Professor Michael McGowan

Professor

School of Veterinary Science
Faculty of Science
m.mcgowan@uq.edu.au
+61 7 54601 856

Overview

Michael McGowan grew up on a wheat/fat lamb/beef cattle property near Tamworth in northern NSW. He completed his undergraduate veterinary training at The University Sydney in 1979 and after spending several years in rural practice completed an internship in food animal medicine and surgery and then a residency in theriogenology at the Western College Veterinary Medicine (Saskatoon, Canada). In 1986 he commenced his Phd studies at The University Sydney conducting a series of studies on the impact of pestivirus (BVDV) infection on the reproductive performance of cattle. In 1988 he was appointed lecturer in animal reproduction in the Faculty of Veterinary Science at The University of Queensland. His areas of research include defining the pathogenesis and impacts of leptospirosis, heat stress and neosporosis on dairy and beef cattle fertility, development of bull selection and management strategies, defining factors affecting the reproductive performance of beef and dairy cattle and development of methods of synchronizing oestrus and ovulation to enable AI at a fixed time. He was appointed Professor of Farm Animal Medicine and Surgery at The Royal Veterinary College (University London) in 2000 and was invited to become a founding diplomate of the European College of Animal reproduction in 2001. Currently he is Professor of Livestock Medicine in the School of Veterinary Science at The University Queensland and Honorary Professor of Farm Animal Medicine and Surgery at The Royal veterinary College.

Research Impacts

Current and recently completed major research projects

Sex ratio and sterility for commercial animal production – CSIRO Flagship Collaboration Research Fund- $550K - senior investigator

Transformational Genetic (Genomic) and Breeding Strategies to Create a Sustained and Globally Competitive Queensland Tropical Beef Herd - senior investigator – Queensland Government Smart Futures fund - $900K

Improving AI rates in Bos indicus heifers – project leader – funded by MLA - $536K

Male indicator traits to improve reproductive performance of female beef cattle – collaborative project with Qld DPI&F and CSIRO - funded by Beef CRC – $267K - senior investigator

Epidemiology of bovine respiratory disease in feedlot cattle – collaborative project with Qld DPI&F (TMahoney) - funded by MLA – $3.6M - senior investigator

Seminal plasma proteins as early life indicators of male and female reproductive performance – collaborative project with Qld DPI&F (RHolroyd, BBurns,BVenus) and Federal University Ceara (AMoura - Brazil) - funded by MLA – $150K

An integrated genomics approach to improve our understanding of the biology of genital campylobacteriosis in beef cattle – collaborative project with Qld DPI&F ( ALew & GBoe-Hansen project leaders) and Murdoch University, Pfizer and Gribbles Pty Ltd – funded by ARC Linkage – $410K - Chief investigator

Northern Australia Beef Fertility project (Cash Cow) – funded by MLA – $2.47 M - collaborative project with DEEDI, NTDR, Outcross Performance Pty Ltd and Ausvet – project leader

Estimating the field efficacy of Pestigard in beef heifers – funded by Pfizer Animal Health Australasia - $137K – project leader

Evaluation of the impact on animal welfare of various manipulative and surgical procedures performed on the reproductive tract of female cattle in the northern beef industry –collaborative project with NTDPIF&M and Qld DPI&F - funded by MLA – $194K - project leader.

Qualifications

  • Graduate Certificate in Education, The University of Queensland
  • Certificate of Veterinary Medicine, CVMA
  • Doctor of Philosophy, The University of Sydney
  • Master of Veterinary Science, University of Saskatchewan
  • Bachelor of Veterinary Science, The University of Sydney

Publications

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Publications

Book

  • Beggs, David, Bertram, John, Chenoweth, Peter, Entwistle, Keith, Fordyce, Geoffry, Johnston, Helen, Johnston, Peter, McGowan, Michael, Niethe, Geoffrey, Norman, Scott and Perry, Viv Veterinary bull breeding soundness evaluation. Edited by David S. Beggs Brisbane, QLD, Australia: Australian Veterinary Association, 2013.

  • McGowan, Michael, Phillips, Nancy and Morton, John (2010) Field trial to estimate the efficiency of Pestigard in beef heifers Not available:

Book Chapter

  • Holroyd, R. G. and McGowan, M. R. (2014). Reproductive management of beef cattle. In David Cottle and Lewis Kahn (Ed.), Beef cattle production and trade (pp. 291-337) Collingwood, VIC, Australia: CSIRO Publishing.

