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Field of Study: Animal Health

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The health and welfare of animals is central to Defra's work of protecting and improving livestock and controlling and eradicating disease

• ADAS BSE research
• African swine fever
• Antimicrobial Resistance (AB01)
• Antimicrobial Resistance (OD20)
• Antimicrobial resistance in zoonotic bacteria
• Avian coccidiosis
• Biosecurity
• Bluetongue & Related orbiviruses, molecular biology
• Bluetongue and related viruses
• Bovine Mastitis
• Campylobacter
• Coronavirus diseases of agricultural importance
• Developing improved control strategies for TB in cattle and badgers
• Diagnosis of exotic virus infection
• Disease diagnosis & control
• E. coli O157
• Epidemiology of exotic diseases
• Epidemiology of spongiform encephalopathies
• Evaluating currently available strategies for the control of TB in cattle and badgers
• Food-borne zoonoses
• IBV in poultry
• Immune control of respiratory diseases of calves
• Mastitis
• Mechanisms of pathogenesis in spongiform encephalopathies
• Modelling of disease spread and control
• Molecular genetics of foot and mouth disease virus
• Molecular studies on FMDV
• MoU with VMD
• Neoplastic and other diseases of chickens
• New and emerging diseases
• Non-statutory bacterial diseases
• Non-statutory parasitic diseases
• Non-statutory viral diseases
• NPU BSE research
• Other food and water borne zoonoses
• Other non-food borne zoonoses
• Other statutory diseases
• Pathogenesis and immunity of enteric disease in calves
• Pathogenic determinants of bacteria causing enteric and respiratory diseases in pigs
• Rabies
• Rabies.
• Research on diseases of turkeys
• Research on enteric and respiratory diseased in pigs
• Respiratory diseases of housed calves
• Salmonella infection in cattle and poultry
• Salmonella.
• Statutory diagnostic services for exotic virus diseases
• Statutory parasitic diseases
• Studies of natural and experimental spongiform encephalopathies related to diagnosis
• Surveillance: International Trade
• Surveillance: Statutory and Exotic Bacteria
• Surveillance: Statutory and Exotic Viruses
• Surveillance: Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathies
• Systems of disease security
• TB - Policy
• Transmissibility of the spongiform encephalopathies
• Tuberculosis
• Understanding causes of TB breakdown in cattle herds
• Vaccine development for foot-and -mouth disease viruses
• Vaccine research and development
• Vector Borne Diseases
• Veterinary Drug Residue Monitoring (Statutory)
• Veterinary Training Initiative
• VLA Endemic Casework - Contract M
• VLA Risk Assess Test Strategies TB - Contract L
• VLA Surveillance - Contract G
• VLA Surveillance - Contract T
• VLA Surveillance for Endemic Diseases - Contract A
• VLA Surveillance for Exotic Diseases - Contract C
• VLA Surveillance for Import/Export - Contract F
• VLA Surveillance for TSE - Contract E
• VLA Surveillance for Zoonoses - Contract B
• VMD Biochemical
• VMD Biological
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Page last updated : 19 March 2003