USPOULTRY and its foundation have approved approximately $300,000 in grants to fund five research projects on industry challenges ranging from improving the air quality in poultry houses to reducing the occurrence of woody breast. The five projects are:

  • Molecular Typing of Current Reovirus Variant Strains, University of California-Davis (made possible in part by an endowing Foundation gift from Jerry & Cherie Moye and Todd & Shelley Simmons).
  • Mitigation of Ammonia and Odor Emissions; Improving Indoor Air Quality in Poultry Housing with Black UV Light, Iowa State University (made possible in part by an endowing Foundation gift from Koch Foods).
  • Infectious Bronchitis Virus Spike Protein-Pseudotyped Virus Particles for Vaccine Development, University of Georgia (made possible in part by an endowing Foundation gift from Fieldale Farms)
  • Early Post-Hatch Nutritional Strategies to Reduce the Incidence and Severity of Wooden Breast and Other Inflammatory-Myopathies, The Ohio State University (made possible in part by an endowing Foundation gift from Mar-Jac Poultry)
  • Improvements in Molecular Diagnostics for Mycoplasma, Infectious Laryngotracheitis Virus and Other Relevant Avian Respiratory Pathogens, University of Georgia (made possible in part by an endowing Foundation gift from Elton & Claire Maddox and the Georgia Poultry Federation)

The Foundation Research Advisory Committee, whose members are specialists from a variety of disciplines in the poultry and egg industry, evaluates research proposals and makes recommendations to the boards for funding.

 

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