Journal Article

Conference Publication

  • Burns, B. M., Corbet, N. J., Allen, J. M., Laing, A. R., Sullivan, M. T., Fordyce, G., Braithwaite, I. D., Williams, P., Bertram, J. D., Lyons, R. E., McGowan, M. R. and Holland, M. K. (2015). Next gen beef breeding strategies for the northern Australian beef industry. In: Proceedings of the Australian Veterinary Association (AVA) Annual Conferences, Pan Pacific (NZVA and AVA) Veterinary Conference 2015. AVA/NZVA Pan Pacific Conference, Brisbane, QLD, Australia, (202-213). 24-29 May 2015.

  • McGowan, Michael, McCosker, Kieren, Fordyce, Geoffry, Smith, Dave, Perkins, Nigel, O’Rourke, Peter, Barnes, Tamsin, Marquart, Louise, Menzies, Don, Newsome, Tom, Joyner, Di, Phillips, Nancy, Burns, Brian, Morton, John and Jephcott, Sandi (2014). Factors affecting the efficiency with which beef cows become pregnant after calving in Northern Australia. In: Proceedings of the XXVIII World Buiatrics Congress. 28th World Buiatrics Congress, Cairns, Australia, (185-189). 27 July-1 August 2014.

  • Fordyce, Geoffry, McGowan, Michael, McCosker, Kieren and Burns, Brian (2014). Foetal and calf loss in extensively managed beef cattle. In: David S. Beggs, Proceedings of the XXVIII World Buiatrics Congress. 28th World Buiatrics Congress, Cairns, Australia, (94-100). 27 July-1 August 2014.

  • Fordyce, Geoffry, McGowan, Michael, McCosker, Kieren and Smith, David (2014). Live weight production in extensively-managed beef breeding herds. In: David S. Beggs, Proceedings of the XXVIII World Buiatrics Congress. 28th World Buiatrics Congress, Cairns, Australia, (87-93). 27 July - 1 August 2014.

  • Fordyce, Geoffry, McGowan, Michael, McCosker, Kieren and Burns, Brian (2014). Reproductive wastage in extensively-managed beef cattle. In: David S. Beggs, Proceedings of the XXVIII World Buiatrics Congress: Abstracts. WBC 2014: XXVIII World Buiatrics Congress, Cairns, QLD, Australia, (). 27 July-1 August, 2014.

  • Fordyce, G., McCosker, K. D. and McGowan, M. R. (2013). Advances in reproductive management of cow-calf nutrition in times of crises. In: VIII Jornado NESPRO: International Symposium on Beef Cattle Production Systems, Porto Alegre, RS, Brazil, (). 24-26 September, 2013.

  • McGowan, Michael R., McCosker, K. D., Fordyce, G., Smith, D. R., Perkins, N. R., O'Rourke, P. K., Barnes, T., Marquart, L., Menzies, D., Newsome, T., Joyner, D., Phillips, N., Burns, B. M., Morton, J. M. and Jephcott, J. (2013). Factors affecting performance of beef breeding herds: findings from the Cash Cow project. In: Proceedings of the Australian Cattle Veterinarians 2013 Conference. ACV 2013: Australian Cattle Veterinarians 2013 Conference, Darwin, NT, Australia, (112-116). 26-28 June 2013.

  • Edwards, S., Boe-Hansen, G., Burns, B., Bo, G. and McGowan, M. (2013). Fixed-time artificial insemination in Bos indicus heifers in northern Australia: recent research. In: Proceedings of the Australian Cattle Veterinarians 2013 Conference. Australian Cattle Veterinarians 2013 Conference, Darwin, Australia, (134-141). 25-28 June 2013.

  • Burns, B. M., Corbet, N., Allen, J. M., Laing, A. R., Grant, T., Sullivan, M.., Fordyce, G.., Braithwaite, I., Williams, P., Bertram, J., Piper, E., McGowan, M. R. and Holland ,M. K. (2013). Next gen beef breeding strategies for the northern Australian beef industry. In: Northern Beef Research Update Conference, Cairns, QLD Australia, (157-157). 12 - 15 August 2013.

