Spotty liver disease

Moore, R, Scott, P, Anwar, A and Van, T 2018, 'Spotty liver disease', in Proceedings of the 29th Annual Australian Poultry Science Symposium, Sydney, Australia, 4 -7 February 2018, pp. 114-119.


Document type: Conference Paper
Collection: Conference Papers

Title Spotty liver disease
Author(s) Moore, R
Scott, P
Anwar, A
Van, T
Year 2018
Conference name 29th Annual Australian Poultry Science Symposium
Conference location Sydney, Australia
Conference dates 4 -7 February 2018
Proceedings title Proceedings of the 29th Annual Australian Poultry Science Symposium
Publisher Poultry Research Foundation
Place of publication Sydney, Australia
Start page 114
End page 119
Total pages 6
Abstract Spotty Liver Disease has become common in the Australian layer industry. Campylobacter hepaticus, the bacterial pathogen that causes the disease, has recently been identified and characterised. Following on from the initial discovery of the causative pathogen, whole genome sequencing of a collection of isolates has been carried out and molecular assays have been developed. The molecular assays allow culture free detection and quantification of C. hepaticus in microbially complex samples such as gastrointestinal tract samples. In addition, a multiplex PCR assay has been developed to that is capable of simultaneous detection of C. hepaticus, C. jejuni, and C. coli.
Subjects Bacteriology
Keyword(s) Campylobacter hepaticus
Spotty liver disease
Poultry
PCR
Campylobacter jejuni
Campylobacter coli
ISSN 1034-6260
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