Dr Patrick Kluver

Patrick KluverPatrick has a wealth of experience in endemic and exotic disease control.  This includes carrying out research into ovine Johne’s disease for the Victorian Government, and working as a lecturer in sheep medicine and production at the University of Melbourne Veterinary School for five years.

Listen to Patrick discussing biosecurity in a radio interview for the ABC

Patrick worked with the university’s beef and sheep consultancy group, the Mackinnon Project at the Veterinary School at Werribee, regarded as Australia’s leading teaching, research and advisory service for sheep and beef.

In 2007 Patrick accepted a position with the CSIRO’s Australian Animal Health Laboratory, working mostly in Indonesia to strengthen their laboratory networks.

“This is a very exciting project to be involved with,” he said. “It’s a producer driven network aimed at improving disease control by the adoption of best practice biosecurity both on and off farm.

“LBN will be working closely with the existing biosecurity officers located with the Victorian Farmers Federation but will have a broader focus to include exotic disease preparedness.

“We plan to use as many existing networks to disseminate information as possible. We are still in a planning phase for our Victorian operations at the moment and I plan to get out and meeting as many people as I can in the New Year.

“I am very happy to talk to producer groups so please don’t hesitate to contact me.”

See report: Ovine Mouth Pathology

Contact details

M: 0499 077 213, E:

Livestock Biosecurity Network Pty Ltd
84 Tinning Street
Brunswick VIC 3056