Dr Wendy Muir

BScAgr (Hons1), PhD, DipEd, GradCertHigherEd
Lecturer Sub Dean AVBS Honours

C01A - Jl Shute - Camden
The University of Sydney

Telephone +61 2 9351 1658
Fax +61 2 9351 1693

Research interests

Avian immunology and health, poultry production with a focus on optimising broiler leg strength.

Teaching and supervision

Poultry husbandry, Immunology, Poultry health

PhD and master's project opportunities

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Selected grants

2011

  • Egg incubation and broiler chicken leg weakness; Groves P, Muir W; Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation/Research Priorities Program.

2009

  • Broiler chicken skeletal integrity and incubation; Groves P, Muir W; Australian Poultry CRC/Research Support.

2008

  • Strategies to identify and develop nutraceutical peptides in meat and bone meal to enhance its feed; Muir W, Williamson P; Meat and Livestock Australia Ltd/MLA Livestock Production Research and Development Program.

2005

  • Oral Delivery system for poultry health products.; Muir W, Scott T, Choct M; Poultry Cooperative Research Centre/Research and Development Grant.

2004

  • Variability In Performance And Physiology Of Broilers Fed Wheat- And Sorghum-Based Diets; Scott T, Muir W; Rural Industry Research and Development Corporation (RIRDC)/Research and Development Grants.
  • Development of New Generation Mycoplasma Based Vaccines. Poultry CRC 03-11: UM/US/Biop; Muir W, Choct M; Australian Poultry CRC/Research Grants.

2003

  • Toltrazuril residues in chickens eggs; Muir W, Schroder J; Bayer Australia Ltd/Research Grants.
  • Assessment of the safety of microbial supplement EM-1 in broilers; Muir W, Seage B; EM Research Australia/Research Grants.

2001

  • The effects of dietary specifications and combined phytase plus zylanase supplementation on growth performance of bruiler chicks offered wheat-based diets; Muir W, Bryden W; East Asia Regional Headquarters Ltd (Hong Kong)/BLO Project.

Selected publications

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Journals

  • Groves, P., Muir, W. (2014). A Meta-Analysis of Experiments Linking Incubation Conditions with Subsequent Leg Weakness in Broiler Chickens. PLoS One, 9(7), e102682- 1-e102682- 8. [More Information]
  • Powell, D., McFarland, D., Cowieson, A., Muir, W., Velleman, S. (2014). The effect of nutritional status and muscle fibre type on myogenic satellite cell fate and apoptosis. Poultry Science, 93, 163-173. [More Information]
  • Powell, D., McFarland, D., Cowieson, A., Muir, W., Velleman, S. (2014). The effect of nutritional status on myogenic gene expression of satellite cells derived from different muscle types. Poultry Science, 93, 2278-2288.
  • Powell, D., McFarland, D., Cowieson, A., Muir, W., Velleman, S. (2013). The effect of nutritional status on myogenic satellite cell proliferation and differentiation. Poultry Science, 92(8), 2163-2173. [More Information]
  • Muir, W., Lynch, G., Williamson, P., Cowieson, A. (2013). The oral administration of meat and bone meal-derived protein fractions improved the performance of young broiler chicks. Animal Production Science, 53(5), 369-377. [More Information]
  • Selle, P., Huang, K., Muir, W. (2003). Effects of Nutrient Specifications and Xylanase Plus Phytase Supplementation of Wheat-based Diets on Growth Performance and Carcass Traits of Broiler Chicks. Asian - Australasian Journal of Animal Sciences, 16(10), 1501-1509.
  • Muir, W., Husband, A., Bryden, W. (2002). Dietary supplementation with vitamin E modulates avian intestinal immunity. British Journal of Nutrition, 87(6), 579-585.

