BAILEY, Graham

Graham Bailey

Research interests

  • Veterinary Microbiology
  • Veterinary Pathology


Graham Bailey works at Orange Agricultural Institute, Orange where he works as a Veterinary Research Officer.

He joined NSW Agriculture* in 1996 as a Veterinary Research Officer working in the Regional Veterinary Laboratory, Orange. In May 2009, he moved to a full time research position. He has worked in diagnostic pathology and has over 30 publications in the areas of bacteriology and pathology.

*NSW Department of Primary Industries was formed on July 1, 2004 through an amalgamation of NSW Agriculture, NSW Fisheries, State Forests of NSW and the NSW Department of Mineral Resources.


  • B.V.Sc. (Hons) – University of Sydney 1982
  • Diploma in Veterinary Clinical Studies University of Sydney 1983
  • PhD Veterinary Bacteriology – University of Sydney 1989
  • Member Australian College of Veterinary Scientists (Microbiology) 1998

Current priorities

  • Anthrax diagnosis and surveillance
  • Theileriosis in cattle
  • Microbial diseases of production animals- Johne’s disease, footrot of sheep in particular.
  • Diseases of sheep- plant related toxicities and metabolic diseases in particular.

Recent publications

Vanselow BA, Hornitzky MA, Walker KH, Eamens GJ, Bailey GD, Gill PA, Coates K, Corney B, Cronin JP and Renilson S (2007) Salmonella and on-farm risk factors in healthy slaughter-age cattle and sheep in eastern Australia. Australian Veterinary Journal 85:498-502

Cheetham BF, Tanjung LR, Sutherland M, Druitt J, Green G, McFarlane J, Bailey GD, Seaman JT and Katz ME (2006) Improved diagnosis of virulent ovine footrot using the intA gene. Veterinary Microbiology 116:166-174.

Bailey GD, Vanselow BA, Hornitzky MA, Hum SI, Eamens GJ, Gill PA, Walker KH, Cronin JP, (2003) A study of the foodborne pathogens: Campylobacter, Listeria and Yersinia, in faeces from slaughter-age cattle and sheep in Australia. Communicable Diseases Intelligence. 27: 2, 249-257.

Djordjevic SP, Ramachandran V, Bettelheim KA, Vanselow BA, Holst P, Bailey GD and Hornitzky, M.A (2002) Serotypes and virulence gene profiles of Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli isolated from feces of pasture-fed and lot-fed sheep. Appl. Environ. Microbiol. 70:3910-3917.

Hornitzky MA, Vanselow BA, Walker K, Bettelheim KA, Corney B, Gill P, Bailey GD and Djordjevic SP (2002) Virulence properties and serotypes of Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli from healthy Australian cattle. Appl. Environ. Microbiol. 68: 6439-6445

Hemsley S, Bailey GD and Canfield P (2002) Immunohistological Characterization of Lymphosarcoma in Two Alpacas (Lama pacos). J. Comp. Pathol. 127:69-71

Djordjevic SP, Hornitsky MA, Bailey GD, Gill P, Vanselow B and Bettleheim KA (2001) Virulence properties and serotypes of Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli (STEC) from healthy Australian slaughter age sheep. J. Clin. Micro. 39: 2017-2021

Dorsh M, Love DN and Bailey GD (2001) Fusobacterium equinum sp. nov. from the oral cavity of horses. Int. J. Syst. Evolut. Micro. 51:1959-1963

Bourke CA, Bailey GD and Kemp JB (2000) The case for solar radiation being more significant than ambient temperature in producing lethal hyperthermic ergotism in cattle. Aust. Vet. J. 78:618-621

Bailey GD and Love DN (1995) Glucose 6-phosphate dehydrogenase and 6-phosphogluconate dehydrogenase activities and glucose utilization by species within the genera Bacteroides, Prevotella and Porphyromonas. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol. 45:246-249

Bailey GD and Love DN (1993) Fusobacterium pseudonecrophorum Is a Synonym of Fusobacterium varium. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol. 43:819-821.

Bailey GD and Love DN (1991) Oral associated bacterial infection in horses: Studies on the normal anaerobic flora from the pharyngeal tonsillar surface and its association with lower respiratory tract and paraoral infections. Vet. Microbiol. 26: 367-379.