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USE OF NATURAL STRATEGIES TO ALLEVIATE ENTERIC PATHOGENS IN ORGANIC POULTRY

Investigators
Donoghue, Ann
Institutions
University of Arkansas
Start date
2011
End date
2016
Objective
The overall goal is to study the effectiveness of natural strategies in the control of enteric problems such as necrotic enteritis and Salmonella and Campylobacter infection and promote gut health in poultry raised under organic conditions, while assisting organic poultry producers to comply with the requirements of the National Organic Program. Specific research objectives for University of Arkansas Pine Bluff are: 1. Evaluate the effectiveness of management strategies to prevent and control enteric pathogens in organic poultry; 2. Reduce the incidence of foodborne pathogens including Salmonella and Campylobacter in organic poultry production; and 3. On-farm testing of effectiveness of treatments and strategies against enteric 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; 3. Measure the impact of outreach in reducing enteric pathogens and foodborne pathogens in organic poultry production. Focus will be towards African American farmers.
Funding Source
Agricultural Research Service
Project source
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Project number
6022-32000-011-24A
Accession number
422666
Categories
Salmonella
Bacterial Pathogens
Campylobacter
Commodities
Meat, Poultry, Game