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Research Programs and Projects at this Location

ARS research is organized into National Programs. Within each National Program are research projects. Listed below are  the National Programs and research projects currently conducted at this location.

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Food Animal Production (NP #101)
Enhancing Genetic Resistance to Marek’s Disease in Poultry
(In-House Appropriated)
Genomic Screens to Identify Regulatory Elements with Causative Polymorphisms Accounting for Marek's Disease Genetic Resistance in Chicken
(Cooperative Agreement)
Genomic Screens to Identify Regulatory Elements with Causative Polymorphisms Accounting for Marek's Disease Genetic Resistance in Chicken
(Cooperative Agreement)
Genomic Screens to Identify Regulatory Elements with Causative Polymorphisms Accounting for Marek’s Disease Genetic Resistance in Chicken
(Interagency Reimbursable Agreement)
Animal Health (NP #103)
Genetic and Biological Determinants of Avian Herpesviruses Pathogenicity, Transmission, and Evolution to Inform the Development of Effective Control Strategies
(In-House Appropriated)
Integrative Strategies to Mitigate Enteric Diseases of Poultry
(In-House Appropriated)
Intervention Strategies to Predict, Prevent and Control Disease Outbreaks Caused by Emerging Strains of Virulent Newcastle Disease Viruses
(In-House Appropriated)
Intervention Strategies to Prevent and Control Disease Outbreaks Caused by Emerging Strains of Avian Influenza Viruses
(In-House Appropriated)
Intervention Strategies to Prevent and Control Enteric Diseases of Poultry
(In-House Appropriated)
Intervention Strategies to Prevent and Control Immunosuppressive Viruses of Poultry Associated with Secondary Pathogen Infections
(In-House Appropriated)
Assessment of Poultry Housing Systems for Optimal Production Operations and Biosecurity
(Cooperative Agreement)
Characterization of the Within Farm Dispersion of Respiratory Viruses of Poultry
(Cooperative Agreement)
Enhancing the Production of Type I Interferons to Create Rationally-Defined and Highly Protective Marek's Disease Vaccines in Chickens
(Cooperative Agreement)
Support USDA Capital Management Plan through Partnership with Michigan State University
(Cooperative Agreement)
The Role of Host Genetic Resistance and Vaccination on Transmission of Marek’s Disease Virus in Poultry
(Cooperative Agreement)
Avian Influenza Virus Transmission and Control in Avian Species
(Interagency Reimbursable Agreement)
Enhancing the production of type I interferons to create rationally-defined and highly protective Marek's diseas vaccines in chickens
(Interagency Reimbursable Agreement)
Pathogenesis of Egg Drop Syndrome (EDS) Virus and Improved Control Through Targeted Diagnostic Tests and Vaccines
(Interagency Reimbursable Agreement)
Studies in Poultry Transmission, Airborne Spread and Mitigation Tools for H5 Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza in the USA
(Interagency Reimbursable Agreement)
The Role of Host Genetic Resistance and Vaccination on Transmission of Marek’s Disease Virus in Poultry
(Interagency Reimbursable Agreement)
The Study of Influenza A Viruses in Avian Species
(Interagency Reimbursable Agreement)
Control of Zoonotic Avian Viruses
(Non-Funded Cooperative Agreement)
Dynamics of Avian Influenza in a Changing World
(Non-Funded Cooperative Agreement)
A Novel, Translational, Multidisciplinary Approach to Control Poultry Respiratory Diseases in the U.S.
