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

Location: Animal Biosciences & Biotechnology Laboratory

Project Number: 8042-32000-107-19-T
Project Type: Trust Fund Cooperative Agreement

Start Date: Mar 1, 2017
End Date: Feb 28, 2022

Objective:
Investigate effects of different antibiotic alternatives on coccidian parasites. Study basic immune mechanisms that are associated with enhanced innate immunity.

Approach:
Develop invitro culture system using a chicken cell line to identify antibiotic alternatives that block Eimeria invasion. Evaluate new antibiotic alternatives for their growth promotion and innate immunity-enhancing potential using ARS disease models for enteric pathogens of poultry.