Dr. Finbar Mulligan is a member of the School of Veterinary Medicine, UCD. He is a college lecturer in animal nutrition and is based in the academic section of Animal Husbandry and Herd Health. Dr. Mulligan is currently a supervisor of 4 post-graduate students. His current research interests include dairy herd health and the prevention of production diseases, nutrition of the early lactation cow, nutrition of the dry cow, nutrition of the performance horse, and the protein metabolism of dairy cattle. He has supervised 4PhD, 3 MAnSc students and 1 Diplomat in the European College of Bovine Health Management to completion. He is an active member of the UCD herd health group and regularly participates in herd health investigations that are related to dairy cow nutrition or production disease. He has published more than thirty peer-reviewed scientific papers in the area of ruminant nutrition on a range of topics including digestion kinetics of ruminant animals, the protein nutrition of dairy cattle and nutrition and production diseases in dairy cows. He was Guest Editor for the peer-reviewed special issues Nutrition and Fertility in Dairy Cattle (Animal Reproduction Science) and Production Diseases of the Transition Cow (The Veterinary Journal). Dr Mulligan is an Associate Diplomat of European College of Veterinary Comparative Nutrition. He is an appointee of the Minister for Agriculture Food and the Marine on The Veterinary Council of Ireland since January 2006. He is a member of Animal Health Ireland's Technical Working Group on Fertility.
|Mulligan, F., O'Grady, L. and Doherty, M.L.; (2006) 'A herd health approach to dairy cow nutrition and Production Disease of the transition cow'. ANIMAL REPRODUCTION SCIENCE, 96 :331-353. [Details]|
|Mulligan, F.J., Caffrey, P.J., Rath, M., Callan, J.J., Brophy, P.O., OMara, F.P. ; (2002) 'An investigation of feeding level effects on digestibility in cattle for diets based on grass silage and high fibre concentrates at two forage:concentrate ratios'. Livestock Science, 77 :311-323. [Details]|
|Mulligan, F.J., Caffrey, P.J., Rath, M., Kenny, M.J., OMara, F.P.; (2001) 'The effect of dietary protein content and hay intake level on the true and apparent digestibility of hay'. Livestock Science, 68 :41-52. [Details]|
|Mulligan, F.J., Caffrey, P.J., Rath, M., Callan, J.J., OMara, F.P.; (2001) 'The relationship between feeding level, rumen particulate and fluid turnover rate and the digestibility of soya hulls in cattle and sheep (including a comparison of Cr-mordanted soya hulls and Cr203 as particulatemarkers in cattle)'. Livestock Science, 70 :191-202. [Details]|
|Woods, V.B., Moloney, A.P., Mulligan, F.J., Kenny, M.J. and OMara, F.P. ; (1999) 'The effect of animal species (cattle or sheep) and level of intake by cattle on in vivo digestibility of concentrate ingredients'. Animal Feed Science and Technology, 80 :135-150. [Details]|