R&D Report

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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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Practical Ventilation Measures for Livestock Vessels
Project Code:  LIVE.0211

Year Published: 2002

This study was undertaken as a result of the report “Investigation of ventilation efficacy on livestock vessels” that identified the need for practical measures to be identified to improve ventilation and/or reduce the cost of ventilation on livestock vessels.

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Use of Electrolytes to Alleviate Stress: Desk Top Study
Project Code:  LIVE.0104B

Year Published: 2001

The study reviewed the scientific literature and live export industry practices in relation to electrolyte supplementation of sheep and cattle during sea transportation as a result of the previous studies 'Investigation of ventilation efficacy on livestock vessels".

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The Australian Livestock Export Industry

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