  • Fordyce, Geoffry, McGowan, Michael, Lisle, Allan, Allen, Jack and Duff, Christian (2013). Normal range for scrotal circumference of Australian beef bulls. In: Proceedings of the Australian Cattle Veterinarians 2013 Conference. Australian Cattle Veterinarians 2013 Conference, Darwin, Australia, (118-122). 25-28 June 2013.

  • Fordyce, Geoffry, McCosker, Kieren, Smith, Dave, O'Rourke, Peter, Perkins, Nigel and McGowan, Michael (2013). Performance and production of North Australian beef breeding herds - findings from The Cash Cow Project. In: Proceedings of the Australian Cattle Veterinarians 2013 Conference. Australian Cattle Veterinarians 2013 Conference, Darwin, Australia, (105-111). 25-28 June 2013.

  • Edwards, S. A. A., Burns, B. M., Allen, J. and McGowan, M. R. (2013). Potential economic return from use of fixed-time artificial insemination as part of a genetic improvement programme. In: Association for the Advancement of Animal Breeding and Genetics: Proceedings of the Twentieth Conference. Translating Science into Action. AAABG 2013: 20th Conference of the Association for the Advancement of Animal Breeding and Genetics, Napier, New Zealand, (90-93). 20-23 October, 2013.

  • Edwards, S., Bo, G., Dawson, K. and McGowan, M. (2012). Comparison of the proportion of Bos indicus heifers pregnant following synchronisation of ovulation and fixed-time AI or oestrous detection before and after a single prostaglandin F-2 alpha treatment. In: Proceedings of the 17th International Congress on Animal Reproduction (ICAR). 17th International Congress on Animal Reproduction (ICAR), Vancouver Canada, (472-472). 29July-02 August 2012. doi:10.1111/j.1439-0531.2012.02119.x

  • Ardila Avila, Andres, Indjein, Lea, Koya, Ameera, Lew-Tabor, Ala, Venus, Bronywn, de Weit, Sharon C., Power, John, Greer, Ristan M., Boe-Hansen, Gry and McGowan, Michael (2012). Experimental infections with Campylobacter fetus subspecies venerealis in cattle. In: IVVDC 2012: 6th International Veterinary Vaccines and Diagnostics Conference, Cairns, Australia, (). 29 July - 1 August 2012.

  • McGowan, M., Muller, T., Lisle, A., Fordyce, G., Holroyd, R. and Doogan, V. (2012). Recommended minimum scrotal circumference for tropically-adapted beef bulls in northern Australia. In: Special Issue: Proceedings of the 17th International Congress on Animal Reproduction (ICAR). 17th International Congress on Animal Reproduction (ICAR), Vancouver Canada, (519-519). 29 July - 2 August 2012.

  • Corbet, N. J., Burns, B. M., Corbet, D. H., Crisp, J. M., Johnson, D. J., McGowan, M. R., Venus, B. K. and Holroyd, R. G. (2011). Bull traits measured early in life as indicators of herd fertility. In: AAABG Association for the Advancement of Animal Breeding and Genetics: Proceedings of the 19th Conference. Breeding Objectives: A New Paradigm. AAABG: 19th Conference of the Association for the Advancement of Animal Breeding and Genetics, Perth, Australia, (55-58). 19-21 July 2011.

  • McCosker, Kieren D., McGowan, Michael R., O'Rourke, Peter K., Smith, David R., Fordyce, Geoffry, Burns, Brian M., Joyner, Di, Phillips, Nancy, Menzies, Don, Newsome, Tom, Perkins, Nigel R., Morton, John M. and Jephcott, Sandi (2011). Cash Cow-exposing northern breeder herd productivity. In: Proceedings of the Northern Beef Research Update Conference. Northern Beef Research Update Conference (NBRUC 2011), Darwin, Australia, (19-23). 3 -4 Augsut 2011.

  • McGowan, Michael, McCosker, Kieren, Fordyce, Geoffry, Smith, Dave, Burns, Brian, Jephcott, Sandi, Newsome, Tom, Menzies, Don, Joyner, Di, Perkins Nigel and O'Rourke, Peter (2011). Cashcow for vets: Using foetal-aging to improve the reproductive management of beef herds. In: Proceedings of the AVA Annual Conference 2011. Australian Veterinary Association Annual Conference (AVA, 2011), Adelaide, Australia, (E3.1.1-E3.1.5). 15-20 May 2011.

