R&D Report

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Physiology of Heat Stress in Cattle and Sheep
Project Code:  LIVE.0209

Year Published: 2004

This study was undertaken to define the physiology of clinical heat stress in cattle and sheep within an animal house through monitoring changes in body temperature, feed and water intake, respiratory and heart rates, and acid-base and electrolyte balance.

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Review of Australian Livestock Export Standards
Project Code:  LIVE.0117

Year Published: 2004

The aim of the study was to review the existing Livestock Export Accreditation Program (LEAP) rules and standards and their administration to enable consistent compliance with agreed animal health and welfare outcomes.

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Live Export R&D Strategic Plan 2003
Project Code:  LIVE.310

Year Published: 2003

To date live export Research and Development (R&D) has served the industry by focusing on immediate needs.

This plan (2003) sets out an R&D investment strategy for achieving industry excellence.

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Review of Heat Stress Risk Management Proposal

Project Code: LIVE.305A
Year Published: 2003

These two reports were independent reviews to analyse and determine whether the heat stress risk management proposal is sound, practical and achievable from a technical perspective and veterinary perspective.
 

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Live Export R&D Strategic Plan - Investment for Excellence
Project Code:  LIVE.0310

Year Published: 2003

To date, livestock export Research and Development (R&D) has served the industry by focusing on immediate needs. This plan sets out an R&D investment strategy for achieving industry excellence. The plan provides a vision for R&D, strategic objectives, a program priority matrix, project suggestions and criteria for evaluating project proposals.

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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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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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Investigations into Reducing Odour Emissions from Partly Loaded Sheep Vessels Whilst in Port
Project Code:  LIVE.0213A

Year Published: 2003

As a result of complaints about odour emissions from livestock vessels in port, this study was commissioned to identify practical and cost-effective methods of reducing odour from partly loaded sheep vessel when in port. The report comprises a literature review and the benchmarking of baseline emission rates and outlines recommendations to reduce odour emissions of vessels when in port.

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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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