Good Poultry Health and Welfare Management Key for Industry Sustainability
Welcome to another edition of eChook! In this edition we highlight the Poultry CRC’s Health and Welfare program. This is our largest Program and it covers vaccines, diagnostics, therapeutics, delivery systems for bioactive materials, and poultry welfare. The Program aims to provide innovative tools to industry to maintain good health and welfare management into the
Spotlight on Poultry CRC’s Program 1: Health and Welfare
Dr John Lowenthal, based at CSIRO Animal, Food and Health Science’s Australian Animal Health Laboratory, manages the Poultry CRC’s Health and Welfare program. This program is set to deliver wide-ranging benefits to the Australian poultry industry in terms of vaccine development and delivery, disease diagnostics and welfare. According to Dr Lowenthal, one of the poultry industries’ primary
Down on the farm with Salmonella
Poultry CRC researcher, Dr Kapil Chousalkar at The University of Adelaide, has recently commenced a project investigating the dynamics of Salmonella shedding on commercial cage layer farms. Titled Epidemiology of Salmonella on layer farms, this research aims to determine the roles environmental, or bird or egg factors play in the transmission pathways of Salmonella species.
Pathogenicity of Newcastle Disease
The Poultry CRC continues to attract exemplary PhD candidates. One of our latest recruits, veterinarian Dr Jemma Bergfeld (based at CSIRO’s Australian Animal Health Laboratory [AAHL]) is set to unravel the mechanisms underlying Newcastle Disease (ND). Caused by virulent strains of avian paramyxovirus type 1 (APMV1), this devastating and highly contagious virus is regarded as