Colin Trengove

Dr Colin Trengove

lecturer in Ruminant Health and Production

School of Animal and Veterinary Science

Faculty of Sciences


I joined the School of Animal and Veterinary Sciences, Roseworthy in January 2012 for a 3 year contract as a lecturer in production animal health. I subsequently commenced a PhD in December 2014 into the cause and prevention of rib fractures in lambs in SA, plus continue as a tutor is several veterinary science subjects.

Prior to this my work encompassed on-farm research, farmer group facilitation and delivery, market assurance programs, biosecurity and whole farm nutrition focussed on the soil/plant/animal interaction in livestock production, health and management. In 2000, I co-founded the APAL agricultural laboratory in Adelaide to provide a SA based commercial soil, plant tissue and water testing service.

Upon graduation I worked for the Department of Agriculture for 11 years based at Port Augusta, Port Lincoln and Naracoorte and 7 years in mixed practice based at Naracoorte and Clare. A Masters degree at the Mackinnon Project, University of Melbourne assisted a move into livestock consultancy for the next 14 years based at Naracoorte and Adelaide.

A farming background at Spalding in South Australia lead to a lifelong interest in sheep and beef production and tertiay studies in Rural Science at the University of New England, Armidale, NSW and veterinary science at Murdoch University, Perth, WA graduating in 1979.

  • Production animal health and nutrition especially diagnosis, treatment and prevention of macro and trace element deficiencies in soil, plants and ruminants and pseudo-ruminants.
  • Water quality and its impact on animal health and production.
  • Improving the efficiency of animal husbandry and grazing management to optimise welfare and profitability.
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  • Appointments

    Date Position Institution name
    2017 Clinician and Lecturer School of Animal and Veterinary Sciences, University of Adelaide
    2014 PhD candidate University of Adelaide
    2012 - 2014 Lecturer Animal and Veterinary Sciences, University of Adelaide
    1996 Director Pro Ag Consulting
    1993 - 1998 Veterinary Associate Smith, Feakes and Associates
    1987 - 1993 Regional Veterinary Officer SA Department of Agriculture
    1985 - 1987 Partner Self
    1982 - 1984 Regional Veterinary Officer SA Department of Agriculture
    1980 - 1981 Veterinary Officer SA Department of Agriculture
  • Awards and Achievements

    Date Type Title Institution Name Country Amount
    2011 Recognition Meritorious Service to Australian Sheep Veterinarians Australian Sheep Veterinarians Australia
    2007 Recognition Meritorious Services to Australin Veterinary Association Australian Veterinary Association Australia
  • Education

    Date Institution name Country Title
    1989 - 1991 University of Melbourne Australia MVS
    1978 - 1979 Murdoch University Australia BVMS
    1975 - 1977 Murdoch University Australia BSc
  • Postgraduate Training

    Date Title Institution Country
    1989 Membership of the Australian College of Veterinary Science ACVSc Australia
  • Certifications

    Date Title Institution name Country
    2002 Certificate IV in workplace training and assessmen TAFE SA South Australia
  • Research Interests

  1. $30,000 from South Australian Sheep Industry Fund (2014)
  2. $70,000 from Meat and Livestock Australia (2014)
  3. $10,000 from Limestone Coast Red Meat Cluster Group (2017)
  4. $10,000 from Primary Industries and Regions SA (2017)
  • Contract lecturer in ruminant health and production 2012-16 at the School of Animal and Veterinary Sciences, Roseworthy campus, University of Adelaide
  • Clinician 2017 in Production Animal Health Clinic, School of Animal and Veterinary Sciences, Roseworthy campus, University of Adelaide
  • Tenured lecturer December 2017 - current in ruminant health and production
  • Course co-coooridinator for DVM2 Ruminant Health and Production 
  • Assist with lecturing and practical classes in:
    • DVM1 toxicology
    • Animal Science - small ruminant health
    • Agricultural Science - animal nutrition
    • DVM3 clinical rotations, production animal elective and transition to the veterinary profession 
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  • Other Supervision Activities

    Date Role Research Topic Location Program Supervision Type Student Load Student Name
    2018 - 2018 Principal Supervisor Investigate factors associated with Ecchymosis in lambs at slaughter in South Australia University of Adelaide School of Animal and Veterinary Sciences Honours Full Time Leesa Flanagan
    2014 - 2015 Principal Supervisor Eradication options for lice in cleanskin sheep The University of Adelaide School of Animal and Veterinary Sciences Honours Full Time Megan Jaeschke
  • Position: lecturer in Ruminant Health and Production
  • Phone: 83131501
  • Email: colin.trengove@adelaide.edu.au
  • Fax: 8313 7956
  • Campus: Roseworthy
  • Building: Corridor Block, floor G
  • Room: G 18
  • Org Unit: School of Animal and Veterinary Science

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