News: Honours projects - Animal science

Antioxidant status and equine gastric ulceration syndrome

Horse image

Honours project: Study the effect of a new supplement on oxidant / antioxidant balance in horses with and without gastric ulcers.

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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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Cat sensitivity to the insecticide permethrin

Cat sleeping

Honours project: Why are cats so sensitive to the insecticide permethrin?

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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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Genetic survey: Why does my Pomeranian dog have a blue tongue?

Pomeranian dog

Honours project: Investigate the prevalence of a defective gene in the Australian population of Pomeranian dogs.

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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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