R&D Report

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National Livestock Export Industry Sheep, Cattle and Goat Transport Performance Report 2013
Project Code:  W.LIV.0288

Year Published: 2014

This report provides a comprehensive analysis of the performance of the Australian livestock export industry in terms of mortality levels during the 2013 calendar year. The report focuses on cattle, sheep and goats exported by sea and air, as well as providing a breakdown of mortality trends by ship, species, time of year, load ports and major destinations. The overall mortality level for each species continued to decline from the levels recorded in 2012. 

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Antibiotic Medication for the Treatment of Ovine Keratoconjunctivitis (IOK or Pink Eye) in Pre-Export Feedlots
Project Code:  W.LIV.0163

Year Published: 2014

This report investigates the most effective treatments for Infectious ovine keratoconjunctivitis (IOK) or Pink Eye. A number of experiments were conducted to determine the most effective treatment for sheep with differing grades of IOK infection. Treatments that were tested included Oxytetracycline (OTC) delivered in-water, in-feed or by intramuscular injection.

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Camel Live Export Supply Chain and Benefit Cost Analysis
Project Code:  W.LIV.0179

Year Published: 2014

This report was undertaken in order to determine the economic feasibility of a live camel export trade in Australia. The report provides an analysis of the supply chain requirements, an economic benefit cost analysis for the period 2013 to 2033 and an assessment of the regulatory requirements of the trade, including ESCAS. The report also identifies areas and strategies which could support the economic success of an Australian live camel export trade. 

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ESCAS - Development of a Risk Management and Quality Assurance Program
Project Code:  W.LIV.3014

Year Published: 2014

This project considers the feasibility and requirements of a risk management and quality assurance program to complement the Exporter Supply Chain Assurance System that includes the portfolio of research already developed by the industry and Government.

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Investigation of Ventilation Efficacy on Live Sheep Vessels
Project Code:  LIVE.0212

Year Published: 2014

This study/project was undertaken to investigate the ventilation effects of specific vessels carrying sheep and goats from Australia following the completion of ‘Shipboard Mortality Study - Phase 2’ that mainly focused upon ventilation efficacy on cattle vessels. The report presents risk management options in the shipment of sheep, lambs and goats and provides options for heat stress management planning.

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Veterinary Handbook for Cattle, Sheep and Goats App

Year Published: 2014

The Veterinary Handbook app is a mobile phone/tablet resource that includes information on the diagnosis, treatment, prevention and associated syndromes of diseases in cattle, sheep and goats.

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LATSA 2.1 monitoring and validating model
Project Code:  W.LIV.0283

Year Published: 2014

The Livestock Air Transport Safety Assessment (LATSA) software program estimates the generation of key physiological data such as heat, moisture, and carbon dioxide from livestock during transportation by aircraft. The LATSA software provides a tool for exporters to assist with planning for the safe transport of livestock by air to export standards.

The information used to predict heat, moisture and carbon dioxide production inside an aircraft hold is however based on theoretical data. Little real time data exists for the environments that are being modelled. The purpose of this project was to validate the predictions of the LATSA 2.0 software through the acquisition of real time data.

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Improving Standing Stun Restraint in Indonesia
Project Code:  W.LIV.0397
W.LIV.0397 Addendum

Year Published: 2013

The task of retro fitting the Mark I restraining box came about as a result of real concerns expressed by the Australian cattle industry in relation to the supply chain issues and humane slaughter of Australian cattle in Indonesia. The specific issue of concern related to the improper use of the Mark I restraining box.

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Indonesian Cattle Breeding Demonstration – Way Laga
Project Code:  W.LIV.0393

Year Published: 2013

This project studied the performance of 50 pregnant Brahman heifers managed within an integrated cattle and palm oil plantation production model in Indonesia.  The project report outlines the project design and the outcomes of the trial, as well as making recommendations for increasing the commercial viability of this integrated breeding model. 

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The Best Practice Management of Pregnant Dairy Cattle on Long Haul Voyages
Project Code:  LIVE.0208

Year Published: 2013

This study assessed the management practices of pregnant dairy cattle on vessels exported from Australia.

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