New strategies to reduce disease incidence in organic broiler farming with special consideration of the gut microbiome (Pro-Bio-Huhn)


Funding programme / funding institution: Bundesministerium für Ernährung und Landwirtschaft (BMEL) - Deutschland

Grant number: 2821OE034

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Project description:

The project has the following aims:

  1. Gather knowledge on disease- and treatment frequency  and antimicrobial resistance in organic poultry meat producing farms
  2. Unravelling the associations between type of bird, gut microbiome, disease frequency, antimicrobial resistance considering age of animals, growth rates, housing environment, and management including feed (e.g. fiber content)
  3. Deduction an Evaluation of innovative strategies to reduce disease incidence in organic broiler farms considering farm-specific and overarching factors (feeding, health management, type of bird etc.

Project partners

  • Universität Kassel (Uni Kassel) - Deutschland
  • Universität Hohenheim (Uni Hohenheim) - Deutschland
  • Thüringer Tierseuchenkasse (TTSK)

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