What role does rotavirus play in equine diarrhoea in Australian horses?


This project involves screening an epidemiologically sound collection of faecal samples for equine rotavirus. It can be broken down into multiple stages, including: 1. sample collection; 2. development and validation of quantitative assays; 3. screening of samples for rotavirus; 4. further characterisation of selected isolates; 5. epidemiological analysis; and 6. analysis of quantitative data.


Thoroughbred Horses

Research Organisation

The University of Melbourne

Objective Summary

1. Establish an equine diarrhoea sample bank. 2. Conduct survey of rotavirus in foal diarrhoea and nondiarrhoeal controls. 3. Use cuttingedge molecular methods to detect rotavirus.

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Project Start Date

Friday, July 1, 2011

Project Completion Date

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Journal Articles From Project

Not Available

National Priority

Frontier technologies for building and transforming Australian industries

National Priority

Adoption of R&D

National Priority

HOR-Reduce the incidence and impact of diseases and parasites in horses


Related publications


Equine Research News - August 2014