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Surveillance and pathotyping of Australian IBDV
Summary Over the last 21 years we have been monitoring Australian IBDV strains confirming that endemic strains remain genetically distinct from overseas strains and do not cause mortality. More importantly, we have been able to provide evidence that Australia remains free of exotic strains like very virulent IBDV (vvIBDV). It is therefore vital that we continue surveillance to enable early detection/eradication of exotic IBDV strains and to ensure that endemic strains do not increase in virulence. Hence In this proposal we hope to continue monitoring genetic changes and assessing the pathotype of circulating strains. In addition, a feasibility study will be undertaken to determine whether Luminex technology can be utilized to detect and differentiate IBDV strains.
Program Chicken Meat
Research organisation CSIRO
Objective summary a) To continue monitoring genetic changes occurring in circulating IBDV field strains (both broiler and layer).
(b) To examine the pathogenicity of selected field isolates displaying unusual amino acids changes in SPF flocks.
(c) To complete a feasibility study to determine if Luminex technology can be used to detect and differentiate IBDV strains
Project Stage Current
Project start date Friday, October 10, 2014
Project completion date Saturday, September 30, 2017
Journal articles from project Not Available
National priority An environmentally sustainable Australia
Rural priority Biosecurity
RIRDC goal CME-Increase the productivity and efficiency of chicken meat production
Principal researcher Sandra Sapats
Research manager Michael Beer
Admin contact Chris Morrissy