News: Honours projects - Will Van Wettere

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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Growth signalling pathways acting on the intestinal stem cell

Piglets Roseworthy campus

Honours project: This project aims to access activity of positive and negative signalling pathways that act on intestinal stem cells in pigs.

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Impact of birth trauma on piglet mortality

Piglets suckling

Honours project: Are lesions indicative of birth trauma present on still-born piglets? If so, are these lesions are also present on piglets dying from other causes.

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Factors affecting fertility of female pigs

Sow piglet

Honours project: Study the effect of maternal parity and suckled litter size on sexual development of female pigs.

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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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Improving survival of new born piglets & sow performance

School of Animal and Veterinary Sciences image - Will van Wettere

Honours project: This research aims to increase the reproductive output of sows by increasing piglet survival using supplementary nutritional strategies in late gestation.

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