The Department of Microbiology is one of the first research department of IVRD. After nearly 45 years of development, the Department has increasingly affirmed its position and roles in the general development of IVRD.

Functions and tasks

  1. Develop programs, projects, plans for scientific research and technology transfer in the field of veterinary microbiology to serve the development of livestock industry
  2. Carry out scientific research and transfer technology on:
  • Bacterial diseases on cattle, poultry, aquatic animals
  • Research and manufacture vaccines and biological products to prevent and treat bacterial diseases for cattle, poultry and aquatic animals
  • Transfer of technical advances in disease prevention and treatment for cattle, poultry and aquatic animals
  • Participating in international cooperation programs and projects on bacterial diseases in cattle and poultry with domestic and international organizations and partners
  • Participating in training for researcher, technicians and technical workers specializing in veterinary microbiology

 

Research capacity

Bacterial diseases in cattle and poultry such as: Pasteurellosis, Salmonellosis, Erysipelas, necrotizing enterocolitis, pneumonia, asthma, spirochetes, diarrhea, head edema in swine and chicken, bacteremia,…

Training

Staffs of the Department have supervised 4 PhD, 4 master and multiple under graduated students of Nha Trang University, Hue University of Agriculture and Forestry, University of Agriculture and Forestry in Ho Chi Minh City, Tay Nguyen University, etc.

Projects

  • Research on bacteremia caused by bacteria Riemerella anatipestifer in poultry and propose preventive measures (2018 – 2020).
  • Research on the production of vaccines against diseases caused by enterotoxin-producing coli bacteria in pigs (2016 – 2018).
  • Completing the production process of vaccines against pneumonia caused by Mycoplasma hyopneumoniae in pigs (2015 – 2017).
  • Study on the epidemiology and circulation of Leptospira in pigs in the South Central – Central Highlands region and develop prevention measures (2011-2013).
  • Research and development of antitoxin vaccines against perfringens-associated necrotizing enterocolitis in sheep and goats (2009 – 2011).
  • Research and production of vaccines against swine edema disease (2009-2010).
  • Study on production of lyophilized double attenuated vaccines against Pasteurellosis and Erysipelas (2010 – 2011).
  • Determining the situation of necrotizing enterocolitis caused by Clostridium perfringens in chickens raised in Khanh Hoa and developing preventive measures (2011).
  • Trial production of inactivated bivalent vaccines against head edema and Salmonellosis caused by coli and Salmonella in swine (2012 – 2014).
  • Analysis of antibiotic resistance of coli bacteria causing diarrhea in piglets (2010).
  • Identify bacteria causing calves pneumonia, develop appropriate prevention (2007-2009).
  • Studying diarrhea in dairy calves caused by coli, Salmonella and C. perfringens and making biological products for prevention and treatment (2007 – 2009).
  • Survey on some epidemiological characteristics of necrotizing enterocolitis caused by Clostridium perfringens in goats and sheep in Ninh Thuan and Khanh Hoa (2008).
  • Research and development of inactivated trivalent vaccines against Pasteurellosis, E. coli and Coryza (2004 – 2006).
  • Research and development of lyophilized attenuated vaccines against Pasteurellosis, Salmonellosis, Erysipelas and Cholera in swine (2004 – 2006).
  • Research on completing duck coli vaccine (inactivated vaccine supplemented with alum) (2005).
  • Research on production of lyophilized trivalent vaccine against Pasteurellosis, Salmonellosis and cholera in swine (2002 – 2004).
  • Research on diseases caused by coli in ducks raised in some central provinces and develop preventive measures (2003).
  • Vaccines against chicken head edema (Coryza) in the South Central region (2003).
  • Epidemiological characteristics of chicken head edema disease (Coryza) in central coastal provinces and control measures (2002).
  • Study on production of heterologous antibodies from egg yolk to prevent diarrhea caused by coli and Salmonella in piglets (2002).
  • Situation of infection with bacteria Bordetella bronchiseptica and Pasteurella multocida in pigs in some central provinces (1998).
  • Investigating the microbiome in the diarrhea syndrome of calves in the Central region (1998).
  • Research on mastitis in dairy cows in Khanh Hoa province and prevention measures (1996).
  • Epidemiology of bovine septicemia in central coastal provinces – Central Highlands and develop prevention measures (1996).
  • Study on the immunological efficacy of avian Pasteurellosis emulsifier vaccine in the Central Coast and Central Highlands (1992).
  • Antigenic properties and virulence of bovine bacteremia in central provinces and prevention measures (1992).
  • Research on application of aluminum hydroxide adjuvant preparation method in vaccine production (1991).
  • Application of water peptone preparation method from some local animal protein sources (1987).