Conferences

  • Powell, D., McFarland, D., Muir, W., Cowieson, A., Velleman, S. (2014). Influence of Nutritional Restriction on Satellite Cell Activity and Adipogenic Transdifferentiation. 25th Annual Australian Poultry Science Symposium, Sydney: University of Sydney.
  • Powell, D., McFarland, D., Muir, W., Cowieson, A., Velleman, S. (2014). The effect of nutritional restriction on the myogenic satellite cell proliferation and adipocyte formation. XIVth European Poultry Conference, Stravanger: NetPrint Bryne.
  • Muir, W., Groves, P. (2014). The impact of early incubation conditions on bone development in Cobb 500 broiler chicks. XIVth European Poultry Conference, Stravanger: NetPrint Bryne.
  • Muir, W., Lynch, G., Williamson, P. (2012). Improved Broiler Performance Following the early Administration of Protein Fractions Extracted from Meat and Bone Meal. 23rd Annual Australian Poultry Science Symposium, Sydney: Poultry Research Foundation, University of Sydney.
  • Muir, W., Lynch, G., Williamson, P. (2011). Improved broiler performance following the early administration of protein fractions extracted from meat and bone meal. 22nd Annual Australian Poultry Science Symposium, Sydney: The Poultry Research Foundation University of Sydney and The Worlds Poultry Science Association.
  • Groves, P., Muir, W. (2011). Incubation can Affect Broiler Leg Strength. 22nd Annual Poultry Science Symposium, Sydney: Poultry Research Foundation, University of Sydney.
  • Groves, P., Sharpe, S., Muir, W. (2011). Salmonella Vaccination in Layers. 22nd Annual Australian Poultry Science Symposium, Sydney: The Poultry Research Foundation University of Sydney and The Worlds Poultry Science Association.
  • Muir, W., Vandenberg, G., Scott, T. (2009). Application of a vaccine carrier diet designed for the oral delivery of antigen. 20th Annual Australian Poultry Science Symposium AAPS 2009, Sydney: The University Publishing Service, University of Sydney.
  • Bryden, W., Taylor, D., Muir, W., Cawdell-Smith, A., McDowell, A. (2008). Aspects of ergotism in sheep. World Nutrition Forum 2008, Austria: Biomin Holding GmbH.
  • Muir, W. (2008). Strategies to improve the intestinal immune response in the chicken. Poultry Research Foundation 50th Anniversary Seminar 2008, Australia: Poultry Research Foundation, University of Sydney.
  • Muir, W., Vandenberg, G., Scott, T. (2008). The oral delivery of antigen to chickens using an antigen carrier diet. 10th Avian Immunology Research Group 2008.
  • Ovelgonne, E., Muir, W., Scott, T. (2007). Meat and bone meal, future nutraceuticals for poultry? a review. 19th Annual Australian Poultry Science Symposium (2007), Sydney, Australia: The Poultry Research Foundation University of Sydney and The Worlds Poultry Science Association.
  • Shini, S., Muir, W., Shini, A., Bryden, W. (2007). Ultrastructural Examination of Heterophils of Chickens Exposed to Corticosterone. Australian Poultry Science Symposium 2007, Australia: Poultry Research Foundation, University of Sydney.
  • Scott, T., Muir, W. (2007). Variation in broiler performance due to wheat source and enzyme supplementation. 19th Annual Australian Poultry Science Symposium (2007), Sydney, Australia: The Poultry Research Foundation University of Sydney and The Worlds Poultry Science Association.
  • Muir, W., Downing, J., Howe, P., Bryden, W. (2005). An Evaluation of Dietary Omega- 3 Fatty Acids on Avian Immunity. 17th Annual Australian Poultry Science Symposium APSS 2005, Australia: Poultry Research Foundation, University of Sydney.
  • Muir, W., Downing, J., Howe, P., Bryden, W. (2005). An evaluation of dietary omega-3 fatty acids on avian immunity. 17th Annual Australian Poultry Science Symposium APSS 2005, Australia: Poultry Research Foundation, University of Sydney.
  • Muir, W., Barron, M. (2005). Comparison of in-ovo and day-of-hatch vaccination on the early immune response in chickens. 17th Annual Australian Poultry Science Symposium APSS 2005, Australia: Poultry Research Foundation, University of Sydney.
  • Muir, W., Barron, M. (2005). Comparison on in-ovo and day-of-hatch vaccination on the early immune respone in chickens. 17th Annual Australian Poultry Scvience Symposium, Sydney: The University Publishing Service, University of Sydney.
  • Bryden, W., Taylor, D., Muir, W., Cawdell-Smith, A., McDowell, G. (2005). Ergotism in sheep. 7th International Symposium on Poisonous Plants, United Kingdom: CABI Publishing.
  • Selle, P., Muir, W., Huang, K. (2004). Effects Of Potassium Diformate Inclusion In Broiler Diets On Growth Performance And Nutrient Utilisation. 16th Annual Australian Poultry Science Symposium, Sydney: The Poultry Research Foundation University of Sydney and The Worlds Poultry Science Association.
  • Huang, K., Li, X., Selle, P., Muir, W., Bryden, W. (2004). The effect of age and dietary amino acid levels on protein deposition in broiler chickens. Australian Poultry Science Symposium 2004, Australia: University of Sydney.
  • Muir, W., Gough, M. (2004). The influence of dietary ascorbic acid on mucosal immunity. 16th Annual Australian Poultry Science Symposium, Sydney: The Poultry Research Foundation University of Sydney and The Worlds Poultry Science Association.
  • Li, X., Sun, Y., Huang, K., Hyde, M., Muir, W., Gill, R., Bryden, W. (2003). Broiler performance and methionine and lysine concentrations in diets formulated using digestible amino acid values. Australian Poultry Science Symposium 2003.
  • Selle, P., Gill, R., Muir, W., Pittolo, P., Not known, N. (2003). Effects of exogenous zylanases on growth performance of broilers offered steam-pelleted diets from 1040 days post-hatch. 15th Annual Australian Poultry Science Symposium, Sydney: University of Sydney.
  • Muir, W., Bryden, W., Husband, A. (2003). Interleukin-6 cytokine enhances intestinal immunity. 15th Annual Australian Poultry Science Symposium, Sydney: University of Sydney.
  • Muir, W., Strom, A., Bryden, W., Husband, A. (2003). Interluukin-6 Cytokine enhances intestinal Immunity. Australian Poultry Science Symposium, Sydney: The Poultry Research Foundation University of Sydney and The Worlds Poultry Science Association.
  • Huang, K., Selle, P., Li, X., Gill, R., Muir, W., Bryden, W. (2003). Phytase and xylanase dose titration and broiler performance on wheat-based diets. Australian Poultry Science Symposium 2003.
  • Muir, W., Strom, A., Husband, A., Bryden, W. (2002). Exogenous IL-6 cytokines modulation of avian intestinal immunity and disease resistance. 11th International Congress of Mucosal Immunology, Bethesda, USA: Society for Mucosal Immunology.
  • Muir, W. (2002). Improved bird health through immunomodulation. Seventh World Poultry Science Association Asian Pacific Federation Conference.
  • Muir, W., Husband, A., Bryden, W. (2002). Vitamin E modulation of avian intestinal immunity. 11th International Congress of Mucosal Immunology, Bethesda, USA: Society for Mucosal Immunology.
  • Muir, W., Husband, A., Bryden, W. (2001). Dietary vitamin E modulates immune responses to Salmonella typhimurium in chickens. 30th Annual Nutrition Society of Australia Scientific Meeting. Nutrition Society of Australia.
  • Muir, W., Husband, A., Bryden, W. (2001). Dietary Vitamin E modulates intestinal immunity. Australian Poultry Science Symposium (2001).

