Charles Sturt University
Graham Centre for Agricultural Innovation

Miss Cara Wilson

Miss Cara Wilson

Identification of risk factors and financial impact of hydatid disease (Echinococcus granulosus) on the Australian beef industry.

Identification of risk factors and financial impact of hydatid disease (Echinococcus granulosus) on the Australian beef industry.

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Parasitic diseases such as hydatid disease (Echinococcus granulosus) contribute to poor animal health, pose important zoonotic risks and can have major financial impacts on the Australian livestock industry. The magnitude of financial losses due to hydatid disease, as well as risk factors associated with infection are not accurately known. The current study aims to further investigate the prevalence of hydatid disease in an Australian beef abattoir, identify risk factors for the disease, determine its financial impact and assess the parasites spatial distribution to enable targeted control. Outcomes from our study will provide important information for the veterinary pharmaceutical industry regarding the commercialisation of a vaccine for hydatid disease and will also direct other on-farm mitigation strategies to improve cattle health, reduce the risk to human health and reduce financial losses to the beef industry.

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Australian Postgraduate Award

Virbac

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View Ms Wilson's research profile here.

Wilson CS, Brookes VJ, Hughes KJ, Trope GD, Ip H & Gunn AJ (2016). Oesophageal lumen pH in yearling horses and effects of management and administration of omeprazole. Equine Veterinary Journal. doi:10.1111/evj.12608

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