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USE OF NATURAL REMEDIES TO ALLEVIATE ENTERIC PATHOGENS IN ORGANIC POULTRY

Investigators
Byrd, James
Institutions
USDA - Agricultural Research Service
Start date
2011
End date
2016
Objective
The research objectives of this proposal are to investigate the efficacy of combinations of organically based plant extracts, fatty acids, and lactose to: 1) reduce the incidence of foodborne pathogens Salmonella and Campylobacter in organic poultry production, and 2) test the efficacy of these natural compounds against enteric disease and foodborne pathogens in organic poultry production systems. The outreach/extension objectives of this proposal are to: 1) disseminate results of the project to the organic poultry community, through numerous delivery methods including conferences, electronic and printed materials, and training activities in a research and teaching oriented organic poultry facility; 2) conduct outreach to organic poultry producers, avian health professionals, extension specialists, and other interested stakeholders regarding the objectives and results of this project; and 3) measure the impact of outreach in reducing enteric pathogens and foodborne pathogens in organic poultry production.
Funding Source
Agricultural Research Service
Project source
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Project number
3091-32000-032-60R
Accession number
423959
Categories
Campylobacter
Salmonella
Bacterial Pathogens
Commodities
Meat, Poultry, Game