2016 Post Graduate Conference Program


Wednesday 9th November 2016

WELCOME - Opened by: Dean, Professor Rosanne Taylor 9.15 - 9.30am

Acknowledgement of Country -Tribal Dancers 9.30 -9.45am

Session 1a - VSCC - Poster Session "Late/ Final Candidature Students"

First Name

Surname

Supervisor

Title

Time

Tracey Chew Claire Wade Understanding How Canine Disease and Evolution Transpires Through the Analysis of De Novo Mutations

9.50

Rachel D'Arcy Jacqui Norris Clinicopathologic changes associated with chronic kidney disease in Australian zoo felids from 1965 – 2015 - a retrospective analysis

9.52

Shannon Donahoe Jan Slapeta Evaluation of the host immune response of Neospora caninum and Toxoplasma gondii-infected fat-tailed dunnarts (Sminthopsis

9.54

Jonathan Early Paul McGreevy Measuring livestock working dog traits

956

Sarah George David Emery Assessment of diagnostic monitoring tools and endemic Fasciola hepatica prevalence on two Australian properties

9.58

Jessica Gurr Claire Wade Designing a universal amplicon resource for genetic marker discovery within the amniote lineage

10.00

Mark Hazelton John House Mycoplasma species isolated from Australian dairy bulls

10.02

Esther Kimaro Jenny-Ann Toribio Climate change and vector-borne diseases: use of participatory epidemiology to investigate experience in vulnerable, cattle-keeping pastoral community, Northern Tanzania 10.04
Iona Maher Damien Higgins The effect of koala retrovirus infection on the immune system of koalas

10.06

Dominique McCarthy Peter White

Effects of a topical anaesthetic and an oral-trans-mucosal non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug on production, behaviour and inflammation of surgically castrated beef calves

10.08
Alysia Parker Paul Sheehy

Genetic characterization of Australian Mycoplasma bovis isolates through whole genome sequencing analysis

10.10
Lechelle van Breda Michael Ward

The impact of antibiotic use – resistance in Australian domestic and feral pig populations

10.12

Mariko Yata Niek Beijerink

Development of a mass spectrometry assay to detect cBNP 1-32 in canine plasma

10.14

Christina Zhu Mariano Makara The effect of leucocyte- and platelet-rich fibrin (L-PRF) on healing of bone defects in dogs  10.16
Katherine Ashley Russell Bush The socioeconomic impacts of forages  10.18

Session 2a - VSCC - Poster Session "Mid Candidature Students"

First Surname Supervisor Title Time
Lucinda Barton Rachael Gray Diagnostic tools for the detection of osteoarthritis and spinal degenerative joint disease in captive lions (Panthera leo), tigers (Panthea tigris) and cheetah (Acinonyx jubatus) 10.25
Rachel Basa Kenneth Johnson  Kinematics of the Feline Antebrachiocarpal Joint 10.27
Naomi Bernecic Tamara Leahy The addition of cyclic-AMP, caffeine and theophylline enhances membrane disorder in ram spermatozoa 10.29
Sara Biasutti Andrew Dart Temporal variation in gene expression, histopathology and biomechanical properties in an ovine model of flexor tendinopathy 10.31
Patrick Byrne Vanessa Barrs Parvovirus shedding in asymptomatic pound cats 10.33
Amelia Cornish Paul McGreevy Ethical consumers don’t walk their talk: using an animal welfare food rating system to explore the attitude-behaviour gap between consumers’ attitudes to farm animal welfare and food-choices at the supermarket checkout 10.35
Holly Cope Catherine Herbert Selective contraception as a tool to manage the Tasmanian devil (Sarcophilus harrisii) insurance population: A focus on free-range enclosures 10.37
Timothy Foo Mark Krockenberger The effect of body position on quantitative computed tomography measurements of lung volume and density in healthy cats under general anaesthesia 10.39
Charissa Harris Sabrina Lomax Electroencephalography for assessing pain in conscious sheep 10.41
Ryan Hopcroft Peter Groves Low calcium diet increased dietary phosphorus absorption in three-day-old chicks 10.43
Michelle Joffe Christopher Tan Biomechanical Comparison Between Titanium Ligaclips and Polymer hem-o-lok to Secure Thin Film in the Treatment of Extrahepataic Portosystemic Shunts in Dogs. 10.45
Momena Khatun Sergio Garcia Early detection of mastitis in automatic milking system 10.47
Godfrey Magoke Robyn Alders Food Practices in Relation to Aflatoxin Risk and Contamination of Village Grains in Tanzania 10.49
Caitlin Morrison Catherine Grueber Conservation genomics of the orange-bellied parrot: toll-like receptor diversity 10.51
Santi Pangmao Mehar Khatkar Genetic analysis of milk production and milk composition in Thai dairy cattle 10.53
Joanna Pilton Alexandria Young Computed tomographic cholangiography in cats using gadoxetate disodium 10.55
Laura Schmertman Mark Krockenberger Identification of the likely point source of infection in a case of avian cryptococcosis 10.57
Angela Scott Jenny-Ann Toribio Avian Influenza Risk Mitigation for the Australian Commercial Chicken Industry 10.59
Emily Sellens Katrina Bosward Adverse Events following Q fever vaccination in young Australian adults 11.01
Kelly Simpson Michael Ward Spatial and Temporal Risk Factors for Sporadic Salmonella Cases 11.03
Judy Sung Gary Muscatello Investigation of the ecological relationship between Rhodococcus equi and equine gut ciliates 11.05
Albert Tsang Leo Jeffcott Material and Structural Changes in the Flexor Tendons following injury of the Superficial Digital Flexor Tendon or Extensor Tendons: An ex vivo study using an ovine tendinopathy model 11.07
Donna White Christina Dart Pharmacokinetics of transdermal fentanyl solution in sheep 11.09
Kate Wingett Robyn Alders Mutton and sheep offal have a role in Australia’s food and nutrition security 11.11
Georgia Thomas Catherine Herbert Characterisation of factors influencing male reproductive success in the Eastern grey kangaroo (Macropus giganteus) 11.13
Fumie Tokonami Merran Govendir Pharmacokinetics of fentanyl in koalas (Phascolarctos cinereus) after intravenous and transdermal administration 11.15
Matteo Bordicchia Vanessa Barrs Genotyping feline Calicivirus isolates from cats with virulent systemic disease in the first epizootic outbreak in Australia 11.17
Anne Jordan Mark Krockenberger Biological variation of thyroid hormone in cats and application to diagnosis 11.19

