Charles Sturt University
Graham Centre for Agricultural Innovation

Mr Yuchi Chen

Mr Yuchi Chen

Photosensitisation in Livestock

Photosensitisation in Livestock

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My research focus is on understanding the incidence, aetiology and pathogenesis of photosensitisation in domestic livestock caused by compound/s found in crops containing potentially photosensitising compounds, such as the pasture legume Biserrula pelecinus. How these causal compounds exert their effects in the skin of animals grazing Biserrula pelecinus will be examined by using immunohistochemistry and other modalities. In addition, lesions obtained from other photosensitisation outbreaks, with alternative underlying aetiology, will be compared and markers of metabolic changes will be analysed. Together these studies may determine the pathophysiological mechanisms underlying clinical photosensitisation in domestic livestock.

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Dr Jane Quinn and Dr Panayiotis Loukopoulos

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Graham Centre Research Centre Scholarship

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Chen Y (2014). Do We Really Need To Be Afraid of Toxoplasmosis in Our Pets? Journal of Chinese Small Animal Veterinarians 02(38):62-66.

Chen Y (2014). Hematologic Differentiate Diagnosis of Feline Anemia. Journal of Chinese Small Animal Veterinarians 01(37):56-59.

Chen Y (2013). Cytological Interpretation Of The Skin Neoplastic Lesions. Journal of Chinese Small Animal Veterinarians 06(36):70-73.

Chen Y (2013). Cytological Interpretation Of The Skin Inflammatory Lesions. Journal of Chinese Small Animal Veterinarians 013,05(35):78-80.

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