Progress on footrot vaccine

Dr Ruth Kennan and Professor Julian Rood.
Dr Ruth Kennan and Professor Julian Rood.

Professor Julian Rood and Dr Ruth Kennan have featured in the media, as progress has been made towards developing a new vaccine for ovine footrot. Ovine footrot is a serious disease in sheep, and the team of researchers from Monash BDI and the University of Sydney have identified potential footrot vaccine antigen candidates for further testing. A media release from Meat & Livestock Australia has appeared in a number of newspapers including Queensland Country Life, and Stock & Land, and agricultural news sites such as Stock Journal, North Queensland RegisterSheep Central and more.