News: Honours projects - Animal science

A sweet treat? Salmonella in raw egg based desserts

Raw egg dessert

Honours project: Combine your interest in food science, animal science and biomedical science by investigating the the behaviour of Salmonella in mousse, tiramisu, and custard.

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Identifying new drugs that kill parasites

Honours project: Work with a team of researchers who are identifying and characterising novel drugs that kill apicomplexan parasites.

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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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Do gut microbes promote migratory fattening in shorebirds?

This animal science honours projects aims to determine if gut microbes promote migratory fattening in shorebirds, using commercial broiler chickens as a model.

Honours project: Determine if gut microbes promote migratory fattening in shorebirds, using commercial broiler chickens as a model.

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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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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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