 

International Cooperation Project

  • Controlling Colibacillosis in pigs and poultry in the Central region (2004 – 2009).
  • Strengthening capacity to diagnose Salmonella according to OIE standards (2012 – 2015).

Science and technology awards

  • Prize A, the first Khanh Hoa Science and Technology Award, 2016.
  • First prize of the 13th National Technical Innovation Contest (2014 – 2015).
  • Third Prize of the 12th National Technical Innovation Contest (2012 – 2013).
  • Vietnam Innovation Yellow Book 2016 and 2017.
  • Vietnam golden rice in 2015.

 

Articles in national journals

  • Vo Thanh Thin, Le Dinh Hai, Dang Van Tuan, 2021. Antibiotic susceptibility of Riemerella anatipestifer isolated from septicemic ducks in Vietnam. Veterinary Science and Technology, 28(2), 38 – 44.
  • Vo Thanh Thin, Dang Van Tuan, Le Dinh Hai, 2020. Isolation of Riemerella anatipestifer from ducks with suspected symptoms of sepsis. Veterinary Science and Technology, 27(3), 26 – 31.
  • Tran Quang Vui, Nguyen Xuan Hoa, Le Xuan Anh, Le Van Phuoc, Nguyen Thi Thuy, Tu Dinh Quang, Nguyen Thi Thu Phong, Phan Thi Minh Nguyet, Nguyen Tan Nghia, Nguyen Anh Tien, Vo Thanh Thin, 2019. Identify level of coli contamination on pork and the slaughter environment at some concentrated slaughterhouses in Thua Thien Hue. Veterinary Science and Technology, 26(7), 29 – 34.
  • Le Dinh Hai, Doan Van Thai, Dang Van Tuan, Vo Thanh Thin, 2018. Evaluation of the ability to induce immune response in mice of enterotoxin fusion protein from Enterotoxigenic Escherichia coli. Veterinary Science and Technology, 25(7), 13 – 20.
  • Vo Thanh Thin, Dang Van Tuan, Le Dinh Hai, 2018. Some biological characteristics of Mycoplasma hyopneumoniae strain PV3952. Veterinary Science and Technology, 25(6), 26-35.
  • Vo Thanh Thin, Dang Van Tuan, Le Dinh Hai, 2018. Trial production of Mycoplasma hyopneumoniae vaccine against swine pneumonia. Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development – ​​Science and technology conference specialized in Animal husbandry and veterinary medicine, period 2013 – 2018. Thanh Nien Publishing House, 245-253.
  • Vo Thanh Thin, Le Dinh Hai, Dang Van Tuan, Vu Khac Hung, 2018. Development of a recombinant enterotoxin-expressing bacterial strain of Enterotoxigenic Escherichia coli causing diarrhea in piglets. Veterinary Science and Technology, 25(5), 43 – 48.
  • Le Dinh Hai, Dang Van Tuan, Vu Khac Hung, Vo Thanh Thin, 2017. Circulation and homology of enterotoxin-encoding genes (STA, STb, LT) of Enterotoxigenic coli isolated from piglets get diarrhea. Veterinary Science and Technology, 24(1), 38 – 44.
  • Dang Van Tuan, Le Dinh Hai, Nguyen Ba Hien, Vo Thanh Thin, 2017. Some virulence factors of Mycoplasma hyopneumoniae strains isolated from pigs in Vietnam. Veterinary Science and Technology, 24(3), 24 – 30.
  • Le Dinh Hai, Dang Van Tuan, Vu Khac Hung, Vo Thanh Thin, 2017. Research on creating DH5 alpha coli strains carrying recombinant gene sequences encoding recombinant enterotoxin (STA, STb and LTB). National Scientific Conference on Animal Husbandry – Veterinary Medicine, Can Tho, 2017, Agricultural Publishing House (ISBN 978-604-60-2492-7), 354 – 360.
  • Dang Van Tuan, Le Dinh Hai, Vo Thanh Thin, 2017. Study on pathological transformation of experimentally infected pigs with strains of Mycoplasma hyoneumoniae isolated in Vietnam. National Scientific Conference on Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Medicine, Can Tho, 2017, Agricultural Publishing House (ISBN 978-604-60-2492-7), 399-404.
