News: Honours in Animal Science subtheme - Production animal health
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: Identify factors contributing to the incidence of red gut in lambs grazing lucerne, and develop strategies to prevent red gut from occurring.
Honours project: Research opportunities are available to investigate how body temperature variation in pigs and sheep impact reproduction.
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: Efficacy of a modified gonadotrophin protocol for oestrus and ovulation in lactation
Lactation oestrus and breeding in sows.
Honours project: Investigate blood oestrogen levels of older sows and subsequent piglet growth and survival.
Honours project: Test the level of caffeine supplementation fed to outdoor, semi-intensive grazing ewes during late gestation.
Honours project: Investigate how alpacas communicate in the context of its group’s social behaviour.
Honours project: Undertake research that aims to increase lambing percentages through better use of pregnancy scanning technology.