Dr Wendy Brown

Senior Lecturer - School of Environmental and Rural Science

Wendy Brown

Phone: +61 2 6773 5125

Email: wbrown@une.edu.au

Biography

Wendy heads a successful canine research program at UNE  conducting non-invasive dog research with privately-owned dogs, and manages the UNE Dog Research Facility. A growing canine teaching program complements the research activities with a focus on canine behaviour & management.

Qualifications

MScAg (UNE), PhD (UNE) - Canine Nutrition

Teaching Areas

Unit coordinator for:

Wild Dog Ecology - CANI310/510

Working Canines - CANI300/500

Animals in Society - ANSC120

Contributes to the teaching of:

Applied Animal Nutrition - ANUT300/500

Disease & its Control in Animals – ANPR417/517

Publications

2016

  1. J Sparkes, S McLeod, G Ballard, PJS Fleming, G Körtner, WY Brown (2016) “Rabies disease dynamics in naïve dog populations in Australia” Preventive Veterinary Medicine 131, 127-136
  2. Amanda J. Lloyd, Manfred Beckmann, Kathleen Tailliart, Wendy Y. Brown, John Draper, David Allaway (2016) “Characterisation of the main drivers of intra- and inter- breed variability in the plasma metabolome of dogs” Metabolomics 12 (72)
  3. M van den Berg, C Lee, WY Brown, GN Hinch (2016) “Does energy intake influence diet selection of novel forages by horses?” Livestock Science 186, 6-15
  4. M van den Berg, V Giagos, C Lee, WY Brown, GN Hinch (2016) “Acceptance of novel food by horses: The influence of food cues and nutrient composition” Applied Animal Behaviour Science 183, 59-67
  5. M van den Berg, V Giagos, C Lee, WY Brown, AJ Cawdell-Smith, GN Hinch (2016) “The influence of odour, taste and nutrients on feeding behaviour and food preferences in horses” Applied Animal Behaviour Science 184, 41-50
  6. Butler, J.R.A. and Brown, W.Y. (2016) “Dietary study of free-ranging dogs in rural Zimbabwe” Dog Behavior Vol 2 (3), s32 – O29
  7. Nolan, H., Brown, W., Zewe, F. and Van der Eyk, J. (2016) “Identifying and interpreting scats of sympatric canids in Australia” Dog Behavior Vol 2 (3), s49 – P14

2014

  1. J Sparkes, G Körtner, G Ballard, PJS Fleming, WY Brown (2014) “Effects of Sex and Reproductive State on Interactions between Free-Roaming Domestic Dogs” PloS one 9 (12), e116053
  2. Mariette van den Berg, Wendy Y. Brown, Caroline Lee, Geoffrey N. Hinch (2014) “Browse-related behaviors of pastured horses in Australia: A survey” Journal of Veterinary Behavior: Clinical Applications and Research 10(1): 48-53    DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jveb.2014.11.001
  3. D Purushothaman, WY Brown, BA Vanselow, K Quinn and S-B Wu (2014) "Flaxseed oil supplementation alters the expression of inflammatory related genes in dogs" Genetics and Molecular Research 13 (3): 5322 – 5332
  4. Huw Nolan, Wendy Brown, Guy Ballard and Paul McDonald (2014)  "Signaling systems in Australian wild dogs: Who's calling and who cares?" Journal of Veterinary Behavior: Clinical Applications and Research 9 (6): e12
    DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jveb.2014.09.041
  5. Wendy Brown, Brooke Kennedy, Jan Allen, Stephen Cutter and Rosanna De Santis (2014)  "Collaboration improves dog management and welfare in Tiwi islands" Journal of Veterinary Behavior: Clinical Applications and Research 9 (6): e12
    DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jveb.2014.09.040
  6. Jessica Sparkes, Guy Ballard, Peter J.S. Fleming and Wendy Brown (2014) "Social, conservation and economic implications of rabies in Australia" Australian Zoologist
    DOI: http://doi.org/10.7882/AZ.2014.033

2013

  1. WY Brown, M Choct & JR Pluske (2013) "Duckweed (Landoltia punctata) in dog diets decreases digestibility but improves stool consistency" Animal Production Science, Vol. 53 (11) 1188 – 1194
  2. Dharma Purushothaman, Barbara A. Vanselow, Shu-Biao Wu, Sarah Butler, and Wendy Yvonne Brown (2013) "Whole Body Computed Tomography with Advanced Imaging Techniques: A Research Tool for Measuring Body Composition in Dogs" Journal of Veterinary Medicine, Article ID 610654

