Results


***AMN109

2018 - 2021

Efficacy of new vaccine strategies to protect broiler chickens against necrotic enteritis

Principal Investigator: Martine Boulianne, University of Montreal
Status: In progress

Objective

This project proposes to target two different innovative approaches (membrane vesicles of C. perfringens and bacteriocins) as potential and effective vaccine strategies against necrotic enteritis (NE).

Background

The poultry industry is still missing tools to adequately protect broiler chickens against necrotic enteritis. With the diminution of use of antibiotics in the chicken industry, new approaches need to be explored and developed to control in necrotic enteritis for a sustainable ABF chicken production. Effective preventive tool has yet to be discovered. The researcher is proposing with this project to target two different innovative approaches; 1) membrane vesicles of C. perfringens and 2) bacteriocins, as potential vaccine strategies against necrotic enteritis.

Funding

$270,000 (AAFC/CPRC $120,000*, NSERC $40,000, Fondation Claire et Jean-Pierre L├ęger $100,000, annual endowment return to the Chair in poultry research $10,000)

*This research is part of the 2018-2023 Poultry Science Cluster which is supported by AAFC as part of the Canadian Agricultural Partnership, a federal-provincial-territorial initiative.


Back to results