Evaluation Of The Eg95 Vaccine Against Hydatid Infection In Macropodid Marsupials

Grant number: LP0668358

Abstract

A parasitic infection known as hydatids was introduced into Australia by Europeans and is now causing mortality in Australian wallabies and kangaroos, including amongst endangered species. A vaccine against the disease, that was developed in Australia for use in domestic livestock, is being evaluated to determine if it could be used to prevent hydatids closely monitored populations of endangered macropod marsupials, such as Petrogale penicillata.