Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://hdl.handle.net/1959.11/4321
Title: A model for Marek's Disease transmission in broiler chickens
Contributor(s): Gao, Zhanhai (author); Walkden-Brown, Steve William  (author)orcid ; Islam, A Fakhrul  (author); Groves, P J (author); Underwood, G J (author); Sergeant, E S G (author)
Publication Date: 2004
Handle Link: https://hdl.handle.net/1959.11/4321
Abstract: A preliminary model for Marek's disease (MD) transmission among broiler chickens in one shed is presented. The model is based upon estimated correlation between the main contributing host-pathogen-environment factors influencing the transmission of MD in broiler chickens. The model requires parameter estimates for all main contributing factors to MD such as challenge level, population density, host vaccinal immunity, etc., and provides a clear explanation of how the contributing factors act to influence MD infection rate. The model is only a conceptual framework at this stage but initial simulations point to its utility. The applied example presented shows that this model makes biological common sense. The estimation of all parameters and validation of modelled relationships need to be confirmed in the field and under experimental conditions.
Publication Type: Conference Publication
Conference Details: 16th Annual Australian Poultry Science Symposium, Sydney, Australia, 9th - 11th February, 2004
Source of Publication: Proceedings of the Australian Poultry Science Symposium, v.16, p. 145-148
Publisher: Australian Poultry Science Symposium & Poultry Research Foundation & World's Poultry Science Association, Australian Branch
Place of Publication: Sydney, Australia
ISSN: 1034-3466
1034-6260
Field of Research (FOR): 070704 Veterinary Epidemiology
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO): 830309 Poultry
Peer Reviewed: Yes
HERDC Category Description: E1 Refereed Scholarly Conference Publication
Other Links: http://trove.nla.gov.au/work/6382329?selectedversion=NBD7527026
http://www.vetsci.usyd.edu.au/apss/documents/2004/APSS2004-gao-pp145-148.pdf
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