Melbourne Veterinary School - Theses
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Assessing and addressing the welfare of extensively managed ewes
The sheep industry is currently facing increasing social demands for assurances of good animal welfare, which indicates that assessing and addressing the welfare of sheep is critical if the current ‘social license to farm ...
Phylogeny and virulence factor genes of canine urinary Escherichia coli in relation to clinical disease and antimicrobial resistance
Traditionally, urinary tract infections (UTIs) have been categorised as either uncomplicated or complicated in veterinary medicine, with treatment differing for the two categories. In human medicine, there is an additional ...
Chronic enteropathy in dogs: the role of macrophages and preliminary results in inflammatory cytokines
Chronic enteropathy (CE) is an umbrella term used in dogs to describe a group of diseases with different aetiologies, characterised by chronic gastrointestinal signs. These diseases are clinically classified according to ...
Assessment of a ropivacaine ultrasound-guided Transversus Abdominis Plane (TAP) block for peri-operative analgesia in the dog undergoing ovariohysterectomy surgery
Advances in veterinary medicine have led to the development of further techniques to provide analgesia for our patients. Ovariohysterectomy is a commonly performed surgery in female dogs which causes significant pain. ...
Evaluation of the analgesic efficacy of methadone and buprenorphine for the treatment of acute postoperative pain in cats
Prior to the studies detailed within this thesis butorphanol was the only opioid registered for use in cats in Australia. There was a need for further clinical studies to be conducted in cats to evaluate the perioperative ...
Inflammation and endothelial perturbation in canine abdominal surgery: the potential modulatory effect of lidocaine
Complication rates following emergency laparotomy surgery are high, with organ dysfunction being a commonly encountered post-operative complication. Given the endothelium acts as the interface between the systemic circulation ...
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 ...