News: Honours in Animal Science subtheme - Animal and veterinary bioscience
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.
Honours project: Join the Koala Health Research Group and contribute to key research to improve the health of current and future animal populations.
Honours project: Evaluate the efficacy of a Mycoplasma vaccine to produce an immune response in sheep.
Honours project: Evaluate the efficacy and adoption of Numnuts, a local anaesthetic used on sheep.
Honours project: Help cats survive after brown snake poisoning.
Honours project: Determine the effects of maternal water restriction on egg development by investigating key proteins in the albumen of fertile chicken eggs which are vital for the survival and growth of the chicken embryo.
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.
Honours project: Undertake qualitative research methods to determine farmer awareness and knowledge of a range of secondary legislative documents pertaining to the pig industry.
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.
Honours project: Determine if gut microbes promote migratory fattening in shorebirds, using commercial broiler chickens as a model.