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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)
Genome biology of Marek’s disease: Viral integration and genome alterations in genetically resistant and susceptible stocks
(Interagency Reimbursable Agreement)
Genomic Screens to Identify Regulatory Elements with Causative Polymorphisms Accounting for Marek’s Disease Genetic Resistance in Chicken
(Interagency Reimbursable Agreement)
A Novel, Translational, Multidisciplinary Approach to Control Poultry Respiratory Diseases in the US
(Reimbursable Cooperative 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)
Comparison of Marek’s Disease Virus Challenge Strains and Evaluation of Interference Using HVT-vectored Vaccines
(Cooperative Agreement)
The Role of Host Genetic Resistance and Vaccination on Transmission of Marek’s Disease Virus in Poultry
(Cooperative Agreement)
Transmission of Respiratory Microorganisms Between Poultry and Wild Birds
(Cooperative Agreement)
Avian Influenza Virus Surveillance and Characterization in Poultry, and Quality Control of Virus Diagnostics
(Interagency Reimbursable Agreement)
Avian Influenza Virus Transmission and Control in Avian Species
(Interagency Reimbursable Agreement)
Characterization and Control of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza in the United States
(Interagency Reimbursable Agreement)
Evolution of the High Pathogenicity Phenotype in Avian Influenza Virus
(Interagency Reimbursable Agreement)
Studies in Poultry Transmission, Airborne Spread and Mitigation Tools for H5 Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza in the USA
(Interagency Reimbursable Agreement)
Surveillance and Molecular Epidemiology of NDV in Kenya
(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, multidiscipinary approach to control poultry respiratory diseases in the US
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
A Novel, Translational, Multidisciplinary Approach to Control Poultry Respiratory Diseases in the U. S.
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
A Novel, Translational, Multidisciplinary Approach to Control Poultry Respiratory Diseases in the US
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Genomics to Improve Poultry
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Molecular Characterization of Avian Influenza Virus Collected During Active Surveillance of Backyard Flocks and Live Bird Markets in Pakistan
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Analysis of the Phosphoproteome of Horizontal Transmission Incompetent Mutants of UL13
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Enhanced Practices for Mass Mortality Composting
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Evaluation of Air Infiltration in Poultry Housing
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Evaluation of Newcastle Disease Virus Vaccines to Promote More Effective Use
(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)
Surveillance and Molecular Epidemiology of NDV in Kenya
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Surveillance and Molecular Epidemiology of Newcastle Disease in Kenya
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Surveillance of Waterfowl in Mongolia for Avian Influenza Virus
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Transmission of Influenza Viruses to Turkeys
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Comparison Of Marek’s Disease Virus Challenge Strains and Evaluation of Interference Using HVT Vector Vaccines
(Trust Fund 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)
Evaluation of Efficacy of Experimental Newcastle Disease Vaccines
(Trust Fund Cooperative Agreement)
Evaluation of Recombinant Newcastle Disease Vaccines (NDV)
(Trust Fund Cooperative Agreement)
Generation of the Bivalent Vaccine Against Newcastle Disease (ND) and Infectious Laryngotracheitis (ILT)
(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)
Detection of Salmonella spp. in Single and Pooled Manure Swabs From Laying Hen Production System
(Interagency Reimbursable Agreement)
Evaluation of Microbial Populations in Fecal Samples From United States Cow-Calf Operations
(Interagency Reimbursable Agreement)
The HARVEST Initiative: On Farm Environmental Sampling for Organic Small Farms
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
The Prevalence and Diversity of Antibiotic Resistant Bacteria in a Mixed-use Watershed
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Antimicrobial Resistance Associated with Poultry and Poultry Litter Microbiota
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Impact of Northern Fowl Mites on Cage-free Layer Performance from 17 to 90 Weeks of Age
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Ascertaining the Microbiological and Functional Characteristics of Domestic and Imported Shell Eggs and Egg Products
(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 and Improvement of Poultry Meat, Egg, and Feed Quality
(In-House Appropriated)
Peanut Shipping Point Inspection Modernization Initiative
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)