Food-borne pathogens and animal botulism issues surrounding the on-farm composting of layer chicken
Control of Intestinal Spirochaete Infections in Chickens
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.
Investigating Sanitation of Surface Water for Poultry using Chlorine-IBDV Models
Significant numbers of commercial poultry production sites in Australia rely on surface waters (dams, creeks and rivers) as their major source of drinking water.
Enhancing mucosal immunity in chickens
Infection in chickens caused by microbial pathogens at the intestinal surface can be a challenge for the Australian poultry industry.However, there are a number of novel vaccination strategies which can enhance antibody production and reduce the incidence of infection and ultimately improve flock health and performance.