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Associate Professor Shane Raidal
BVSc, PhD, FACVSc, DipECZM
Position Associate Professor in Veterinary Pathobiology
School of Animal and Veterinary Sciences
Location Charles Sturt University, Wagga Wagga
Phone 02 6933 4450
Fax 02 6933 4348
After graduating from University of Sydney (US) with BVSc (Hons) Dr Raidal worked in private practice for a period before undertaking PhD studies at US, investigating avian virology. He continued part-time clinical work in private practice whilst studying, but also offered an avian diagnostic pathology service at US.
Dr Raidal joined the staff of Murdoch University as Lecturer, Veterinary Pathology, progressing to positions of Senior Lecturer and Associate Professor. During this time he was involved in diagnostic pathology for Murdoch University Veterinary Hospital and private practices throughout Western Australia.
In 2000 Dr Raidal received the Ian Clunies Ross Award from the Australian College of Veterinary Scientists for outstanding contribution to avian veterinary medicine and overall commitment to the profession. He is a Fellow of the Australian College of Veterinary Scientists and is a point of contact for Australian veterinarians seeking advice on difficult disease problems in birds, reptiles and fish.
Dr Raidal is also a consultant on fish diseases for Veterinary Information Network (VIN) (www.vin.com) which, with over 18,000 subscribed veterinarians throughout the world, is the largest internet based information centre for veterinarians.
Dr Raidal was appointed to his current position at Charles Sturt University (CSU) in 2006 where he will continue his involvement in diagnostic pathology through CSU's Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory.
Research and Teaching
- Research into emerging diseases in migratory birds and mammals, particularly the mechanisms that permit transmission between one species to another.
- Dr Raidal is also involved in diagnostic service provided by the CSU Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory (VDL).
Dr Raidal teaches the third year subject Principles of Pathobiology.
- Australian College of Veterinary Scientists (Avian Health Chapter)
- European College of Zoological Medicine (Wildlife Health)
- Association of Avian Veterinarians
- Australian Bird Study Association
- Royal Australian Ornithologists Union
- Australian Society for Veterinary Pathology
- Comparative pathobiology and emerging infectious disease
- Disease Ecology
- Avian, fish, reptile and invertebrate diseases
- Microbiology and parasitology
Dr Raidal has an active interest in the supervision of Honours, Masters and PhD students. He is currently principal supervisor to five PhD students.
Gelis S, Spratt DM & Raidal SR (2010). Neuroangiostrongyliasis and other parasites in Tawny Frogmouths (Podargus strigoides) in south-eastern Queensland. Australian Veterinary Journal. 89, (1), 47-50.
Bearham B, Spiers Z, Raidal SR, Jones B & Nicholls PK (2009). Detection of Minchinia occulta in samples of pearl oysters (Pinctata maxima). Infected with Haplosporidium hinei. Australian Veterinary Journal 87, (11), 431-437.
Shearer PL, Bonne N, Clark P & Raidal SR (2009). A quantitative, real-time polymerase chain assay for beak and feather disease virus (BFDV). Journal of Virological Methods. 159, (1), 98-104.
Bonne N, Clark P, Shearer P and Raidal SR (2008). Filter paper dried biological samples and false positive PCR results. Journal of Veterinary Diagnostic Investigation 20 , 60-63.
Bearham B, Spiers Z, Nicholls PK, Jones B, Raidal SR and Nicholls PK (2008). Molecular evidence to support the synonymy of Minchinia sp. in rock oysters, Saccostrea cuccullata and Haplosporidium sp in pearl oysters Pinctada maxima (Jameson, 1901). Journal of Invertebrate Pathology. (In preparation).