Veterinary Biosciences - Theses
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Characterising the prevalence of Coxiella burnetii in Victorian wildlife
Coxiella burnetii (C. burnetii) is an intracellular gram-negative bacterium, which is the causative agent of the widespread zoonotic disease Q fever. Q fever infection in humans can cause flu-like symptoms and sometimes ...
Discovery of new chemicals with anthelmintic activity against the barber’s pole worm and other parasitic nematodes
Parasitic nematodes cause a substantial disease burden on humans and animals worldwide. A review of the literature (Chapter 1) showed that, on one hand, neglected tropical diseases caused by parasitic nematodes have a ...
The epidemiology of pork-borne parasitic zoonoses in rural communities in the central highlands of Vietnam
Background Food-borne parasitic zoonoses impact negatively on humans in terms of health and loss of productivity as well as economically, through loss of market access and trade. Taenia and Trichinella are two of the ...
The effect of tonB deletion on the expression of the genes encoding Shiga toxin, TonB-dependent receptors and fimbriae in the 16001 oedema disease strain of E. coli
Oedema disease is caused by Shiga toxin producing Escherichia coli (STEC) and generally affects piglets at one to two weeks after weaning. The stress related to dietary change and loss of lactogenic immunity after weaning ...
Viruses of the other mammals: genomics and epidemiology of marsupial herpesviruses
Improving wildlife population health requires an understanding of the infectious agents within those populations. Historical accounts of herpesviruses in marsupials indicate that they can have a significant impact on animal ...
Investigations into bacterial causes of disease in swine with emphasis on airborne pathogens
Pig farming is a major agricultural production system globally. Over the years, many aspects of pig farming have been investigated. However, controlling infectious diseases remains an area of ongoing research, with new ...
Use of multiplex-tandem polymerase chain reaction in an operational environment to assess cyanotoxins and taste and odour metabolites of cyanobacterial blooms in Victorian waters
Cyanobacterial blooms represent a major water quality and public health issue due to their potential to produce taste and odour (T/O) compounds, and a variety of toxic metabolites. Monitoring and management of cyanobacterial ...
Enhancing control of virulent recombinant strains of laryngotracheitis virus using vaccination
Infectious laryngotracheitis virus (ILTV) is an alphaherpesvirus that causes acute upper respiratory tract disease in chickens. Attenuated live ILTV vaccines are often used to help control the disease, but these vaccines ...
Investigation of the infectious causes of diarrhoea in Australian thoroughbred foals
Diarrhoea is a common disease in foals that is costly and labour intensive to manage. A large number of potential enteric pathogens have been detected in the faeces of foals, however, the role of these infectious agents ...
Immunological studies on the protective immune response against Taeniid Cestode parasites
Taeniid cestodes have a lifecycle involving two mammalian hosts. Some species such as Taenia solium and Echinococcus granulosus infect humans and cause morbidity and mortality. T. solium is the aetiological agent of ...