PROJECTS

African swine fever (ASF) in domestic & feral pigs
CEBRA project 20121501 (funded by the Australian Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment (DAWE)) is extending the AADIS model to represent the spread of ASF in the feral pig population and between the feral and domestic pig populations. Collaborators on this project are DAWE, University of Melbourne (Centre of Excellence for Biosecurity Risk Analysis and the Faculty of Veterinary and Agricultural Sciences), Biosecurity Queensland, and AusVet.

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African swine fever (ASF) in domestic pigs
The Biosecurity Innovation Program within the Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment (DAWE) has sponsored the adaption of AADIS to model the spread and control of ASF in the Australian domestic pig population. Collaborators on this project are DAWE, University of Melbourne (Centre of Excellence for Biosecurity Risk Analysis and the Faculty of Veterinary and Agricultural Sciences), Biosecurity Queensland, Australian Pork Limited and SunPork.

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FMD Ready – outbreak decision support tools
The FMD Ready project is enhancing and utilising the AADIS FMD model to assess alternate approaches to post-outbreak surveillance and management options for vaccinated animals to support proof-of-freedom and a faster return to trade. Collaborators on this project are the Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment, Meat and Livestock Australia, CSIRO and the Centre of Excellence for Biosecurity Research Analysis.

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Vector-borne livestock disease
CEBRA project 1608B extended the AADIS model to represent insect vectors of livestock disease. AADIS was subsequently extended to represent the spread and control of bluetongue virus. The collaborators on these projects were the Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment, University of Melbourne (Centre of Excellence for Biosecurity Risk Analysis and the Faculty of Veterinary and Agricultural Sciences), the Centre for Epidemiology and Animal Health within the United States Department of Agriculture, and the University of Georgia.

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Within-farm spread of African swine fever (ASF)
A mathematical model of the within-farm spread of ASF spread was developed as part of an Honour’s research project. Collaborators on this project were the University of Melbourne’s Faculty of Veterinary and Agricultural Sciences and the Centre of Excellence for Biosecurity Research Analysis.

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FMD surveillance
AADIS was used to estimate the return on investment of active surveillance of FMD. The collaborators on this project were the Western Australian Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development, Ausvet and the University of Melbourne (Centre for Environmental and Economic Research).

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EuFMDiS
EuFMDiS is a multi-country extension of the AADIS modelling framework for transboundary animal disease in Europe. The development of EuFMDiS was sponsored by the European Commission for the control of FMD within the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations.
Collaborators on this project are EuFMD and the national veterinary authorities of Austria, Bulgaria, Croatia, Hungary, Italy, Ireland, North Macedonia, Romania, Slovenia and Spain.

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National livestock standstill
AADIS was used for a 2019 Master of Veterinary Public Health research project on the effect of a national livestock standstill on the size and duration of an outbreak of FMD in Australia. The collaborators on this project were the University of Melbourne (Faculty of Veterinary and Agricultural Sciences and the Centre of Excellence for Biosecurity Risk Analysis) and the Western Australian Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development.

Australian Animal Disease Spread Model

Supported by the Australian Deparment of Agriculture, Water and the Environment

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