Improved control measures for infectious bursal disease virus (IBDV)


Improved disease management by identifcation of strains prevalent on commercial sites Assurance to industry that strains circulating on commercial sites are not impacting on IBDV control or flock performance Understanding of potential virulence determinants in circulating endemic starins of IBDV enabling advance warning of any impending increase of virulence.


Chicken Meat

Research Organisation


Objective Summary

To continue monitoring genetic changes occurring in circulating IBDV field strains. To examine the pathogenicity of selected field isolates displaying unusual amino acids changes in SPF flocks. To apply the optimised reverse genetic system for IBDV to ascertain the importance of specific mutations within the VP2 gene related to virulence of endemic strains with a focus on understanding changes occurring in Australian strains.

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Project Start Date

Sunday, October 1, 2006

Project Completion Date

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

National Priority

Safeguarding Australia

National Priority

Protecting Australia from invasive diseases and pests

National Priority

CME-Improve chicken meat production through the whole supply chain