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Stockpersons' knowledge of Codes of Practice in the pig industry

Piglets at Roseworthy campus

Honours project: Undertake qualitative research methods to determine farmer awareness and knowledge of a range of secondary legislative documents pertaining to the pig industry.

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Working with animals: Knowledge of delegated legislation in biomedical research

Lab mouse

Honours project: Undertake qualitative research methods to determine personnel awareness and knowledge of a range of secondary legislative documents pertaining to the use of animals in research.

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Reptile welfare assessment tool development

Ecotourism sea turtles

Honours project: Husbandry of reptiles is complex; signs of pain or disease can be challenging to recognise, and behaviour is not always well understood. This project will build on preliminary work in developing a practical welfare assessment tool for captive reptiles.

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Prevalence of lungworm in cats in South Australia

Honours project: Undertake a survey to examine the prevalence of lungworm in cats in South Australia.

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Identification of genes controlling marbling in cattle

Honours project: Identify genes controlling the deposition of the intramuscular fat (that is, marbling) in beef cattle to better understand fat metabolism and to provide genetic markers for selection to improve beef quality.

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Longitudinal study of Giardia & Cryptosporidium infections in lambs

Honours project: Explore parasitic infections in lambs.

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Effect of colostrum components on ruminant health & performance

Honours project: Determine the best feeding strategy of newborn calves for lifetime production.

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Occurrence & distribution of ticks in South Australia

Honours project: Outbreaks of the tick-transmitted parasitic disease Theileriosis in South Australia has raised questions regarding the presence of the tick vector.

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Imprinting status of type III iodothyronine deiodinase in cattle as QTL candidate for birthweight

Honours project: Explore the bovine genetics and analyse the affect of specific genes on birthweight in a Droughtmaster resource population.

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Effect of inoculation of the neonatal ruminant with foreign microbiota

Honours project: Analyse the effect of inoculation of neonatal lambs with known populations of rumen microbes on the development of the innate immune system.

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