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Initiative 29

Controlling footrot in sheep (B.AHE.0225)

Footrot, an infectious and contagious disease caused by bacteria, is an endemic disease in many of Australia's sheep-producing areas with an estimated annual cost to the sheep industry of $18 million. The disease causes suffering to sheep due to lameness, severe economic loss and disruption to normal farm operations.

Research undertaken by Monash University

What are we doing?

This project will progress earlier work with the aim of developing a single vaccine to provide protection against all known variations of the bacteria that causes footrot in sheep.

Timing:

September 2016

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