Developing Alternatives to Drug Strategies to Reduce Economic Losses Due to Enteric Diseases of Poultry
Animal Biosciences and Biotechnology Laboratory
Project Number: 8042-32000-097-13
Start Date: Jul 01, 2012
End Date: Jun 30, 2017
Conduct research that will lead to the development of a scientifically sound and commercially applicable phytonutrient-based strategy to mitigate the negative effects of necrotic enteritis. Study basic immune mechanisms that are associated with enhanced innate immunity.
Immunological and genomics tools will be applied to 1) Identify innate immunity pathways which are affected by dietary phytonutrients, 2) Identify molecular pathways associated with NE resistance in genetically divergent lines of broilers, and 3) Analyze gut microbial composition after phytonutrient treatment.