IDReC researchers present at international paratuberculosis conference

by IDReC

IDReC researcher Professor Cord Heuer and postgraduate student Nelly Marquetoux attended the 12th International Colloquium on Paratuberculosis in Parma, Italy, this week.

The conference is aimed at leading researchers, livestock industry representatives, veterinarians and public health authorities.

The presentations from the team included:

  • Meta-analysis of Mycobacterium avium subspecies paratuberculosis progression in experimental sheep studies informing mathematical modelling
  • Molecular epidemiology for paratuberculosis: use of strain typing data to inform the transmission of Mycobacterium avium paratuberculosis between farms via livestock movements
  • Economics of ovine paratuberculosis: estimation of total economic loss due to paratuberculosis on sheep farms in New Zealand
  • Trends in Johne's disease in farmed deer in New Zealand identified from 2007-2014 by a national control programme
  • Exploring a virulence hypothesis: relationship between MAP genotypes and standard tissue lesions in sheep

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