Program 2– Projects & Final Reports

SubProgram 2A – Novel Disease Diagnostics

2A-101: Validation of data collection program for antibiotic use – Pat Mitchell, Rivalea – Confidential

2A-102: Real time detection of airborne pathogens – Marc Marenda, University of Melbourne – Summary   Report

2A-103: Comparing mucosal and systematic immune response after live APP challenge – Huub Brouwers, NSW DPI –  Summary   Report

2A-104: Evaluation of diagnostic tests for Clostridium difficile – Tom Riley, University of Western Australia – Summary   Report

2A-105: Reducing the risk of post-weaning E. coli diarrhoea using a potentially innovative feeding ingredient – John Pluske, Murdoch University – Summary   Report

2A-106: A comprehensive risk factor analysis of E.coli disease in the piggery environment – Michael Ward, University of Sydney. Summary Report

2A-107: Antibiotic sensitivity of Haemophilus parasuis plus Actinobacillus pleuropneumoniae and other respiratory pathogens – Conni Turni, University of Qld – Summary   Report

2A-108: Evaluation of oral fluid samples for herd health monitoring of pathogens and the immune response in pigsDeborah Finlaison, EAMI, NSW DPI – Summary    Report

2A-109: Development and validation of assays to measure gut health in order to identify risk factors for E.coli disease in weaner pigs Alison Collins, EAMI, NSW DPI  – Summary   Report

2A-111: An investigation into the extent of occurrence of novel pathogenic Brachyspira species, including newly recognised agents of swine dysentery, in Australian pig herds – Dave Hampson,  Murdoch University – Summary Report

2A-112: On-farm immunoassay test kit for inflammatory diseases to test the immune status of a herd – Jae Kim, DAFWA – Summary Report

2A-113: Enhancing the efficacy of vaccination through zinc supplementation – Rob Hewitt, CHM Summary Report

2A-114: Identifying, tracking and controlling swine dysentery in Australian pig herds – Dave Hampson, Murdoch University – Confidential

2A-115: Novel Porcine Actinobacillus species – diagnostic tools and pathogenicity evaluation – Conni Turni, University of Queensland – Summary Report

2A-117: Innovation Grant : Erysipelothrix rhusiopathiae Epi-Interface, a New Approach to the Management of Porcine Erysipelas. – Narelle Sales, NSW DPI – Summary Report

2A-118: Drinking water quality and its impacts on the health and performance of pigs – Louise Edwards,  Ridley AgriProducts Summary Report

SubProgram 2B – Healthy, Robust Pig Genotypes

2B-101: Quantifying variation in environments within and across herds – Susanne Hermesch, AGBU –  Summary      Report

2B-102: Development of economic methodology to incorporate robustness in pig breeding programs – Susanne Hermesch, AGBU –  Summary      Report

2B-103: Estimation of genetic parameters for immune-competence and other physiological-priority traits for use in selection of disease resilienceSusanne Hermesch, AGBU – Summary Report

2B-104: Development of practical strategies to consider environmental sensitivity, survival and productivity in pig breeding programs – Susanne Hermesch, AGBU – Summary Report

2B-105: Genetic parameters for health, survival, immune competence, post-weaning growth and disease resilience of pigs – Susanne Hermesch, AGBU – Summary Report

2B-106: Simple tests for immune responsiveness of sires and the association with piglet mortality – Kim Bunter – AGBU – Summary Report


SubProgram 2C – Replacement of Antibiotics with Effective Integrated Health Strategies

2C-101 – Bacteriophages to control enterotoxigenic E. coli – Mary Barton, University of South Australia –  Summary     Report

2C-102: Strategies to quantitatively measure and reduce the load of Lawsonia in commercial herds – Alison Collins, NSW DPI – Summary   Report Confidential

2C-103: Evaluating the efficacy of a Live APP vaccine with and without bacterin vaccines – Hugo Dunlop, Chris Richards & Associates – Cancelled

2C-105: Use of plant derived compounds to reduce post weaning antibiotic use – Eugeni Roura, University of Queensland Summary Report  Confidential

2C-106: Targeting of APP cell surface receptors/peptides using phage display– Sharon Bishop-Hurley, CSIRO  – Summary    Report

2C-107: Investigation of oral rennin supplementation – Peter Cockcroft, University of Adelaide  Summary    Report

2C-108: Passive immunisation for Oedema Disease – Andrew Morris, Chris Richards & Associates/University of Queensland  Summary    Report

2C-109: Reducing sucker mortality through use of an innovative in-feed supplement – Cherie Collins, Rivalea  – Summary    Report

2C-110: Dietary manipulation of the pro-inflammatory cascade to minimise impacts on production and health indices in weaner pigs experimentally infected with an enterotoxigenic strain of E. coli – Jae Kim, DAFWA  – Summary   Report

2C-113: Bacteriophage-displayed peptides for the control of pathogens in swine  –  Sharon Bishop-Hurley, CSIRO –   Summary Report  Confidential

2C-114: High fibre diets and impact on gut health – John Pluske, Murdoch University –  Confidential

2C-115: Establishing the underlying causes of pleurisy – Conni Turni, University of Queensland- Summary Report

2C-116: Live attenuated Actinobacillus pleuropneumoniae vaccine strains –  Conni Turni, University of Queensland Summary Report  Confidential

2C-117: Aerosol disinfection for control of APP15  – Peter McKenzie, Rivalea Report

2C-118: Using microencapsulated ingredients to enhance efficacy and improve production efficiency within an integrated health strategy – Rob Hewitt, CHM – Summary Report

2C-119: Alternative to vitamin E for the cost-effective maintenance of cellular antioxidant capacity in weaner pigs experimentally infected with enterotoxigenic strain of E. coli.  – Jae Kim, DAFWA – Summary Report

2C-120: Lactoferrin as a new feed additive improves sow milk production and pig production– Bing Wang, CSU – Summary Report

2C-121: A novel and safe fogging sanitiser for MRSA decolonisation and reduction of Actinobacillus pleuropneumoniae aerosol transmission between pigs. – Darren Trott, University of Adelaide – Summary Report  Confidential

2C-122: Alternatives to antibiotics for diarrhoea control, improved production and maintenance of intestinal health in weaner pigs – Alison Collins, NSW DPI – Confidential

2C-123: Self-assembled peptides as antimicrobial nanomaterials – Sharon Bishop-Hurley, CSIRO – Summary Report Confidential

2C-124: Evaluation of an atypical Brachyspira hyodysenteriae strain as a live vaccine to control swine dysentery – David Hampson, Murdoch University – Confidential

2C-125: Lauric acid, a potentially new feed additive for the Australian pork industry. – John Pluske – Murdoch University Summary Report

2C-126: Utilization of next generation sequencing for identifying Streptococcus suis clones responsible for recurrent outbreaks and identifying effective S. suis autogenous vaccine candidates. – Sam Abraham – Murdoch University – SummaryReport

2C-128: Protection from Escherichia coli-associated diseases after weaning in pigs using xenogeneic polyclonal antibodies specific for Escherichia coli fimbriae. – Cassandra Berry, Murdoch University – Confidential


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