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Aurélien Madouasse

Herd health / public health

Madouasse Aurélien
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Associate Professor

 Oniris site de la Chantrerie, CS40706, 44307 Nantes, France
 team PEP'S, building G2 1st floor

Email: aurelien (point) madouasse (at) oniris-nantes (point) fr
Tel: 02 40 68 76 28

I am an associate professor in cattle population health and epidemiology at Oniris, Nantes Atlantic College of Veterinary Medicine, Food Science and Engineering in France.

I graduated from Nantes vet school in 2006. I then moved to Nottingham (UK) to undertake a PhD in veterinary epidemiology looking at mastitis and reproduction in dairy cattle. Over the course of my PhD I developed skills in data analysis and statistics. After my PhD, I worked as a post-doc in Nottingham looking at somatic cell counts and mastitis during the dry period. I then moved back to Nantes, investigating bovine neonatal pancytopenia in calves and studying the use of national production and reproduction databases for the early detection of vector borne emerging diseases.

In 2012, I got a lectureship at the vet school in Nantes. I teach vet students in years 1 to 5 mostly on cattle population health, animal husbandry, evidence based medicine and epidemiology. For my research activities, I am part of BIOEPAR. I am involved in various projects such as the surveillance of cattle diseases (STOC free project), tracking of cattle at pasture, cattle movements (CADENCE project) or targeted selective treatments against gastrointestinal worms. I am particularly interested in the application of statistical methods to answer research questions in disease surveillance as well as in farm animal health and welfare.