  • Burns, B. M., Herring, A. D., Allen, J. M., McGowan, M. R., Holland, M., Braithwaite, I. and Fordyce, G. (2011). Genetic strategies for improved beef production in challenging environments such as northern Australia and related implications for the southern United States. In: 57th Texas A&M Beef Cattle Short Course, College Station, TX, United States, (). 1-3 August 2011.

  • Schatz, Tim, McCosker, Kieren, Fordyce, Geoffry and McGowan, Michael (2011). Predicting pregnancy rates from pre-calving body condition score of first-lactation Brahmans. In: Proceedings of the Northern Beef Research Update Conference. Northern Beef Research Update Conference, Darwin, NT, Australia, (117-117). 3-4 August 2011.

  • McGowan, Michael R., Fordyce, Geoffry and Holroyd, Richard G. (2011). Recent advances in beef cattle reproduction - How science will improve herd performance. In: Proceedings of the Northern Beef Research Update Conference. 2011 Northern Beef Research Update Conference, Darwin, Australia, (11-18). 3 - 4 August 2011.

  • McCosker, Kieren, Fordyce, Geoffry, Smith, David, Burns, Brian, Jephcott, Sandi and McGowan, Michael (2011). Survey of selected north Australian beef breeding herds. 1. Management.. In: Proceedings of the Northern Beef Research Update Conference. Northern Beef Research Update Conference, Esplande, Darwin, Australia, (). 3–4 August 2011.

  • Smith, David, McCosker, Kieren, Butler, Sophia, Fordyce, Geoffry, Burns, Brian, Jephcott, Sandi and McGowan, Michael (2011). Survey of selected north Australian beef breeding herds. 3. Bull selection and management. In: Proceedings of the Northern Beef Research Update Conference. Northern Beef Research Update Conference, Darwin, NT, Australia, (122-122). 3-4 August 2011.

  • McCosker, Kieren, Butler, Sophia, Smith, David, Fordyce, Geoffry, Burns, Brian, Jephcott, Sandi and McGowan, Michael (2011). Survey of selected north Australian beef breeding herds. 4. Vaccination to control reproductive loss. In: Proceedings of the Northern Beef Research Update Conference. Northern Beef Research Update Conference, Darwin, NT, Australia, (123-123). 3-4 August 2011.

  • Ardila, Andres, McCosker, Kieren, Smith, David, Fordyce, Geoffry, Burns, Brian, Newsome, Tom, Menzies, Don, Jephcott, Sandi, Greer, Ristan, Boe-Hansen, Gry and McGowan, Michael (2011). Survey of selected north Australian beef breeding herds. 5. Prevalence of Campylobacter fetus subsp. venerealis infection. In: Proceedings of the Northern Beef Research Update Conference. Northern Beef Research Update Conference, Darwin, NT, Australia, (124-124). 3–4 August 2011.

  • McGowan, Michael, McCosker, Kieren, Smith, David, Fordyce, Geoffry, Burns, Brian, Jephcott, Sandi, Newsome, Tom, Menzies, Don and Kirkland, Peter (2011). Survey of selected north Australian beef breeding herds. 6. Prevalence of bovine pestivirus infection. In: Proceedings of the Northern Beef Research Update Conference. Northern Beef Research Update Conference, Darwin, NT, Australia, (125-125). 3-4 August 2011.

  • Butler, S. A. A, Burns, B. M., Laing, A., Dawson, K. and McGowan, M. R. (2011). Use of fixed-time AI for genetic improvement in northern Australia. In: Proceedings of the Northern Beef Research Update Conference. 2011 Northern Beef Research Update Conference, Darwin, NT, Australia, (112-112). 3 - 4 August 2011.

  • Butler, S. A. A., Norman, S. and McGowan, M. R. (2010). AI in the dust: Management of artificial insemination programs in Northern Australia. In: Proceedings of the 3rd AVA/NZVA Pan Pacific Veterinary Conference: Embracing Challenges. 3rd AVA/NZVA Pan Pacific Veterinary Conference, Brisbane, QLD, Australia, (PD33.1-PD33.8). 23-28 May 2010.