2012

  1. D Purushothaman, WY Brown, S-B Wu, BA Vanselow (2012) Evaluating changes in body weight gain, nutrient digestibility, inflammatory gene expression and RBC FA following DHA-rich fish oil supplementation in two dog breeds. Australasian Medical Journal 5 (12), 695
  2. D Purushothaman, WY Brown, S-B Wu, BA Vanselow (2012) Estimating total body fat using computed tomography in two dog breeds. Australasian Medical Journal 5 (12), 706-707

2011

  1. Dharma Purushothaman, Wendy Yvonne Brown, Shu-Biao Wu and Barbara Vanselow (2011) "Evaluation of breed effects on n-3 PUFA metabolism with dietary flaxseed oil supplementation in dogs" British Journal of Nutrition 106, S139-S141
  2. D Purushothaman, WY Brown, S-B Wu and BA Vanselow (2011) " Transcriptional and metabolic responses following flaxseed oil supplementation in two dog breeds" Australasian Medical Journal 4 (12), 794
  3. Wendy Y Brown (2011) "Dietary parallels in the co-evolution of dog and man" Journal of Veterinary Behavior: Clinical Applications and Research 6(1), 98
  4. D.B. Taylor, I.R. Price, W.Y. Brown and G.N. Hinch (2011) "Effects of Merino flock size, paddock complexity and time of day on response to trained leaders" Small Ruminant Research, 97, 35-40
  5. D.B. Taylor, D.A. Schneider, W.Y. Brown, I.R. Price, M.G. Trotter, D.W. Lamb and G.N. Hinch (2011) "GPS observation of shelter utilisation by Merino ewes" Animal Production Science, 51, 724-737

2010

  1. S. McKenzie, W. Brown, I. Price (2010) Reduction in grass eating behaviours in the domestic dog, Canis familiaris, in response to a mild gastrointestinal disturbance
    Applied Animal Behaviour Science, Volume 123, Issue 1, Pages 51-55  doi:10.1016/j.applanim.2009.12.003
  2. D.B. Taylor, W.Y. Brown, I.R. Price and G.N. Hinch (2010) "Training Merino sheep to respond to visual and auditory cues" Animal Production Science, 2010, 50, 541–545
  3. Prarom Sriphavatsarakom and Wendy Brown (2010) "Comparing scent detection and search ability in two breeds of dog" Proceedings of the VPAT Regional Veterinary Congress 2010, Bangkok, Thailand. Pages R4 - R8
  4. Wendy Y Brown (2010) "Dietary parallels in the co-evolution of dog and man" Proceedings of the 2nd Canine Science Forum, Vienna, Austria. P 101
  5. Prarom Sriphavatsarakom and Wendy Brown (2010) "The effect of B-vitamins supplementation on food responses in health dogs" The Waltham International Nutritional Sciences Symposium 2010
  6. Dharma Purushothaman, Barbara Vanselow, Shubiao Wu and Wendy Brown (2010) "Dietary flaxseed oil supplementation in two dog breeds" The Waltham International Nutritional Sciences Symposium 2010
  7. Taylor DB, Schneider DA, Brown WY, Price IR, Trotter MG, Lamb DW and Hinch GN. (2010) "Spato-temporal monitoring of sheep to investigate shelter and shade use." 1st Australian and New Zealand Spatially Enabled Livestock Management Symposium 2010, Armidale, NSW Australia, p.12.
  8. Taylor DB, Schneider DA, Brown WY, Price IR, Trotter MG, Lamb DW and Hinch GN. (2010) "GPS tracking of sheep to investigate shelter and shade use in relation to weather conditions." Proceedings of the 10th International Conference Precision Agriculture (ICPA) 2010, Denver, Colorado, USA, p. 247-248.
  9. Taylor DB, Price IR, Brown WY and Hinch GN. (2010) "The effect of flock size and paddock complexity on following behaviour in Merino sheep." Proceedings of the 44th International Society for Applied Ethology (ISAE) Congress 2010, Uppsala, Sweden, p. 77.

2009

  1. Brown, W.Y. (2009) "Nutritional and ethical issues regarding vegetarianism in the domestic dog." Recent Advances in Animal Nutrition in Australia 17, 137-143
  2. Wendy Y. Brown, Barbara A. Vanselow, Andrew J. Redman and John R. Pluske (2009) "An experimental meat-free diet maintained haematological characteristics in sprint-racing sled dogs" British Journal of Nutrition 102, 1318-1323 doi:10.1017/S0007114509389254 http://journals.cambridge.org/action/displayAbstract?aid=6488296
  3. Samantha J Bjone, Wendy Y Brown, and Ian R Price (2009) "Maternal influence on grass-eating behavior in puppies." Journal of Veterinary Behavior, 4(2), 97-98.

