Mr Kit Parke

Lecturer Int.Livestock Med&Prod.

School of Veterinary Science
Faculty of Science
c.parke@uq.edu.au
+61 7 54601 955

Overview

Kit graduated with a BVSc from the University of Queensland (UQ) in 1981 and then spent 2 years working in rural practice in southern Queensland. After working for 6 years with the Queensland Department of Primary Industries (DPI) in Atherton, far north Queensland, Kit completed an MSc on Porcine Parvovirus at James Cook University, Townsville. He was then transferred to Toowoomba with the DPI and had state-wide responsibility for pig health. In 1998, Kit established his own veterinary business based in Toowoomba providing a service to the pig industry and smaller beef cattle feedlots. He sold the business in 2010. Since 2008, Kit has been employed as a Lecturer, Intensive Livestock Practice at the School of Veterinary Science, UQ. His teaching role includes pig husbandry, handling, reproduction, production and welfare, medicine and herd health.

Kit is a member of the Australian Pig Veterinarians and is a founding member of the Queensland Pig Consultancy Group. He has carried out veterinary work with pigs in Australia, Thailand, Vietnam and the Philippines.

He is currently researching; 1) porcine respiratory disease in the Philippines and Australia and 2) recording of traits for selection of pigs with improved disease resilience in Australia.

Research Interests

  • Recording of traits for selection of pigs with improved disease resilience
  • Concordance of farm workers and veterinary diagnoses and treatments of lameness lesions in a dairy herd
  • Improved investigation, diagnosis and technical support for the control of respiratory diseases of pigs in the Philippines and Australia

Research Impacts

Prestigious Award:

Australian Government AusAID Award; Collaboration for agriculture and rural development (CARD) program Central Vietnam, Project – Sustainable smallholder pig production. I attended the award presentation at Nha Trang, Central Vietnam on the 20th November 2010 on behalf of the SVS, UQ.

Qualifications

  • Master of Science, James Cook University
  • Bachelor of Veterinary Science, The University of Queensland

Publications

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Supervision

  • Master Philosophy

  • Doctor Philosophy

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Publications

Journal Article

Conference Publication

  • Alvaran, P. J., Lantican, T. L. D., Barnes, T. S., Bernales, S. M., Lapuz, E. L., Baluyut, A. S., Ignacio, C., Parke, C. R., Palaniappan, G., Ancog, R. C., Mananggit, M. R., Turni, C., Meers, J., Palmieri, C., de Castro, R., Villar, E. and Blackall, P. J. (2017). On-farm veterinary investigations of smallholder pig farms in the municipality of San Simon, Pampanga, Philippines. In: 8th Asian Pig Veterinary Society Congress, Wuhan, China, (). 12-15 May 2017.

  • Turni, C., Barnes, T. S., Meers, J., Parke, C., Singh, R., Yee, S., Templeton, J., Mone, N. K., McKenzie, P. and Blackall, P. J. (2017). Potential pathogens identified from lung samples from pigs with pleurisy at an abattoir in Queensland, Australia. In: Microbiology in Moreton Bay, Dunwich, North Stradbroke Island, Qld., Australia, (). 2 December 2017.

  • Turni, C., Barnes, T. S., Meers, J., Parke, C., Singh, R., Yee, S., Templeton, J., Mone, N. K., McKenzie, P. and Blackall, P. J. (2017). Potential pathogens identified from lung samples from pigs with pleurisy at an abattoir in Queensland, Australia. In: TropAg2017, International Tropical Agriculture Conference, Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Center, Brisbane, Queensland, (). 20-22 November 2017.

  • Mananggit, M. R., Blackall, P. J., Barnes, T. S., Villar, E. C., David, J. E., Lapuz Jr., E. L., Parke, C. R., Domingo, R., Baluyut, A. S., Turni, C., Meers, J., Alawneh, J. I., de Castro, R. O., Legaspi, C., Azul, R. and Retes, L. (2017). The bacteriology of lungs from apparently normal and sick pigs in the Philippines. In: 8th Asian Pig Veterinary Society Congress, Wuhan, China, (). 12-15 May 2017.

