Bachelor of Animal Science (1st Class Honours)
Monitoring Health and Welfare Using Emerging Diagnostic Technologies in the Beef Feedlot Sector
Bovine Respiratory Disease (BRD) is a multifactorial disease encompassing viral infections, bacteria and stressors; including shipping & transport, commingling, feedlot induction and environmental factors. BRD is the most predominant disease in feedlot cattle and the leading cause of clinical disease and death in feedlot populations worldwide.
To address this issue, I will undertake a critical evaluation of the beef production chain from on-farm to slaughter by testing and using emerging real time diagnostic technologies. This will enable identification of potential critical time points where animals can be cost effectively examined and treated for disease causing pathogenic agents.
Associate Professor Jane Quinn, Dr Michael Campbell, Ian Marsh (NSW DPI), Narelle Sales (NSW DPI)