R&D Report

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Investigating the Relationship Between Salmonella-Inanition and Property of Origin
Project Code:  W.LIV.0132

Year Published: 2009

This report provides a review of current knowledge concerning Salmonellosis and inanition as causes of mortality in live export sheep and the potential associations between mortality and farm-level risk factors. The report then identifies several activities aimed at developing capacity to monitor, investigate and improve health and welfare outcomes in export sheep.

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Management of Bedding During the Livestock Export Process
Project Code:  W.LIV.0254

Year Published: 2009

In this study, the management of bedding on livestock export ships was reviewed and current practices were evaluated against existing literature from the intensive dairy, beef and equine industries and recommendations and guidelines for the management of bedding for cattle and sheep during the export of livestock by sea were developed. The report also identifies areas where further research, development and extension opportunities exist.

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National Livestock Export Industry Shipboard Performance Report 2008
Project Code:  W.LIV.0260

Year Published: 2009

This report provides summary information about mortalities in sheep and cattle during sea transport from Australia in 2008 to allow industry, government and others to monitor mortality trends in the live sheep and cattle trades.

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Preparation of Goats For Export
Project Code:  W.LIV.0130

Year Published: 2009

This project has sought to review the current practices and performance of the live goat export industry following the previous project entitled ‘Minimising Mortality Risks During Export of Live Goats by Sea from Australia’. 

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Quantitative Assessment of Cattle Behaviours Onboard Livestock Ships
Project Code:  W.LIV.0251

Year Published: 2009

The objective of this study was to utilise video footage of cattle taken as part of the previous project entitled ‘Assessing the Welfare and Feeding Behaviour of Horned and Polled Sheep and Cattle During Export’ to make an informed estimation as to the proportion of the day animals spend performing certain basic behaviours. The report details common behaviours exhibited during a voyage of cattle.

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Respiratory Disease of Export Cattle
Project Code:  B.LIV.0248

Year Published: 2009

This report outlines the findings of the literature review and industry consultation process related to feedlot Bovine Respiratory Disease (BRD). The report also outlines recommendations for future R&D to examine morbidity and mortality in cattle undergoing live export from Fremantle to the Middle East.

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Respiratory Heat and Moisture Generation of Goats and Deer - A Literature Review
Project Code:  B.LIV.0247

Year Published: 2009

The aim of this project was to recommend values for respiratory exchange and heat production of deer and goats that are appropriate for use in a project aimed at determining the ventilation requirements during transport via aircraft.

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Review of the Mark I, II and III Cattle Restraining Boxes
Project Code:  W.LIV.0371

Year Published: 2009

The aim of this study was to review the design of each of the three cattle restraining boxes (Mark 1, 2 and 3) and complete a comprehensive desk top assessment of the animal welfare and occupational health and safety impacts of each of the designs.

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Sheep Trolley Draft Design
Project Code:  B.LIV.0358

Year Published: 2009

The objective of this project was the design of a trolley suitable to restrain and transport a single 50-70kg sheep in a comfortable position for the use in Middle Eastern markets.

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"Is it Fit to Load in the Middle East?" Guide
Project Code:  Is it fit to load in the Middle East

Year Published: 2008

This illustrative guide is designed to assist in the identification of the types of stock that should not be transported or that require special consideration and treatment throughout the export process. The guide is designed to ensure the health and welfare of livestock during transportation.

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