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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Wetting of Cattle to Alleviate Heat Stress on Ships
Project Code:  LIVE.0219

Year Published: 2005

This study investigated the benefit of wetting heat stressed cattle by measuring the body temperature, respiration rate, feed intake and live weight change of cattle.

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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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Characteristics and Volume of Effluent Produced by Livestock Vessels
Project Code:  LIVE.0221

Year Published: 2004

The report details the findings of a desktop study that investigated the nature, composition and volume of effluent produced by livestock ships. The report also compared effluent originating from livestock vessels with effluent from passenger ships.

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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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Determining Critical Atmospheric Ammonia Levels for Cattle, Sheep and Goats - A Literature Review
Project Code:  LIVE.0218

Year Published: 2004

The report details a literature review of the effects of atmospheric ammonia production on animal health and performance in livestock ships and feedlots and recommends the critical level of atmospheric ammonia for livestock being transported by sea be set at 25 ppm.

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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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National Livestock Export Industry Shipboard Performance Report 2003
Project Code:  LIVE.0220

Year Published: 2004

This report provides summary information about mortalities in sheep and cattle during sea transport from Australia in 2003 to allow industry, government and others to monitor mortality trends in the live sheep and cattle trades.

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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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The Australian Livestock Export Industry

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