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Researcher: Butler, R (Dr Rick Butler)

Fields of Research

Fish pests and diseases
Aquaculture
Animal physiology - systems
Veterinary parasitology
Veterinary immunology
Animal physiology - cell
Veterinary pathology

Research Objectives

Fisheries - aquaculture

Career Best Publications

Research Publications

A dual enzyme method for the established of long-and medium-term primary cultures of epithelial and fibroblastic cells for Atlantic salmon gills; Journal of Fish Biology
AGD vaccine: an antibody approach; Aquafin CRC Conference
Amoebic Gill Disease research highlights; The Second scientific conference of the Atlantic salmon aquaculture subprogram
Atlantic salmon, Salmo salar L. previously infected with Neoparamoeba sp. are not resistant to re-infection and have suppressed phagocyte function; Journal of Fish Diseases
Changes in the innate response of Atlantic salmon, Salmo salar L., exposed to experimental infection with Neoparamoeba sp; Journal of Fish Diseases
Characterisation of protease activity of trophozoites of neoparamoeba pemaquidensis ; Diseases of Fish and Shellfish
Cytokines as immunostimulants in farmed fish and their role in the pathogenesis of amoebic gill disease in salmonids; Aquafin CRC Conference
Effects of dissolved organic carbon and hardness in freshwater used to treat amoebic gill disease; Aquaculture Research
Exploitation of water chemistry for the treatment of amoebic gill disease; Aquafin CRC Conference 2003
Expression of natriuretic peptide receptor mRNA and functional response to atrial natriuretic peptide and C-type natriuretic peptide in rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss) head kidney leucocytes; Fish and Shellfish Immunology
Host-pathogen interactions - the immune response of AGD infected Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar; Aquafin CRC Conference
Host-Pathogen interactions in amoebic gill disease
Immunostimulatory CpG oligodeoxynucleotides increase resistance against amoebic gill disease in Atlantic salmon, Salmo salar L; Journal of Fish Diseases
In vitro interactions between Neoparamoeba sp and Atlantic salmon epithelial cells; Journal of Fish Diseases
In Vitro modelling of host-parasite interactions during amoebic gill disease infections ; Aquafin CRC Conference
Influence of salmonid gill bacteria on development and severity of amoebic gill disease; Diseases of Aquatic Organisms
Model Development for Epidemiology of Amoebic Gill disease
Natriuretic Peptide Receptor Expression and Function in Rainbow Trout Head Kidney Leococytes - Another Role for Natriuretic Peptides in Fish; VIIth International Congress on the Biology of Fish
Pathophysiological relevance of inflammation and innate immunity in amoebic gill disease in Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar); ASAS Atlantic Salmon Aquaculture Subprogram Scientific Conference
Pathophysiological relevance of inflammation and innate immunnity in amoebic gill disease in Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar); 9th International congress of the international society for developmental and comparative immunology
Potential for immunomodulation to control Amoebic Gill Disease in Atlantic salmon; ASAS Atlantic Salmon Aquaculture Subprogram Scientific Conference
Potential for immunomodulation to control amoebic gill disease in Atlantic salmon; 3rd International Symposium on Fish Vaccinology
Susceptibility and immune response of Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar ) to Neoparamoeba pemaquidensis challenge following initial infection and treatment; ASAS Atlantic Salmon Aquaculture Subprogram Scientific Conference
Susceptibility and immune response of Atlantic salmon (salmo salar L.) to neoparamoeba pemaquidensis challenge following initial infection and treatment; Diseases of Fish and Shellfish
The effect of environmental factors on the distribution of Neoparamoeba pemaquidensis in Tasmania; Journal of Fish Diseases

Research Projects

Research Candidate Supervision

Immune-regulatory Genes in Amoebic Gill Disease- Potential for Immunomodulation
Interactions between Neoparamoeba spp. and Atlantic Salmon (Salmo salar L.) Immune System Components
Potential Risk Factors of Amoebic Gill Disease in Tasmanian Atlantic Salmon
Role of Bacteria in Amoebic Gill Disease
The Impact of Disease and Diet on the Metabolic Rate, Swimming Performance and Recovery of Atlantic Salmon (Salmo salar L.)