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  4. Samantha J McKenzie, Wendy Y Brown, and Ian R Price (2009) "Grass-eating behaviours in the domestic dog, Canis familiaris, in response to a mild gastrointestinal disturbance." Proceedings of the Australasian Society for the Study of Animal Behaviour conference 2009
  5. Donnalee B. Taylor, Geoff N. Hinch, Wendy Y. Brown, Ian R. Price and Emma K. Doyle (2009) "Can Merino sheep be trained to respond to visual or auditory cues?" Proceedings of the Australasian Society for the Study of Animal Behaviour conference 2009

2008

  1. Samantha J Bjone, Wendy Y Brown, and Ian R Price (2008) "Maternal influence on grass-eating behavior in puppies." Proceedings from the Canine Science Forum – Budapest, Hungary

2007

  1. Wendy Brown, Andrew Redman and John Pluske (2007) "Dietary protein intake influences gut health in dogs." Proceedings of the 32nd World Small Animal Veterinary Association annual congress - Sydney, Australiahttp://www.vin.com/proceedings/Proceedings.plx?CID=WSAVA2007&PID=18283&O=Generic
  2. Bjone, S.J., Brown, W.Y., and Price, I.R. (2007) "Grass eating patterns in the domestic dog, Canis familiaris." Recent Advances in Animal Nutrition in Australia 16 (43-47).

2005

  1. Brown, Wendy Y. and McGenity, P. (2005) "Effective periodontal disease control using dental hygiene chews." Journal of Veterinary Dentistry, 22(1), 15-19.
  2. Bjone, S., Brown, W., McGenity, P., Harris, A., and Leveridge, J. (2005) "Influence of chewing on dental health in dogs." Proceedings of the Australian Veterinary Association Annual Conference - Gold Coast, Australia.
  3. Brown, W.Y., Choct, M., and Pluske, J.R. (2005) "The use of inert markers for protein digestibility studies in dogs." Recent Advances in Animal Nutrition in Australia, Volume 15.
  4. Brown, W.Y., McIntyre, K.A., Redman, A.J., and Pluske, J.R. (2005) "Can dogs go-go-go with no-no meat? Evaluating a meat free diet in performance dogs." Recent Advances in Animal Nutrition in Australia, Volume 15.
  5. Sydenham, C.J., Brown, W.Y., Bjone, S.J., and Hinch, G.N. (2005) "Water – dogs like it cold." Recent Advances in Animal Nutrition in Australia, Volume 15.

2004

  1. Brown, Wendy Y., McGenity, Phil, and Servet, Eric (2004) "Short and long-term effects of feeding a daily oral hygiene chew on canine dental deposits." Waltham Veterinary Focus (April) – Special Edition: Periodontal disease in dogs.

2003

  1. Brown, W.Y., Vanselow, B.A., and Walkden-Brown, S.W. (2003) "One dog's meat is another dog's poison – nutrition in the Dalmatian dog." Recent Advances in Animal Nutrition in Australia, Volume 14, 123-131.
  2. Brown, Wendy Y. and McGenity, Phil (2003) "Give the dog a chew and improve his bite!" Australian Veterinary Dental Society proceedings from the Australian Veterinary Association Annual Conference, Cairns, Australia.
  3. Twomey, L.N., Pluske, J.R., Rowe, J.B., Choct, M., Brown, W., and Pethick, D.W. (2003)  "The replacement value of sorghum and maize with or without supplemental enzymes for rice in extruded dog foods." Animal Feed Science and Technology 108, 61-69.
  4. Twomey, L.N., Pluske, J.R., Rowe, J.B., Choct, M., Brown, W., McConnell, M.F. and Pethick, D.W. (2003) "The effects of increasing levels of soluble non-starch polysaccharides and inclusion of feed enzymes in dog diets on faecal quality and digestibility." Animal Feed Science and Technology 108, 71-82.
  5. Twomey, L.N., Pluske, J.R., Rowe, J.B., Choct, M., Brown, W., and Pethick, D.W. (2003) "The effects of added fructooligosaccharide (Raftilose®P95) and inulinase on faecal quality and digestibility in dogs." Animal Feed Science and Technology 108, 83-93.

2002

  1. Brown, W.Y., Rowe, J.B., and Watson, D.L. (2002) "Antibody responses to lactic acid producing bacteria in sheep immunised with experimental acidosis vaccines." Proceedings of the 24th Biennial conference of the Australian Society of Animal Production.
  2. Twomey, L.N., Pethick, D.W., Rowe, J.B., Choct, M., Pluske, J.R., Brown, W. and Laviste, M. (2002) "The use of sorghum and corn as alternatives to rice in dog foods." Journal of Nutrition, Volume 132, Issue 6, page 1704S-1705S.

