An integrated genomics approach to improve our understanding of the biology of genital campylobacteriosis in beef cattle (2009–2012)

Abstract:
This project uses genome analysis to develop an innovative toolbox for the diagnosis of bovine genital campylobacteriosis to improve our understanding of its epidemiology, pathogenesis and control. Research to date has revealed a previously unrecognised high prevalence of the pathogen Campylobacter fetus subspecies venerealis in Australian cattle which did not correlate with herd health. This has confounded the ability to advise management for optimal reproductive performance. This research will firstly confirm the genome differences between closely related subspecies and field isolates using vaccination and animal infection models. An epidemiological study will associate results with reproductive status of Australian herds. '',
Grant type:
ARC Linkage Projects
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Funded by:
Australian Research Council