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    Dr Josh Aleri
    BVM MSc(Clinical Studies) MANZCVS(Epidemiology) PhD

    Senior Lecturer in Production Animal Medicine and Epidemiology

    About me

    Dr Aleri is a Senior Lecturer and researcher in Production Animal Health and Management (Cattle Medicine) at Murdoch University as well as a registered veterinarian in Australia.

    He is an alumni of the University of Melbourne, Australia where he completed a PhD in Cattle Medicine and Epidemiology. He also holds a Masters degree in Clinical studies with special interest in ruminant medicine. Joshua is a member of the Epidemiology and Dairy Medicine Chapters in the Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists (ANZCVS).

    Dr Aleri’s research interests are in the health and welfare of dairy cattle and in the epidemiology of infectious diseases of cattle both in Australia and overseas.

    Joshua is a recipient of a number of international research awards such as the 2018 ruminant well-being research award sponsored by Boehringer Ingelheim and 2014 Gustav Rosenberger memorial award.

    He enjoys research, teaching /extension services and clinical veterinary work.

    His hobbies include playing rugby and an occasional marathoner.


    Teaching area

    I teach cattle health, medicine and management in a number of units within the college.


    Research areas

    1.Population Medicine, Health and Welfare of Dairy Cattle

    2.  Epidemiology of Infectious diseases of ruminants special interest in cattle

    Current projects

    Currently recruiting domestic and international PhD students interested in Population Medicine, Ruminant Medicine and or Epidemiology.

    Current projects:

    1.Aetiology of metritis-endometritis complex in dairy cattle in Australia – ongoing

    2. Understanding the burden of gastrointestinal parasites in dairy farms in Western Australia – ongoing

    3. Etiology of clinical and sub-clinical causes of bovine mastitis – ongoing

    4. Investigations of a rare sheep syndrome – CTVS – (2017 – 2019)

    5. Investigations into biosecurity practices in dairy herds – (2017 – 2019)

    6. Calf Health and Welfare in Western Australia dairy farms – ongoing

    7. Investigations of Bovine Tuberculosis across dairy farms in Wuhan province, China – ongoing

    8. Prevalence, incidence and risk factors of salmonellosis and their antimicrobial resistance profiles across dairy farms in Hubei province, China – ongoing





    Awards and grants


    Udder health project – Studies on udder and teat injuries in dairy cattle in WA.- $6,000 funded by the Dermatology chapter, Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientist (ANZCVS).

    Dairy Australia travel grant – To attend the American Dairy Science Conference(ADSA) in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA. $6,000.

    Australian Dairy Conference travel grant to Adelaide. $500.

    Start-up research grant – Murdoch University. $10,000



    Doctor of Philosophy – Faculty of Veterinary and Agricultural Science, University of Melbourne.

    Victorian Dairy Farmers Research grant – Top research student  $10,000

    Research and training grant to improve stall design and management for better cow welfare and productivity on smallholder dairy farms in Kenya. J VanLeeuwen, S McKenna, S Richards, G Gitau, J Aleri. Collaborators – University of Prince Edward, Canada and University of Nairobi Kenya.   $180,000



    Member in Veterinary Epidemiology- ANZCVS



    Gustav Rosenberger Memorial Award – Young Promising Cattle Researcher- $14,000



    Australian Postgraduate Award (APA) PhD scholarship for 3.5 years, The University of Melbourne.



    Dean committee grant, Department of Clinical Studies, University of Nairobi – Research grant for tick-borne diseases in Donkeys



    Scholarship to pursue a Master’s of Clinical Studies and Residency program in Food Animal Production Medicine, Department of Clinical Studies, University of Nairobi.



    Animal Welfare Practice, WSPA

    Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine, University of Nairobi






    • Aleri, J., Gogoi Tiwari, J., Tiwari, H., Fisher, A., Waichigo, F., Robertson, I., (2021), Prevalence of failure of passive transfer of immunity in dairy calves in a Mediterranean pasture-based production system of the south-west region of Western Australia, Research in Veterinary Science, 139, , pages 121 - 126.
    • Aleri, J., Laurence, M., Robertson, I., Irons, P., Coiacetto, F., Fisher, A., (2021), A descriptive retrospective study on mortality and involuntary culling in beef and dairy cattle production systems of Western Australia (19812018), Australian Veterinary Journal, , 2021, pages 1 - 7.
    • Zhu, X., Yan, Y., Wang, Z., zhang, k., Chen, Y., Peng, Y., Peng, Q., Guo, A., Robertson, I., Aleri, J., (2021), An abattoir-based study on the prevalence of bovine tuberculosis from culled adult dairy cows in Wuhan, China, Preventive Veterinary Medicine, 196, , .
    • Aleri, J., Russell, S., Richardson, J., Stephens, N., Lee, G., Laurence, M., (2020), Cervico-thoracic vertebral subluxation in sheep: Awareness among veterinarians of a rare syndrome., Research in Veterinary Science, 130, 2020, pages 79 - 86.
    • Aleri, J., Laurence, M., (2020), A description of biosecurity practices among selected dairy farmers across Australia, Animal Production Science, Published online: 26 May 2020, , pages -.
    • Wang, J., Zhu, X., Robertson, I., Guo, A., Xue, K., Yi, P., Peng, Q., wang, Z., Peng, Y., Chen, Y., Li, X., Aleri, J., (2020), An Abattoir-Based Study on the Prevalence of Salmonella Fecal Carriage and ESBL Related Antimicrobial Resistance from Culled Adult Dairy Cows in Wuhan, China, Pathogens, 9, 853, pages 2 - 11.
    • Pinsky, T., Aleri, J., Collins, T., (2019), A Pilot Welfare Assessment of Working Ponies on Gili Trawangan, Indonesia, Animals, , , pages -.
    • Aleri, J., Hine, B., Pyman, M., Mansell, P., Mallard, B., Stevenson, M., Fisher, A., (2019), Associations between immune competence, stress responsiveness, and production in Holstein-Friesian and Holstein-Friesian Jersey heifers reared in a pasture-based production system in Australia, Journal of Dairy Science, 102, 4, pages 3282 - 3294.
    • Kangwei, H., Firestone, S., Wiethoelter, A., Stenos, J., Lignereux, L., Clark, N., Aleri, J., Magalhaes, R., Stevenson, M., (2019), The prevalence and risk factors for Coxiella burnetii on commercial dairy goat farms in Australia, International Journal of Epidemiology, Volume 50, 1, .
    • Aleri, J., Hine, B., Pyman, M., Mansell, P., Mallard, B., Fisher, A., (2017), An assessment of immune and stress responsivenessin Holstein-Friesian cows selected for high and lowfeed conversion efficiency, Animal Production Science, 57, , pages 244 - 251.
    • Aleri, J., Hine, B., Pyman, M., Mansell, P., Mallard, B., Fisher, A., (2016), Periparturient immunosuppression and strategies to improve dairy cow health during the periparturient period, Research in Veterinary Science, 108, , pages 8 - 17.
    • Aleri, J., Fisher, A., Pyman, M., Mansell, P., Hine, B., Mallard, B., (2015), Assessing adaptive immune response phenotypes in Australian Holstein-Friesian heifers in a pasture-based production system, Journal of Animal Science: leading source of new knowledge and perspectives in animal science, 93, 3, pages 1317 - 21.
    1. Aleri, J. W., Hine, B. C., Pyman, M. F., Mansell, P. D., Wales, W. J., Mallard, B., & Fisher, A. D., 2015. Assessing adaptive immune response phenotypes in Australian Holstein-Friesian heifers in a pasture-based production system. Journal of Animal Science, 93(7), 3713-3721.