Melbourne Veterinary School - Theses
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Investigating the inflammatory pathways involved in placental detachment in the mare
The mechanism of placental detachment in the mare has not been investigated in detail and as such remains poorly understood. Research in other species provides strong evidence that parturition and fetal membrane detachment ...
Investigation of the risk of Toxoplasma gondii to the establishment of the ‘extinct in the wild’ eastern barred bandicoot (Perameles gunnii) on Phillip Island.
The eastern barred bandicoot, Perameles gunnii, is currently considered extinct in the wild, and is extant only as intensively managed reintroduced populations. Phillip Island, in Westernport Bay, Victoria, has been proposed ...
Evaluating effectiveness of a Continuous Glucose Monitoring System (CGMS) in diabetic dogs and cats
Real-time continuous glucose monitoring systems (CGMS) measure interstitial glucose concentrations, and have been used in the management of diabetes mellitus in people, dogs and cats. The devices are used for up to 72 ...
Improving disease surveillance in Australia’s sheep industries: investigations of syndromic surveillance, farmer behaviour and sheep trade networks
Designing and delivering effective, useful livestock health surveillance is a challenge for many countries. The observations of people in frequent contact with livestock, captured through passive surveillance, play an ...
Viruses of the other mammals: genomics and epidemiology of marsupial herpesviruses
Improving wildlife population health requires an understanding of the infectious agents within those populations. Historical accounts of herpesviruses in marsupials indicate that they can have a significant impact on animal ...
Pharmacometrics of the bovine mammary gland
Intra-mammary antibiotics are widely used, and are an important contributor to the control of bovine mastitis. The concentrations of antibiotic drugs in milk after intra-mammary administration is highly important for food ...
Ensuring dairy cow welfare with increasing scale of production
Animal welfare is important to the general public and dairy consumers and the dairy industry is coming under increasing scrutiny. There is the potential for community concern arising from perceived intensification of the ...
Evaluation of tibiotarsal transarticular immobilization techniques and kinematic study of the gastrocnemius muscle-tendon unit in dogs
The common calcaneal tendon is a complex muscle-tendon system that regulates flexion/extension of the tibiotarsal joint motion as well as the phalanges. Common calcaneal tendon injury is not uncommon, and two types of ...
Initial development of an implantable drug delivery device for the treatment of epilepsy
Epilepsy is a chronic neurological condition, characterized by recurrent seizures. Treatment with conventional anti-epileptic drugs (AED) results in only 33% of patients having no seizure recurrence after a prolonged period. ...
The effect of vaccination against Campylobacter on maiden ewe reproduction in Victoria
Reducing reproductive wastage is important for the Australian sheep industry. Campylobacter fetus fetus and C. jejuni infections in ewes contribute to reproductive wastage through abortions, stillbirths and the birth of ...