Besnoitiosis in Australian wildlife and significance to cattle

The Besnoitiosis in Australian wildlife and significance to cattle project investigated Besnoitia-like organisms in nasal passages of Western Grey kangaroos to reveal that they are not Besnoitia besnoiti, the pathogen of cattle that is re-emerging as a major disease in Europe.  To learn more about this project, please read the final report summary and download the final report (B.AHE.0083)  (PDF, 1.0 MB) from the Meat & Livestock Australia website.

When: 1 May 2012 to 31 July 2013

Contact: Michael Reichel

Collaborator: University of Adelaide