Diagnostic Tests for the Australian Poultry Industry

AUSTRALIA - Rapid, accurate and reliable diagnostics for poultry pathogens are essential for producers to have access to in the case of an outbreak.
calendar icon 7 July 2014
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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

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

Michael Priestley

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