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.
Effects of diet composition, gut microbial status and feed forms on cannibalism in layers
The project aimed to identify both nutritional and husbandry factors that may contribute to increase cannibalism, and to develop strategies to minimise it.
Diagnostic tools for differentiation of vvIBDV and characterisation of Australian strains
This study aimed to develop a rapid detection tool for vvIBD strains, and to demonstrate that changes in these strains can be clearly differentiated from overseas strains.
Detection of vvIBDV strains and Australian variants in poultry
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.
Attenuation and characterisation of Eimeria spp
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. .
Infectious Bursal Disease Virus
The project was initiated in response to reports in 1995 that a more severe strain of IBDV was presenting in Victoria and NSW.