  • Mone, N. K., Turni, C., Tanner, M. K., Barnes, T. S., Parke, C. R., Alawneh, J. I., Blackall, P. J. and Meers, J. (2017). The virus load of porcine circovirus 2 (PCV2) in pigs with pleurisy: comparison between farms with high and low incidences of pleurisy. In: 8th Asian Pig Veterinary Society Congress, Wuhan, China, (). 12-15 May 2017.

  • Alvaran, P. J., Barnes, T. S., Lapuz, E. L., Baluyut, A. S., Lantican, T. L., Parke, C. R., Alawneh, J. I., Cameron, D., Ancog, R. C., Domingo, R., Mananggit, M. R., Turni, C., Meers, J., Palmieri, C., de Castro, R., Villar, E. C. and Blackall, P. J. (2015). EcoHealth in the Philippines Phase 1: Survey of Smallholder Pig Farmers in San Simon, Pampanga. In: Proceedings of the 7th Asian Pig Veterinary Society Congress. 7th Asian Pig Veterinary Society Congress, Manila, Philippines, (99-99). 25 – 27 October 2015.

  • Turni, C., Giang, N., Singh, R., Templeton, J., Barnes, T., Parke, K., Meers, J., Al-Alawneh, J. and Blackall, P.J. (2015). Pleurisy at the abattoir – a closer look. In: Australian Pig Veterinarian Meeting, Kingscliff, New South Wales, (). 14-16 June 2015.

  • Alawneh, John I., Barnes, Tamsin S., Shankar, Rahul, Parke, Christopher R., Lapuz, Eduardo L., David, Eduardo G., Basinang, Voltaire G., Baluyut, Augusto S., Villar, Edwin C. and Blackall, Patrick J. (2013). Infection chain degree and its association with pig lung scores at slaughter in the Philippines. In: Lam Thi Thu Huong, Ho Thi Kim Hoa, Vo Thi Tra An, Tran Thi Dan and Le Thanh Hien, Proceedings of the 6th Asian Pig Veterinary Society Congress. 6th Asian Pig Veterinary Society Congress (APVS), Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, (OR4-OR4). 23-25 September 2013.

  • Alawneh, John I., Barnes, Tamsin S., Parke, Christopher R., Lapuz, Eduardo L., David, Eduardo G., Basinang, Voltaire G., Baluyut, Augusto S., Villar, Edwin C. and Blackall, Patrick J. (2013). Risk factors associated with gross pulmonary lesions in slaughtered pigs in two provinces in the Philippines. In: Lam Thi Thu Huong, Ho Thi Kim Hoa, Vo Thi Tra An, Tran Thi Dan and Le Thanh Hien, Proceedings of the 6th Asian Pig Veterinary Society Congress. 6th Asian Pig Veterinary Society Congress (APVS), Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, (OR19-OR19). 23-25 September 2013.

  • Parke, C. R., Barnes, T. S., Alawneh, A. I., David, J. E., Francisco, E., Ignacio, C., Prinsipe, P. L., Lapuz, E., Basinang, V. G., Baluyut, A. S., Dazo, K., Villar, E. C. and Blackall, P. J. (2012). Improved field investigation and surveillance of porcine respiratory disease in the Philippines. In: 22nd International Pig Veterinary Society Congress, Jeju Island, South Korea, (). 10-13 June 2012.

  • Alawneh, A. I., Barnes, T. S., Parke, C., Baluyut, A., David, J. E., Franciso, E., Iganico, C., Basinang, V. G., Prinsipe, P. L., Lapuz, E., Dazo, K., Villar, E. and Blackall, P. J. (2012). Use of a lung scoring method for pigs at slaughter to identify farms with high mean lung scores in the Philippines. In: 22nd International Pig Veterinary Society Congress, Jeju Island, South Korea, (). 10-13 June 2012.

Grants (Administered at UQ)

PhD and MPhil Supervision

Current Supervision