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Peter D. Kirkland, BVSc, PhD

Specialties and Expertise

  • Diagnostic testing for viral diseases of animals and aquatic species; Epidemiology and control of insect-borne infections of livestock; Pestivirus infections of livestock



  • BVSc: University of Sydney
  • PhD: University of Newcastle

Select Awards, Achievements, and Publications

  • Gu X, Davis RJ, Walsh SJ, Melville LF, Kirkland PD. Longitudinal study of the detection of bluetongue virus in bull semen and comparison of real time polymerase chain reaction assays. J Vet Diagn Invest. 2014;26:18-26.
  • Jenkins C, . . . , Kirkland PD, Frances J. First identification and characterisation of an ostreid herpesvirus-1 micro variant (OsHV-1 µ-var) in Crassostrea gigas (Pacific oysters) in Australia. Dis Aquatic Org. 2013;105:109-126.
  • Roche SE, Wicks R, . . . , Kirkland P. Descriptive overview of the 2011 epidemic of arboviral disease in horses in Australia. Aust Vet J. 2013;91:5-13.
  • Arzey G, Kirkland P, Arzey E, et al. Influenza A/H10N7 infection in chickens and poultry abattoir workers in Australia. Emerg Infect Dis. 2012;18(5):814–816.
  • Belaganahalli MN, Maan S, . . . , Kirkland PD et al. Full genome sequencing and genetic characterization of Eubenangee viruses identify Pata virus as a distinct species within the genus Orbivirus. PLoS One. 2012;7(3):e31911.