  • Dang Van Tuan, Le Dinh Hai, Vu Khac Hung, Vo Thanh Thin, 2016. Investigation of antibodies against Mycoplasma hyopneumoniae in domestic pigs in some South Central provinces and Central Highlands. Vietnam Journal of Agricultural Science and Technology, 6(67), 44 – 47.
  • Vo Thanh Thin, Dang Van Tuan, Le Dinh Hai, 2016. Isolation and identification of Mycoplasma hyopneumoniae from pig specimens. Vietnam Journal of Agricultural Science and Technology, 8(69), 84-88.
  • Vo Thanh Thin, Dao Duy Hung, Pham Trung Hieu, Dang Van Tuan, Nguyen Thi Tham, Dang Thi Sao Mai, Le Lap, 2014. Survey on some epidemiological characteristics of Leptospira disease in pigs in the South Central – West region Original. Journal of Agriculture and Rural Development, 2, 83-88.
  • Vo Thanh Thin, Pham Trung Hieu, Dao Duy Hung, Dang Van Tuan, Le Dinh Hai, Nguyen Thi Tham, Dang Thi Sao Mai, Le Lap, 2014. Determination of serovars and genetic relationships of Leptospira strains isolated from pig. Veterinary Science and Technology, 21(1), 34-38.
  • Le Lap, Le Van Son, Vo Thanh Thin, Le Dinh Hai and Nguyen Viet Khong, 2012. Taxonomy of perfringens strains isolated in Vietnam based on 16S rRNA gene sequences. Veterinary Science and Technology, 19(1), 68-74.
  • Vo Thanh Thin, Nguyen Huu Tinh, Dao Duy Hung, Dang Van Tuan, Pham Trung Hieu, 2012. Diagnosis of Leptospira disease in cattle by Real-time PCR. Veterinary Science and Technology, 19(2), 36-42.
  • Vo Thanh Thin, Dao Duy Hung, Dang Van Tuan, Pham Trung Hieu and Le Thang, 2012. Leptospira infection in sows in Khanh Hoa. Veterinary Science and Technology, 19(5), 58-63.
  • Vo Thanh Thin, Nguyen Huu Tinh, Dao Duy Hung, Dang Van Tuan, Pham Trung Hieu, 2012. Application of PCR method to diagnose Leptospirosis in pigs. Journal of Agriculture and Rural Development, 20, 55-59.
  • Vo Thanh Thin, Luu Thi Nguyet Minh, Le Dinh Hai, Nguyen Ngoc Nhien, Vu Khac Hung, 2011. Analysis of some antibiotic resistance genes of coli bacteria isolated from piglets suffering from diarrhea. Veterinary Science and Technology, 18(3), 24-30.
  • Vo Thanh Thin, Le Lap, Dang Van Tuan, Dang Thanh Hien, Vu Khac Hung, 2011. Analysis of genome homology of pathogenic coli bacteria in piglets by PFGE method. Veterinary Science and Technology, 18(5), 52-56.
  • Le Van Son, Dang Thanh Hien, Le Dinh Hai, Le Lap, Nguyen Ngoc Nhien, Nguyen Viet Khong, 2011. Identification of toxin genes and their combinations with genes encoding the main toxins of perfringens isolated from goats and sheep in the South Central Coast. Veterinary Science and Technology, 18(5), 45-51.
  • Vo Thanh Thin, Dang Van Tuan, Nguyen Trong Hai, Le Lap, 2011. Trial to isolate F4 and F18 antigens of E. coli. Veterinary Science and Technology, 18(6), 51-54.
  • Vo Thanh Thin, Le Lap, Dang Van Tuan, Dang Thanh Hien, Vu Khac Hung, 2011. Comparison of nucleotide sequences of faeG and fedA genes of some coli strains causing diarrhea in piglets in the South Central and Central Highlands. Journal of Agriculture and Rural Development, 18, 54-60.
  • Nguyen Duc Tan, Vo Thanh Thin, Le Lap, Vu Khac Hung, Le Dinh Hai, Dang Van Tuan, 2011. Research and production of vaccines against swine edema disease caused by coli bacteria. Journal of Agriculture and Rural Development, 22, 67-72.
  • Vo Thanh Thin, Dang Van Tuan, Le Dinh Hai, 2010. Determination of Salmonella typhimurium serotype causing diarrhea in calves under 6 months of age by PCR. Veterinary Science and Technology, 17(1), 34-37.
  • Le Lap, Dang Thanh Hien, Dao Duy Hung, Truong Cong Thoi, Nguyen Trong Hai, 2010. The role of bacterial species in pneumonia in calves in the central coastal provinces and the Central Highlands. Veterinary Science and Technology, 17(1), 19-24.
