Dr Ruth Wonfor

BSc, MSc, PhD

Dr Ruth Wonfor

Lecturer in Animal and Equine Science

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Profile

I obtained a BSc(Hons) in Equine and Human Sport Science in 2011 and MSc in Animal Science in 2013 from Aberystwyth University. Following on from this, I went on to complete a PhD in bovine reproductive immunology and endocrinology in 2016, investigating the immune modulatory role of preimplantation factor in the bovine endometrium. Within my PhD research I utilised in vitro tissue and cell culture models to investigate immune and endocrine responses. Whilst writing my PhD, I spent some time working as a Teaching Assistant in IBERS. After completion of my PhD, I worked as a Knowledge Exchange Fellow in IBERS as part of the Knowledge Exchange Hub and alongside Farming Connect to disseminate scientific research into the agricultural industry. Through this role I wrote a number of technical articles on a wide range of Animal Science topics, as well as being involved in the development of several EIP Operational Groups in Wales.

Teaching

Research

My research interests broadly lie in animal health and subsequent effects on production, with a focus on dairy cow reproductive diseases. I also have an interest in knowledge exchange in the agricultural industry.

Publications

Effects of preimplantation factor on interleukin-6 and prostaglandin F2a and E2 in the bovine endometriumWonfor, R., Natoli, M., Rose, M. & Nash, D. 2017 In : Theriogenology.102, p. 174-1829 p.
Anti-inflammatory properties of an extract of M. ilicifolia in the human intestinal epithelial Caco-2 cell lineWonfor, R., Natoli, M., Shah, I., Beckmann, M., Nash, R. J. & Nash, D. 2017 In : Journal of Ethnopharmacology.209, p. 283-2875 p.
Improving dietary nitrogen use in dairy cattle: reducing protein intake in growing heifers – can we maintain production performance?Wonfor, R. 2017 Farming Connect
Twinning in suckler herds – could it be a useful system for increasing profitability?Wonfor, R. 2017 Farming Connect
The effect of alternative bedding materials on sheep behaviour and welfareWonfor, R. 2017 Farming Connect
Improving lamb survivalWonfor, R. 2017 Farming Connect
Ectoparasites of sheep: Sheep ScabWonfor, R. 2017 Farming Connect
Knowledge exchange in agriculture to help combat climate change. Part 2: Mechanisms and considerations to make a lasting behaviour changeWonfor, R. 2017 Farming Connect
Knowledge exchange in agriculture to help combat climate change. Part 1: Utilising an understanding of perceptions, attitudes and motivations to instigate a lasting behaviour changeWonfor, R. 2017 Farming Connect
Feed efficiency in ruminants: Impacts on production and the environmentWonfor, R. 2017 Farming Connect
Using dairy cow behaviour for early detection of diseaseWonfor, R. 2016 Farming Connect
Selective dry cow therapy – what is it and should I use it on my farm?Wonfor, R. 2016 Farming Connect
Interaction of preimplantation factor with the bovine global endometrial transcriptome.Clamp, R., Creevey, C., Natoli, M., Barnea, E. R., Nash, D. & Rose, M. 2016
Sustainable production in the uplands: The Brignant plots at PwllpeiranWonfor, R. 2016 Farming Connect
Parasite Control: Liver FlukeWonfor, R. 2016 Farming Connect
Seasonal reproduction in ewes – how to manipulate the breeding seasonWonfor, R. 2016 Farming Connect
Roundworms and anthelmintic resistanceWonfor, R. 2016 Farming Connect
A European approach to facing the challenges of climate change in ruminant agricultureWonfor, R. 2016 Farming Connect
Rumen fluke in cattle: Future research perspectives in IBERSWonfor, R. 2016 Farming Connect
Preparing a winter feed budgetWonfor, R. 2016 Farming Connect
Improving piglet survival: a management approach from breeding to farrowingWonfor, R. 2016 Farming Connect
Improving piglet survival: a nutritional approach from the sow to pigletWonfor, R. 2016 Farming Connect
Effect of preimplantation factor in an in vitro model of bovine E. coli endometritis.Clamp, R., Natoli, M., Barnea, E. R., Nash, D. & Rose, M. 2015
Effect of preimplantation factor in response to a LPS challenge on bovine endometrial IL-6 secretion and expressionClamp, R., Natoli, M., Barnea, E. R., Rose, M. & Nash, D. 2015
Effect of pre-implantation factor on the secretion of prostaglandin F2α and prostaglandin E2 from bovine endometrial tissue following a lipopolysaccharide challenge in vitro.Clamp, R. E., Paddison, J. S., Nash, D. M., Rose, M. T. & Barnea, E. 2014 p. 2071 p.
Effect of pre-implantation factor on the secretion of prostaglandins from bovine endometrial tissue following a lipopolysaccharide challenge in vitroClamp, R., Paddison, J., Rose, M., Nash, D. & Barnea, E. R. 2013