News: Honours in Animal Science subtheme - Production animal health

Identification of genes controlling marbling in cattle

Beef marbling

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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Investigating the cause and prevention of red gut in lambs grazing lucerne

Lambs grazing - Brimbago

Honours project: Identify factors contributing to the incidence of red gut in lambs grazing lucerne, and develop strategies to prevent red gut from occurring.

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Impact of thermal environment and melatonin on animal body temperature and reproduction

PIgs

Honours project: Research opportunities are available to investigate how body temperature variation in pigs and sheep impact reproduction.

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Evaluating vaccine response in sheep

Colin Trengove lamb ewe wide

Honours project: Evaluate the efficacy of a Mycoplasma vaccine to produce an immune response in sheep.

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Use of local anaesthesia for lamb marking

Numnuts lamb marking Avington Merino Stud

Honours project: Evaluate the efficacy and adoption of Numnuts, a local anaesthetic used on sheep.

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Lactation oestrus and breeding in sows

Pig sow piglets

Honours project: Efficacy of a modified gonadotrophin protocol for oestrus and ovulation in lactation
Lactation oestrus and breeding in sows.

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Maternal supplementation to improve lamb survival

Sheep Roseworthy - Alyce Swinbourne

Honours project: Test the level of caffeine supplementation fed to outdoor, semi-intensive grazing ewes during late gestation.

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Acoustic communication in alpacas

Alpacas by siwalford65

Honours project: Investigate how alpacas communicate in the context of its group’s social behaviour.

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Improving sheep reproduction via pregnancy scanning

Merino lambs by s-ms_1989 on pixabay

Honours project: Undertake research that aims to increase lambing percentages through better use of pregnancy scanning technology.

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