Disease outbreaks in wild, domestic and production animals can threaten populations or species, reduce the productivity of livestock and present risk to human health. Animals are a major source of new infectious diseases in humans, and global climate change is shifting the range of many vector-borne illnesses. 

Our world-renowned clinicians and researchers work together to improve the health and welfare of animals and mitigate the effects of pests and diseases on the natural environment, agriculture and society.

UQ Science supports more than 120 veterinarians, biologists, microbiologists, epidemiologists, and agricultural and environmental scientists in this cross-disciplinary research theme.

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