R&D Report

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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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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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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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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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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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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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Mortality and Morbidity Risk Factors for Livestock During Sea Transport from Australia
Project Code:  LIVE.0216

Year Published: 2003

This study analysed the existing causes of mortality and morbidity of cattle, sheep and goats within the livestock export industry.

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Investigating Premature Lactation in Pregnant Dairy Females
Project Code:  LIVE.0217

Year Published: 2003

This study was commissioned following the shipment of a consignment of dairy heifers that reported a high prevalence of heifers with distension of the mammary gland during a sea voyage. The report outlines the causes of udder distension that include feed and hormonal factors and outlines preventative measures as well as treatment measures for the condition.

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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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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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The Australian Livestock Export Industry

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