R&D Report

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Business Plan for the Registration of the Aromatic Attenuated Salmonella Vaccine in the Live Sheep Trade
Project Code:  LIVE.007B

Year Published: 2004

This document is a business plan for the registration of the aromatic attenuated salmonella vaccine for the live sheep trade. It was prepared to inform stakeholders of the costs and benefits of vaccine registration and assist with commercial negotiations between the vaccines manufacturer and the industry.

Salmonellosis is a significant cause of sheep mortality during both the feedlotting and shipping stages of live sheep export.

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Investigating Bluetongue Virus Persistence in Sheep
Project Code:  LIVE.118

Year Published: 2004

This project was conducted to verify results published by United Kingdom researchers suggesting that bluetongue virus (BTV) could persist in the skin of infected sheep and subsequent midge feeding could then induce virus replication. This finding was proposed as a mechanism for the "over wintering" survival of BTV. These results raised concerns about the movement of sheep and cattle with antibodies to BTV and the possible reintroduction of international restrictions on movement of such animals. These experiments clearly showed that BTV does not persist in the skin of previously infected animals.

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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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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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Live Export R&D Strategic Plan 2003
Project Code:  LIVE.310

Year Published: 2003

To date live export Research and Development (R&D) has served the industry by focusing on immediate needs.

This plan (2003) sets out an R&D investment strategy for achieving industry excellence.

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Review of Heat Stress Risk Management Proposal

Project Code: LIVE.305A
Year Published: 2003

These two reports were independent reviews to analyse and determine whether the heat stress risk management proposal is sound, practical and achievable from a technical perspective and veterinary perspective.
 

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