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Improved control measures for infectious bursal disease virus (IBDV)
Summary Improved disease management by identifcation of strains prevalent on commercial sites
Assurance to industry that strains circulating on commercial sites are not impacting on IBDV control or flock performance
Understanding of potential virulence determinants in circulating endemic starins of IBDV enabling advance warning of any impending increase of virulence.
Program Chicken Meat
Research organisation CSIRO
Objective summary To continue monitoring genetic changes occurring in circulating IBDV field strains. To examine the pathogenicity of selected field isolates displaying unusual amino acids changes in SPF flocks. To apply the optimised reverse genetic system for IBDV to ascertain the importance of specific mutations within the VP2 gene related to virulence of endemic strains with a focus on understanding changes occurring in Australian strains.
Project Stage Closed
Project start date Sunday, October 01, 2006
Project completion date Wednesday, September 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 Sandra Sapats
Research manager Kylie Hewson
Admin contact Chris Morrissy