R&D Report

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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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Ringworm in Live Export Dairy Cattle
Project Code:  LIVE.0113

Year Published: 2003

This study was undertaken in response to incidences of ringworm in dairy cattle exported to China that resulted in economic losses for exporters and had the potential to disrupt the export of dairy cattle to China. The study identified the many fungi involved in ringworm infections and outlines the recommended treatments of choice and best practice disease control measures.

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Salmonellosis Control and Best-Practice in Live Sheep Export Feedlots
Project Code:  LIVE.0112

Year Published: 2003

This study provides an overview of sheep feedlotting and the problem of salmonellosis within the Australian live export industry. The report outlines why the problem is occurring and long-term strategies to reduce the incidence of salmonellosis that include; the strategic use of sheds in paddock-based systems, increasing resistance to the Salmonella spp. organism and reducing the salmonella challenge within feedlots.

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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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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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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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Market Impact of HGP Use in the Australian Cattle Industry

Project Code: LIVE.109
Year Published: 2001

This study identifies and prioritises the options the Australian live cattle export industry has in responding to the requirements of importing countries in relation to HGP treatment of cattle shipped from Australia. From this is developed a set of short, medium and long term strategies for the industry to address current and possible future market concerns relating to HGP usage.
 

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Investigation of Cattle Deaths and Illness During Sea Transport from Australia - Voyage 4
Project Code:  SBMR.004A

Year Published: 2001

This study was the fourth in a series of voyages investigating the causes of cattle deaths, with the overall aim of improving the welfare of cattle during sea transport.
 

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The Australian Livestock Export Industry

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