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Rabbits Research and Development

Rabbits are Australian agriculture’s most costly vertebrate pest animal. Research has led to biocontrol programs which have been extremely effective in reducing rabbit numbers. This investment is AWI’s contribution to the Centre of Invasive Species Solutions, specifically for projects RHD-Boost Plus and RHD accelerator. RHD refers to Rabbit Haemorrhagic Disease virus and this work explores the potential of RHDV2 to complement existing biocontrol agents through a series of experimental studies. This collaborative project plays an important role understanding the potential use of this virus as a future rabbit biocontrol agent.

Project date

22 Aug 2016-30 Jun 2019

Principal investigator

Tanja Strive

Research organisation

Centre for Invasive Species Solutions

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Australian Wool Innovation (AWI)

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  • Location

    Australia wide

  • Organisation type

    Research funding body

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