Diagnostic tests for the Australian poultry industry

Rapid, accurate and reliable diagnostics for poultry pathogens are essential for producers to have access to in the case of an outbreak. Across Australia there are a number of diagnostic services available for farmers should they be required. The following three institutions, CSIRO’s Australian Animal Health Laboratory (Victoria),  Queensland Alliance for Agriculture & Food Innovation (QLD) and the Asia Pacific Centre for Animal Health (Victoria) each offer a number of diagnostic tests to the Australian poultry industry. These tests are listed below. Many of these diagnostics have been developed in conjunction with Poultry CRC.

CSIRO’s Australian Animal Health Laboratory

  • Newcastle Disease Virus
  • Avian Influenza
  • Pneumavirus

The University of Queensland’s – Queensland Alliance for Agriculture & Food Innovation (QAAFI)

  • PCR identification of Pasteurella multocida
  • Heddleston serotyping of Pasteurella multocida
  • Genetic fingerprinting of Pasteurella multocida
  • PCR identification of Riemerella anatipestifer
  • Serotyping of Riemerella anatipestifer
  • Genetic fingerprinting of Riemerella anatipestifer
  • PCR identification of Avibacterium paragallinarum
  • Page serotyping of Avibacterium paragallinarum
  • Genetic fingerprinting of Avibacterium paragallinarum
  • PCR identification of Campylobacter jejuni, Campylobacter coli

The University of Melbourne’s – Asia Pacific Centre for Animal Health (APCAH)

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  • Inclusion body hepatitis
  • Infectious bronchitis virus
  • Avian Encephalomyelitis
  • Avian Nephritis Virus
  • Infectious Coryza
  • Chicken infectious anaemia virus
  • Egg drop syndrome
  • Fowl pox
  • Marek’s disease
  • Fowl cholera (pasteurellosis)
  • Infectious laryngotracheitis
  • Mycoplasmosis – all avian species
  • Avian Pathogenic E.coli
  • Chlamydiosis – all animal species
  • Avian Chlamydiosis
  • Avian leukosis

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