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Understanding the epidemiology of Chlamydia psittaci infections in mares

While a range of bacterial agents are a recognized cause of equine abortion, Chlamydia psittaci has emerged as a cause of reproductive loss as well as zoonotic disease of veterinarians and stud workers. This investment aims to reduce pregnancy losses in Australia's thoroughbred industry through an improved understanding of the epidemiology of this disease, focussing on two key aspects of this disease, the infected mare and the potential avian reservoirs of C. psittaci infection.

Project date

20 Jun 2018-29 Jun 2022
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Principal investigator

Peter Timms

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Alternative protein Aquaculture Cereal grains Cross industry Essential oils Fruits Game Honey bees Nuts Other rural industries Pasture, fodder & feed Poultry Pulse grains

AgriFutures Australia

AgriFutures Australia proudly focuses on building a rich future for Australian agriculture. We live and work in the regions and …

Multiple industries
Alternative protein Aquaculture Cereal grains Cross industry Essential oils Fruits Game Honey bees Nuts Other rural industries Pasture, fodder & feed Poultry Pulse grains
  • Location

    Australia

  • Organisation type

    Research funding body

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Focus areas

Sustainabilities

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