ObjectiveThis 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).
BackgroundThe 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 Léger $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.