John K. House

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Several outbreaks of anaemia, jaundice, abortion and mortality in cattle in New South Wales were attributed to the intracellular parasite, Theileria buffeli. Disease occurred predominantly in periparturient animals that had been moved from inland to coastal areas. Diagnosis was made via exclusion of other causes of haemolytic anaemia and observation of the(More)
OBJECTIVE To identify risk factors for nosocomial Salmonella infections among hospitalized horses. DESIGN Longitudinal study. ANIMALS 1,583 horses hospitalized in an intensive care unit between January 1992 and June 1996. PROCEDURE Survivor functions were used to estimate time to shedding salmonellae for various Salmonella serotypes. Survival analysis(More)
The global trend toward intensive livestock production has led to significant public health risks and industry-associated losses due to an increased incidence of disease and contamination of livestock-derived food products. A potential factor contributing to these health concerns is the prospect that selective pressure within a particular host may give rise(More)
OBJECTIVE Determine the prevalence of the major enteric pathogens in dairy and dairy beef calves with diarrhoea in Australia. DESIGN Cross-sectional study. METHODS Faecal samples from 84 Australian dairy and dairy beef properties (597 samples) were screened for rotavirus and coronavirus using real-time reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction,(More)
This study investigated conception rates and other reproductive outcomes achieved with artificial insemination (AI) of nulliparous Holstein heifers using sexed and conventional semen in a commercial Australian dairy herd in central western New South Wales from January 2004 to April 2009. Retrospective data from on-farm records of 9,870 inseminations of(More)
Salmonellae are endemic on most large intensive farms and salmonellosis is a common cause of neonatal morbidity and mortality. Disease and mortality usually reflect a variety of management events and environmental stressors that contribute to compromised host immunity and increased pathogen exposure. The diversity of salmonella serovars present on farms,(More)
Salmonella DNA adenine methylase (Dam) mutants that lack or overproduce Dam are highly attenuated for virulence in mice and confer protection against murine typhoid fever. To determine whether vaccines based on Dam are efficacious in poultry, a Salmonella Dam(-) vaccine was evaluated in the protection of chicken broilers against oral challenge with(More)
Cows and calves from a 1,600-cow drylot dairy were screened for IgG antibodies to Salmonella dublin lipopolysaccharide (LPS), using an indirect ELISA. The ELISA was performed on milk samples from lactating cows and on sera from nonlactating cows and calves. Fecal samples were collected from calves and nonlactating cows for culture of Salmonella spp. All(More)
Salmonella mutants lacking DNA adenine methylase (Dam) are highly attenuated for virulence and confer protection against oral challenge with homologous and heterologous Salmonella serovars in mice and chicken broilers. To determine whether vaccines based on Dam are efficacious in preventing early colonization of newly hatched chickens, a Salmonella(More)