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Massey University's research interests include a broad range of areas related to infectious diseases of veterinary and public health importance.
We are interested in all aspects of infectious diseases in a wide range of animal species including cats, dogs, horses, ruminants as well as wildlife. These include diseases caused by bacteria, fungi, parasites or viruses.
Our research projects range from investigations of the basic biology of selected pathogens to diagnosis, pathogenesis, treatment and epidemiology. The researchers in our group have a range of skills including both traditional and modern molecular methods.
The Infectious Disease Group at Massey's Institute of Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences has well-equipped modern laboratories including a dedicated PC2 virology laboratory, microbiology laboratory, serology laboratory, parasitology laboratory and a number of ancillary rooms such as clean PCR room, media kitchen and autoclave room. The academic staff members in our group are supported by 2 microbiology technicians, 1 virology technician, 2 parasitology technicians, 1 molecular biology technician and 1 general technician. We are equipped to perform a number of technical tasks including:
Viral and bacterial diseases endemic in New Zealand pet animals (cats, dogs and horses). Examples include molecular characterization of canine parvoviruses and equine herpesviruses in New Zealand, elucidation of host-virus interactions between cats and the feline immunodeficiency virus, investigation of the effects of injection site on development of immunity following vaccination of cats or determination of the in-vitro effects of different lysine/arginine concentrations on replication of feline herpesvirus 1.
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Last updated on Tuesday 16 August 2016