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salmonellosis in transported feral goats.an outbreak of acute diarrhoea and deaths was investigated in a group of 1,016 feral goats of varying ages, on a 400 hectare gippsland pine plantation. the goats had recently been captured in north western new south wales and transported by truck to melbourne, victoria, a journey of 20 to 25 hours, and maintained in holding yards for up to 10 days. they were then transported for a further 3 hours, and released in the gippsland plantation. within 1 to 2 weeks of release many goats developed acute ...19817342946
molecular epidemiology of mycobacterium avium subsp. paratuberculosis: is900 restriction fragment length polymorphism and is1311 polymorphism analyses of isolates from animals and a human in australia.the distribution and prevalence of strains of mycobacterium avium subsp. paratuberculosis were determined among sheep, cattle, and other species with johne's disease in australia. a total of 328 isolates were evaluated from numerous farms in new south wales, victoria, tasmania, and south australia, australia. restriction fragment length polymorphism (rflp) analysis of genomic dna using bsteii and an is900 probe and is1311 polymorphism analysis using pcr and restriction endonuclease analysis (pcr ...200010970365
human and animal isolates of pseudallescheria boydii and scedosporium species, from melbourne, australia, 1977-1995.from 1977 to 1995, 25 of the fungal cultures referred to the microbiological diagnostic unit public health laboratory at the university of melbourne, victoria, australia were identified as scedosporium apiospermum, pseudallescheria boydii, or scedosporium prolificans. these cultures had been isolated from 22 patients at metropolitan hospitals and three animals at veterinary institutes. eight of the human isolates were identified as p. boydii, 11 as s. apiospermum and three as s. prolificans. iso ...201020492531
relationship of body condition score, live weight, stocking rate and grazing system to the mortality of angora goats from hypothermia and their use in the assessment of welfare risks.body condition scoring is widely used for sheep and cattle but the practice is included in only one code of practice for the welfare of goats in australia. there is no published scientific evidence to support or defend its use in the assessment of welfare risks to farmed goats.200818271817
human trichostrongyliasis in queensland.trichostrongylus infection, an uncommonly reported zoonosis in australia, is common in parts of the world where there is close human contact with herbivorous animals. we report 5 cases diagnosed in our laboratory since 1992. over this period the laboratory has conducted over 46,000 parasitological examinations on feces. all 5 cases were investigated for fecal parasites following detection of a blood eosinophilia. two of the 5 cases complained of mild abdominal discomfort and diarrhea. it is like ...19957567150
resistance to macrocyclic lactones in nematodes of goats. 200212074315
coccidiosis in goats and aspects of epidemiology. 19883190593
differentiation of australian isolates of mycobacterium paratuberculosis using pulsed-field gel electrophoresis.to examine strain variation amongst australian isolates of mycobacterium paratuberculosis.19979469224
isolation of caprine herpesvirus 1 from a major outbreak of infectious pustular vulvovaginitis in goats.we describe an outbreak of infectious pustular vulvovaginitis caused by caprine herpesvirus 1 (cphv1) in a group of approximately 200, 8 month old virgin does that were imported to victoria from new zealand. cphv1 was isolated in cell cultures from vaginal swabs from three of three affected does but not from two bucks that had been with the does. the identity of the virus as a herpesvirus was confirmed by negative stain electron microscopy. restriction endonuclease dna fingerprint analysis showe ...200818363987
review of animal mycoses in australia.this review covers the available literature on the mycoses of animals in australia since the last review published in 1967. of the cutaneous infections, dermatophytoses have been recorded in a wide range of animals: cattle, horses, goats, pigs, sheep, cats, dogs, mice, guinea-pigs, rabbits, a lion, kangaroos, a camel, koalas and wallabies. these infections were caused by several species and varieties of the genera, microsporum and trichophyton. eight agents of ringworms have been recorded in the ...19902233984
brucella cultures typed by the who brucellosis centre at the commonwealth serum laboratories, melbourne.results of the typing of brucella cultures received at the who brucellosis centre, csl, melbourne, from 1968-1976 are presented. the distribution of the biotypes of cultures recovered throughout australia is shown on a host and state basis and atypical cultures are discussed. cultures identified from australia were br. abortus, biotypes 1, 2 and 4 and strain 19; br. suis, biotype 1 and br. ovis. br. melitensis biotypes 1, 2 and 3 were recorded only as exotic human infections from the mediterrane ...1978105700
incidental lesions in the brains of sheep and goats. 199910812408
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