Leading Research: tagged egg production
Pullet and layer flock uniformity: an epidemiological industry-based approach to improve feed efficiency
Benchmarking of flock uniformity and performance regarding persistency and longevity of lay achieved
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.
Due to the prediction that Australia will have to import significant quantities of feed grains which will inevitably lead to higher prices, it is essential that research be undertaken to find alternative feed sources for livestock, especially poultry, to reduce the increased cost of feeds and maintain an internationally competitive...
Development of Molecular Tests for Serovar-Specific Identification and Typing of Haemophilus paragallinarum
Haemophilus paragallinarum is the causative agent of infectious coryza, an upper respiratory tract disease of chickens characterised by relatively mild clinical signs.As there have been few studies on methods to type isolates of H.
Prevalence, genetic relationships and pathogenicity of intestinal spirochaetes infecting Australian poultry
This research aimed to: determine whether fastidious anaerobic intestinal spirochaetal bacteria, or a similar bacteria, was present in Australia; to isolate and characterise this bacteria; and to test the pathogenic potential of the disease.