2014

  • Groves, P., Muir, W. (2014). A Meta-Analysis of Experiments Linking Incubation Conditions with Subsequent Leg Weakness in Broiler Chickens. PLoS One, 9(7), e102682- 1-e102682- 8. [More Information]
  • Powell, D., McFarland, D., Muir, W., Cowieson, A., Velleman, S. (2014). Influence of Nutritional Restriction on Satellite Cell Activity and Adipogenic Transdifferentiation. 25th Annual Australian Poultry Science Symposium, Sydney: University of Sydney.
  • Powell, D., McFarland, D., Muir, W., Cowieson, A., Velleman, S. (2014). The effect of nutritional restriction on the myogenic satellite cell proliferation and adipocyte formation. XIVth European Poultry Conference, Stravanger: NetPrint Bryne.
  • Powell, D., McFarland, D., Cowieson, A., Muir, W., Velleman, S. (2014). The effect of nutritional status and muscle fibre type on myogenic satellite cell fate and apoptosis. Poultry Science, 93, 163-173. [More Information]
  • Powell, D., McFarland, D., Cowieson, A., Muir, W., Velleman, S. (2014). The effect of nutritional status on myogenic gene expression of satellite cells derived from different muscle types. Poultry Science, 93, 2278-2288.
  • Muir, W., Groves, P. (2014). The impact of early incubation conditions on bone development in Cobb 500 broiler chicks. XIVth European Poultry Conference, Stravanger: NetPrint Bryne.