MORNING TEA - 11.20 - 11.35am


Concurrent Session Session 3a - Webster Lecture Theatre 11.40am - 12.55pm

First

Surname

Supervisor

Title

Time

Qais

Al Rawahi

Jaime Gongora

Investigating the genetic diversity of the Arabian Oryx from Oman using mtDNA

11.40

Rebecca

Gooley

Catherine Grueber

The effects of heterozygosity on direct and indirect measures of fitness in a captive bred population of Tasmanian devils

11.55

Sarita

Guy

Peter Thomson

A finer definition of the unknown environmental challenges experienced by growing pigs

12.10

Elizabeth

Jones

Kathy Belov

Characterisation of the Antimicrobial Peptide Family Defensins in the Tasmanian devil (Sarcophilus harrisii)

12.25

Emma

Peel

Kathy Belov

Marsupial cathelicidins: antimicrobial and anti-cancer activities

12.40

Concurrent Session 3b - Seminar Room 115

First Name

Surname

Supervisor

Title

Time

Alexandra

Green

Cameron Clark

Vocalisations as an expression of behavioural, social and welfare state in cattle: A review

11.40

Bruce

Englefield

Paul McGreevy

Behavioural conditioning of captive-bred and captive-reared native Australian animals prior to release to the wild.

11.51

Alannah

Mackay

Greg Cronin

Testing a model to initiate feather pecking in free-range laying hens

12.02

Tamara

Biffin

Russell Bush

Improved tenderness of alpaca carcasses using combined processing techniques

12.13

Shiva

Greenhalgh

Cormac O'Shea

Investigation of variation in feed efficiency in laying hens

12.24

Amy

Moss

Peter Selle

Microbial phytase enhances growth performance and nutrient utilisation under whole grain feeding regimes

12.35

Simon

Zantis

Gabriel  Machovsky-Capuska

Associate learning in macronutrient selection of invasive myna birds

12.46


LUNCH - 12.55pm - 1.20pm


4A. Webster Lecture Theatre 1.25pm - 2.40pm

First Name

Surname

Supervisor

Title

Time

Dannielle

Glencorse

Roslyn Bathgate

Identification of sow behaviour during oestrus using tri-axial accelerometers

1.25

Juan

Molfino

Sergio Garcia

Evaluation of an activity and rumination monitor in dairy cattle grazing two types of forages.

1.40

Barbara

Padalino

Gary Muscatello

Implications for horse health and welfare arising from transportation

1.55

Kevin

Prescilla

Mini Singh

Feather eating as nutritional motivation behind feather pecking behaviour

2.10

Ashleigh

Wildridge

Kendra Kerrisk

A shaded pre-milking yard can improve cow performance in a pasture-based automatic milking system

2.25


AFTERNOON TEA - 2.40pm - 2.55pm


Concurrent Session 4A. Webster Lecture Theatre 3.00pm - 4.00pm

First Name

Surname

Supervisor

Title

Time

Ferdausi

Begum

Jeff Downing

Proteomic changes in the egg albumen associated with deterioration in egg freshness

3.00

Alex

John

Cameron Clark

Manipulating the natural diurnal feeding behaviour of cattle using feed type and quantity: The key to achieving high milking robot utilisation

3.15

Ha

Truong

Peter Selle

The impacts of ‘rapid protein’ or exogenous phytase on the transfer of amino acids to the portal circulation in broiler chickens offered maize-soy diets

3.30

Concurrent Session 4B. Seminar Room 115

First Name

Surname

Supervisor

Title

Time

Nichola

Calvani

Russell Bush

Investigating Fasciola gigantica in smallholder cattle systems in Southeast Asia: prevalence, production impacts and control with Medicated Urea Molasses Blocks (MUMB)

3.00

Maximilian

de Kantzow

Paul Hick

Risk factors for mortality during the first occurrence of Pacific Oyster Mortality Syndrome due to Ostreid herpesvirus – 1 in Tasmania, 2016

3.11

Vanessa

Gabriele-Rivet

Michael Ward

Rabies transmission within wild dog populations in northern Australia

3.22

Luisa

Olmo

Russell Bush

Improving smallholder cattle and buffalo reproductive efficiency in Cambodia and Lao PDR to improve livelihoods and address regional food security

3.33

Bhagini

Pathirana

Paul Hick

Assessing the role of Vibrio spp. in the pathogenesis of
Pacific oyster (Crassostrea gigas) mortality associated
with Ostreid herpesvirus-1 (OsHV-1)

3.44

Shernae

Wooley

Imke Tammen

Molecular characterisation and management of emerging inherited diseases in cattle (Bos taurus) and sheep (Ovis aries)

3.55

4.10pm Close

 

Conference Close 4.10pm