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Broadly Protective Modified Live Attenuated Influenza Vaccines for Poultry
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Development and Validation of a Universal rReal-time RT-PCR Assay to Distinguish Between Virulent and Non-virulent APMV-1
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Assessment of Pathogenicity Enhancement of Avian Influenza Virus by Co-infection with Infectious Bronchitis Virus
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Evaluation of Air Infiltration in Poultry Housing
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Histopathology on Tissues From Chickens Infected with the California 2018 Newcastle Disease virus (NDV)
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Improvements in Poultry Production Management, Health, and Food Safety
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Integrative Strategies to Mitigate Enteric Diseases of Poultry
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Molecular Studies of Avian Influenza Viruses to Understand Ecology and Epidemiology at the Wildlife-agriculture Interface
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Prevention of Immunosuppressive Viruses of Poultry
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
The Transcriptome and Proteome of Feather Follicle Cells Infected with CHPK Mutants of Gallid Herpesvirus 2
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Development and Evaluation of Poultry Vaccines Against Low and High Pathogenicity Avian Influenza Viruses
(Trust Fund Cooperative Agreement)
Diagnostic and Epidemiology of Poultry Diseases
(Trust Fund Cooperative Agreement)
Effect of Vaccination Programs on the Enhancement of Spontaneous Avian Leukosis-like Tumors in Broiler Chickens
(Trust Fund Cooperative Agreement)
Newcastle Disease Vaccines in Chickens
(Trust Fund Cooperative Agreement)
Food Safety, (Animal and Plant Products) (NP #108)
Characterizing Antimicrobial Resistance in Poultry Production Environments
(In-House Appropriated)
Develop Rapid Optical Detection Methods for Food Hazards
(In-House Appropriated)
Eliminating Fusarium Mycotoxin Contamination of Corn by Targeting Fungal Mechanisms and Adaptations Conferring Fitness in Corn and Toxicology and Toxinology Studies of Mycotoxins
(In-House Appropriated)
Evaluation of Management of Laying Hens and Housing Systems to Control Salmonella and Other Pathogenic Infections, Egg Contamination, and Product Quality
(In-House Appropriated)
Monitoring and Molecular Characterization of Antimicrobial Resistance in Foodborne Bacteria
(In-House Appropriated)
Novel Pre-harvest Interventions and Alternatives to Antibiotics to Reduce Foodborne Pathogens
(In-House Appropriated)
Production and Processing Intervention Strategies for Poultry Associated Foodborne Pathogens
(In-House Appropriated)
Reduction of Invasive Salmonella enterica in Poultry through Genomics, Phenomics and Field Investigations of Small Multi-Species Farm Environments
(In-House Appropriated)
Collaborative Investigation of Food Safety Hazards and Risks in Cambodian Meat and Antimicrobial Resistant (AMR) Salmonella
(Interagency Reimbursable Agreement)
Detection of Salmonella spp. in Single and Pooled Manure Swabs From Laying Hen Production System
(Interagency Reimbursable Agreement)
Detection of Semicarbazide (SEM) from Non-nitrofurazone Treated Poultry Samples Due to Application of Antimicrobial Processing Aids
(Interagency Reimbursable Agreement)
Detection of Semicarbazide (SEM) from Non-nitrofurazone Treated Poultry Samples Due to Application of Antimicrobial Processing Aids
(Non-Funded Cooperative Agreement)
Salmonella in Poultry: Improving Vaccine Efficacy
(Non-Funded Cooperative Agreement)
Metaphylaxis for Respiratory Disease in High-Risk Stocker Cattle: Impacts on Manhheimia Haemolytica, the Microbiome, and the Resistome
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Antimicrobial Resistance Associated with Poultry and Poultry Litter Microbiota
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Cage-free Pullet Density: Challenges in the Field
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Movement of Salmonella spp. Throughout Poultry Production and Control Strategies
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Ascertaining the Microbiological and Functional Characteristics of Domestic and Imported Shell Eggs and Egg Products
(Trust Fund Cooperative Agreement)
Assessing Effectiveness of Sanitation Programs in Egg Processing Facilities
(Trust Fund Cooperative Agreement)
Development of a Generic Digital Data Library System Architecture From Big Data in Crop and Poultry
(Trust Fund Cooperative Agreement)
Hyperspectral Microscope Imaging for Early Detection of Quality and Safety Assurance in Agricultural Products
(Trust Fund Cooperative Agreement)
Tests of Salmonella Sub-unit Proteins as Vaccines for Broiler Chickens
(Trust Fund Cooperative Agreement)
Product Quality and New Uses (NP #306)
Assessment of Quality Attributes of Poultry Products, Grain, Seed, Nuts, and Feed
(In-House Appropriated)