2013

  • Powell, D., McFarland, D., Cowieson, A., Muir, W., Velleman, S. (2013). The effect of nutritional status on myogenic satellite cell proliferation and differentiation. Poultry Science, 92(8), 2163-2173. [More Information]
  • Muir, W., Lynch, G., Williamson, P., Cowieson, A. (2013). The oral administration of meat and bone meal-derived protein fractions improved the performance of young broiler chicks. Animal Production Science, 53(5), 369-377. [More Information]

2012

  • Muir, W., Lynch, G., Williamson, P. (2012). Improved Broiler Performance Following the early Administration of Protein Fractions Extracted from Meat and Bone Meal. 23rd Annual Australian Poultry Science Symposium, Sydney: Poultry Research Foundation, University of Sydney.

2011

  • Muir, W., Lynch, G., Williamson, P. (2011). Improved broiler performance following the early administration of protein fractions extracted from meat and bone meal. 22nd Annual Australian Poultry Science Symposium, Sydney: The Poultry Research Foundation University of Sydney and The Worlds Poultry Science Association.
  • Groves, P., Muir, W. (2011). Incubation can Affect Broiler Leg Strength. 22nd Annual Poultry Science Symposium, Sydney: Poultry Research Foundation, University of Sydney.
  • Groves, P., Sharpe, S., Muir, W. (2011). Salmonella Vaccination in Layers. 22nd Annual Australian Poultry Science Symposium, Sydney: The Poultry Research Foundation University of Sydney and The Worlds Poultry Science Association.

2009

  • Muir, W., Vandenberg, G., Scott, T. (2009). Application of a vaccine carrier diet designed for the oral delivery of antigen. 20th Annual Australian Poultry Science Symposium AAPS 2009, Sydney: The University Publishing Service, University of Sydney.

2008

  • Bryden, W., Taylor, D., Muir, W., Cawdell-Smith, A., McDowell, A. (2008). Aspects of ergotism in sheep. World Nutrition Forum 2008, Austria: Biomin Holding GmbH.
  • Muir, W. (2008). Strategies to improve the intestinal immune response in the chicken. Poultry Research Foundation 50th Anniversary Seminar 2008, Australia: Poultry Research Foundation, University of Sydney.
  • Muir, W., Vandenberg, G., Scott, T. (2008). The oral delivery of antigen to chickens using an antigen carrier diet. 10th Avian Immunology Research Group 2008.

2007

  • Ovelgonne, E., Muir, W., Scott, T. (2007). Meat and bone meal, future nutraceuticals for poultry? a review. 19th Annual Australian Poultry Science Symposium (2007), Sydney, Australia: The Poultry Research Foundation University of Sydney and The Worlds Poultry Science Association.
  • Shini, S., Muir, W., Shini, A., Bryden, W. (2007). Ultrastructural Examination of Heterophils of Chickens Exposed to Corticosterone. Australian Poultry Science Symposium 2007, Australia: Poultry Research Foundation, University of Sydney.
  • Scott, T., Muir, W. (2007). Variation in broiler performance due to wheat source and enzyme supplementation. 19th Annual Australian Poultry Science Symposium (2007), Sydney, Australia: The Poultry Research Foundation University of Sydney and The Worlds Poultry Science Association.

2005

  • Muir, W., Downing, J., Howe, P., Bryden, W. (2005). An Evaluation of Dietary Omega- 3 Fatty Acids on Avian Immunity. 17th Annual Australian Poultry Science Symposium APSS 2005, Australia: Poultry Research Foundation, University of Sydney.
  • Muir, W., Downing, J., Howe, P., Bryden, W. (2005). An evaluation of dietary omega-3 fatty acids on avian immunity. 17th Annual Australian Poultry Science Symposium APSS 2005, Australia: Poultry Research Foundation, University of Sydney.
  • Muir, W., Barron, M. (2005). Comparison of in-ovo and day-of-hatch vaccination on the early immune response in chickens. 17th Annual Australian Poultry Science Symposium APSS 2005, Australia: Poultry Research Foundation, University of Sydney.
  • Muir, W., Barron, M. (2005). Comparison on in-ovo and day-of-hatch vaccination on the early immune respone in chickens. 17th Annual Australian Poultry Scvience Symposium, Sydney: The University Publishing Service, University of Sydney.
  • Bryden, W., Taylor, D., Muir, W., Cawdell-Smith, A., McDowell, G. (2005). Ergotism in sheep. 7th International Symposium on Poisonous Plants, United Kingdom: CABI Publishing.

