Dr Basil Turnbull Wolf


Dr Basil Turnbull Wolf

Senior Lecturer

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I graduated from the University of Newcastle upon Tyne with a BSc Agriculture (Hons. Animal Science) in 1976 and followed this with a PhD from the University of Edinburgh where I studied the genetics of growth and carcass composition in lambs. I moved to Aberystwyth in 1981 to teach at the Welsh Agricultural College (now part of IBERS Aberystwyth).


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Animal breeding and include studies of the relationships between lamb conformation and carcass composition, the genetic control of parasite resistance in growing lambs and lactating ewes, factors influencing dystocia in sheep, and genetic variation in animal behaviour and its association with productivity and welfare.


Microbial diversity in the digestive tract of two different breeds of sheepDouglas, J-L., Worgan, H., Easton, G., Poret, L., Wolf, B., Edwards, A., Davies, E., Ross, D. & McEwan, N. 2016 In : Journal of Applied Microbiology.120, 5, p. 1382-13898 p.
A new enabling proteomics methodology to investigate membrane associated proteins from parasitic nematodes: Case study using ivermectin resistant and ivermectin susceptible isolates of Caenorhabditis elegans and Haemonchus contortusHart, E., Brophy, P., Prescott, M., Bartley, D. J., Wolf, B. & Hamilton, J. V. 2015 In : Veterinary Parasitology.207, 3-4, p. 266-27510 p.
Performance of purebred Welsh Mountain and crossbred ewes in a hill environmentWolf, B. T., McLean, B. M. L., Davies, O. D. & Griffith, J. B. 2014 In : Livestock Science.165, p. 181-1888 p.
Effect of mode of action of the Texel Muscling QTL (TM-QTL) on carcass traits in purebred Texel lambsMacfarlane, J. M., Lamb, N. R., Matika, O., Johnson, P. L., Wolf, B. T., Haresign, W., Bishop, S. C. & Bunger, L. 2014 In : Animal.8, 7, p. 1053-1061
The soluble proteome phenotypes of ivermectin resistant and ivermectin susceptible Haemonchus contortus females comparedHart, E. H., Morphew, R. M., Bartley, D. J., Millares, P., Wolf, B. T., Brophy, P. M. & Hamilton, J. V. 2012 In : Veterinary Parasitology.190, 1-2, p. 104-11310 p.
Behaviour of growing lambs housed on straw or woodchip bedding materials and their preference for floor typeWolf, B. T., Molloy, H. R. B., Trayte, M. J. & Rose, M. T. 2010 In : Applied Animal Behaviour Science.124, 1-2, p. 45-506 p.
Effects of a Texel sheep muscling quantitative trait locus on carcass traits in crossbred lambsMacfarlane, J. M., Lambe, N. R., Bishop, S. C., Matika, O., Rius-Vilarrasa, E., McLean, K. A., Haresign, W., Wolf, B. T., McLaren, R. J. & Bunger, L. 2009 In : Animal.3, 2, p. 189-19911 p.
Performance of crossbred Welsh Mountain ewes in the hill environmentWolf, B. T., McLean, B. M. L., Davies, O. D. & Griffiths, J. B. 2009 p. 7171 p.
Estimates of the genetic parameters and repeatability of behavioural traits of sheep in an arena testWolf, B. T., McBride, S., Lewis, . R. M., Davies, M. H. & Haresign, W. 2008 In : Applied Animal Behaviour Science.112, 1-2, p. 68-8013 p.
The effects of the use of straw or woodchip bedding materials on the behaviour of lambsWolf, B. T. & Rose, M. T. 2008 Unknown Publisher. (Report to Hybu Cig Cymru)
Genetic parameters for strongyle and Nematodirus faecal egg counts in lambs and their relationships with performance traitsWolf, B., Howells, K., Nakielny, C., Lewis, R. M., Davies, O., Davies, M. H. & Haresign, W. 2008 In : Livestock Science.113, 2-3, p. 209-2179 p.
Genetic parameters of lamb weights and ultrasonic muscle and fat depths in Beulah Specklefaced sheepHusain, S. S., Wolf, B. T. & Haresign, W. 2007 In : Small Ruminant Research.70, 2-3, p. 116-1238 p.
Using multivariate statistical analysis to measure ovine temperament: stability of factor construction over time and between groups of animalsMcBride, S. D. & Wolf, B. T. 2007 In : Applied Animal Behaviour Science.103, 1-2, p. 45–58
Effect of the level of iodine in the diet of pregnant ewes on the concentration of immunoglobulin G in the plasma of neonatal lambs following the consumption of colostrumRose, M. T., Wolf, B. T. & Haresign, W. 2007 In : British Journal of Nutrition.97, 2, p. 315-3206 p.
Inheritance of an in vivo leg conformation score in Texel lambs and its association with growth, ultrasonic measurements and muscularityJones, D. A. & Wolf, B. T. 2007 In : Livestock Science.110, 1-2, p. 133-1408 p.
In vivo prediction of carcass composition and muscularity in purebred Texel lambsJones, D. A., Owen, M. G. & Wolf, B. T. 2006 In : Meat Science.p. 416-4238 p.
Effects of syringe material and temperature and duration of storage on the stability of equine arterial blood gas variablesDeane, J. C., Wolf, B. T., Benamou, A. E. M., Dagleish, M. P. & Marlin, D. J. 2004 In : Veterinary Anaesthesia and Analgesia.p. 250-2578 p.
Changes in muscularity with growth and its relationship with other carcass traits in three terminal sire breeds of sheepWarkup, C. C., Jones, H. E., Young, M. J., Wolf, B. T. & Lewis, R. M. 2002 In : Animal Science.74, 2, p. 265-27511 p.
The use of X-ray computer tomography for measuring the muscularity of live sheepYoung, M. J., Lewis, R. M., Jones, H. E. & Wolf, B. T. 2002 In : Animal Science.p. 387-39913 p.
Carcass composition, conformation and muscularity in Texel lambs of different breeding history, sex and leg shape scoreWolf, B. T., Jones, D. A. & Owen, M. G. 2001 In : Animal Science.72, 3, p. 465-47511 p.
The repeatability of superovulatory response and embryo recovery in sheepBari, F., Khalid, M., Wolf, B. T., Haresign, W., Murray, A. & Merrell, B. 2001 In : Theriogenology.56, 1, p. 147-1559 p.