  • Butler, S. A. A., Phillips, N. J., Boe-Hansen, G., Bo, G. A., Burns, B. M., D'Occhio, M. J. and McGowan, M. R. (2010). Modification to intravaginal progesterone plus estradiol-based estrous synchronization protocols to improve ovarian responses in Bos indicus heifers. In: Tony Flint, Proceedings of the Annual Conference of the International Embryo Transfer Society. 36th Annual Conference of the International Embryo Transfer Society/ 23rd Annual Meeting SBTE, Cordoba, Argentina, (166-166). 9-12 January 2010.

  • Moura, Arlindo A., Mayes, Jessica, Silva, Michelle M., Souza, Carlos E. A., Holroyd, Richard, Nouwens, Amanda, Venus, Bronwyn and McGowan, Michael (2010). Proteomics of seminal plasma from Bos indicus bulls raised in Queensland-Australia. In: Meeting Abstracts. SSR2010: 43rd Annual Meeting of the Society for the Study of Reproduction: The Intersection Between Genetics, Genomics, and Reproductive Biology, Milwaukee, WI, U.S.A., (). 30 July-3 August 2010.

  • Flatscher-Bader, T., Lehnert, S. A., Reverter, A., Suhaimi, A. H. M., Phillips, N., McGowan, M. and D'Occhio, M. (2009). Expression of genes associated with neuropeptide signalling in the bovine hypothalamus and relationships to the resumption of ovulation postpartum. In: Joint Meeting of the European-Neuropeptides-Club/Summer Neuropeptides Conference, Salzburg, Austria, (431-431). 20-23 July 2009. doi:10.1016/j.npep.2009.08.001

  • McGowan, Michael (2009). Managing key aspects of female fertility for optimal reproductive performance of diary and beef herds. In: 2009 Conference Proceedings. Livestock Reproduction: Today and Tomorrow. Australian Cattle, Sheep & Reproduction Veterinarians Conference 2009, Gold Coast, QLD, Australia, (73-80). 8-12 July, 2009.

  • Norman, S., Bertram, J. and McGowan, M. (2009). The poll gene and bull fertility. In: 2009 Conference Proceedings. Livestock Reproduction: Today and Tomorrow. Australian Cattle, Sheep & Reproduction Veterinarians Conference 2009, Gold Coast, QLD, Australia, (131-141). 8-12 July, 2009.

  • Sinclair, Stephanie, Doogan, Vivienne J., Fisher, Andrew D., McGowan, Michael R., Petherick, Carol, Phillips, Clive J. C. and Prayaga, Kishore C. (2009). The use of anaesthesia and analgesia during dehorning and their effects on the welfare of Bos indicus cattle. In: Proceedings of the 43rd Congress of the International Society for Applied Ethology: Applied Ethology for Contemporary Animal Issues. The 43rd Congress of the International Society for Applied Ethology (ISAE), Cairns, Australia, (73-73). 6-10 July 2009.

  • Brickell, J. S., McGowan, M. M. and Wathes, D. C. (2008). Aspects of heifer rearing. In: Congress of the British Cattle Veterinary Association. Proceedings. BCVA 2008 Congress of the British Cattle Veterinary Association, Killarney, Ireland, (183-187). 13-15 November, 2008.

  • Samad, F., Nadzir, H. M., Phillips, N. J., McGowan, M. R., Lehnert, S. A., Loor, J. J., Bionaz, M. and D'Occhio, M. J. (2008). Liver gene expression profiles in suckled postpartum beef cows maintained on moderate or improve pasture. In: Proceedings of the 39th Annual Meeting of the Society for Reproductive Biology. 39th Annual Meeting of the Society for Reproductive Biology, Melbourne, Australia, (113). 25-28 August, 2008.

  • Phillips, N. J., Mottram, T., Lowe, J., Poppi, D. and McGowan, M. R. (2008). Monitoring ruminal pH by datalogger using wireless telemetry. In: D. G. Barber, R. T. Cowan, C. A. Anderson and L. E. Webb, Proceedings of the Australian Society of Animal Production. Australian and New Zealand Societies of Animal Production First Joint Conference (2008 ANZSAP), St. Lucia, Queensland, (83-83). 24-27 June 2008.

