Production animal research

Production animal researchers in the School of Veterinary Science work to advance scientific knowledge of animal production, welfare, health and biology. We regularly consult with industry professionals and producers and undertake quality research consistent with the needs of industry.

Our expertise

Animal welfare and farm animal production

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Animal welfare

We promote the humane and responsible care of animals through scientific research and education, and develop ethical principles to guide human-animal interactions and biotechnology.

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Immunology, breeding and genetics

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Immunology, breeding

Our research focus is on understanding genetic mechanisms underlying production, reproduction and disease resistance. Also control and prevention of livestock disease through recombinant DNA techniques.

Contact Dr Rao Dukkipati

Dairy cattle

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Dairy cattle

We have expertise in areas including stock rearing, ruminant milk product use of alternative forages, efficiency of liveweight gain and economic evaluation of dairy farm practices.

Contact Assoc. Prof Richard Laven

Deer

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Deer

The Deer Research Group conducts high-quality research to advance scientific knowledge of the biology and farming of deer.

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 Sheep

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Sheep production

We have a broad range of scientific knowledge in the areas of sheep production, welfare, health and biology.

Contact Assoc. Prof Anne Ridler

Ruminant nutrition and farm animal physiology

Ruminant nutrition, farm animal physiology

The influence of environment and nutrition on animal development and physiology.


Contact Dr Sarah Pain


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