Tests being developed

The Animal Health Committee maintains this register of tests under development to reduce duplication of research efforts and encourage collaborative links between institutions.

Agent

Species

Test

Year submitted

Principal/Contact

Laboratory

Alphavirus group

Multispecies

qPCR

2008

D Pulford

AHL, NZ

Aquabirnavirus

Aquatic—fish

qPCR

2009

KM Tham

AHL, NZ

Avian influenza virus/Newcastle disease virus

Avian

Luminex

2013

M Fegan

DEPI Vic, Bundoora

Avian polyomavirus (budgerigar fledgling disease virus)

Avian

PCR

2012

P Steer

APCAH, UoM

Babesia caballi

Equine

PCR

2014

K Newberry

AAHL

BHV1/BVDV/PI3/BRSV multiplex

Bovine

PCR

2013

M O'Dea

AHL, DAFWA

Bovine herpes virus 1

Bovine

qPCR

2012

I Diallo

QLD DAFF, BSL

Bovine herpes virus 5

Bovine

qPCR

2012

I Diallo

QLD DAFF, BSL

Chylamidophila pecorum

Multispecies

PCR

2014

S Hair

AHL, DAFWA

Chylamidophila psittaci

Multispecies

PCR

2014

S Hair

AHL, DAFWA

Classical swine fever

Porcine

Ag ELISA

2014

D Williams

AAHL

Classical swine fever

Porcine

qPCR

2007

KM Tham

AHL, NZ

Contagious bovine pleuropneumonia

Bovine

PCR

2007

H Heine

AAHL

Deformed wing virus

Apoidea

qPCR

2009

KM Tham

AHL, NZ

Dichelobacter nodosus virulent and benign strains

Multispecies

PCR

2014

N Buller

AHL, DAFWA

Edwardsiella ictaluri

Aquatic—fish

PCR

2013

S Hair

AHL, DAFWA

Equine herpes virus 2

Equine

qPCR

2012

I Diallo

QLD DAFF, BSL

Equine herpes virus 5

Equine

qPCR

2012

I Diallo

QLD DAFF, BSL

Escherichia coli serotypes

Multispecies

PCR

2013

N Buller

AHL, DAFWA

Eubenangee virus

Multispecies

IHC

2014

J Bingham

AAHL

Flavivirus

Multispecies

Luminex

2013

M Fegan

DEPI Vic, Bundoora

Foot-and-mouth disease (LEADDR)

Multispecies

qPCR

2014

T Wilson

AHL, MT Pleasant

Foot-and-mouth disease (LEADDR)

Multispecies

Ab ELISA

2014

P Statham

AHL, Mt Pleasant

General virus

Aquatic—fish

ISOL

2014

J Carson

AHL, Mt Pleasant

Histoplasma capsulatum var. farciminosum (epizootic lymphangitis)

Multispecies

nested PCR

2014

K Newberry

AAHL

Horse pox

Equine

IFAT

2014

K Newberry

AAHL

Infectious bursal disease virus

Avian

PCR-HRM, detection & typing

2012

P Steer

APCAH, UoM

Israel acute paralysis virus

Apoidea

PCR

2009

KM Tham

AHL, NZ

Kashmir bee virus

Apoidea

qPCR

2009

KM Tham

AHL, NZ

Malignant catarrhal fever virus

Bovine

qPCR

2009

R Clough

AHL, NZ

Menangle virus

Porcine

IHC

2014

J Bingham

AAHL

Mycoplasma bovis

Bovine

qPCR

2014

T Wilson

AHL, Mt Pleasant

Mycoplasma bovis

Bovine

PCR

2013

S Hair

AHL, DAFWA

Mycoplasma gallisepticum

Avian

PCR-HRM, detection & typing

2012

P Steer

APCAH, UoM

Mycoplasma synoviae

Avian

PCR-HRM, detection & typing

2012

P Steer

APCAH, UoM

Neorickettsia risticii (Potomac fever)

Equine

PCR

2014

K Newberry

AAHL

Nosema apis

Apoidea

qPCR

2012

KM Tham

AHL, NZ

Nosema ceranae

Apoidea

qPCR

2012

KM Tham

AHL, NZ

Porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus

Porcine

PCR

KM Tham

AHL, NZ

Porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus

Porcine

IHC

2014

J Bingham

AAHL

Pseudomonas anguilliseptica

Aquatic—fish

PCR

2014

S Hair

AHL, DAFWA

Psittacine circovirus (psittacine beak and feather disease virus)

Avian

PCR

2012

P Steer

APCAH, UoM

Ross River virus

Bovine

qPCR

2008

D Pulford

AHL, NZ

Slow paralysis virus

Apoidea

PCR

2009

KM Tham

AHL, NZ

Swine vesicular diseases

Porcine

qPCR

2007

R Clough

AHL, NZ

Tasmanian aquabirnavirus

Aquatic—fish

qPCR

2014

T Wilson

AHL, Mt Pleasant

Tasmanian aquabirnavirus

Aquatic—fish

ISOL

2014

J Carson

AHL, Mt Pleasant

Tasmanian aquareoviris

Aquatic—fish

ISOL

2014

J Carson

AHL, Mt Pleasant

Tenacibaculum maritimum

Aquatic—fish

PCR

2013

N Buller

AHL, DAFWA

Theileria equi

Equine

PCR

2014

J Swingler

AAHL

Theileria orientalis group (ikeda, chostose, buffeli)

Bovine

PCR

2014

S Hair

AHL, DAFWA

Trypanosoma evansi

Multispecies

IHC

2014

J Bingham

AAHL

Vibrio aestuarianus

Multispecies

PCR

2013

N Buller

AHL, DAFWA

Vibrio alginolyticus

Multispecies

PCR

2013

N Buller

AHL, DAFWA

Vibrio campbellii

Multispecies

PCR

2013

N Buller

AHL, DAFWA

Vibrio harveyi

Multispecies

PCR

2013

N Buller

AHL, DAFWA

Vibrio parahaemolyticus

Multispecies

PCR

2013

N Buller

AHL, DAFWA

Vibrio splendidus

Multispecies

PCR

2013

N Buller

AHL, DAFWA

Key to laboratories
IHC = immunohistochemistry; ISH = in situ hybridisation; MLVA = multiple loci VNTR analysis; PCR = polymerase chain reaction; HRM = high resolution melting; qPCR = real-time polymerase chain reaction; SEQ sequencing
AAHL = CSIRO Australian Animal Health Laboratory, Geelong, Victoria; AHL, DAFWA = Animal Health Laboratory, Department of Agriculture and Food, Perth, Western Australia; AHL, Mt Pleasant = Mount Pleasant Animal Health Laboratory, Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment, Launceston, Tasmania; AHL, NZ = Ministry of Primary Industries, Animal Health Laboratory, Wallaceville, New Zealand; APCAH, UoM = Asia Pacific Centre for Animal Health, University of Melbourne; DEPI Vic, Bundoora = Department of Environment and Primary Industries, AgriBio Centre, La Trobe University Campus, Bundoora, Victoria; QLD DAFF, BSL = Queensland Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry, Biosecurity Sciences Laboratory, Brisbane.