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USE OF NATURAL STRATEGIES TO ALLEVIATE ENTERIC PATHOGENS IN ORGANIC POULTRY

Investigators
Donoghue A M
Institutions
Appalachian State University
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 Appalachian State University are: 1. Evaluate the effectiveness of management strategies to prevent and control enteric pathogens in organic poultry this will include evaluating the impact of forage types on poultry performance and 2. Determine the impact of feeding methods that incorporate native woody perennials on poultry performance. The outreach/extension objectives for Appalachian State University 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; and 2. Conduct outreach to organic poultry producers, avian health professionals, extension specialists and other interested stakeholders regarding the objectives and results of this project; including organization of organic poultry.
Funding Source
Agricultural Research Service
Project source
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Project number
6022-32000-011-21A
Accession number
422663
Categories
Salmonella
Bacterial Pathogens
Campylobacter
Commodities
Meat, Poultry, Game