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Use of Probiotic Bacteria for Controlling Salmonella Infection in Broiler Chickens

Investigators
Gong, Joshua
Institutions
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
Start date
2009
End date
2010
Objective
To enhance the production of safe chickens through the development and use of probiotics to reduce the flock level of S. Typhimurium infection.

Specific objectives:

  1. To investigate the properties of selected Lactobacillus isolates as probiotic candidates;
  2. To evaluate the potential of the Lactobacillus isolates as probiotics to reduce the colonization of S. Typhimurium in chickens.
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Expected Benefits: To successfully develop the isolates into high quality probiotics for controlling Salmonella infection in poultry. Since S. Typhimurium is one of the major serotypes associated with poultry production in Ontario, the success of the proposed study targeting this pathogen would enhance the production of safe chickens for Ontarians.

For more information, please visit the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food & Rural Affairs (OMAFRA) Food Safety Research Program.

Funding Source
Ontario Min. of Agriculture Food and Rural Affairs
Project number
SF6079
Categories
Salmonella
Parasites
Natural Toxins
Viruses and Prions
Bacterial Pathogens
Chemical Contaminants
Commodities
Meat, Poultry, Game