News: Honours projects - Roy Kirkwood

Improving timing of farrowing

Piglets at Roseworthy campus

Honours project: Determine whether a longer-acting oxytocin will enhance the timing of parturition and survivability of neonatal pigs.

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Reducing sow pain & discomfort during farrowing: effects on lactation performance

Pig sow piglets

Honours project: This study will employ corticosteroid and/or NSAID treatments to reduce stress with subsequent monitoring of farrowing performance, neonatal piglet viability, and pre-weaning growth rates.

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