R&D Report

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Opportunities to Improve Slaughter Standards and Profitability in Indonesia
Project Code:  LIVE.0229A

Year Published: 2005

The study was conducted to observe the operation of Mark I and Mark II restraining boxes and the design of lairage, raceways and forcing pens in Indonesian abattoirs. The study also observed the behaviour of abattoir staff and identified critical control points within abattoirs and make recommendations to improve animal welfare.

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Potential Benefits of Jetting to the 'HotStuff' Model
Project Code:  LIVE.0234

Year Published: 2005

The study evaluated the potential benefits of including the effects of ‘jetting’ into the ‘Hot stuff’ (HS) model in place of the pen air turnover (PAT) parameter.

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National Mortality Recording System for the Live Sheep, Goat and Cattle Export Industries
Project Code:  LIVE.0235

Year Published: 2005

This report provides summary information about mortalities in sheep and cattle during sea transport from Australia in 2005 to allow industry, government and others to monitor mortality trends in the live sheep and cattle trades.

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Management of Pre-Delivery Stress in Live Export Steers
Project Code:  LIVE.0301

Year Published: 2005

This project aimed to understand the effects of stress in transported cattle and attempted to minimise those effects by the use of novel oral supplements, fed prior to transportation.

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Developing an Improved Pre-Slaughter Restraining Box for Cattle
Project Code:  LIVE.0309

Year Published: 2005

The project was undertaken to improve animal welfare standards and processing efficiency in overseas abattoirs slaughtering Australian cattle. The report outlines improvements to the design of the existing restraint box and the potential improvements to animal welfare and operating efficiencies.

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Best Practice in the Use of Veterinary Chemicals and Drugs in Exporting Livestock
Project Code:  LIVE.0114

Year Published: 2004

This manual was designed for exporters, managers of live export assembly depots, Masters and Chief Officers of livestock ships, and stockmen working with cattle, sheep or goats exported live from Australia.

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Development of a Heat Stress Risk Management Model
Project Code:  LIVE.0116

Year Published: 2004

The report outlines the data analysis, mathematical modelling and software development of ‘HS’ known as 'Hot Stuff' the program that is used to estimate the risk of mortality due to heat stress in livestock decks on voyages from Australia to the Middle East.

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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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Decreasing Shipboard Ammonia Levels by Optimising the Nutritional Performance of Cattle and the Environment On Ship during Live Export
Project Code:  LIVE.0202

Year Published: 2004

This study was undertaken to investigate reducing on-board ammonia levels through manipulating the nutritional composition of the diets of cattle. A series of feeding experiments were conducted to understand the effects of diet on animal performance, urinary nitrogen excretion and urinary pH. The reported details the effect of high ammonium levels of cattle health and recommends diet compositions to reduce ammonium levels.

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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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