  • Butler, S. A. A., Phillips, N. J., D'Occhio, M. J. and McGowan, M. R. (2008). Ovulation and corpus luteum development after progesterone-based oestrus synchronisation in Brahman heifers. In: ASAP Proceedings - Animal Production in Australia. Australian Society of Animal Production/New Zealand Society of Animal Production Joint Conference, Brisbane, Australia, (86-86). 24 - 27 June 2008.

  • McGowan, M., Mayes, J., Moura, A., Burns, B. and Holroyd, R. (2008). Relationships between seminal plasma proteins (SPPs) and fertility in tropically adapted beef bulls. In: Heriberto Rodriguez-Martinez, 16th International Congress on Animal Reproduction: Poster presentations. 16th International Congress on Animal Reproduction, Budapest, Hungary, (53-53). 13-17 July 2008. doi:10.1111/j.1439-0531.2008.01234.x

  • McGowan, Michael R. and Holroyd, R.G. (2008). Reproductive inefficiencies and opportunities in dairy and beef cattle in Australia. In: Barber, D.G., Cowan, R.T. and Anstis, A.R., Proceedings of the 27th Biennial Conference of the Australian Society of Animal Production. Animal Production in Australia, Brisbane, Queensland, (1-9). 24-27 June 2008.

  • McGowan, Michael R., Sophia Butler and Nancy Phillips (2008). Why are pregnancy rates to fixed-time AI generally lower in Bos indicus than Box Taurus cattle?. In: H. Rodriguez-Martinez, Reproduction in Domestic Animals. 16th International Congress on Animal Reproduction, Budapest, Hungary, (6-6). 13-17 July, 2008. doi:10.1111/j.1439-0531.2008.01232.x

  • Phillips, N., Hockey, C., Boothby, D., Norman, S. and McGowan, M. (2007). Comparison of the reproductive performance of tropically adapted heifers treated with three different protocols for synchronisation of oestrus. In: J. L. Juengel, J. F. Murray and M. F. Smith, Reproduction in domestic ruminants VI. 7th International Symposium on Reproduction in Domestic Ruminants, Wellington, New Zealand, (509-x). 2006.

  • McGowan, Michael R. (2007). Enhancing the efficiency of natural delivery of improved genetics into beef and dairy herds. In: VII Simposio Internacional de Reproduccion Animal. VII Simposio Internacional de Reproduccion Animal - IRAC 2007, Argentina, (47-52). 29th June - 1st July 2007.

  • Asplin, K., Sillence, M. N., Pollitt, C. C. and McGowan, M. R. (2007). Induction of laminitis with insulin in healthy ponies. In: 46th congress of the British Equine Veterinary Association. BEVA Congress 2007, Edinburgh, United Kingdom, (418-419). 12-15 September, 2007.

  • McGowan, M.R. and Kirkland, P.D. (2007). The impact of Bovine Virus Diarrhoea Virus (BVDV) on the outcome of use of reproductive biotechnologies in beef and dairy herds. In: VII Simposio Internacional de Reproduccion Animal. VIi Simposio Internacional de Reproduccion Animal - IRAC 2007, Argentina, (95-104). 29th June - 1 July 2007.

  • McGowan, M. R. (2006). Brief review of factors and mechanisms for conception failure in dairy cattle. In: Proceedings of the Australian Cattle Veterinarians 2006 - Hobart & Port Macquarie Conferences. Australian Cattle Veterinarians 2006, Port Macquarie, (29-33). 2006.

  • Hockey, C., Norman, S. T., Morton, J. M., Boothby, D., Phillips, N. L. and McGowan, M. (2006). Changes in vaginal electrical resistance during different stages of the reproductive cycle in tropically adapted beef heifers. In: Reproduction In Domestic Ruminants VI (SRF 64). Reproduction in Domestic Ruminants VI, xx, (510-510). xx.

  • McGowan, M.R. (2005). Factors affecting the risk of infectious disease in cattle between weaning and finishing. In: Emerald Beef School. Emerald Beef School, Uni of New England, Armidale, (53-55). 12-14 July 2005.

  • Samadi, F., Norman, S. T., Phillips, N. J., McGowan, M. R. and D'Occhio, M. J. (2005). Interrelationships between nutrition, metabolic status and reproductive development and puberty in Brahman heifers. In: Research Conference Proceedings 2005. Showcasing Faculty research through our postgraduates, Gatton, Qld, (52-52). 8th December 2005.

