Leading Research: tagged disease
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.
Miliary hepatitis can cause mortalities and loss of egg production in chickens.The cause is unknown.This trial attempted to establish a model of the disease, so that preventative and control measures can be undertaken.
This study is a follow up to a previous study on chicken anaemia virus and the improvement of a Live Attenuated Vaccine for the virus.
Avian Intestinal Spirochaetosis (AIS) is a condition of layers and broiler breeders resulting from infection of the large intestine with anaerobic intestinal spirochaetes, which can lead to wet litter and reduced egg production.The purpose of this project was to develop improved means to control AIS.
This topic of this study is the very virulent infectious bursal disease virus (vvIBDV) and was carried out in order to develop a diagnostic test for potentially infected poultry.
The chicken anaemia virus is associated with increased mortality rates amongst chickens.This study makes considerable progress towards developing a defined attenuated vaccine against the virus.
Infection of layer and broiler breeders with Avian Intestinal Spirochaetosis (AIS) has emerged as a widespread constraint to optimal production in both the egg and chicken meat industries in Australia.The micro-organisms involved are difficult to isolate and characterise, therefore diagnosis of AIS is often difficult.
This purpose of this study was to isolate and purify field strains of E.Maxima and E.Acervulina for suitable use in a live poultry coccidiosis vaccine. .