News: Honours in Animal Science subtheme - Production animal health
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: Determine whether nutritional supplementation with arginine prior to ovulation improves ovarian blood flow and oocyte quality in female pigs.
Honours project: Investigate what factors affect the gender of cow, sheep and pig embryos.
Honours project: This project builds on our work in pigs demonstrating a positive effect of maternal caffeine supplementation on piglet survival and thermoregulation.
Honours project: This project involves developing cognitive and behavioural tests in sheep to evaluate disease phenotypes.
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: Determine the best feeding strategy of newborn calves for lifetime production.
Honours project: Determine effects of mitochondrial DNA haplotype on extent and response to placental restriction in sheep.
Honours project: Analyse the effect of inoculation of neonatal lambs with known populations of rumen microbes on the development of the innate immune system.
Honours project: Determine whether sheep prefer to associate with other individuals that are similar in their behavioural type, and whether this results in an assortative social network structure.