Poultry foundation funds new research projects

by Editor fleischwirtschaft.com
Wednesday, September 23, 2009

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

Amongst others the association-approved grants and their recipients are: “Bacterial Recolonization of Previously In-house Composted Broiler Litter”, “Studying IBV Hatchery Vaccination and Its Effect on Field Boost in Broilers” and “Assessment of Biological Nitrogen Removal in Poultry Processing Facilities”

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

Since its research program began in the early 1960s, the association has invested more than $22 million into the industry in the form of grants to more than 50 universities and federal and state facilities.