Recent Poultry Health Studies by the PRF Team



Karen Gao’s project is the first analytical epidemiological study of Spotty Liver Disease, which is a major disease problem in free range egg layers. Christine Clark’s project looked at the novel strain of Salmonella enterica serovar Enteritidis that caused major disruption to the layer industry in NSW in 2018-2020 and also spread to Victoria and Queensland.

Christine Clark holding a chicken.

Oregon to Oz



Christine Clark is one of our newish “Aussies” who is much loved by her colleagues in the feed and poultry industries in Australia. Christine’s PhD journey began with the impossible idea to test different feed ingredients in combination with a live salmonella vaccine program. This is an incredibly challenging program, straddling science, industry and politics.