Poultry research projects receive grants

21-09-2009 | |

The U.S. Poultry and Egg Association and the U.S. Poultry and Egg Harold E. Ford Foundation will provide a US$339,560 to fund 7 new research projects in the areas of poultry disease and production.

The association-approved grants and their recipients are:
– “Bacterial Recolonization of Previously In-house Composted Broiler Litter,” USDA-ARS.
– “Experimental Reproduction of Enterococcal Vertebral Osteoarthritis,” North Carolina State University.
– “Studying IBV Hatchery Vaccination and Its Effect on Field Boost in Broilers,” University of Georgia.
– “Assessment of Biological Nitrogen Removal in Poultry Processing Facilities,” Georgia Institute of Technology.
– “Evaluation of New Energy Efficient Lighting Technologies for Poultry Housing,” University of Delaware.

Foundation-approved grants are:
– “Full Length Genomes of Infectious laryngotracheitis Virus Strains and Live Attenuated Vaccines: Rationale for the Design of Recombinant ILTV Vaccines,” University of Georgia.
– “Evaluation of Animal Protein Meals on Nutritional Quality and Microbial Profile of the Gastrointestinal Tract,” Auburn University.

Funding of the grants was based on recommendations from the Foundation Research Advisory Committee, whose members are specialists from different segments of the poultry and egg industry.

Source: Meatingplace

Natalie Berkhout Freelance journalist