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Photograph of Dr Peter Mansell; Photographer: Sam Tieu

Dr Peter Mansell

Associate Professor Peter Mansell BVSc (Hons) PhD (Melbourne) MACVSc (Epidemiology)
Senior Lecturer

Dr Mansell commenced employment with the University of Melbourne as a Tutor/Senior Tutor in Bovine Medicine at the Rural Veterinary Unit in Maffra, Australia, in 1992. He was appointed as a Lecturer (Cattle) with the Department of Veterinary Science in 1994. He had previously been employed as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Department of Biomedical Sciences, Ontario Veterinary College at the University of Guelph, Canada, and as a Veterinarian at the Kyabram Veterinary Clinic.

Contact details:
Telephone: +61 3 9731 2222
Facsimile: +61 3 9731 2366
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Associate Dean – Information Technology

Teaching Responsibilities:
250-317: Cattle 1 - Subject Co-ordinator
250-420: Cattle 2 - Subject Co-ordinator
Clinical Seminar Program Co-ordinator

Field of Expertise:
Diseases and management of cattle

Research Interests:
Diseases and management of dairy cattle
Diagnosis and epidemiology of mastitis in dairy cattle
Teaching of clinical veterinary medicine

Current Research Projects:
Molecular epidemiology of bovine mastitis
Diagnosis of bovine mastitis

Committee Memberships:
Chair of the Faculty of Veterinary Science's Animal Experimentation Ethics Committee

Member of Research Groups:
Dairy Cattle Medicine and Production (Research Leader)

Selected Publications:

Phuektes P, Browning GF, Anderson GA and Mansell PD. Multiplex PCR as a mastitis screening test for Staph. aureus, Str. agalactiae, Str. dysgalactiae and Str. uberis in bulk milk samples. J. Dairy Res. (2003) 70: 149-155

Mansell PD and Seguya A. The use of a hand-held 'mastitis detector' for the diagnosis of subclinical mastitis in dairy cattle. New Zealand Vet. J. (2003) 51: 21-25

Phuektes P, Mansell PD, Dyson RS, Hooper ND, Dick JS and Browning GF. Molecular epidemiology of Streptococcus uberis isolates from bovine mastitis. J. Clin. Microbiol. (2001) 39: 1460-1466

Phuektes P, Mansell PD and Browning GF. Multiplex polymerase chain reaction assay for simultaneous detection of Staphylococcus aureus and streptococcal causes of mastitis. J. Dairy Sci. (2001) 84:1140-1148

Seguya AG and Mansell PD. An evaluation of a hand-held electrical resistance meter for the diagnosis of bovine subclinical mastitis in late lactation under Australian conditions. Aust. Vet. J. (2000) 78: 608-611.

Mansell PD. Hemophilia A and B. In: Schalm?s Veterinary Hematology 5th Edition, Williams and Wilkins, Pennsylvania (2000). pp 1026-1029.

Wraight M, McNeil J, Beggs D, Greenall R, Humphris T, Irwin R, Jagoe S, Jemmeson A, Morgan W, Brightling P, Anderson G and Mansell P. Compliance of Victorian dairy farmers with current calf rearing recommendations for control of Johne's disease. Vet. Microbiology (2000) 77:429-442

Darmody WM, Harmer JC, Honey PG, Mansell PD, Morgan WF, Niethe GE, Norman ST, Rheinberger RJ, Walsh TA and Withers GN. Pregnancy Testing in Cattle. Ed. PG Honey, Aust. Assoc. Cattle Vet., Indooroopilly (1998).

Baseggio N, Mansell PD, Browning JW and Browning GF. Strain differentiation of isolates of streptococci from bovine mastitis by pulsed field gel electrophoresis. Molecular and Cellular Probes (1997) 11: 349-354

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