News: Honours projects - Karen Kind

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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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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Imprinting status of type III iodothyronine deiodinase in cattle as QTL candidate for birthweight

Iodothyronine deiodinase Betsy Smartt [CC0]

Honours project: Explore the bovine genetics and analyse the affect of specific genes on birthweight in a Droughtmaster resource population.

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Mitochondrial DNA haplotype & response to placental restriction in sheep

Stefan Hiendleder

Honours project: Determine effects of mitochondrial DNA haplotype on extent and response to placental restriction in sheep.

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Maternal behaviour in Merino ewes & neuroendocrine parameters

Merino sheep

Honours project: Determine relationships between maternal behaviour and neuroendocrine parameters in the Merino sheep.

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In vitro maturation of canine oocytes

Test tubes

Honours project: Determine the effects of different in vitro maturation (IVM) conditions on the developmental competence of canine oocytes.

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