Dr Alison Gunn

BVSc, MACVSc (Dairy Cattle Medicine), MVS
Lecturer, Ruminant Health

C08B - R.V.C. - Main Bldg. - Camden
The University of Sydney

Telephone +61 2 4655 0648
Fax +61 2 4655 0642

Biographical details

Alison graduated from the University of Bristol in 1988 and after starting her career in mixed practice soon developed an interest in cattle. She came out to Australia in 1990 for a working holiday and has not worked in the UK since. In 1994 she was appointed the University of Melbourne dairy cattle tutor at Maffra, Victoria and completed her MVS in 1997.

Alison has worked in practice in every state of Australia and has a wide range of experience in the many aspects of Australian dairy and beef production systems. She has developed many on-farm herd health and disease control programs. After completing her MVS she continued to carry out practice based research and extension into bovine infectious diseases, with a specific emphasis on epidemiology and disease control. Alison joined the University of Sydney in 2006 as a lecturer in ruminant health. She has a diverse range of research interests including prevention and treatment of calf scours, epidemiology of bovine abortion, prevention and control of pink eye, epidemiology and management of mastitis and the aetiology of bovine infertility.

Selected grants

2010

  • Strategies for low cost molecular screening of contagious mastitis pathogens; House J, Bosward K, Sheehy P, Gunn A; Geoffrey Gardiner Dairy Foundation (GGDF)/Innovation Program.
  • Molecular methods for detection of calf scour pathogens; Gunn A, House J, Sheehy P; Meat and Livestock Australia Ltd/Livestock Production Research and Development Program: Strategic and Applied Research Funding.

2009

  • Development of Mycoplasma bovis molecular diagnostic tests and investigation of the incidence of Mycoplasma in eastern Australia dairy herds; House J, Sheehy P, Bosward K, Gunn A; Geoffrey Gardiner Dairy Foundation (GGDF)/Innovation Program.

Selected publications

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Journals

  • Izzo, M., Kirkland, P., Gu, X., Lele, Y., Gunn, A., House, J. (2012). Comparison of three diagnostic techniques for detection of rotavirus and coronavirus in calf faeces in Australia. Australian Veterinary Journal, 90(4), 122-129. [More Information]
  • Landmann, J., Gunn, A., O'Donoghue, P., Tranter, W., McGowan, M. (2011). Epidemiology and Impact of Neospora caninum Infection in Three Queensland Tropical Dairy Herds. Reproduction in Domestic Animals, 46(4), 734-737. [More Information]
  • Izzo, M., Kirkland, P., Mohler, V., Perkins, N., Gunn, A., House, J. (2011). Prevalence of major enteric pathogens in Australian dairy calves with diarrhoea. Australian Veterinary Journal, 89(5), 167-173. [More Information]
  • Shum, L., McConnel, C., Gunn, A., House, J. (2009). Environmental mastitis in intensive high-producing dairy herds in New South Wales. Australian Veterinary Journal, 87(12), 469-475.

Conferences

  • Thompson, A., Kirkland, P., House, J., Sheehy, P., Gunn, A. (2012). Diarrhoea in Calves: Advances in research and Diagnoses. 94th District veterinarian's Conference, Wollongong: District veterinarian's association.
  • House, J., Sheehy, P., Bosward, K., Gunn, A. (2011). Mycoplasma: A Re-Emerging Pathogen. Countdown Symposium 2011, Melbourne, Australia: Dairy Australia.

2012

  • Izzo, M., Kirkland, P., Gu, X., Lele, Y., Gunn, A., House, J. (2012). Comparison of three diagnostic techniques for detection of rotavirus and coronavirus in calf faeces in Australia. Australian Veterinary Journal, 90(4), 122-129. [More Information]
  • Thompson, A., Kirkland, P., House, J., Sheehy, P., Gunn, A. (2012). Diarrhoea in Calves: Advances in research and Diagnoses. 94th District veterinarian's Conference, Wollongong: District veterinarian's association.

2011

  • Landmann, J., Gunn, A., O'Donoghue, P., Tranter, W., McGowan, M. (2011). Epidemiology and Impact of Neospora caninum Infection in Three Queensland Tropical Dairy Herds. Reproduction in Domestic Animals, 46(4), 734-737. [More Information]
  • House, J., Sheehy, P., Bosward, K., Gunn, A. (2011). Mycoplasma: A Re-Emerging Pathogen. Countdown Symposium 2011, Melbourne, Australia: Dairy Australia.
  • Izzo, M., Kirkland, P., Mohler, V., Perkins, N., Gunn, A., House, J. (2011). Prevalence of major enteric pathogens in Australian dairy calves with diarrhoea. Australian Veterinary Journal, 89(5), 167-173. [More Information]

2009

  • Shum, L., McConnel, C., Gunn, A., House, J. (2009). Environmental mastitis in intensive high-producing dairy herds in New South Wales. Australian Veterinary Journal, 87(12), 469-475.

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