2015 Post Graduate Conference Program


Wednesday 28th October 2015

WELCOME - Opened by: Dean, Professor Rosanne Taylor 9.00 - 915am

Changes to the HDR administration, A/Professor Merran Govendir 9.15 - 9.25am

3 Minute Thesis presentation - Hannah Pooley 9.25 - 9.30am

Session 1a - LKCC - Poster Session "Mid Candidature Students"

 

First Name

Surname

Supervisor

Title

Time

1

Alex

John

Cameron Clark

Implications of Dairy Cattle Feeding Behaviour for Automatic Milking Systems

9.35

2

Alicia

McLuckie

Jules Beatty

The site of latency of Felis catus gammaherpesvirus 1

9.37

3

Alicia

Steel

Chris Grupen

Assessing the optimal age at which serum hormone concentrations may predict future reproductive performance in juvenile gilts

9.39

4

Andrea

Camacho Duarte

Alex Chaves

Effect of incubation temperature and pequi oil supplementation on microbial communities and methane production using a Rusitec system

9.41

5

Andrew

McPherson

Richard Whittington

Development and validation of a serogroup-specific PCR assay for detection of Dichelobacter nodosus serogroup M

9.43

6

Ashleigh

Wildridge

Kendra Kerrisk

Simulated auto-fetching of dairy cows out of a night pasture allocation on an automatic milking system

9.45

7

Barbara

Padalino

Gary Muscatelo

Survey of Horse transportation: Issues and practices

9.47

8

Cameron

Negus

Ros Bathgate

Inconsistencies of Asian elephant semen quality collected via transrectal massage technique for cryopreservation studies

9.49

9

Carol

Lee

Jaime Gongora

Diversity of the Major Histocompatibility Complex region in the Suidae

9.51

10

Christopher

Tan

Ken Johnson

Characterisation of canine tarsal bone kinematics

9.53

11

Dannielle

Glencorse

Ros Bathgate

Using cervical mucus crystallisation, pH and viscosity to predict the optimum insemination timing in sows for improved fertility

9.55

12

Elisabeth

Flett

Peter White

Can GPS technology be used to identify post-operative pain in livestock?

9.57

13

Elissa

Kadar

Julia Beatty

Investigation for Canine Gammaherpervirus

9.59

14

Elizabeth

Jones

Kathy Belov

Defensin Peptides of the Tasmanian Devil (Sarcophilus harrisii)

10.01

15

Emily

Sellens

Katrina Bosward

Willingness of Australian Veterinarians to Recommend the Q Fever Vaccination to Veterinary Colleagues

10.03

16

Emma

Peel

Kathy Belov

Tasmanian devil cathelicidins kill drug-resistant pathogens

10.05

17

Felix

Chia

Andrew Dart

Pathobiology of extensor tendon degeneration – an ex vivo study using  an ovine tendinopathy model

10.07

18

Ferdausi

Begum

Jeff Downing

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

10.09

19

Ha Hong

Truong

Peter Selle

Starch and protein intestinal uptakes in tandem influence weight gain of broiler chickens

10.11

20

Hannah

Pooley

Doug Begg

Rapid viability determination of Mycobacterium avium subsp. Paratuberculosis

10.13

21

Jack

Neville-Towle

Ken Johnson

Kinematics of the antebrachiocarpal joint and investigation into the role of the palmar antebrachiocarpal stabilisers

10.15

22

James

Young

Russell Bush

Applied value chain assessment for transboundary animal disease risk analysis in the Mekong

10.17

23

Jana

Leshinsky

Vanessa Barr

Pharmacokinetics of caspofungin in healthy cats

10.19

24

Joanna

Whitney

Jules Beatty

Evaluating the inflammatory response in feline upper respiratory tract aspergillosis

10.21

25

Johanna

Wong

Robyn Alders

Village chickens: The peace keepers, health stewards and social glue of Timor-Leste

10.23

26

Juan

Molfino

Yani Garcia

Efficient and Inefficient cows in Automatic Milking Systems

10.25

27

Julia

De Bruyn

Robyn Alders

Let them eat eggs: Exploring constraints to the contribution of eggs to food and nutrition security in central Tanzania

10.27

28

Kamal

Acharya

Navneet Dhand

Development of methods for detection of Mycobacterium avium subspecies paratuberculosis in animal tissue and milk powder

10.29

29

Katherine

Ashley

Russell Bush

Financial analysis of improving cattle nutrition on smallholder farms in Cambodia

10.31

30

Kendy

Teng

Navnett Dhand

Trends in popularity of some morphological traits of purebred dogs in Australia

10.33

31

Kylie

Huxford

Andrew Dart

The effect of diet and gastric ulcer treatments on gastric pH in horses

10.35

32

Matt

Johansen

Auriol Purdie

The Role Of Intracellular Cholesterol Within Macrophages Exposed To Mycobacterium avium subsp. Paratuberculosis

10.37

33

Qais

Al Rawahi

Jaime Gongora

Evolution and diversity of the Complement system in Crocodilians

10.39

34

Rachel

Ang

Natasha Hamilton

Characterisation Of Signals Of Selective Sweeps In Thoroughbred Horses

10.41

35

Rebecca

Gooley

Kathy Belov

Inbreeding Depression in the Tasmanian devil

10.43

36

Sarita

Guy

Peter Thomson

Quantifying Environments with Pig Performance Traits for Genotype by Environment Interaction Analyses

10.45

37

Shannon

Donahoe

Jan Slapeta

Clinical and pathological features of toxoplasmosis in free-ranging common wombats (Vombatus ursinus)

