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Improving control of infectious laryngotracheitis in Australian broiler flocks
Summary This travel relates to RIRDC project PRJ003384 "Improving control of infectious laryngotracheitis (ILT) in Australian broiler flocks." This project commenced in 2009.
A key focus of PRJ003384 is to determine the relationship between field and vaccine isolates of ILTV and to develop improved diagnostic tools for detection and classification of these viruses. Similar to the situation in Australia, broiler producers in the USA are experiencing significant problems due to ILT. In the USA many of the virulent field strains of ILTV have recently been shown to be related to vaccine strains. Research performed within the laboratories of the hosting organization (The UGA Poultry Diagnostic Research Centre) has focussed on this research area. Attending this conference will provide an opportunity to learn about the techniques and findings from this work performed in the USA. This will then be used to develop and improve our own research in this area in order to ensure that PRJ003384 progresses optimally. Other opportunities to learn and share valuable research techniques and information are also expected.
Program Chicken Meat
Research organisation The University of Melbourne
Objective summary This travel will allow Dr SangWon Lee to attend the 1st Symposium on Avian Herpesviruses. This first international conference on avian herpesviruses reflects the growing significance of these viruses, particularly ILTV, in poultry industries worldwide. As a postdoctoral research scientist employed on RIRDC project PRJ003384, this travel would provide an opportunity for Dr Lee to present recent research in this project in a paper entitled “Whole genome sequencing of field and vaccine strains of infectious laryngotracheitis virus.”
Project Stage Closed
Project start date Sunday, August 01, 2010
Project completion date Monday, November 22, 2010
Journal articles from project Not Available
National priority Safeguarding Australia
Rural priority Adoption of R&D
RIRDC goal CME-Increase the productivity and efficiency of chicken meat production
Principal researcher Joanne Devlin
Research manager Michael Beer
Admin contact Trish Kendal