R&D Report

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Investigating Odour from Partly Loaded Sheep Vessels
Project Code:  LIVE.0213B

Year Published: 2003

This study was undertaken as part of the project entitled 'Investigations into Reducing Odour Emissions from Partly Loaded Sheep Vessels Whilst in Port’. The report outlines the findings of an indoor feeding trial designed to evaluate the effectiveness of four dietary treatments and five bedding additives in reducing ammonia and odour from sheep faeces and urine. The report recommended gypsum, zeolite and yucca be further tested on-board vessels.

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National Livestock Export Industry Shipboard Performance Report 2002
Project Code:  LIVE.0214

Year Published: 2003

This report provides summary information about mortalities in sheep and cattle during sea transport from Australia in 2002 to allow industry, government and others to monitor mortality trends in the live sheep and cattle trades.

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Minimising Mortality Risks During Export of Live Goats by Sea from Australia
Project Code:  LIVE.0215

Year Published: 2003

This report outlines risks associated with high mortality rates of goats during sea voyages from Australia. The report identifies the most important risks for mortalities, risk management principles and the recommended management practices of goats on-ship.

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Mortality and Morbidity Risk Factors for Livestock During Sea Transport from Australia
Project Code:  LIVE.0216

Year Published: 2003

This study analysed the existing causes of mortality and morbidity of cattle, sheep and goats within the livestock export industry.

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Investigating Premature Lactation in Pregnant Dairy Females
Project Code:  LIVE.0217

Year Published: 2003

This study was commissioned following the shipment of a consignment of dairy heifers that reported a high prevalence of heifers with distension of the mammary gland during a sea voyage. The report outlines the causes of udder distension that include feed and hormonal factors and outlines preventative measures as well as treatment measures for the condition.

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Investigating Current Best Practice in the Export of Beef Cows by Sea

Project Code: LIVE.207
Year Published: 2002

This trial was to investigate best practice for exporting mature cows by sea. It measured the performance of groups of cows treated in different ways and compared the results with a control group. The treatment options were developed after consultation with industry to obtain their opinions on the most likely measures that may lead to improvements in animal performance in both a welfare and commercial context.
 

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Evaluation and cost/benefit analysis of Rhinogard® vaccine in preventing Bovine Respiratory Disease in Export Cattle
Project Code:  LIVE.0111

Year Published: 2002

This report provides an overview of bovine respiratory disease (BRD), including the causes and impact of the disease and evaluates the vaccine (Rhinogard®). The report also outlines practice pre-shipment preparation, as well as on-board and post-arrival management of cattle.

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Water Consumption on Cattle Ships
Project Code:  LIVE.0205

Year Published: 2002

This survey was undertaken to obtain objective data about water use of cattle exported from Australia a result of a preliminary analysis that identified the water consumption of cattle was affected by the type and class of cattle as well as ship design.

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Live Export Trade from Australia Summary Information for 2001
Project Code:  LIVE.0206

Year Published: 2002

This report summarised sheep and cattle mortalities during sea transport form Australia during 2001. The report is the first of subsequent annual mortality reports of the livestock export industry that evaluates mortalities based upon species, port of loading, destination, season and vessel and allows trends to be monitored over time.

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Practical Ventilation Measures for Livestock Vessels
Project Code:  LIVE.0211

Year Published: 2002

This study was undertaken as a result of the report “Investigation of ventilation efficacy on livestock vessels” that identified the need for practical measures to be identified to improve ventilation and/or reduce the cost of ventilation on livestock vessels.

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