  • Vo Thanh Thin, Le Dinh Hai, Vu Khac Hung, 2010. Antibiotic resistance of coli bacteria isolated from piglets with diarrhea. Veterinary Science and Technology, 17(5), 5-10.
  • Vo Thanh Thin, Le Dinh Hai, Dang Van Tuan, Truong Cong Thoi, Nguyen Trong Hai, Vu Khac Hung, 2009. Analysis of some virulence factors of Salmonella spp isolated from calves under 6 months of age with diarrhea flows in the South Central and Central Highlands. Veterinary Science and Technology, 16(2), 32-38.
  • Vo Thanh Thin, Dang Van Tuan, Dang Thanh Hien, Le Lap, Nguyen Duc Tan, de Greve, H., B. Goddeeris, Nguyen Viet Khong, 2009. Analysis of some virulence factors of coli bacteria. Diarrhea in piglets in some South Central and Central Highlands provinces. Journal of Agriculture and Rural Development, No. 9, 52-57.
  • Le Lap, Dao Duy Hung, Dang Thanh Hien, Truong Cong Thoi, Le Dinh Hai, 2009. Survey on some epidemiological characteristics and isolate bacteria causing calf pneumonia in Quang Ngai and Gia Lai. Veterinary Science and Technology, 16(4), 39-46.
  • Vo Thanh Thin, Dang Van Tuan, Nguyen Huu Hung, 2009. Application of PCR-RFLP method to identify variants of F4 and F18 adhesion antigens of coli strains causing diarrhea in piglets. Veterinary Science and Technology, 16(5), 26-30.
  • Le Lap, Le Van Son, Le Dinh Hai, Dang Thanh Hien, Nguyen Thi Thu Hang, Nguyen Trong Hai, Luu Thi Nguyet Minh, 2009. Survey on some epidemiological characteristics of necrotizing enterocolitis caused by C. perfringens sheep and goats in Khanh Hoa, Ninh Thuan, and Binh Thuan. Veterinary Science and Technology, 16(5), 16-25.
  • Vo Thanh Thin, Nguyen Thi Anh Hung, Dang Van Tuan, Ngo Dang Nghia, 2008. Infection rate and Shiga toxin analysis of coli bacteria isolated from beef in Nha Trang. Journal of Agriculture and Rural Development, No. 6, 44-47.
  • Vo Thanh Thin, Ellen Ons, Nguyen Viet Khong, B.M. Goddeeris, 2008. Application of PCR method to detect the ability to compete for iron of pathogenic bacteria coli in chickens. Veterinary Science and Technology, 15(4), 60-65.
  • Vo Thanh Thin, Le Lap, Dang Thanh Hien, Dang Van Tuan, Henri de Greve, B.M. Goddeeris, Nguyen Viet Khong, 2008. Investigation of antibodies against F4 and F18 adhesion antigens in pig serum in the South Central and Central Highlands. Journal of Agriculture and Rural Development, No. 8, 44-47.
  • Vo Thanh Thin, Ellen Ons, B.M. Goddeeris, 2008. Some virulence factors of pathogenic coli strains in chickens raised in Khanh Hoa and Phu Yen. Veterinary Science and Technology, 15(6), 38-43.
  • Vo Thanh Thin, Le Dinh Hai, Dang Thanh Hien, Dang Van Tuan, Truong Cong Thoi, Nguyen Trong Hai, Vu Khac Hung, 2008. Infection rate and analysis of some virulence factors of isolated coli from calves under 6 months of age with diarrhea in some provinces of the South Central and Central Highlands. Journal of Agriculture and Rural Development, No. 12, 52-55.
  • Le Lap, Nguyen Duc Tan, Le Van Son, Le Dinh Hai, Dang Thanh Hien, Dao Duy Hung, Truong Cong Thoi, Vo Thanh Thin, 2007. Isolation and determination of toxin type (Toxinotype) of Clostridium perfringens bacteria in ruminants technical table multiplex PCR. Journal of Agriculture and Rural Development, No. 107, 49-51.
  • Nguyen Nga, Nguyen Thien Thu, Le Lap, Nguyen Thi Phuong Duyen, Nguyen Xuan Hang, Phan Thanh Phuong, 2005. Research and production of freeze-dried virulent trivalent vaccine to prevent Pasteurellosis, Salmonellosis and Cholera in swine. Journal of Agriculture and Rural Development, issue 1, 54 – 55

