News: Honours projects - Will Van Wettere
Honours project: Test the level of caffeine supplementation fed to outdoor, semi-intensive grazing ewes during late gestation.
Honours project: Determine whether nutritional supplementation with arginine prior to ovulation improves ovarian blood flow and oocyte quality in female pigs.
Honours project: Investigate what factors affect the gender of cow, sheep and pig embryos.
Honours project: This project builds on our work in pigs demonstrating a positive effect of maternal caffeine supplementation on piglet survival and thermoregulation.
Honours project: This project aims to access activity of positive and negative signalling pathways that act on intestinal stem cells in pigs.
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.
Honours project: Study the effect of maternal parity and suckled litter size on sexual development of female pigs.
Honours project: Determine relationships between maternal behaviour and neuroendocrine parameters in the Merino sheep.
Honours project: This research aims to increase the reproductive output of sows by increasing piglet survival using supplementary nutritional strategies in late gestation.