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Interaction between Campylobacter jejuni and the cecal microbiome in broiler chickens

Investigators
Singer, Randall
Institutions
University of Minnesota
Start date
2018
End date
2020
Objective
The specific objective of this proposal is to assess the temporal changes in the cecal microbiome of broiler chickens that drive changes in C. jejuni loads. We will conduct a prospective cohort study in which farms that raise broilers to normal age (6 weeks) or older (9 weeks) will be enrolled. C. jejuni loads will be tracked weekly, and the cecal microbiome of birds on these farms will be assessed weekly. We expect to observe a temporal association between cecal microbiome diversity and cecal C. jejuni dynamics, with the identification of specific changes in bacterial communities preceding C. jejuni colonization and clearance. Identifying organisms associated with the decline of C. jejuni would provide potential targets for probiotics to control C. jejuni colonization in broiler chickens.
Funding Source
Nat'l. Inst. of Food and Agriculture
Project source
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Project number
MIN-63-094
Accession number
1017656
Categories
Campylobacter
Commodities
Meat, Poultry, Game