News: Honours projects - Alexandra Whittaker

Reptile welfare assessment tool development

Ecotourism sea turtles

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.

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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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Working with animals: Knowledge of delegated legislation in biomedical research

Lab mouse

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.

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Novel markers of animal emotion

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Honours project: Can differential expression of microRNA’s distinguish valence of emotional state?

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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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Can Emu Oil & Japanese Kampo medicine treat bowel cancer?

Ulcerative colitis

Honours project: Examine the impact of Emu Oil treatment, in combination with Japanese Kampo medicine, on mouse behaviour in a model of colitis-associated colorectal cancer.

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