Development of a quantitative PCR (qPCR) for Giardia and analysis of the prevalence, cyst shedding and genotypes of Giardia present in sheep across four states in Australia
Rongchang Yang, Caroline Jacobson, Graham Gardner, Ian Carmichael, Angus JD Campbell, Una Ryan
Experimental Parasitology | ACADEMIC PRESS INC ELSEVIER SCIENCE | Published : 2014
This study was funded by Meat and Livestock Australia (MLA), Australian Wool Innovation Limited (AWI) and the Australian Government. We thank the participating farmers for their support and providing access to sheep for sample collection. We thank Justin Hoad for providing faecal samples from NSW. Samples from the WA farms were collected and DNA extracted by Joshua Sweeny. Thanks also go to Josephine Ng-Hublin for DNA extraction of faecal samples collected from the eastern states.