USPOULTRY and the USPOULTRY Foundation approved $290,762 for eight new research grants at six institutions.
The association’s research program dates back to the early 1960s, when funds were first approved for poultry disease research.
It gradually grew into a comprehensive program incorporating all phases of poultry and egg production and processing.
More than 50 universities and federal and state facilities have received grants through the program.
The latest research grants from each institution are:
•Development of Campylobacter jejuni Proteins as In Ovo Vaccines for Broiler Chickens (USDA-ARS)
•Pilot Study - Colostomy and Urine Collection Protocol for Investigating Potential Inciting Causes of Hen Diuresis Syndrome (Mississippi State University)
•Role of Distillers Dried Grains with Solubles (DDGS) in Necrotic Enteritis Development (Auburn University)
•Frequent Application of Litter Amendments in Broiler Houses (University of Delaware)
•Understanding Arkansas IBV Vaccination Failures (University of Georgia)
•Factors Affecting Air Velocity and Heat Removal in Tunnel-Ventilated Broiler Houses (University of Georgia)
•Ultrasonics and Its Synergy for Poultry Water Disinfection (Georgia Tech Research Institute)
•Pathotyping of Current Marek's Disease Virus Field Strains and Identification of Sequence Variants to Predict Virulence (USDA-ARS)
Source: Argentine Beef Packers S.A.
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