R&D Report

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Bedding management and air quality on livestock vessels - A literature review
Project Code:  W.LIV.0290

Year of Published: 2016

This review looks at the research studies conducted over the past 15 years into air quality and bedding management for improving environmental conditions on livestock vessels. 

The review is divided into three sections focusing on air quality and environmental monitoring (temperature, pad moisture and emissions), bedding management (management strategies and ventilation), and the issue of reporting (advances in environmental monitoring technology). 

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National livestock export industry sheep, cattle and goat transport performance report 2015
Project Code:  W.LIV.0291

Year of Published: 2016

This report provides a comprehensive analysis of the performance of the livestock export industry in terms of mortality levels of sheep, cattle and goats exported by sea and air from Australia during 2014.  The report provides a breakdown of mortality trends by ship, species, time of year, load ports and major destinations.

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National livestock export industry sheep, cattle and goat transport performance report 2014
Project Code:  W.LIV.0288

Year of Published: 2015

This report provides a comprehensive analysis of the performance of the livestock export industry in terms of mortality levels of sheep, cattle and goats exported by sea and air from Australia during 2014.  The report provides a breakdown of mortality trends by ship, species, time of year, load ports and major destinations.

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National livestock export industry sheep, cattle and goat transport performance report 2013
Project Code:  W.LIV.0288

Year of Published: 2014

This report provides a comprehensive analysis of the performance of the Australian livestock export industry in terms of mortality levels during the 2013 calendar year. The report focuses on cattle, sheep and goats exported by sea and air, as well as providing a breakdown of mortality trends by ship, species, time of year, load ports and major destinations. The overall mortality level for each species continued to decline from the levels recorded in 2012. 

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Antibiotic medication for the treatment of Pink Eye in pre-export feedlots
Project Code:  W.LIV.0163

Year of Published: 2014

This report investigates the most effective treatments for Infectious ovine keratoconjunctivitis (IOK) or Pink Eye. A number of experiments were conducted to determine the most effective treatment for sheep with differing grades of IOK infection. Treatments that were tested included Oxytetracycline (OTC) delivered in-water, in-feed or by intramuscular injection.

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Investigation of ventilation efficacy on live sheep vessels
Project Code:  LIVE.0212

Year of Published: 2014

This study/project was undertaken to investigate the ventilation effects of specific vessels carrying sheep and goats from Australia following the completion of ‘Shipboard ventilation project’ that mainly focused upon ventilation efficacy on cattle vessels. The report presents risk management options in the shipment of sheep, lambs and goats and provides options for heat stress management planning.

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Veterinary Handbook for cattle, sheep and goats app

Year of Published: 2014

The Veterinary Handbook app is a mobile phone/tablet resource that includes information on the diagnosis, treatment, prevention and associated syndromes of diseases in cattle, sheep and goats.

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Refining stocking densities
Project Code:  W.LIV.0253

Year of Published: 2013

This research project was undertaken to address the knowledge gap that exists regarding the effects of stocking density on the welfare outcomes of cattle and sheep during sea transport.

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Review of ASEL scoping study
Project Code:  W.LIV.0284

Year of Published: 2013

This report provides a review of the current knowledge relating to the preparation of sheep for export from southern ports in the Australian winter months, including summarising relevant industry statistics, RD&E, government mortality event investigations and regulatory provisions.

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National livestock export industry shipboard performance report 2012
Project Code:  W.LIV.0285

Year of Published: 2013

This report provides summary information about mortalities in sheep and cattle during sea transport from Australia in 2012 to allow industry, government and others to monitor mortality trends in the live sheep and cattle trades.

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