2004

  • Selle, P., Muir, W., Huang, K. (2004). Effects Of Potassium Diformate Inclusion In Broiler Diets On Growth Performance And Nutrient Utilisation. 16th Annual Australian Poultry Science Symposium, Sydney: The Poultry Research Foundation University of Sydney and The Worlds Poultry Science Association.
  • Huang, K., Li, X., Selle, P., Muir, W., Bryden, W. (2004). The effect of age and dietary amino acid levels on protein deposition in broiler chickens. Australian Poultry Science Symposium 2004, Australia: University of Sydney.
  • Muir, W., Gough, M. (2004). The influence of dietary ascorbic acid on mucosal immunity. 16th Annual Australian Poultry Science Symposium, Sydney: The Poultry Research Foundation University of Sydney and The Worlds Poultry Science Association.

2003

  • Li, X., Sun, Y., Huang, K., Hyde, M., Muir, W., Gill, R., Bryden, W. (2003). Broiler performance and methionine and lysine concentrations in diets formulated using digestible amino acid values. Australian Poultry Science Symposium 2003.
  • Selle, P., Gill, R., Muir, W., Pittolo, P., Not known, N. (2003). Effects of exogenous zylanases on growth performance of broilers offered steam-pelleted diets from 1040 days post-hatch. 15th Annual Australian Poultry Science Symposium, Sydney: University of Sydney.
  • Selle, P., Huang, K., Muir, W. (2003). Effects of Nutrient Specifications and Xylanase Plus Phytase Supplementation of Wheat-based Diets on Growth Performance and Carcass Traits of Broiler Chicks. Asian - Australasian Journal of Animal Sciences, 16(10), 1501-1509.
  • Muir, W., Bryden, W., Husband, A. (2003). Interleukin-6 cytokine enhances intestinal immunity. 15th Annual Australian Poultry Science Symposium, Sydney: University of Sydney.
  • Muir, W., Strom, A., Bryden, W., Husband, A. (2003). Interluukin-6 Cytokine enhances intestinal Immunity. Australian Poultry Science Symposium, Sydney: The Poultry Research Foundation University of Sydney and The Worlds Poultry Science Association.
  • Huang, K., Selle, P., Li, X., Gill, R., Muir, W., Bryden, W. (2003). Phytase and xylanase dose titration and broiler performance on wheat-based diets. Australian Poultry Science Symposium 2003.

2002

  • Muir, W., Husband, A., Bryden, W. (2002). Dietary supplementation with vitamin E modulates avian intestinal immunity. British Journal of Nutrition, 87(6), 579-585.
  • Muir, W., Strom, A., Husband, A., Bryden, W. (2002). Exogenous IL-6 cytokines modulation of avian intestinal immunity and disease resistance. 11th International Congress of Mucosal Immunology, Bethesda, USA: Society for Mucosal Immunology.
  • Muir, W. (2002). Improved bird health through immunomodulation. Seventh World Poultry Science Association Asian Pacific Federation Conference.
  • Muir, W., Husband, A., Bryden, W. (2002). Vitamin E modulation of avian intestinal immunity. 11th International Congress of Mucosal Immunology, Bethesda, USA: Society for Mucosal Immunology.

2001

  • Muir, W., Husband, A., Bryden, W. (2001). Dietary vitamin E modulates immune responses to Salmonella typhimurium in chickens. 30th Annual Nutrition Society of Australia Scientific Meeting. Nutrition Society of Australia.
  • Muir, W., Husband, A., Bryden, W. (2001). Dietary Vitamin E modulates intestinal immunity. Australian Poultry Science Symposium (2001).

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