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Investigation of IBH outbreaks in Australian meat breeder/broiler flocks an
Summary The main outcomes of this project will be a better understanding of the status of Australian chicken flocks in relation to adenovirus infection and also involvement of immunosuppressive agents in suspected field outbreaks of IBH. This project will address the immediate questions:
a) Have histopathological examinations confirmed IBH outbreaks and if so, are the outbreaks caused by the vaccine type?
b) If not the vaccine, what type is it?
c) Is it a primary pathogen?
d) Is this the same virus in all outbreaks?
Is there a new verticallytransmitted disease or classical IBH following immunosuppression?
Program Chicken Meat
Research organisation The University of Melbourne
Objective summary To establish the necessary diagnostic tools to allow avian adenoviruses to be isolated and typed in Australia. To use these tools to investigate outbreaks of inclusion body hepatitis (IBH) in Australian breeder and broiler flocks. To establish an avian adenovirus diagnostic facility and ongoing typing service for the Australian chicken industry.
Project Stage Closed
Project start date Tuesday, August 01, 2006
Project completion date Friday, January 29, 2010
Journal articles from project Not Available
National priority Safeguarding Australia
Rural priority Biosecurity
RIRDC goal CME-Increase the productivity and efficiency of chicken meat production
Principal researcher Amir H Noormohammadi
Research manager Michael Beer
Admin contact Trish Kendal