10.47

38

Soraya

Gharibi

Merran Govendir

In-vitro plasma protein binding of cefovecin in the koala (Phascolarctos cinereus) vs the horse (Equus caballus)

10.49

39

Taylor

Pini

Simon de Graaf

Changes to sperm surface carbohydrates following exposure to seminal plasma and freezing

10.51

40

Esther

Kimaro

Jenny-Ann Toribio

 Climate change, cattle health and vulnerability in Maasai pastoralists of Monduli District, Tanzania

10.53

41

Gillian

Burns

Simon de Graaf

An evidence based study on thoracolumbar problems in horses using algometry to assess back pain

10.55

42

Patricia

Pak Si Poon

Mark Krockenberger

The accuracy of combine interpretation of hepatic masses by ultrasonography and cytology in dogs

10.57


MORNING TEA - 11.00 - 11.15am


Session 2a - Liz Keronhan Lecture Theatre 11.15am - 12.45pm

Invited Speakers:

Darryl D'Souza Australian Pork

Prof Alicia Jenkins University of Sydney

Session 2b - GTB Room 106A

  • Q & A session for Supervisors - 11.15 - 12.00pm - Chair PERTC
  • CAAS Delegation- 12.00pm - 12.45pm Chair Cameron Clark

LUNCH - 12.45pm - 1.30pm


Concurrent Session 3A. Liz Kerohan Lecture Theatre 1.30 - 3.00pm

Session 3 - 1.30pm - 3.00pm

Session 3A. LKCC

First Name

Surname

Supervisor

Title

Time

Allocated (Mins)

Ellen

McDonald

Jeff Downing

A ‘two-stage’ farrowing and lactation system: Assessing the impacts of group lactation on the incidence of lactational oestrus and reproductive performance

1.30

10+4

Jade

Hammer

David Emery

The Transmission of Theileria orientalis in Australian Cattle

1.45

10+4

Alicia

Beukers

Alex Chaves

Effect of in-feed administration and withdrawal of tylosin phosphate on antibiotic resistance in enterococci isolated from feedlot steers

2.00

10+4

Olivia

Evans

Richard Whittington

A Simple Centrifugation Method For Improving The Detection Of Ostreid Herpesvirus-1 (Oshv-1) In Natural Seawater Samples With An Assessment Of The Potential For Particulate Attachment

2.15

10+4

Rachel

Rodney

Pietro Celi

Responses to calcidiol treatment in mid-lactation dairy cows

2.30

10+4

Jessie

Maddison

Simon de Graaf

Oestrus synchronisation and superovulation alter the cervicovaginal mucus proteome of the  Merino ewe

2.45

10+4

Concurrent Session 3B. GTB Room 106A

Concurrent Session 3B.GTB 106A

First Name

Surname

Supervisor

Title

Time

Allocated (Mins)

Peter

Bennett

Peter Williamson

Breed Risk for Canine Lymphoma

1.30

8+2

Joanna

Pilton

Mariano Makara

Computed tomographic cholangiography in cats using gadoxetate disodium

1.41

8+2

Timothy

Foo

Mariano Makara

The effect of body position on quantitative computed tomography measurements of lung volume and density in healthy cats under general anaesthesia

1.52

8+2

Michelle

Joffee

Laurencie Brunel

Effects of ACP intra-articular injections and comparison with NSAIDs oral administration in the management of canine osteoarthritis

2.03

8+2

Katrina

Cheng

Peter Williamson

Prevalence and heritability of lymphoma in Australian Border Collies

2.14

8+2

Patrick

Byrne

Vanessa Barr

Cross-species parvovirus transmission in Australia: role of feral and wildlife carnivores

2.25

8+2

Rachel

Basa

Merran Govendir

Effect of overweight on temporal and spatial gait parameters in normal dogs

2.36

8+2

Laura

Schmertmann

Mark Krockenberger

Investigating a case cluster of cryptococcosis in koalas (Phascolarctos cinereus) near Port Stephens, New South Wales

2.47

8+2

 


AFTERNOON TEA - 3.00pm - 3.35pm


Concurrent Session 4A. Liz Kernohan Lecture Theatre

Session 4A. LKCC

First Name

Surname

Supervisor

Title

Time

Allocated (Mins)

Victoria

Morin-Adeline

Jan Slapeta

High prevalence of the ‘bovine genotype’ Tritrichomonas foetus in domestic pig faecal samples and transcriptomic comparisons with the bovine and feline T. foetus genotypes

3.35

10+4

Melanie

Smith

Russell Bush

Colour stability and lipid oxidization of alpaca (vicugna pacos) meat

3.50

10+4

Lechelle

van Breda

Michael Ward

A snapshot survey of antibiotic resistance in Escherichia coli isolated from pre- and post-weaned piglets in Australia.

4.05

10+4

Concurrent Session 4B. GTB 106A Room

Concurrent Session 4B. GTB Room 106A

First Name

Surname

Supervisor

Title

Time

Allocated (Mins)

Albert

Tsang

Robin Bell

Treatment of Bone Spavin with Bisphosphonates

3.35

8+2

Judy

Sung

Gary Muscatello

Investigation of the ecological relationship between Rhodococcus equi and equine gut ciliates

3.46

8+2

Celine

Lee

Andrew Dart

Physiologic and metabolic changes in emaciated horses and their responses to re-feeding and rehabilitation

3.57

8+2

Ryan

Hopcroft

Peter Groves

Residual Yolk Sac Calcium and Phosphorus Uptake Over Three Days

4.08

8+2

 

All Welcome to after Conference Drinks on the deck of the LKCC 4.15pm – 5.00pm