  • Morton, J. M. and McGowan, M. R. (2002). Herd-, cow-, lactation- and insemination-level factors affecting reproductive performance in dairy herds. In: Recent developments and perspectives in bovine medicine: Keynote Lectures of the XXII World Buiatics Congress. XXII World Buiatrics Congress, Hannover, Germany, (324-333). 18 - 23 August, 2002.

  • Gunn, A. A., Landmann, J., Taylor, L, Stoessel, Z., O'Donoghue, P. J., Coleman, G. T., McGowan, M. R. and Tranter, W. (2002). Investigations into the prevalence of Neospora caninum abortion in Queensland. In: Proc. of the Australian Association of Cattle Veterinarians 2002. Embracing change through Technology, Adelaide, (41-47). 6-10 May 2002.

  • Johnston, S. D., O'Callaghan, P. O. and McGowan, M. (2001). Development of an artificial insemination prorocol in the koala (Phascolarctos cinerus). In: Proceedings of the British Veterinary Zoological Society Autumn Meeting. Zoo & Exotic Diagnostics: British Veterinary Zoological Society Autumn Meeting, Royal Veterinary College, Potters Bar, (31). 10-11 November, 2001.

  • Landmann, J. K., McGowan, M. R., Tranter, W., Gunn, A., Green, P. and O'Donoghue, P. J. (2001). Neospora caninum in Queensland cattle and dogs. In: 2001 Annual Conference of Australian Veterinary Association, Qld Division. 2001 Ann Conf of Aust Veterinary Association, Qld Div, Brisbane, (40-40). 2-4 March, 2001.

  • Landmann, J. K., McGowan, M. R., Tranter, W., Gunn, A., Green, P. and O'Donoghue, P. J. (2001). Neospora caninum in Queensland cattle and dogs. In: VIIIth International Coccidiosis Conference and Annual Scientific Meeting of the Australian Society for Parasitology, Cairns, Australia, (105-105). 9-13 July, 2001.

  • Padula, A. M., Mcgowan, M. R., Verrall, R. G., Trigg, T. E. and MacMil, K. L. (2000). Absorbable deslorelin implants delay resumption of postpartum ovulatory cycles in holstein dairy cattle. In: 14th International Congress on Animal Reproduction. International Congress on Animal Reproduction, Stockholm, Sweden, (182-182). 2-6 July, 2000.

  • McGowan, M. R., Daniel, R. and Fell, D. (2000). Determining priority issues for animal management research, development extension and training in the subtropical-tropical dairy industry in Australia. In: Proceedings - AAAP-ASAP Satellite Conference. Profitable Dairy Production in the Tropics, Gatton Campus, Australia, (68-75). 29-30 June, 2000.

  • McGowan, M. R., Holroyd, R. G., Fordyce, J. D., Bertram, J. D., Fitzpatrick, L. A., Doogan, V. J., Defaveri, J., Vankan, D. M., Jayawardhana, G. A. and Miller, R. G. (2000). Selection and management of Bos indicus bulls in multiple-sire mated herds in northern Australia. In: 7th Annual Summer Seminar Programme. Droughtmaster Breeders' Society 7th Annual Summer Seminar, Brisbane, Australia, (1-8). January 23, 2000.

  • Johnston, S.D., McGowan, M.R. and O'Callaghan, P. (1999). Assisted breeding technology for the conservation and propagation of Phascolarctos cinereus or How to make a koala pouch young. In: Proceedings of the Postgraduate Committee in Veterinary Science. Postgraduate Committee in Veterinary Science, Sydney, University of Sydney, (199-217). 1999.

  • Johnston, S. D., McGowan, M. R., O'Callaghan, P., Cox, R., Houlden, B., Haig, S. and Taddeo, G. (1999). Birth of koala pouch young following artificial insemination. In: Proceedings of Annual Conference of Australian Society of Reproductive Biologists. Australian Society of Reproductive Biologists, Melbourne, (135). -.

  • Evans, P., McGowan, M. R. and O'Donoghue, P. J. (1999). Efficacy of maternal serology for the diagnosis of protozoal abortion in cattle. In: Australian Society for Parasitology Capricorn 1999 Conference Handbook. The Australian Society for Parasitology Annual Scientific Meeting, Yepoon, Central Queensland, (52). 26-30 September, 1999.

