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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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Improving ovarian blood flow in pigs

PIgs

Honours project: Determine whether nutritional supplementation with arginine prior to ovulation improves ovarian blood flow and oocyte quality in female pigs.

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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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Evaluate how disease development changes cognitive ability of sheep

Sheep Roseworthy

Honours project: This project involves developing cognitive and behavioural tests in sheep to evaluate disease phenotypes.

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Do gut microbes promote migratory fattening in shorebirds?

Chicken, Roseworthy campus

Honours project: Determine if gut microbes promote migratory fattening in shorebirds, using commercial broiler chickens as a model.

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Uncovering the relationship between two malaria proteins required for invasion

Honours project: Delve into an honours project in the structural and functional analysis of malaria proteins required for Red Blood Cell invasion.

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Treating inherited brain disease in children

Honours project: This genetics and molecular pathology project explores the use of gene therapy to treating inherited brain disease in children.

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Occurrence & distribution of ticks in South Australia

Tick

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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Evaluation of monoclonal antibodies in detection of avian influenza antigens

Chickens, Roseworthy

Honours project: Evaluate different recombinant and non-recombinant monoclonal antibodies against M2e antigen of avian influenza virus, to find the most reactive antigens and antibodies

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Equine athletic performance

Equine athlete

Honours project: Study the causes of poor performance in equine athletes.

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