Animal Health Laboratory staff do research in animal surveillance, animal diseases and disease diagnosis. Browse a list of our recent scientific publications.


Brosnahan C, Pande A, Jones B (2015). Snapper mortalities: finding a cause. Surveillance 42(4), 24-26.

Buckle K and HA HJ (2015). Investigation of an unusual veterinary syndrome leading to confirmation of sporadic bovine encephalomyelitis (SBE) in New Zealand, Surveillance, 42(2), 9

Hall RJ, Draper JL, Nielsen FG, Dutilh BE. (2015). Beyond research: a primer for considerations on using viral metagenomics in the field and clinic. Frontiers in Microbiology 6.

Hiriote W, Gias EL, Welsh SH, Toms GL (2015). An investigation of the genetic basis of increased susceptibility to neutralization by anti-fusion glycoprotein antibody arising on passage of human respiratory syncytial virus in cell culture. Journal of Medical Virology 87:130-1

Lane HS, Booth K, Pande A, Jones JB (2015). First report of the myxozoan parasite Myxobolus episquamalis infecting grey mullet (Mugil cephalus) from New Zealand. New Zealand Journal of Marine and Freshwater Research 49(2),173-7.

McFadden AMJ, Heath ACG, Fairley R, Trolove P, Pulford DJ (2015). Theileria (Ikeda) associated bovine anaemia in a West Coast dairy farm. Vetscript 28 pp28-30 (February, 2015).

McFadden AMJ, Vink, D, Pulford, D, Lawrence K, Bingham P., Gias E, Heath ACG, Watts J, Sanson R (2015). Surveillance for Theileria associated bovine anaemia (Ikeda) in New Zealand. Proceedings of the Society of Dairy Cattle Veterinarians Annual Conference.

Ohneiser SA, Hills SF, Cave NJ, Passmore D, Dunowska M (2015). Canine parvorviruses in New Zealand from a monophyletic group distinct from the viruses circulating in other parts of the world. Veterinary Microbiology 178(3-4): 190-200.

O'Keefe J (2015).  Editorial: Building our Biosecurity Capability.  Surveillance 41 (3) p3, 201.

Perera PK, Gasser RB, Pulford DJ, Stevenson DA, Firestone SM, McFadden AMJ, Jabbar A. (2015). Comparison of the performance of three PCR assays for the detection and differentiation of Theileria orientalis genotypes. Parasites and Vectors, 8, 524.

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