 

Articles in international journals

  1. Lettini, A.A., Vo Thanh Thin, Marafin, E., Longo, A., Antonello, K., Zavagnin, P., Barco, L., Mancin, M., Cibin, V., Morini, M., Dang Thi Sao Mai, Nguyen Thi Tham, Pham Trung Hieu, Le Lap, Nguyen Duc Tan, Ricci, A. 2016. Distribution of Salmonella Serovars and Antimicrobial Susceptibility from Poultry and Swine Farms in Central Vietnam. Zoonoses Public Health., 63(7), 569-576.
  2. Ha Thanh DongVuong Viet NguyenHai Dinh LePakkakul SangsuriyaSarocha JitrakornVanvimon SaksmerpromeSaengchan SenapinChannarong Rodkhum, 2015. Naturally concurrent infections of bacterial and viral pathogens in disease outbreaks in cultured Niletilapia (Oreochromisniloticus) farms. Aquaculture research, 448, 427–435.
  3. Pattanapon Kayansamruaj, Ha Thanh Dong, Vuong Viet Nguyen, Hai Dinh Le, Nopadon Pirarat, Channarong Rodkhum, 2015. Susceptibility of freshwater rearing Asian seabass (Lates calcarifer) to pathogenic Streptococcus iniae. Aquaculture Research, 48, 711–718.
  4. Banya Banowary, Van Tuan Dang, Subir Sarker, Joanne H. Connolly, Jeremy Chenu, Peter Groves, Michelle Ayton, Shane Raidal, Aruna Devi, Thiru Vanniasinkam, Seyed A. Ghorashi, 2015. Differentiation of Campylobacter jejuni and Campylobacter coli Using Multiplex-PCR and High Resolution Melt Curve Analysis. PLOS ONE | DOI:10.1371/journal.pone.0138808.
  5. Nguyen Xuan Hoa, Fang Tang, Qinqin Bai, Chanjuan Shen, Vo Thanh Thin, and Chengping Lu, 2013. Isolation and characterization of bacteriophages against enterotoxigenic Escherichia coli strains causing swine diseases. African Journal of Microbiology Research, 7(22), 2787-2793.
  6. Nguyen Duc Tan, Vo Thanh Thin Vu Khac Hung, 2011. Virulence factors in Escherichia coli isolated from calves with diarrhea in Vietnam. Journal of veterinary science, 12(2), 159-164.
  7. Natale, A., Bucci, G., Lucchese, L., Gagliazzo, L., Vo Thanh Thin, Le Lap, Marangon, S., Cristalli, A., 2011. Seroprevalence of bovine and swine leptospirosis in M’Đrăk and Khanh Vinh districts, Vietnam. Negleted Tropical Diseases Meeting, July, 8-10, 2011, Boston, Massachusetts, USA. 71-72.

 

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