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STOC free project

  • Costa, L., Duarte, E. L., Knific, T., Hodnik, J. J., van Roon, A., Fourichon, C., Koleci, X., van Schaik, G., Gunn, G., Madouasse, A., Berezowski, J., and Santman-Berends, I. 2020. Standardizing output-based surveillance to control non-regulated cattle diseases: aspiring for a single general regulatory framework in the European Union. Preventive Veterinary Medicine In press:105130 [IF19=2.304] DOI: 10.1016/j.prevetmed.2020.105130.
  • Riaboff L., Poggi S., Madouasse A., Couvreur S., Aubin S., Bédère N., Goumand E., Chauvin A., Plantier G. 2020. Development of a methodological framework for a robust prediction of the main behaviours of dairy cows using a combination of machine learning algorithms on accelerometer data. Computers and Electronics in Agriculture, 169:105179 [IF19=3.858] DOI: 10.1016/j.compag.2019.105179.
  • Riaboff, L., Couvreur, S., Madouasse, A., Roig-Pons, M., Aubin, S., Massabie, P., Chauvin, A., Bédère, N., and Plantier, G. 2020. Use of Predicted Behavior from Accelerometer Data Combined with GPS Data to Explore the Relationship between Dairy Cow Behavior and Pasture Characteristics. Sensors 20(17):4741 [IF19=3.275] DOI: 10.3390/s20174741.
  • van Roon A. M., Santman-Berends I. M. G. A., Graham D., More S. J., Nielen M., van Duijn L., Mercat M., Fourichon C., Madouasse A., Gethmann J., Sauter-Louis C., Frössling J., Lindberg A., Correia-Gomes C., Gunn G. J., Henry M. K., van Schaik G. 2020. A description and qualitative comparison of the elements of heterogeneous bovine viral diarrhea control programs that influence confidence of freedom. Journal of Dairy Science, 103(5):4654-4671 [IF19=3.333] DOI: 10.3168/jds.2019-16915.
  • Ariza J. M., Meignan T., Madouasse A., Beaudeau F., Bareille N. 2019. Effects in milk quantity and composition associated with extruded linseed supplementation to dairy cow diets. Scientific Reports, 9(1):17563 [IF19=3.998] DOI: 10.1038/s41598-019-54193-z.
  • Meignan T., Madouasse A., Beaudeau F., Ariza J. M., Lechartier C., Bareille N. 2019. Does feeding extruded linseed to dairy cows improve reproductive performance in dairy herds? An observational study. Theriogenology, 125:293-301 [IF19=2.094] DOI: 10.1016/j.theriogenology.2018.11.020.
  • Riaboff L., Aubin S., Bédère N., Couvreur S., Madouasse A., Goumand E., Chauvin A., Plantier G. 2019. Evaluation of pre-processing methods for the prediction of cattle behaviour from accelerometer data. Computers and Electronics in Agriculture, 165:104961 [IF19=3.858] DOI: 10.1016/j.compag.2019.104961.
  • Van Roon A. M., Santman-Berends I. M. G. A., Graham D., More S. J., Nielen M., Madouasse A., Mercat M., Fourichon C., Gethmann J., Frössling J., Lindberg A., Correia-Gomes C., Gunn G. J., Sauter-Louis C., Henry M. K., van Duijn L., van Schaik G. 2019. STOC Free: An Innovative Framework to Compare Probability of Freedom From Infection in Heterogeneous Control Programmes. Frontiers in Veterinary Science, 6:133 [IF19=2.245] DOI: 10.3389/fvets.2019.00133.
  • Duval J. E., Bareille N., Madouasse A., de Joybert M., Sjöström K., Emanuelson U., Bonnet-Beaugrand F., Fourichon C. 2018. Evaluation of the impact of a Herd Health and Production Management programme in organic dairy cattle farms: a process evaluation approach. Animal, 12(7):1475-1483. [IF19=2.400] DOI: 10.1017/S1751731117002841.
  • Merlin A., Madouasse A., Ravinet N., Bareille N., Chauvin A., Chartier C. 2018. Mid-season targeted selective treatments based on flexible weight gain threshold for nematode controle in dairy calves. Animal, 12(5) :1030-1040. [IF19=2.400] DOI: 10.1017/S1751731117002312.
  • Duval J. E., Bareille N., Fourichon C., Madouasse A., Vaarst M. 2017. How can veterinarians be interesting partners for organic dairy farmers? French farmers’ point of views. Preventive Veterinary Medicine, 146:16-26. [IF19=2.304] DOI: 10.1016/j.prevetmed.2017.07.013.
  • Krieger M., Sjöström K., Blanco-Penedo I., Madouasse A., Duval J. E., Bareille N., Fourichon C., Sundrum A., Emanuelson U. 2017. Prevalence of production disease related indicators in organic dairy herds in four European countries. Livestock Science, 198:104-108. [IF19=1.700] DOI: 10.1016/j.livsci.2017.02.015.
  • Ravinet N., Lehébel A., Bareille N., Lopez C., Chartier C., Chauvin A., Madouasse A. 2017. Design and evaluation of multi-indicator profiles for targeted-selective treatment against gastrointestinal nematodes at housing in adult dairy cows. Veterinary Parasitology, 237:17-29. [IF19=2.157] DOI: 10.1016/j.vetpar.2017.03.001.
  • Sauter-Louis C., Jones B. A., Henning J., Stoll A., Nielen M., Van Schaik G., Smolenaars A., Schouten M., den Uijl I., Fourichon C., Guatteo R., Madouasse A., Nusinovici S., Deprez P., De Vliegher S., Laureyns J., Booth R., Cardwell J. M., Pfeiffer D. U. 2017. Herd-level animal management factors associated with the occurrence of bovine neonatal pancytopenia in calves in a multi-country study. PLoS ONE, 12(7):e0179878 [IF19=2.740] DOI : 10.1371/journal.pone.0179878.
