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An investigation into symbiosis between virulent Rhodococcus equi and protozoa

Can virulent Rhodococcus equi replicate within protozoa found in the soil and gastrointestinal environment of the foal? more...

Supervisor(s): Muscatello, Gary (Dr)

Virulent Rhodococcus equi decontamination strategies on horse farms

An investigation into potential disinfectant agents that could be used on farms to reduce environmental virulent Rhodococcus equi burdens. more...

Supervisor(s): Muscatello, Gary (Dr)

The impact of rider technique on the welfare of horses

This project will examine best practice in equestrian technique with a focus on dressage training more...

Supervisor(s): McGreevy, Paul (Professor)

Assessing the environmental and nutritional potential of using biodiesel by-products (arising from both food and non-food crops) as ruminant feed

Biodiesel is a renewable fuel for diesel engines that can be manufactured from vegetable oils or animal fats. Greenhouse gases are reduced 20-40% with cereal-based ethanol producti more...

Supervisor(s): Chaves, Alex (Dr)

Strategies to identify and develop nutraceutical peptides in meat and bone meal to enhance its feed value for poultry

To examine the potential usage of peptides found in meat and bone meal as nutraceuticals for broilers. more...

Supervisor(s): Muir, Wendy (Dr)

Using the fuel crisis to relieve the drought: an evaluation of distillers grains as an environmentally sustainable ruminant feed

The production of ethanol from cereal grains is not a new process and the resulting by-product, dried distillers grains with solubles (DDGS) have been included in ruminant rations f more...

Supervisor(s): Chaves, Alex (Dr)

Emerging parasitic disease: epidemiological, diagnostic and experimental approach

The project Emerging parasitic diseases: epidemiological, diagnostic and experimental approach will focus on development and elucidation of the epidemiology of newly or neglected di more...

Supervisor(s): Slapeta, Jan (Dr)

Supplementation of probiotic fibrolytic enzymes to improve the utilisation of fibre by ruminants

The potency of exogenous cellulolytic enzymes as feed additive of ruminant has also been examined since late 1950s but it did not show any significance in improvement of the efficie more...

Supervisor(s): Chaves, Alex (Dr)

Bioinformatics approach to Cryptosporidium identity: database prospects

The Bioinformatics approach to Cryptosporidium identity: database prospects study will examine (i) the applicability of web based platform to clinical and field data and (ii) develo more...

Supervisor(s): Slapeta, Jan (Dr)

Improving smallholder beef health & production in Cambodia and Laos through developing a biosecure market-driven production system and enhancing village-based biosecurity for livestock disease risk management

Opportunity exits for a PhD candidate to work within an ACIAR project aimed at identifying the preferred interventions that can improve smallholder beef health & production in C more...

Supervisor(s): Bush, Russell David (Dr)