News: Honours in Animal Science subtheme - Production animal health

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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Water restriction practices in broiler breeder hens: effect on egg albumen composition

Chicken laying

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.

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Transmission of Salmonella from broiler breeder to progeny

Chickens - Image by Bohdan Chreptak from Pixabay

Honours project: This animal science project aims to understand the prevalence of Salmonella in meat type breeder flocks and their progenies.

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Stockpersons' knowledge of Codes of Practice in the pig industry

Piglets at Roseworthy campus

Honours project: Undertake qualitative research methods to determine farmer awareness and knowledge of a range of secondary legislative documents pertaining to the pig industry.

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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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Factors affecting embryo gender in production animals

Cows Roseworthy

Honours project: Investigate what factors affect the gender of cow, sheep and pig embryos.

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Maternal caffeine supplementation on thermoregulation & survival of new born lambs

Lamb sitting in grass

Honours project: This project builds on our work in pigs demonstrating a positive effect of maternal caffeine supplementation on piglet survival and thermoregulation.

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Evaluate changes in the cognitive ability of sheep due to disease development

Sheep Roseworthy

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

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