  • Duval J. E., Bareille N., Fourichon C., Madouasse A., Vaarst M. 2016. Perceptions of French private veterinary practitioners’ on their role in organic dairy farms and opportunities to improve their advisory services for organic dairy farmers. Preventive Veterinary Medicine, 133:10-21. [IF19=2.304] DOI: 10.1016/j.prevetmed.2016.09.008.
  • Duval J. E., Fourichon C., Madouasse A., Sjöström K., Emanuelson U., Bareille N. 2016. A participatory approach to design monitoring indicators of production diseases in organic dairy farms. Preventive Veterinary Medicine, 128:12-22. [IF19=2.304] DOI: 10.1016/j.prevetmed.2016.04.001.
  • Merlin A., Chauvin A., Madouasse A., Froger S., Bareille N., Chartier C. 2016. Explaining variability in first grazing season heifer growth combining individually measured parasitological and clinical indicators with exposure to gastrointestinal nematode infection based on grazing management practice. Veterinary Parasitology, 225:61-69. [IF19=2.157] DOI: 10.1016/j.vetpar.2016.05.006.
  • Nusinovici S., Madouasse A., Fourichon C. 2016. Quantification of the increase in the frequency of early calving associated with late exposure to bluetongue virus serotype 8 in dairy cows: implications for syndromic surveillance. Veterinary Research, 47(1):18. [IF19=3.357] DOI: 10.1186/s13567-015-0296-7.
  • Veldhuis A., Brouwer-Middelesch H., Marceau A., Madouasse A., Van der Stede Y., Fourichon C., Welby S., Wever P., van Schaik G. 2016. Application of syndromic surveillance on routinely collected cattle reproduction and milk production data for the early detection of outbreaks of Bluetongue and Schmallenberg viruses. Preventive Veterinary Medicine, 124:15-24. [IF19=2.304] DOI: 10.1016/j.prevetmed.2015.12.006.
  • Bronner A., Morignat E., Hénaux V., Madouasse A., Gay E., Calavas D. 2015. Devising an Indicator to Detect Mid-Term Abortions in Dairy Cattle: A First Step Towards Syndromic Surveillance of Abortive Diseases. PLoS ONE 10(3):e0119012. [IF19=2.740] DOI: 10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0119012.
  • Bronner A., Morignat E., Madouasse A., Gasqui P., Gay E., Calavas D. 2015. Utilisation des données d'insémination artificielle afin d'identifier l'impact d'un évènement abortif dans les élevages de bovins laitiers. INRA Productions Animales 28(3):243-250. [IF19=0.741]
  • Nusinovici S., Madouasse A., Hoch T., Guatteo R., Beaudeau F. 2015. Evaluation of Two PCR Tests for Coxiella burnetii Detection in Dairy Cattle Farms Using Latent Class Analysis. PLoS ONE, 10(12):e0144608. [IF19=2.740] DOI: 10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0144608.
  • Madouasse A., Marceau A., Lehébel A., Brouwer-Middelesch H., van Schaik G., Van der Stede Y., Fourichon C. 2014. Use of monthly collected milk yields for the detection of the emergence of the 2007 French BTV epizootic. Preventive Veterinary Medicine 113(4):484-491. [IF19=2.304] DOI: 10.1016/j.prevetmed.2013.12.010.
  • Marceau A., Madouasse A., Lehébel A., van Schaik G., Veldhuis A., Van der Stede Y., Fourichon C. 2014. Can routinely recorded reproductive events be used as indicators of disease emergence in dairy cattle? An evaluation of 5 indicators during the emergence of bluetongue virus in France in 2007 and 2008. Journal of Dairy Science 97(10):6135-6150. [IF19=3.333]. DOI: 10.3168/jds.2013-7346.
  • Jones B., Sauter-Louis C., Henning J., Stoll A., Nielen M., Van Schaik G., Smolenaars A., Schouten M., Uijl I.d., Fourichon C., Guatteo R., Madouasse A., Nusinovici S., Deprez P., De Vliegher S., Laureyns J., Booth R., Cardwell J.M., Pfeiffer D.U. 2013. Calf-Level Factors Associated with Bovine Neonatal Pancytopenia – A Multi-Country Case-Control Study. PLoS One 8(12):e80619 [IF19=2.740]. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0080619.
  • Madouasse A., Marceau A., Lehébel A., Brouwer-Middelesch H., Van Schaik G., Van der Stede Y., Fourichon C. 2013. Evaluation of a Continuous Indicator for Syndromic Surveillance through Simulation. Application to Vector Borne Disease Emergence Detection in Cattle Using Milk Yield. PloS One 8(9):e73726 [IF19=2.740]. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0073726.
  • Madouasse A., Browne W. J., Huxley J. N., Toni F., Bradley A. J., Green M. J. 2012. Risk factors for a high somatic cell count at the first milk recording in a large sample of UK dairy herds. Journal of Dairy Science 95(4):1873-1884 [IF19=3.333] DOI: 10.3168/jds.2011-4801.
  • Madouasse A., Browne W. J., Huxley J. N., Toni F., Green M. J. 2012. A semi-parametric model for lactation curves: Development and application. Preventive Veterinary Medicine 105(1-2):38-48 [IF19=2.304] DOI: 10.1016/j.prevetmed.2012.02.009.
  • Archer S. C., Green M. J., Madouasse A., Huxley J. N. 2011. Association between somatic cell count and serial locomotion score assessments in UK dairy cows. Journal of Dairy Science 94(9):4383-4388 [IF19=3.333] DOI: 10.3168/jds.2011-4276.


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