Charles Sturt University
Graham Centre for Agricultural Innovation

Professor Bruce Allworth

Professor Bruce Allworth

BVSC (Hons), MVS,PhD, FACVS, Dip ECSRHM

Since graduating with a Bachelor of Veterinary Science, Bruce has combined a consultancy career in sheep and beef production, and operating a sheep and cattle property at Holbrook, with a strong interest in post-graduate education and research.  Bruce worked at Massey University (1985) and the Mackinnon Project (1986-1988, Melbourne University), before establishing Allworth Sheep and Cattle Production Services.  He completed a PhD in footrot eradication in sheep (1992-1995), was National OJD Coordinator (1997-2004) and is now Director of the Fred Morley Centre at CSU's School of Animal and Veterinary Sciences.

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Research

  • Applied on farm research in sheep and cattle
  • Footrot
  • Pestivirus
  • Lamb survival
  • Application of robotics and remote technology on livestock farms

Teaching

  • FMC rotation for final year CSU vet students
  • Farm Consultancy Project
  • lectures in Johnes Disease and footrot

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  • Allworth MB and Egerton JR. 2017. Artificial infection of sheep with multiple strains of Dichelobacter nodosus to induce footrot.  Australian Veterinary Journal.  Accepted for publication 26 Nov 2016.
  • Allworth MB, Wrigley HA and Cowling A.  2016. Fetal and lamb losses from pregnancy scanning to lamb marking in commercial sheep flocks in southern New South Wales. Animal Production Science, -. http://dx.doi.org/10.1071/AN16166. Received 17 March 2016, accepted 23 June 2016, published online 29 August 2016.
  • Robertson SM, Allworth MB and Friend MA 2016. Survival of lambs from maiden ewes may not be improved by pre-lambing exposure to mature lambing ewes. Animal Production Science, -. DOI: 10.1071/AN15830
  • Campbell MA, King BJ and Allworth MB. 2014. Chapter 10 'The southern Australian beef industry',  in 'Beef Cattle Production and Trade' Eds Cottle D and Khan L.
  • MB Allworth (2014). Challenges in ovine footrot control. Small Ruminant Research.118. pp 110-113. DOI: 10.1016/j.smallrumres.2013.12.007.
  • MB Allworth (2014). PostGraduate Distance Education in Sheep Health Veterinary Education. Small Ruminant Research. 118. pp 97-99. DOI: 10.1016/j.smallrumres.2013.12.013
  • Friend MA, Robertson SM,Rummery, Allworth MB and King B. 2014. The effect of peri-conceptual grazing of live pasture on fetal numbers in unsynchronised ewes. Animal Production Science 06/2014; 54(8). DOI:10.1071/AN13086
  • Lievaart J, Charman NR, Scrivener C,  Morton D and Allworth MB (2013). Incidence of calf scours and associated risk factors in southern New South Wales beef herds. Australian Veterinary Journal.11. 464-468.  
  • Kennedy DJ and Allworth MB. 2002. National Johne's disease control program. In Animal Health Australia.
  • Kennedy DJ and Allworth MB. 2001. Ovine Johne's Disease - Progress and Challenges Australian Veterinary Journal 08/2001; 79(7). DOI:10.1111/j.1751-0813.2001.tb13019.x
  • Allworth MB and Kennedy DJ. 2000. Progress in national control and assurance programs for ovine Johne's Disease in Australia. Veterinary Microbiology. 77. 415-422.
  • Kennedy DJ and Allworth MB. 2000. Progress in national control and assurance programs for bovine Johne's Disease in Australia. Veterinary Microbiology. 77. 443-451.

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