Year: 2018

Abstracts: Hervey virus: study on co-circulation with Henipaviruses in Pteropid bats within their distribution range from Australia to Africa

In 2011, an unusually large number of independent Hendra virus outbreaks were recorded on horse properties in Queensland and New South Wales, Australia. Urine from bat colonies adjacent to the outbreak sites were sampled and screened for Hendra and other viruses. Several novel paramyxoviruses were also isolated at different locations. […]

UQ helps turn down horse ‘roaring’

The effects of a breathing condition in thoroughbred and tall horses is set to be reduced by new University of Queensland treatment techniques. School of Veterinary Science equine surgeon Ben Ahern is investigating treatments for laryngeal hemiplegia, a degenerative condition known as “roaring” that restricts oxygen intake during exercise in […]