Veterinary and Agricultural Sciences Collected Works - Theses
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Discovery of natural product scaffolds with anthelmintic activity against Haemonchus contortus
The present thesis focused on discovering new candidate compounds in natural products against economically important parasitic worms of livestock to circumvent current problems associated with resistance to commercially-available ...
Compressive fatigue life and micromorphology of equine metacarpal subchondral bone
Bone fatigue injuries are an important cause of lameness in racehorses and as such are an animal welfare issue and a cause of losses to the industry. The metacarpal condyles are commonly affected by stress fractures and ...
A study into the genotypes of Escherichia coli from pyometra affected dogs
Pyometra is one of the most common reproductive diseases in female intact dogs. It affects nearly 25% of all intact female dogs before they reach 10 years of age. This disease not only affects the animal’s health but also ...
Investigation into the Morphology of the Canine Sacrum and its Relationships with Selected Structures of the Vertebral Column and the Hind Limb
In dogs, the sacrum consists of three fused vertebrae (Evans & De Lahunta, 2013) and recently the population of greyhounds in Victoria, Australia have shown a remarkably high incidence of sacrocaudal fusion in which the ...
Comparative analysis of the faecal virome of dogs with various inflammatory intestinal diseases
Little is known about the population of viruses present in the intestine of dogs, the virome, despite advances in molecular biology techniques. The viral flora in the intestine of dogs has been mostly studied in disease ...
Studies on gastrointestinal nematodes of alpacas in Australia
The Australian alpaca industry has grown remarkably since the re-introduced of alpaca into the country in the 1980s. This relatively new and small industry faces various challenges that affect the overall production (fibre, ...
The effect of diet on hormone levels in horses and ponies and in vitro effects of insulin on lamellar tissue
Equine laminitis is a multifactorial condition leading to the rotation of the distal phalanx. It is widely accepted that endocrinopathic is the most common form of the condition and that Equine Metabolic Syndrome (EMS) is ...
Molecular epidemiological investigations of Enterocytozoon bieneusi
Enterocytozoon bieneusi is a microsporidian microorganism that causes intestinal disease in animals including humans. Although E. bieneusi has been discovered and investigated in numerous countries around the world, at the ...
Molecular pathogenesis of infectious disease in domestic animals
Mycoplasma species are free living bacteria with minimal gene sets, and have been used as model organisms to study the basic requirements for life. M. gallisepticum and M. bovis are important pathogens of birds and cattle ...
Molecular pathogenesis of Mycoplasma bovis
Mycoplasma bovis is an important pathogen in cattle production systems worldwide and causes significant economic losses. It causes mastitis, pneumonia, otitis media, keratoconjunctivitis and polyarthritis in affected cattle. ...