, I.A.; Goddard, P.J. (1997) Review of research requirements in ostrich farming., Report to Scottish Office Agriculture, Environment and Fisheries Department, 23pp.
  • Allain, D.; Gerken, M.; Goddard, P.; Laker, J.; MacPherson, R.; Milne, J.; Osoro, K.; Russel, A.; Speedy, A.; Webster, J.; Zervas, G. (1995) An analysis of the welfare of animals kept for the production of speciality textile fibres., Report to the Commission of the European Communities, European Fine Fibre Network, Macaulay Land Use Research Institute, Aberdeen.

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