2001

  1. Brown, W.Y., Roberts, K., Bird, S.H. and Rowe, J.B. (2001) "Safer grain feeding for horses." Proceedings of the 17th Equine Nutrition and Physiology Society, 180.
  2. Rowe, J.B., Brown, W.Y., McGilchrist, N. and Bird, S. (2001) "Towards safer grain feeding for horses" International Horse Industry Symposium, July 2001, Sydney, Australia. Proceedings 342, 11- 22.
  3. Channon, A.F., Brown, W., and Rowe, J.B. (2001) "The acid test – how can we measure hindgut acidosis?" Recent Advances in Animal Nutrition in Australia, Volume 13, 35A.
  4. Twomey, L.N., Pethick, D.W., Rowe, J.B., Choct, M., Pluske, J.R. and Brown, W. (2001) "The use of sorghum and corn as alternatives to rice in dog foods." In: The Waltham International Symposium - Pet Nutrition Coming of Age. Vancouver, Canada. Publisher: Waltham Centre for Pet Nutrition. Page 53.
  5. Twomey, L.N., Pethick, D.W., Choct, M., Rowe, J.B., Pluske, J.R., Brown, W. and McConnell, M.F. (2001) "The use of exogenous feed enzymes in reducing the anti-nutritive effects of dietary fibre in dog foods." Recent Advances in Animal Nutrition in Australia, Volume 13, 179-186.
  6. Rowe, J., Brown, W., and Bird, S. (2001) "Safe and effective grain feeding for horses." RIRDC, Barton, ACT, Australia, Publication no 01/148. 25pp.

2000

  1. Brown, W. and Rowe, J.B. (2000) "Dogs, diet, and diarrhoea." Proceedings of the Nutrition Society of Australia, Volume 24, 113.
  2. Twomey, L.N., Pethick, D.W., Rowe, J.B., Choct, M., Brown, W., and McConnell, M.F. (2000) "The effects of soluble non-starch polysaccharides and beta-glucanase in dogs." Proceedings of the Nutrition Society of Australia, Volume 24, 214.

Theses

Brown, W.Y. (2003) "Improving dental health in dogs – Evaluating the effectiveness of two new dental chews." Graduate Diploma in Science in Agriculture Thesis (UNE)

Brown, W.Y. (2003) "Reducing the risk of urate urolithiasis in Dalmatian dogs by dietary means." Master of Science in Agriculture Thesis (UNE)

Brown, W.Y. (2007) "Investigating the potential for plant proteins in diets for dogs." PhD Thesis (UNE)

Research Supervision Experience

Current Postgraduate Students

PhD students
  • Brooke Kennedy – Improving the Management of Free-roaming Dogs in Remote Indigenous Communities
  • Paige Matthews – Alpacas as Guardians – How Effective are they at Protecting Sheep?
  • Jane Clothier – Prematurity in Horses
  • Huw Nolan – Communication in Wild Canids
  • Lauren Humby – Pawsitive Solutions: ex-prisoners and canine companions
Research Students (completed)
  • Samantha Bjone (2008) Grass-eating behaviour in the domestic dog, Canis familiaris. PhD Thesis.
  • Prarom Sriphavatsarakom (2010) The effect of B-vitamin supplementation on Food Responses in Healthy Dogs. Master of Scientific Studies Thesis.
  • Lee Taylor (2011) Use of Shelter by Merino Sheep. PhD Thesis.
  • Phonwon Singhaphan (2011) Evaluation of salivary cortisol concentration in semi-captive Asian elephants in Thailand. Master of Science in Agriculture Thesis.
  • Huw Nolan (2011) Assessment of stress in wild dogs during post trapping procedures. Honours Thesis.
  • Dharma Purushothaman (2014) Biochemical and Transcriptional Responses to n-3 Fatty Acids in Two Breeds of Dogs. PhD Thesis.
  • Brooke Kennedy (2015) - Body Condition, Anthropometry and Computed Tomography as Indicators of Percent Body Fat in Dogs. Honours Thesis.
  • Jessica Sparkes (2016) - Quantifying effects of wild dogs, domestic dogs and humans on the spread of rabies in Australia. PhD Thesis.
  • Mariette van den Berg (2016) – Behavioural Mechanisms of Diet Selection by Horses. PhD Thesis.
  • Paige Matthews (2016) – Quantifying Alpaca Behavioural Responses to a Simulated Predatory Threat. Honours Thesis.