  • Kirkland, P. D. and McGowan, M. R. (1999). Impacto de la infeccin con el virus BVD en el periparto bovino. In: III Simposio Internacional de Reproduccin Animal. , Cordoba, Argentina, (147-157). 19-21 June, 1999.

  • McGowan, M. R., Woodrow, M.C., Rolls, P. J. and Frank, B. (1999). Improving farmers perceptions of the value of dairy and beef herd health and management programmes. In: Proceedings of The Australian Association of Cattle Veterinarians 1999. The Australian Association of Cattle Veterinarians 1999, Hobart, Tas., (284-287). 16-21 May, 1999.

  • McGowan, M. R., Holroyd, R. G., Fordyce, G.J.D., Bertram, J. D., Fitzpatrick, L. A., Doogan, V. J., Defaveri, J., Vankan, D. M., Jayawardhana, G. A. and Miller, G. (1999). Seleccion y manejo de grupos de toros Bos indicus en servicio en el norte de Australia. In: III Simposio Internacional de Reproduccin Animal. , Cordoba, Argentina, (9-19). 19-21 June,1999.

  • McGowan, M. R. (1999). Sincronization de celo y programas de inseminacion artificial a tiempo fijo en ganado Bos indicus y cruza Bos indicus. In: III Simposio Internacional de Reproduccin Animal. , Cordoba, Argentina, (71-82). 19-21 June,1999.

  • Swasdipan, S., Bielefeldt-Ohmann, H., McGowan, M. R., Phillips, N. and Kirkland, P. D. (1999). Study of the mechanism of establishment of persistent bovine pestivirus infection in early pregnancy. In: Abstract book: XIth International Congress of Virology. XIth International Congress of Virology, Sydney, Australia, (336-336). 9-13 August, 1999.

  • Holroyd, R. G., Doogan, V. J., DeFaveri, J., Fordyce, G., McGowan, M. R., Bertram, J. D., Vankan, D. M., Fitzpatrick, L. A., Jayawardhana, G. A. and Miller, R. G. (1998). Bull Selection and use in northern Australia. 6. Calf output and predictors of fertility of bulls in multiple-sire herds. In: XX World Buiatrics Congress: Proceedings. XX World Association for Buiatrics Congress, Sydney, Australia, (). 6-10 July 1998.

  • Johnston, S.D., McGowan, M.R., O'Callaghan, P., Cox, R. and Nicolson, V. (1997). Evidence for reflex ovulation in the koala. In: Proceedings of the 28th Annual Conference Australian Society of Reproductive Biology. 28th Annual Conference Australian Society of Reproductive Biology, Canberra, ACT, Australia, (33-33). 29 September - 1 October, 1997.

  • Cooper, J.W., Johnston, S.D., Blyde, D., Kuiper, Y., McGowan, M.R. and Booth, R. (1996). Effect of glycerol and egg yolk on the motility of Macropus giganteus cauda epididymidal spermatozoa stored at 5oC. In: Proceedings of the Thirteenth International Conference of Animal Reproduction. Thirteenth International Conference of Animal Reproduction, Rockhampton, Qld, Australia, (2-4). 26-28 June, 1996.

  • Johnston, S.D., O'Callaghan, P. and McGowan, M.R. (1996). Seminal characteristics of koala ejaculates collected using an artificial vagina. In: Proceedings of the Thirteenth International Conference of Animal Reproduction. Thirteenth International Conference of Animal Reproduction, Rockhampton, Qld, Australia, (2-4). 26-28 June, 1996.

  • Johnston, S.D., McGowan, M.R., Carrick, F.N. and Cameron, R.D.A. (1992). Towards the development of an artificial insemination programme for koalas (Phascolarctos cinereus). In: Proceedings of 12th International Congress on Animal Reproduction. 12th International Congress on Animal Reproduction, Haig, The Netherlands, (1954-1957). 23-27 August, 1992.

Other Outputs

Grants (Administered at UQ)

PhD and MPhil Supervision

Current Supervision

  • Master Philosophy — Principal Advisor

    Other advisors:

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

    Other advisors:

  • Master Philosophy — Associate Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

Completed Supervision