Livestock & Infectious Diseases

Research on livestock includes increasing productivity, reducing infectious and other disease and improving animal welfare. Farm animals harbour important human diseases, of which perhaps the most threatening is avian flu.

Professor Marian Dawkins and her team are working with commercial chicken producers to develop an innovative camera monitoring system to improve both chicken welfare and commercial efficiency.

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Tom Pizzari’s research group studies chickens and the mechanisms that determine their reproductive success.

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