Alternative feed sources essential for future food supply
Welcome to another edition of eChook and Happy New Year to everyone! In this eChook piece, I would like to touch upon the need to explore alternative feed sources in order to meet the food demand for an ever increasing global population. Feed production is driven by meat consumption, which, in turn, is driven by
Protecting turkeys from MG
Mycoplasma gallisepticum (MG) is an important infection of poultry worldwide, causing chronic respiratory disease in chickens and turkeys. Poultry CRC industry partner Bioproperties Pty Ltd has a live attenuated vaccine (Vaxsafe® MG) against MG in chickens that was developed by Professor Kevin Whithear at the Asia-Pacific Centre for Animal Health (APCAH). This vaccine has been
Skilled graduate set to benefit industry
At the start of 2015, recently graduated veterinarian Dr Karen Gao has become the latest post-graduate to receive a 12 month Poultry CRC Internship. “As a new graduate from The University of Sydney, I am privileged to start my veterinary career working within the Australian poultry industry” said Karen. She will be working as a
Dr Michael Cressman: Past, present, and future!
Back in May 2011, we profiled Mr Michael Cressman, one of our then PhD students, from CRC participant The Ohio State University (OSU) in the USA. Michael lived in Armidale for a year while undertaking his PhD, and worked with Professor Steve Walkden-Brown at the University of New England. Dr Cressman is now an Assistant