Improving mycoplasma vaccines - targets for defined attenuation
This project aims to improve the effectiveness of mycoplasma vaccines, and to use these findings to develop new vaccines capable of providing protection against variant strains that may not be controlled by the current generation of vaccines.
Typing of Pasteurella multocida
The objective of the project was to establish a novel DNA-based typing scheme for Pasteurella multocida.This publication describes the development of the first ever Multi-locus Sequence Typing scheme for this bacteria. .
Inflammatory response to diet in the hindgut of layers
The aim of the project was to investigate the effects of diet change over the short and long term in chickens, to determine whether this caused an inflammation of the hindgut tissues. .
Investigating sanitation of surface water for poultry using chlorine - IBDV models
To minimise the spread of disease, chlorination has been identified as the most appropriate and cost effective method for treating surface water in the poultry industry.
Diagnosing Avian Respiratory Diseases
Respiratory diseases are a major cause of economic losses to the Australian chicken meat and egg industries.This study reports on the development of a quick new diagnostic process to identify two strains of respiratory disease.