Veterinary Science - Theses
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Radiographic assessment of bone morphometry, alignment and loading stability of the equine carpal joint in racehorses
The carpus is the most complex joint of the equine forelimb and lameness secondary to carpal injuries accounts for up to 41% of forelimb lameness in racehorses. However, despite suggestions that carpal conformation is a ...
Biomechanical testing of the calcified metacarpal articular surface and its association with subchondral bone microstructure in Thoroughbred racehorses
Subchondral bone adaptation and fatigue likely alter joint surface mechanical properties. The aim of this study was to evaluate the relationship of calcified articular surface biomechanical properties in the distal palmar ...
The epidemiology of Salmonella transmission in chicken meat
A longitudinal study was conducted between January 2013 and September 2014 in a vertically integrated chicken meat enterprise under commercial farming conditions. Using methods routinely used for Salmonella surveillance ...
Enhancing control of virulent recombinant strains of laryngotracheitis virus using vaccination
Infectious laryngotracheitis virus (ILTV) is an alphaherpesvirus that causes acute upper respiratory tract disease in chickens. Attenuated live ILTV vaccines are often used to help control the disease, but these vaccines ...
Epidemiological investigations into the ecology and transmission of environmental mycobacteria.
Part 1: Investigations of Mycobacterium ulcerans. Real-time PCR investigations have detected M. ulcerans DNA in a variety of Australian environmental samples, including the faeces of native possums with and without clinical ...
Effect of a novel Ovsynch program using a second treatment of prostaglandin F2Α on fixed time artificial insemination results in pasture-based dairy herds
This thesis is largely based on a clinical trial that was conducted on dairy cows in Southwest Victoria, Australia. The objective of the clinical trial was to evaluate the effect of a second prostaglandin F2α injection, ...
Investigation of the infectious causes of diarrhoea in Australian thoroughbred foals
Diarrhoea is a common disease in foals that is costly and labour intensive to manage. A large number of potential enteric pathogens have been detected in the faeces of foals, however, the role of these infectious agents ...
Monophasic Salmonella Typhimurium in Australian pigs
Salmonella enterica enterica 1,4,,12:i:- colonization in Australian pig herds was investigated. The research considered: the distribution of S. 1,4,,12:i:- in the Australian pig industry; dynamics of colonization in ...
Health and fitness effects of Anaplasma species infection in African buffalo (Syncerus caffer)
Anaplasma marginale and A. centrale are intra-erythrocytic bacteria of domestic and wild ruminants and are mainly transmitted by ixodid ticks. Most of the work on anaplasmosis has been done on A. marginale infections in ...
Protease-activated receptor-2 in bone morphogenesis and pathology: Is par2 essential in osteoblastic bone homeostasis?
Protease activated receptor-2 (PAR2) is a member of the small family of protease-activated G protein-coupled receptors. PAR2 is widely expressed in most tissues including bone and has been shown to regulate cell proliferation ...