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Pain relief for improved animal welfare


Pain resulting from routine husbandry procedures is of growing concern to producers as adverse welfare implications impact consumer confidence in animal products. New ways of providing cost effective delivery of existing and novel medications will lead to improvements in welfare and consumer confidence. 


Dr Peter John White.

Research location

Sydney School of Veterinary Science

Program type



This area of research is open to new ideas and is limited only by imagination. Students researching this topic may take one of several directions examining the method of application or dosing of animals with existing pharmacueticals, or examining novel agents for efficacy. The project could be designed after consultation with the supervisor to suit both industry needs and the interest of the applicant. 

Additional information

Additional supervisor Dominique Van der Saag 

HDR Inherent Requirements

In addition to the academic requirements set out in the Science Postgraduate Handbook, you may be required to satisfy a number of inherent requirements to complete this degree. Example of inherent requirement may include:

- Confidential disclosure and registration of a disability that may hinder your performance in your degree;
- Confidential disclosure of a pre-existing or current medical condition that may hinder your performance in your degree (e.g. heart disease, pace-maker, significant immune suppression, diabetes, vertigo, etc.);
- Ability to perform independently and/or with minimal supervision;
- Ability to undertake certain physical tasks (e.g. heavy lifting);
- Ability to undertake observatory, sensory and communication tasks;
- Ability to spend time at remote sites (e.g. One Tree Island, Narrabri and Camden);
- Ability to work in confined spaces or at heights;
- Ability to operate heavy machinery (e.g. farming equipment);
- Hold or acquire an Australian driver’s licence;
- Hold a current scuba diving license;
- Hold a current Working with Children Check;
- Meet initial and ongoing immunisation requirements (e.g. Q-Fever, Vaccinia virus, Hepatitis, etc.)

You must consult with your nominated supervisor regarding any identified inherent requirements before completing your application.

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Opportunity ID

The opportunity ID for this research opportunity is 2544