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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

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Research Project: Developing Alternatives to Drug Strategies to Reduce Economic Losses Due to Enteric Diseases of Poultry

Location: Animal Biosciences and Biotechnology Laboratory

Project Number: 1245-32000-097-13
Project Type: Trust

Start Date: Jul 01, 2012
End Date: Jun 30, 2017

Objective:
Conduct research that will lead to the development of 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.

Approach:
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.

Last Modified: 4/16/2014
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