Students

Postdoctorate Awards

Dr Craig Lewis
Genetic associations between voluntary feed intake of females, finisher performance and sow longevity
University of New England

Dr Ronald Newman
The effects of fatty acids on the feed efficiency and carcass characteristics of growing pigs
University of Sydney

Dr Peter Sopade
Processing methods for improving the utilisation of cereal grains by pigs
University of Queensland

Dr William van Wettere
Improving the reproductive efficiency of gilts and sows
University of Adelaide

Dr Barbara Williams
Processing methods for improving the utilisation of cereal grains by pigs
University of Queensland

Postgraduate Awards
Ghaid Al Rabadi
Effects of feed processing on gestation and intake in pigs
University of Queensland

Rebecca Athorn
Post-mating nutritional strategies to improve establishment of pregnancy and litter size
University of Adelaide

Larissa Beale
Role of fitness and virulence genes in Escherichia coli adaption in commensalism versus pathogenicity in the gastrointestinal tract
University of Queensland

Michael Bertoldo
Improving reproductive performance during seasonal infertility: Identification of ‘at risk’ sows and the role of oocyte quality
University of Sydney

Gabbrielle Brooke
The effects of fat on the performance and metabolic efficiency of pigs
Murdoch University

Megan Edwards
Development of semi moist extruded creep feeds to promote gastrointestinal tract development, feed Intake and weaning weights
University of New England

Jane Fauser
Effects of nutritional supplements on intestinal health and disease states
University of Adelaide

Avril Finn
Enhancing the nutrient availability of Sorghum
University of Queensland

Pauline Geale
Manipulation of Growth and Physiology in the Young Pig
University of Sydney

Mitchell Groves
Technological development and epidemiological assessment of zoonotic microbial agents in pig production systems in Australia
University of Queensland

Kate Hodgson
An investigation into the use of bacteriophage to control Enterotoxigenic Escherichia coli associated with post weaning diarrhoea in piglets
University of South Australia

Alex Hung
Effect of Nano chromium on growth performance carcass characteristics, and glucose metabolism of finishing pigs
University of Melbourne

Sriyani Dammika Jayasooriya
The bioavailability of selenium and iron in enriched pork products and their health implications
Murdoch University

Edwina Leslie
Livestock movement and managing disease in Indonesia and Eastern Australia
University of Sydney

Yvette Miller
Improving the performance of gilt progeny: the role of immunity
University of Sydney

Charles Rikard-Bell
Improving the biological efficiency and cost effectiveness of ractopamine
Murdoch University

Robyn Terry
Managing the lactating sow to stimulate lactational ovulation and improve reproductive performance
University of Adelaide

Matthew Tscharke
An intelligent feeding system capable of taking decisions according to real time information
University of Southern Queensland

Stuart Wilkinson
The effects of fatty acids on the feed efficiency and carcass characteristics of growing pigs
University of Sydney

Siew Yin Woon
Improving health of neonatal piglets and weaners by injecting immunoglobulins
Charles Sturt University

Undergraduate Honours

2010

Leah Frazer
Dietary manipulation In late lactation to improve ovarian function and oocyte developmental competence at weaning
University of Adelaide

Jillian Groat
Demonstrating optimal pig welfare is vital for the future of commercial intensive pig farming
Charles Sturt University

Paul Herde
Dietary strategies to alleviate insulin resistance in multiparous sows
The University of Adelaide

Ellen Heycox
The epidemiological and physiological investigation of milking disorders in sows and the relation to pre-weaning morality and growth rates
Charles Sturt University (NSW)

Malcolm Hill
Identify boar spermatozoa by elevated ambient temperature (28°C)
University of Queensland

Emily Kearns
Strategies to enhance oestrus induction in lactating sows
University of Sydney

Sarah Knapp
Pregnancy and lactation Interventions to increase progeny birth weight, growth and survivability
University of Adelaide

Anton Pluschke
Improving the efficiency of pig feed and application of additives
University of Queensland

Jessica Rickard
Evaluation of boar sperm hypotonic resistance as a useful predictor of fertility
University of Sydney

Tahlia Sobko
Improving piglet performance through polyamine supplementation during lactation
University of Adelaide

Alice Weaver
Extend and enhance the productive life of the breeding female through novel management and system design
University of Adelaide

Thomas Woods
Strategies to enhance oestrus induction in lactating sows
University of Sydney

2009

Amy Bellhouse
Soya bean lecithin to improve tenderness and health active properties of pork
University of Melbourne

Meeka Capozzalo
Maintaining iron mineral status of breeding sows
University of Western Australia

Teresa Harris
Assessment of embryo handling conditions used for pig embryo transfer
University of Sydney

Chrystal Heffernan
Manipulation of dietary fatty acid profiles to reduce the post-weaning growth lag and improve lifetime growth performance
University of Sydney

Zoe Johnston
Commercial evaluation of growth and carcass attributes following MCFA dietary incorporation for grower and finisher pigs
Murdoch University

Amy Lealiifano
Altering the timing of an immunocastration vaccine (Improvac) to reduce its impact on attributes of pig performance
Murdoch University

Jeannie Reichow
Sourcing, Identification and Characterization of Coliphayes Lytic for Porcine Enterotoxigenic E. coli
University of Queensland

Rhiannon Sellen
Supplementing sow lactation diets with Ractopamine and betaine: effects on sow tissue mobilisation, milk production and piglet growth performance
University of Adelaide

Kate Taylor
Changes in circulating GH profiles during pregnancy in the pig
University of Adelaide

Robyn Terry
The effects of three peri and post weaning dietary regimes on piglet performance, immune status and intestinal sucrase activity
University of Adelaide

Kristen Yeung
The effects of fatty acids on the feed efficiency and carcass characteristics of growing pigs
University of Sydney

2008

Simon Tilocca
Management strategies to aid in the control of proliferative enteropathy
University of Western Sydney

Edwina Leslie
To assess the short-term physiological and behavioural responses of piglets that have been ear notched or injected intraperitoneally with a RFID transponder as an indirect measurement of acute pain
University of Sydney

Megan Rees
To develop alternate models for improved disease surveillance in Australia
University of Sydney

2007

Rebecca Athorn
To investigate the difference in weight gain, growth rate, feed efficiency and backfat thickness obtained by pigs of high genetic merit
University of Queensland

Amelia Bartlett
Effects of boar exposure on the efficacy of exogenous hormone treatment in sows
University of Adelaide

Larissa Beale
Gastrointestinal health of newborn piglets – The acquisition of enterbacteriaceae diversity
University of Queensland

Tamara Butler
In vitro production of pre-sexed porcine embryos
University of Sydney

Joanne Elliot
Examine outdoor farrowing pens as an alternative to conventional farrowing crates
University of Western Australia

Mitchell Groves
Rapid culture-independent identification and quantification of food borne pathogens and antibiotic resistance gene carriage in pigs
University of Queensland

Belinda Harland
Detection and strain typing of Brachyspira hyodysenteriae to support swine dysentery eradication and control
Murdoch University

Rebecca Hunter
The effects of fatty acids on the feed efficiency and carcass characteristics of growing pigs
University of Sydney

Rachael-Kate Llewellyn
Assessment of ovarian properties and oocyte quality during seasonal infertility in pigs
University of Sydney

Luke Wills
Identification of the key attributes affecting starch content and availability in sorghum grain
University of Queensland

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